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Covered Call Alert: IQIYI INC. AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES $IQ returning up to 16.51% through 20-Mar-2020

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for IQIYI INC. AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES (IQ) for the 20-Mar-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

IQ was recently trading at $18.36 and has an implied volatility of 56.93% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for IQ expiring on 20-Mar-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $12.76-$26.98 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.23%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 4.71% in the money and there is a 55.78% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If IQIYI INC. AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES closes at or above $26.98, this trade could return up to 16.51%. Based on our analysis, there is a 15.87% likelihood of this return.

The downside: As with any covered call, the risk is substantial as it is vulnerable to a downturn in the underlying itself. There is a 28.62% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $15.02, resulting in a net loss on the trade.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 2:14:37 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON STOCK $IOVA returning up to 24.65% through 20-Mar-2020

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON STOCK (IOVA) for the 20-Mar-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

IOVA was recently trading at $20.99 and has an implied volatility of 65.18% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for IOVA expiring on 20-Mar-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $13.41-$33.55 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.06%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 7.22% out of the money and there is a 44.82% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC. COMMON STOCK closes at or above $22.50, this trade could return up to 24.65%. Based on our analysis, there is a 44.88% likelihood of this return.

The downside: As with any covered call, the risk is substantial as it is vulnerable to a downturn in the underlying itself. There is a 36.24% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $18.05, resulting in a net loss on the trade.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 11:12:27 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: RADIUS HEALTH INC. COMMON STO $RDUS returning up to 34.31% through 17-Jan-2020

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for RADIUS HEALTH INC. COMMON STO (RDUS) for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

RDUS was recently trading at $28.72 and has an implied volatility of 74.02% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for RDUS expiring on 17-Jan-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $19.00-$44.04 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.00%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 21.93% out of the money and there is a 32.84% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If RADIUS HEALTH INC. COMMON STO closes at or above $35.00, this trade could return up to 34.31%. Based on our analysis, there is a 32.51% likelihood of this return.

The downside: As with any covered call, the risk is substantial as it is vulnerable to a downturn in the underlying itself. There is a 40.20% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $26.06, resulting in a net loss on the trade.

To find the best covered calls on the market, be sure to check out Quantcha’s covered call screener.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 10:42:31 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Covered Call Alert: MEDIFAST $MED returning up to 44.04% through 20-Mar-2020

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for MEDIFAST (MED) for the 20-Mar-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

MED was recently trading at $106.22 and has an implied volatility of 64.54% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for MED expiring on 20-Mar-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $65.55-$170.86 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 10.47%.

Moneyness: These options are currently 31.88% out of the money and there is a 17.74% likelihood that these options will be exercised before or at expiration.

Most upside: If MEDIFAST closes at or above $140.00, this trade could return up to 44.04%. Based on our analysis, there is a 27.96% likelihood of this return.

The downside: As with any covered call, the risk is substantial as it is vulnerable to a downturn in the underlying itself. There is a 42.56% chance the underlying will close at or below its breakeven price of $96.74, resulting in a net loss on the trade.

To find the best covered calls on the market, be sure to check out Quantcha’s covered call screener.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 10:41:55 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 20.2% move in CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP $CRC

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Long Risk Reversal trade opportunity for CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP (CRC) for the 18-Oct-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CRC was recently trading at $11.89 and has an implied volatility of 138.46% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CRC expiring on 18-Oct-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $11.91-$17.55 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 79.15%.

Big 20.19% Change: After closing the last trading session at $9.89, CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP opened today at $11.86 and has reached a high of $12.14.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 20.19% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if CRC maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $11.89 on 18-Oct-2019. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if CALIFORNIA RESOURCES CORP closes at or above $11.70 on 18-Oct-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.80% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 10:36:15 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in EQUINIX INC. COMMON STOCK REI $EQIX

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for EQUINIX INC. COMMON STOCK REI (EQIX) for the 18-Oct-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

EQIX was recently trading at $568.42 and has an implied volatility of 19.43% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for EQIX expiring on 18-Oct-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $569.33-$601.43 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 51.53%.

52 week high: EQUINIX INC. COMMON STOCK REI recently reached a new 52-week high at $570.73. EQIX had traded in the range $335.29-$567.89 over the past year.

Trade approach: Reaching a new 52-week high is a bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if EQIX maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $568.42 on 18-Oct-2019. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if EQUINIX INC. COMMON STOCK REI closes at or above $568.40 on 18-Oct-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 51.19% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 10:36:15 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

StockTwits Trending Alert: Trading recent interest in UNITED RENTALS $URI

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for UNITED RENTALS (URI) for the 4-Oct-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

URI was recently trading at $128.34 and has an implied volatility of 31.10% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for URI expiring on 4-Oct-2019, there is a 34.67% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $128.34-$136.57 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 63.73%.

Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, UNITED RENTALS was recently trending, indicating that breaking news and/or market activity has significantly impacted sentiment toward the stock. This movement can be interpretted as a sign of more near-term price movement for the underlying.

Trade approach: The recent sentiment change in URI on StockTwits appears to be moderately positive, indicating that the stock is likely to follow in that direction for investors trading on sentiment. As a result, a bullish strategy could prove effective if the sentiment ultimately turns out to drive trading.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if UNITED RENTALS closed at or above $128.20 on 4-Oct-2019. Based on our analysis, there is a 51.24% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 10:36:04 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Synthetic Long Discount Alert: CEL-SCI $CVM trading at a 10.57% discount for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for CEL-SCI (CVM) for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CVM was recently trading at $8.61 and has an implied volatility of 141.58% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CVM expiring on 17-Jan-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $2.70-$27.88 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 66.08%.

Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the long call position is opened at a strike of $7.50, which is already $1.11 in the money. An out-of-the-money put at the same strike is sold to finance the call, resulting in a net debit of $0.20 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $0.91 per share over the underlying price of $8.61 for a 10.57% total.

Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 10:35:23 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 9.9% move in HERC HOLDINGS INC $HRI

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for HERC HOLDINGS INC (HRI) for the 18-Oct-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

HRI was recently trading at $49.68 and has an implied volatility of 41.41% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for HRI expiring on 18-Oct-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $49.76-$56.16 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 40.65%.

Big 9.89% Change: After closing the last trading session at $45.21, HERC HOLDINGS INC opened today at $47.02 and has reached a high of $49.89.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 9.89% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if HRI maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $49.68 on 18-Oct-2019. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if HERC HOLDINGS INC closes at or above $48.55 on 18-Oct-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 58.06% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 10:34:59 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.

52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in SHERWIN-WILLIAMS $SHW

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for SHERWIN-WILLIAMS (SHW) for the 18-Oct-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

SHW was recently trading at $551.79 and has an implied volatility of 18.92% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for SHW expiring on 18-Oct-2019, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $552.68-$582.72 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 51.34%.

52 week high: SHERWIN-WILLIAMS recently reached a new 52-week high at $554.08. SHW had traded in the range $355.28-$548.98 over the past year.

Trade approach: Reaching a new 52-week high is a bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if SHW maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $551.79 on 18-Oct-2019. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if SHERWIN-WILLIAMS closes at or above $552.50 on 18-Oct-2019. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.24% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.


This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 9/20/2019 10:34:55 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.