5 Stocks With Unusual Options Activity

Unusual Options Activity for June 18 2015

Here’s a quick look at 5 stocks showing unusual options activity with some color around the trading setups and recent news about the companies.

1.  BlackBerry (BBRY) – A rollout from 9,400 June 19 $11 puts ($1.70 credit) into 15,000 July 17 $10 puts (for $1.01 debit). There were also similar bearish rolls last week. BlackBerry (BBRY) earnings are due to be released on June 23rd.

2.  B/E Aerospace (BEAV) – 2,000 Jan 2016 $70 calls were purchased for $0.60. Shares were last at $70 in May of 2014. Last year, management talked about the sale of the company.

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3.  Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) – The Jan 2016 $110/$130 bull risk reversal was put on 2,500 times for a $1.80 debit. 3G Capital is reportedly interested in acquiring Diageo (they already own a sizable stake in AB InBev). BUD is a stock to watch.

4.  C&J Energy Services (CJES) – The July $12/$14 bear put spread was put on 3,250 times for a $0.68 debit. The stock is breaking down below the lower Bollinger Band (bearish volatility squeeze).

5.  Cerus (CERS) – 3,000 Nov $5 puts were sold for $0.51-$0.54. They announced a new Chief Medical Officer on June 8th. The stock broke out above $5 early this month. But keep in mind that small cap stocks (and 5 dollar stocks) tend to be more volatile and carry a bit more risk.

Cerus (CERS) Stock Chart

cerus stock chart technical resistance cers june 18 2015

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