Unusual Option Activity for Oct-28-2020 SWKS, AAPL

Daily Synopsis -

  • The S&P 500 declined by -3.42% today while the NASDaq weakened by (-3.97%). The Russell 2000 showing weakness at (-3.08%). The Dow ended in negative territory at (-3.34%)
  • All sectors ended in negative territory today. The best performing sector was Real Estate(-2.22%) while Information Technology(-4.24%)was the worst performer.
  • The coronavirus path in the U.S. is tracking in the wrong direction, leaving investors worried that more cities and states could adopt similar measures. With a stimulus deal unlikely to come before the election to mitigate the financial difficulties many businesses and households are facing, the market presumably started to rethink future earnings growth.
  • Most Q3 earnings reports continued to exceed expectations, but the reactions remained disappointing. Granted, Microsoft (MSFT 202.68, -10.57, -5.0%) did guide revenue for its fiscal second quarter below consensus, and MasterCard (MA 291.38, -25.73, -8.1%) was one the larger companies that missed expectations.
  • Shares of UPS (UPS 155.78, -15.06, -8.8%) dropped nearly 9% despite beating top and bottom-line estimates. The Dow Jones Transportation Average fell 4.3%.
  • If that wasn’t enough to deter sentiment, Pfizer (PFE 35.45, -1.98, -5.3%) delayed the release of its Phase 3 vaccine trial results, which were expected this week, and the CEOs of Alphabet (GOOG 1516.62, -87.64, -5.5%), Facebook (FB 267.67, -15.62, -5.5%), and Twitter (TWTR 48.56, -2.71, -5.3%) testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
  • Looking ahead, investors will receive the advance estimate for Q3 GDP, the weekly Initial and Continuing Claims report, and Pending Home Sales for September on Thursday.

Index Summary -

S&P 500 : (-3.42%); NasDaq : (-3.97%);
Russell 2000 :(-3.08%); Dow :(-3.34%);
Vix :33.35 (+20.78%); [+40.59%]; {+49.35%}

Sector Summary -

Three highest sectors for today were –
Real Estate: (-2.22%); Financials: (-2.56%); Materials: (-2.82%)
Three lowest sectors for today were –
Information Technology: (-4.24%); Energy: (-4.18%); Communication Services: (-3.92%)

Commodities/Futures -

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Currency –
USD Index :92.927 (+0.57%); [+0.74%]; {+0.03%}
BC :13685 (-3.36%); [+1.97%]; {+12.51%}

Precious Metals –
Gold :1911.9 (-1.81%); [-1.3%]; {-1.53%}
Silver :24.57 (-4.68%); [-4.91%]; {-5.03%}

Farming –
Soybeans :1076.5 (-1.83%); [-2.49%]; {+0.24%}
Corn :416 (-3.43%); [-4.17%]; {-0.86%}
Coffee :106.95 (-1.82%); [-0.57%]; {-0.99%}

Industrials –
Crude :39.57 (-5.66%); [-6.32%]; {-8.57%}
Nat Gas :3.019 (+0.7%); [+2.32%]; {+8.77%}
Copper :3.0935 (-0.87%); [-1.89%]; {-0.47%}

Spac Corner -
*SPAC ETF is the top 25 SPACS trading above IPO price. SPACs must be trading >5% of IPO Price. SPAC ETF : (-0.46%)
Top 5 Highest SPAC % Changes –
1. CPAA- 9.1 0.44 (+5.08%); 52 week high :12.08
2. SMMC- 11.325 0.205 (+1.84%); 52 week high :12.15
3. NFIN- 10.7 0.1 (+0.94%); 52 week high :12.91
4. ANDA- 10.19 0.09 (+0.89%); 52 week high :10.6
5. NPA- 10.195 0.085 (+0.84%); 52 week high :10.3
Top 5 Lowest SPAC % Changes –
1. SPAQ- 9.15 -0.85 (-8.5%); 52 week high :21.6
2. FVAC- 11.23 -0.98 (-8.03%); 52 week high :16.41
3. KCAC- 11.59 -0.81 (-6.53%); 52 week high :25.75
4. FEAC- 11.26 -0.76 (-6.32%); 52 week high :14.7
5. IPOB- 17.36 -0.83 (-4.56%); 52 week high :27.0
Top 5 Spacs by Volume –

1. SPAQ- 9.15 -0.85 (-8.5%); Volume :8,340,140; ADV:6,147,527
2. IPOC- 9.99 -0.09 (-0.89%); Volume :3,886,387; ADV:3,516,926
3. SBE- 13.32 -0.63 (-4.52%); Volume :2,223,285; ADV:3,866,090
4. IPOB- 17.36 -0.83 (-4.56%); Volume :1,992,904; ADV:3,694,019
5. FVAC- 11.23 -0.98 (-8.03%); Volume :1,846,043; ADV:911,154
Top 5 Spacs Trading Above ADV –

1. ALAC- 10.65 -0.11 (-1.02%); ADV:4,496: Multiple of ADV:20.33
2. GSAH- 9.89 -0.11 (-1.1%); ADV:172,490: Multiple of ADV:8.5
3. NBAC- 9.92 0.0 (0.0%); ADV:5,669: Multiple of ADV:7.45
4. TZAC- 10.81 0.0 (0.0%); ADV:4,766: Multiple of ADV:5.2
5. ACEV- 9.67 0.0 (0.0%); ADV:42,084: Multiple of ADV:5.12

Dark Pool Summary -

Highest Dark Pool buys by rank –
1. AAPL 2 buys totaling 8,780,000 shares. Average Price : 114.89, Cost : $1,008,734,200
2. PG 1 buys totaling 1,430,378 shares. Average Price : 140.22, Cost : $200,567,603
3.XOM 5 buys totaling 3,668,755 shares. Average Price : 31.9, Cost : $117,573,967
4.ABT 1 buys totaling 1,092,458 shares. Average Price : 106.77, Cost : $116,641,741
5. SAP 4 buys totaling 900,000 shares. Average Price : 108.1, Cost : $97,290,000

Options Fast Facts -

CBOE Put/Call Ratio – 0.48
Highest Multiple Over Daily Average – BKLN with 21x the ADV of 1361. There were 0 calls and 29134 puts.
Ticker with Most Contracts –GE with 511076 contracts traded today with an AVD of 230536. There were 381559 calls and 129517 puts.
Largest Put / Call Ratio – AL with a 79 P/C ratio. There were 10027puts and 127 calls.
Largest Call / Put Ratio – YETI with a22 C/P ratio. There were 10439 calls and 465 puts. *Stocks must be >$6, Highest Multiple must have >1k ADV, Largest ratios must have an option volume >10k

Yesterday's Picks -

IQ 24.6 +0.62,(+2.58%)
MOMO 15.16 -0.7,(-4.41%)
NIO 27.51 -0.93,(-3.27%)
TWTR 48.53 -2.74,(-5.34%)

You can find yesterday’s post here.

Momentum Unusual Option Activity

First Momentum Stock Pick -

Second Momentum Stock Pick

Classic Unusual Option Activity

First Classic Unusual Options Activity Pick -

First Classic Unusual Options Activity Pick –

Ticker:SWKS 139.86,-5.26(-3.62%) Earnings: 2020-11-02

Name :Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Industry : Semiconductors

Option Information –

NOV’20 20 152.5C – 800 @ 3.45 were traded at 15:14:00 as a BLOCK Spot Price: 140.49

News –

No news for today

Sympathy Stocks for : SWKS

ADI, MXIM, PRKR, MTSI

Company Description for :SWKS

(‘SWKS’, ‘Skyworks Solutions, Inc. engages in the design, development, and manufacture of proprietary semiconductor products. Its product portfolio includes amplifiers, attenuators, circulators, demodulators, detectors, diodes, directional couplers, front-end modules, hybrids, isolators, lighting and display solutions, mixers, modulators, optocouplers, optoisolators, phase shifters, synthesizers, power dividers and combiners, receivers, switches, and technical ceramics. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Woburn, MA.’)

Second Classic Unusual Options Activity Pick -

Ticker:AAPL 111.18,-5.42(-4.65%) Earnings: 2020-10-29

Name :Apple, Inc.

Industry : Telecommunications Equipment

Option Information –

NOV’20 20 122.0C – 1,000 @ 2.40 were traded at 14:37:00 as a BLOCK Spot Price: 112.42

News –
2020-10-28 16:07:04:Save $40 on the Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds everyone loves so much

Apple’s AirPods Pro have a $50 discount right now at Amazon, and AirPods 2 start at just $129. Before you pull the trigger on either of those deals, however, there’s another outstanding Amazon sale you should consider.

2020-10-28 15:25:16:All the MagSafe Accessories You Can Buy for iPhone 12

When Apple in October 2020 unveiled the iPhone 12 series – the ‌iPhone 12‌, ‌iPhone 12‌ mini, iPhone 12 Pro and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ Max – it revived the MagSafe brand to describe a brand-new magnetic charging system that’s integrated into its latest handsets. All of the ‌‌iPhone 12‌‌ models have a ring of magnets built into the back and surrounding a wireless charging coil that affixes the handsets to MagSafe-compatible accessories. MagSafe accessories include Apple’s own cases and chargers, but there are also an increasing number of third-party accessories that support MagSafe which are becoming available. In this regularly updated article, we round up all the current MagSafe options for ‌iPhone 12‌ owners looking to take advantage of Apple’s MagSafe technology. Read on to learn what’s out there. 1. Apple MagSafe Charger Apple unveiled this proprietary MagSafe Charger during its ‌iPhone 12‌ event. Priced at $39, it comes with an integrated one-meter USB-C cable and charges ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ up to 15W, which is double the power outage of a standard Qi-based wireless charging pad, meaning it can charge twice as fast.

Sympathy Stocks for : AAPL

MSFT, HPQ, GOOG, AMZN

Company Description for :AAPL

(‘AAPL’, ‘Apple, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables and accessories, and other variety of related services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Greater China, Japan, and Rest of Asia Pacific. The Americas segment includes North and South America. The Europe segment consists of European countries, as well as India, the Middle East, and Africa. The Greater China segment comprises of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The Rest of Asia Pacific segment includes Australia and Asian countries. Its products and services include iPhone, Mac, iPad, AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, Apple Care, iCloud, digital content stores, streaming, and licensing services. The company was founded by Steven Paul Jobs, Ronald Gerald Wayne, and Stephen G. Wozniak on April 1, 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, CA.’)

2 comments

  1. Francisco Garcia

    Can you kindly make the data on historic unusual options activities available (as far back as two or three weeks from the current data, if possible)?

    Thank you very much!

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