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Actionable Options for Monday February 10

Actionable Options for Monday February 10

 

Actionable Options for Monday February 10

Options with increasing call volume and implied volatility: BWP SNSS IMAX

Options with increasing put volume and implied volatility: CYOU CAG HES

Apple (AAPL) is recently up $10.14 to $529.84 after activist investor Carl Icahn announced he was dropping his proposal that would have asked Apple to buy back $50B of stock this year. Ichan cited Apple recently being more aggressive in repurchasing shares, as well as advisory firm ISS recommending against his proposal, as reasons to give up on the pursuit. February option implied volatility is at 22, March is at 23, July is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 28.

VIX methodology for Apple (VXAPL) is recently up 2c to 22.65, compared to its 50-day MA is 28.19. www.cboe.com/VXAPL

Sohu.com (SOHU) is recently down $2.15 to $69.38 after the Chinese portal sees Q1 EPS ($1.20)-($1.10). February option implied volatility is at 47, March is at 41, June and September is at 43; compared to its 26-week average of 46.

McDonalds (MCD) is recently down 82c to $95.10 after saying its global same-store sales improved 1.2% in January, with strong performances in China and Europe. March option implied volatility is at 13, June is at 12; compared to its 26-week average of 15.

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