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Grab This Deal Even Lower Than Director Carlson Did

Grab This Deal Even Lower Than Director Carlson Did

There's an old saying on Wall Street about insider buying: there are many possible reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy. Back on November 16, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.'s Director, James B.

Bargain Hunters Take Note: Insider Cluster-Buying At MITT

Bargain Hunters Take Note: Insider Cluster-Buying At MITT

A particularly strong insider buying signal is what we call a "cluster-buy" where three or more different insiders make open market purchases within a short period of one another. At AG Mortgage Investment Trust Inc , 3 different insiders purchased 65,000 shares at an average price of $17.05/share, for a total of $1.11M, with the most recent purchase on February 11, 2019.

First Week Of September 20th Options Trading For Dermira (DERM)

First Week Of September 20th Options Trading For Dermira (DERM)

Investors in Dermira Inc saw new options begin trading this week, for the September 20th expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 218 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.

Interesting PTCT Put And Call Options For September 20th

Interesting PTCT Put And Call Options For September 20th

Investors in PTC Therapeutics Inc saw new options begin trading this week, for the September 20th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 218 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.

Top Buys By Top Brass: CEO And President Roberts's $852.5K Bet On MITT

Top Buys By Top Brass: CEO And President Roberts's $852.5K Bet On MITT

A company's own top management tend to have the best inside view into the business, so when company officers make major buys, investors are wise to take notice. Presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both.

MBT Financial Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish For MBTF

MBT Financial Breaks Above 200-Day Moving Average - Bullish For MBTF

In trading on Wednesday, shares of MBT Financial Corp crossed above their 200 day moving average of $10.81, changing hands as high as $10.86 per share. MBT Financial Corp shares are currently trading up about 1% on the day.

STK Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level

STK Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level

In trading on Wednesday, shares of Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund I crossed above their 200 day moving average of $20.51, changing hands as high as $20.55 per share. Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund I shares are currently trading up about 1.2% on the day.

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: AAL, INSP, RYAM

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: AAL, INSP, RYAM

Among the underlying components of the Russell 3000 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in American Airlines Group Inc , where a total of 43,170 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 4.3 million underlying shares. That amounts to about 48.7% of AAL's average daily trading volume over the past month of 8.9 million shares.

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: CCRN, TRUP, ITCI

Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: CCRN, TRUP, ITCI

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Cross Country Healthcare Inc , where a total volume of 1,148 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 114,800 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 72.6% of CCRN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 158,155 shares.

Notable Wednesday Option Activity: CVNA, REN, HABT

Notable Wednesday Option Activity: CVNA, REN, HABT

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Carvana Co , where a total volume of 15,689 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.6 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 82.5% of CVNA's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.9 million shares.