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Cree, Inc. (CREE) manufactures LED, lighting, and semiconductor products for a wide array of applications. CREE is currently trading around $31.25 in a 52 week range of $27.25-$53.33. The stock has been relatively weak this year with shares falling by over 2.8% year to date. The stock is making a strong rally today with shares pushing higher by around 5%. This move higher CREE happened immediately after some very bullish unusual options activity hit the tape. Early in the session a trader bought 1,000 of the CREE May 22nd Weekly 30.5 Calls for $0.43 when stock was trading $30.13. This alert was the first order to hit OptionHacker and the stock ripped higher after these calls hit the tape. Over 4,000 contracts have now traded on that line. CREE moved to session highs of $31.38 and these calls moved higher with the stock. These calls have now traded as high as $1.05 on the day making this trade a huge winner. Trade: A trader bought 1,000 of the CREE May 22nd Weekly 30.5 Calls for $0.43 Risk: $43 per 1 lot Reward: Unlimited Breakeven: $30.93 This trade more than doubled in value over the course of an hour. If a trader would have bought a 20 lot of these options they would have seen profits of $1,240 at the highs on $860 in risk. This is another great example of hugely profitable weekly unusual options activity. Read more →

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (BBBY) closed today’s trading session around $73.35, gaining just over 5.3% on the day. BBBY has been trading in a 52 week range of $54.96-$79.64. The stock has been underperforming the market this year with shares falling by 3.7% year to date. Although investors may be unhappy with the stock’s performance this year options traders were able to clean up today as the stock ripped after some bullish unusual options activity it the tape. Earlier this morning a trader bought 1,418 BBBY May 70.5 calls for $0.46 when the stock was trading $70.77. Over 4,700 contracts traded on this line as the stock ripped to session highs of $73.55. These calls exploded in value as the stock moved higher and traded as high as $2.81 on the day. This move happened in a matter of hours and the position expired on the close today. The calls closed only slightly off of their highs at $2.68. This means that a trader that bought these calls would have seen their position increase in value by a factor of 6. This is another example of a blowout UOA trade. Trade: A Trader bought 1,418 BBBY May 70.5 calls for $0.46 Risk: $46 per 1 lot Reward: Unlimited Breakeven: $70.96 If a trader would have bought a 20 lot of these calls, risking $920, they would have profited $4,700 at the highs. Read more →

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Youku Tudou Inc.(YOKU) is a Chinese based internet television company that allows users to share video content on a broad range of devices. The company’s stock is currently trading around $22.85 in a 52 week range of $11.85-$24.60. The stock has been massively outperforming the market this year with shares rallying over 28% year to date. Options activity in the name today seems to suggest that traders are expecting this run higher to continue. Earlier in today’s session several large blocks of calls were bought in YOKU. A trader bought nearly 3,000 YOKU May 22nd Weekly 22 calls for $1.04. Shortly after that order hit the tape another block of 1,000 YOKU May 22 calls were bought for $0.20. By the end of the day over 8.4 times YOKU’s average daily options volume had traded and at the money implied volatility touched new 52 week highs. YOKU stock ripped higher after these calls were bought and gained over 17% on the trading day. These calls moved higher as well with the May 22nd Weekly 22 calls trading as high as $2.00 on the day and the May 22 calls trading as high as $0.95 making both of these trades absolute blowout winners. These trades are amazing examples of how following unusual options activity in weekly and short expiration options can lead to huge profits. Read more →

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