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
If a trader would have bought a 20 lot of these calls, risking $920, they would have profited
$4,700 at the highs.