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Lumber Liquidators put volume heavy and directionally bearish » 12:5503/0303/03/20
Bearish flow noted in…
Bearish flow noted in Lumber Liquidators with 1,264 puts trading, or 1.4x expected. Most active are Apr-20 7 puts and May-20 8 puts, with total volume in those strikes near 620 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 1.57, while ATM IV is up over 10 points on the day. Earnings are expected on April 28th.
Lumber Liquidators call volume above normal and directionally bullish » 12:4502/2502/25/20
Bullish option flow…
Bullish option flow detected in Lumber Liquidators with 16,368 calls trading, 3x expected, and implied vol increasing over 88 points to 88.49%. 2/28 weekly 10 calls and 2/28 weekly 11 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 3,800 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.23. Earnings are expected on February 25th.
Fly Intel: Pre-market Movers » 09:0202/2502/25/20
HD, LL, MRNA, SLCA, MNK, KEYS, PRGO, TUP, PANW, HTZ, SHAK, CSOD
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Home…
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Home Depot (HD), up 3%... Lumber Liquidators (LL), up 23%... Mallinckrodt (MNK), up 43%... U.S. Silica (SLCA), up 12%... Keysight Technologies (KEYS), up 10%. ALSO HIGHER: Moderna (MRNA), up 17% after the company announced that it has released the first batch of mRNA-1273, the company's vaccine against the novel coronavirus, for human use... Perrigo (PRGO), up 8% after the company and its partner, Catalent Pharma Solutions (CTLT), announced that the FDA has approved Perrigo's abbreviated new drug application for generic albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol, the first AB-rated generic version of ProAir HFA. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Tupperware Brands (TUP), down 21%... Palo Alto Networks (PANW), down 15%... Hertz (HTZ), down 6%... Shake Shack (SHAK), down 15%. ALSO LOWER: Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD), down 6% after reporting earnings and announcing it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Saba, a player in talent experience solutions and a portfolio company of Vector Capital. The cash and stock transaction is valued at approximately $1.395B and has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies.
Lumber Liquidators sees FY20 revenue up low to mid single-digit percent » 06:0902/2502/25/20
Sees FY20 SSS up in low…
Sees FY20 SSS up in low single digits.
Lumber Liquidators reports Q4 adj. EPS 56c, may not compare to consensus 15c » 06:0802/2502/25/20
Reports Q4 revenue $274M,…
Reports Q4 revenue $274M, consensus $272.46M. Reports Q4 SSS up 0.4%. "During the quarter, we made continued progress implementing our transformational plan designed to reinvigorate our brand and position us to deliver exceptional value in the hard-surface flooring marketplace," said Interim President and Chief Customer Experience Officer Charles Tyson. "Comparable store sales grew slightly in the quarter, and profitability improved significantly, in large part due to the tariff exclusions announced by the U.S. Trade Representative in November. Reflecting on the full year, 2019 was especially dynamic with an ever-changing tariff environment," Tyson continued. "Our tariff mitigation efforts in 2019, coupled with the exclusions announced in November, allowed us to substantially improve gross margins while remaining focused on delivering value to customers. As we enter 2020, we remain focused on three key areas - delivering enhanced profitability, driving traffic to our stores and online, and improving the customer experience."
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open » 14:5402/2402/24/20
HD, M, AMT, LL, SLCA
Notable companies reporting before tomorrow's open, with earnings consensus, include Home Depot (HD), consensus $2.11... Macy's (M), consensus $1.96... American Tower (AMT), consensus $1.02... Lumber Liquidators (LL), consensus 15c... U.S. Silica (SLCA), consensus (53c).
Reddit moderators ban user for 'pumping' Lumber Liquidators, Virgin Galactic » 11:0902/2102/21/20
LL, SPCE, MIK
The Reddit moderators of…
The Reddit moderators of "r/wallstreetbets," a board used to discuss stocks and "allow users to discuss higher risk plays," have banned the user "closethefuckinglight," explaining in a post to the chat board: "The influx of media attention over the past week on SPCE and LL has made it clear that some users are attempting to use this forum to pump their positions (against Rule 8 of the sub). In addition, the sub has seen a rise in users resulting from media attention and r/all over the past few months. Recently, some pumpers have attempted to leverage the size of this community to pump stocks." The post explains that the user took a position on a highly shorted, small cap company, pointing to Lumber Liquidators (LL) and Michaels (MIK) as examples, and then posted with the intention to "pump," or drive up, the price of the shares. The Fly notes that shares of Lumber Liquidators are up 7% to $10.39 this morning and rose by nearly 19% yesterday. Reference Link
Lumber Liquidators rises 18.9% » 10:0002/2102/21/20
Lumber Liquidators is up…
Lumber Liquidators is up 18.9%, or $1.83 to $11.52.
Unusually active option classes on open February 21st » 09:4002/2102/21/20
MIK, LL, DE, CHWY, WORK, GDX, IYR, MMM, NUGT
Unusual total active…
Unusual total active option classes on open include: Michaels (MIK), Lumber Liquidators (LL), Deere (DE), Chewy (CHWY), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/B), Slack (WORK), Gold Miners ETF (GDX), iShares DJ US Real Estate Index Fund (IYR), 3M (MMM), and Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shares (NUGT).
Lumber Liquidators reaffirms FY19 outlook » 06:3502/0602/06/20
Lumber Liquidators also…
Lumber Liquidators also announced that it is reaffirming its financial outlook for FY19 issued on December 12, 2019. The company expects to release its 2019 earnings on its customary schedule.