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GM Catches a Post-Report Bid as Chip Orders Slow Following AMD Miss

by | Jan 31, 2024

Following AMD’s somewhat disappointing earnings and forward guidance after the close Tuesday, options flow into the chip names slowed dramatically on Wednesday…

In fact, after seeing 17 AMD orders on Tuesday, we had a big fat ZERO in this major chip name as of 1:30 p.m. ET, even though the stock steadily climbed better than 5% from the overnight lows. 

We did see one order in a name set to report earnings after the close today: Qualcomm (QCOM). 

But this order is way too long-dated for my liking in the June 2025(!) expiration, $160 strike calls with the stock trading in the $145 to $148 range most of the day. 

With 506 days until expiration, these calls were trading for a staggering $18.55… No thanks! We butter our bread with short-dated, cheap options around these parts. 

However, keep your eyes peeled for a report I’m working on: my Top 9 Chip Stocks for February — coming soon!

However, we did see a much shorter-dated earnings play in Altria, which reports before the open Thursday, and a post-earnings order in General Motors as the stock surged as much as 4.2% Wednesday…

Wednesday’s Top Order Flow: 

  • QCOM Jun25 Strike: 160 Calls premium: $193,230 ASK BULLISH Trade Date: January 31, 2024 Trade Time: 9:51 am
  • MO Feb24 2nd Strike: 40.5 Calls premium: $111,608 ASK BULLISH Trade Date: January 29, 2024 Trade Time: 9:36 am
  • GM May24 Strike: 40 Calls premium: $219,342 ASK BULLISH Trade Date: January 31, 2024 Trade Time: 11:55 am

Note: If no date is listed after the month, it’s the monthly expiration (third Friday). 

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WRITTEN BY<br>Lance Ippolito

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