In Monday’s Blitz Daily with Lance Ippolito, we’ll take a look at digital payments company Square after it capped off a solid earnings report with a strategic acquisition.
Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) shares were met with strong buying at the opening bell Monday after beating earnings estimates over the weekend. But what really has Wall Street buzzing is the announcement of its agreement to buy Australian fintech company Afterpay.
Square believes the purchase will appeal to younger cash-strapped buyers with its interest free installment loans. Wall Street is in agreement with buyers, helping to catapult shares to new 52-week highs, up more than 13.5% from Friday’s close.
Likewise the options are seeing big — and I mean BIG — call buying. In particular, the Aug. 6 $285 strike calls traded over 11,000 contracts on the day.
And that’s not the only chain seeing a massive spike in volume, I have two more options plays traders need to know about. See for yourself…
Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ): Aug. 6 $285 CALL.
Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY): Aug. 20 $33-$37 BULL CALL SPREAD.
News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA): Aug. 20 $25 CALL.
Check out my short video and I’ll break down Square’s options order flow, along with all of today’s earnings plays in no time at all…
Blitz Daily With Lance Ippolitto
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