Thursday, November 12, 2009

Looking For an Uptick in First Solar (FSLR)

The stock is trading at $115.68 down $4.17 on the day. As can be seen (via BigCharts) today's action is the lowest the stock has traded since the big gap down on the earnings report:

From The Options Insider:
FSLR – First Solar, Inc.

Bullish options activity appeared in the November contract despite the 2.5% decline in shares of the semiconductor company today to $116.98. A bull call spread on FSLR suggests one investor doubts shares will continue much lower. The trader purchased approximately 2,300 calls at the in-the-money November 115 strike for 4.75 each, spread against the sale of roughly the same number of calls at the higher November 120 strike for 2.44 apiece. The net cost of the transaction amounts to 2.31 per contract.

Shares must recover through $117.31 in order for the contrarian trader to breakeven by expiration next Friday. Maximum potential profits of 2.69 per share are available to the call spreader if the stock rebounds up to $120.00. We note that FSLR traded as high as $120.14 during yesterday’s trading session.