Call Traders View Opportunity in Nike Stock's Plummet

Nike will cut hundreds of jobs to save costs

Digital Content Manager
Dec 22, 2023 at 10:20 AM
facebook X logo linkedin


Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) capped off earnings reports for 2023 with better-than-expected second-quarter profits of $1.03 per share, though revenue missed the mark. The retailer also slashed its annual forecast and noted it will cut hundreds of jobs to save $2 billion in the next three years, as consumers remain cautious and online sales lag, spurring more promotions.

NKE was last seen down 10.3% at $109.87, following a downgrade from TD Cowen to "perform" from "outperform," and a price-target cut to $104 from $129. Another five firms cut their price objectives as well, while two raised theirs. Coming into today, 20 of the 28 analysts covering Nike stock rated it a "buy" or better.

The shares are today gapping below the 40-day moving average for the first time since early October, pivoting lower from their highest level since May as they eye their worst day since September 2022. For 2023, Nike stock now carries a more than 6% deficit.

Options traders are viewing this pullback as an opportunity. So far today, 92,000 calls and 75,000 puts have crossed the tape, volume that 21 times what is typically seen at this point. The weekly 12/22 110-strike call is the most popular contract, with positions being opened there and expiring at the close.

Nike stock is no stranger to bullish activity. The security's Schaeffer’s open interest ratio (SOIR) sits in the 2nd percentile of its annual range, pointing to a particularly strong call bias amongst short-term options traders.

 

Target Effortless Triple-Digit Gains Every Sunday Evening For Life!

This is your chance to triple your profit potential on Sunday evenings, without spending all your free time watching the market.

On Sundays, as a Weekend Plus subscriber, you’ll get up to 6 trades every Sunday, each targeting gains of 200% or more.

Start targeting gains like the ones our subscribers have seen recently, including:

213.3% GAIN on AutoNation calls
100.0% GAIN on Monster Beverage calls
100.4% GAIN on Walgreens Boots Alliance puts
100.4% GAIN on ON Semiconductor calls
257.7% GAIN on Dell calls

101.0% GAIN on Apollo Global Management calls
103.6% GAIN on JP Morgan  Chase calls
105.3% GAIN on DraftKings calls
101.3% GAIN on Airbnb calls
203.0% GAIN on Shopify calls
102.0% GAIN on Cboe Global Markets calls
100.9% GAIN on Boeing calls
102.1% GAIN on Microsoft puts
102.3% GAIN on First Solar calls
101.5% GAIN on PulteGroup calls
101.0% GAIN on Apple calls
209.4% GAIN on NXP Semiconductors calls
100.8% GAIN on Uber Technologies calls
100.4% GAIN on Academy Sports and Outdoors puts
102.2% GAIN on Trade Desk calls
100.8% GAIN on DoorDash calls
100.0% GAIN on Camping World Holdings puts
100.0% GAIN on Cboe Global Markets calls
100.2% GAIN on C3.ai calls
238.5% GAIN on Oracle calls

 
 
 


 
 

Rainmaker Ads CGI