TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. Has Another Very Negative Options Trading Session

 TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. Has Another Very Negative Options Trading Session

In today’s session TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (AMTD) recorded an unusually high (1,046) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 put, expecting serious AMTD decrease. With 1,046 contracts traded and 2254 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: AMTD161216P00034000 closed last at: $0.5 or 9.1% down. About 1.92M shares traded hands. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) has risen 16.14% since April 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.21% the S&P500.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) Ratings Coverage

Out of 8 analysts covering TD Ameritrade Holdings (NASDAQ:AMTD), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 63% are positive. TD Ameritrade Holdings has been the topic of 21 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Wood maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $38 target price in Wednesday, October 7 report. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. On Wednesday, October 7 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, September 28 to “Market Perform”. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, January 13 to “Buy”. As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, September 18. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Thursday, January 21. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Sell” on Wednesday, July 22.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation has a servicing self-directed investors through its brokerage subsidiaries. Ameritrade develops and provides innovative brokerage products and services tailored to meet the varying investing and portfolio management needs of individual investors and institutional distribution partners. Through its brokerage subsidiaries, it provides a dynamic balance of investment products and services that fits the changing needs of investors. The Company’s full spectrum of services for the individual investor include a leading active trader program and long-term investor solutions, including a national branch system, as well as relationships with one of the largest networks of independent registered investment advisors.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.21, from 0.88 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 29 funds sold all TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. shares owned while 80 reduced positions. 32 funds bought stakes while 87 increased positions. They now own 471.08 million shares or 86.79% more from 252.20 million shares in 2016Q1.
Majedie Asset Limited holds 0.63% of its portfolio in TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) for 134,176 shares. Capital Fund has 226,532 shares for 0.06% of their US portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Babson Cap Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD). Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD). Gyroscope Capital Management Group Llc has 11,542 shares for 0.27% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Institutional Tru Na has 0.03% invested in the company for 6.54 million shares. Peak6 Invests Limited Partnership accumulated 0.05% or 233,586 shares. The United Kingdom-based Gulf Bancshares (Uk) Ltd has invested 0.04% in TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD). Vantage Investment Advsr Limited Com holds 398 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Limited last reported 0.02% of its portfolio in the stock. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can owns 372,337 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Pictet Asset Mngmt Limited last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Motley Fool Wealth Mngmt Limited Com last reported 0.29% of its portfolio in the stock. Tci Wealth Incorporated accumulated 0% or 168 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since May 26, 2016, the stock had 1 buying transaction, and 4 selling transactions for $4.76 million net activity. On Thursday, May 26 Tomczyk Fredric J sold $1.62 million worth of the stock or 50,000 shares. KOPLOW ELLEN L S also sold $1.49 million worth of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) shares. 15,000 shares were sold by MOGLIA JOSEPH H, worth $508,650. $169,350 worth of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) shares were bought by Levitt Brian M.

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation is a well-known provider of securities brokerage services and related technology financial services. The company has a market cap of $20.14 billion. The Firm provides its services to retail investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors . It has a 23.64 P/E ratio. The Firm provides its services through the Internet, a national branch network and relationships with RIAs.

AMTD Company Profile

TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, incorporated on April 1, 2002, is a well-known provider of securities brokerage services and related technology financial services. The Firm provides its services to retail investors, traders and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs). The Firm provides its services through the Internet, a national branch network and relationships with RIAs. The Company’s services and products include common and preferred stock, exchange-traded funds, options, futures, foreign exchange, mutual funds, fixed income, new and secondary issue securities, margin lending, cash management services and annuities. The Firm uses its platform to offer brokerage services to retail investors and investment advisors. In addition, it also offers various services and products to retail clients, such as touch-tone trading, trading over the Internet, real-time quotes, extended trading hours and direct access to market destinations. The Firm offers a nationwide network of over 100 retail branches, located primarily in metropolitan areas.

More recent TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “TD Ameritrade, Toronto-Dominion Buy Scottrade for $4 Billion” on October 24, 2016. Also Investorplace.com published the news titled: “Why GoPro Inc (GPRO), Time Warner Inc (TWX) and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp …” on October 24, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for …” with publication date: November 03, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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