Trader Takes a Bullish Position In T-Mobile (TMUS)

T-Mobile US, Inc. provides mobile communications services under the T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and GoSmart brands in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It offers postpaid and prepaid wireless voice, messaging and data services, and wholesale wireless services. TMUS is currently trading around $28.50 in a 52 week range of $24.90 – 35.50. The company’s stock has been underperforming the market this year with shares decreasing 15.21% year to date. Today, a trader sold 16700 TMUS Oct14 27.0 Puts at $0.28. This order involves this trader collecting just over $460,000 in total premium credit. This position could be a hedge on short stock, or bullish speculation on the upside. TMUS trades an average 1.4 million shares day, and this order controls 1.6 million shares. This indicates a very strong support level at $26.72, since any close lower than the 27 strike will force this trader to buy stock. TMUS is trading below the Ichimoku Cloud, indicating that price momentum could be pushing the stock lower, however, put selling is one of the strongest bullish indicators of Unusual Option Activity.

Andrew Keene

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