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Stocks with Top Bearish Sentiment Based on Option Order Flow

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What is the Top Bearish Signals Page?

Stocks showing high bearish signals based on actual trade put volume, dollars traded, implied volatility, put trade count and ATM/OTM volumes are presented in this report.


Order flow sentiment is a unique technical indicator of market momentum based on analysis of actual investor trading data. The theory is based on the belief that investors "bet" on stock or market direction given their willingness to purchase puts or puts at the high end of the bid/ask price spread. By calculating overall market sentiment based on actual trades, investors obtain valuable forward-looking insight on trending market direction when considering investment decisions for specific equities.


Bearish order flow sentiment is measured using five key metrics: Bearish put volume, Bearish put dollar amount traded, the IV level of the options, bearish orders and ATM/OTM put volume. We filter data to isolate trades where investors seek immediate execution, are willing to pay the full bid/ask spread, and where an additional related trade action to hedge risk is not apparent. Top Bearish Signals are listed for stocks having the highest Overall Strength.


Sort the table columns by clicking on column headings. For example, click on the Signal column to rank symbols based on various bearish sentiment signals. Click on the icons in the Symbols column to view more information on the specific stock. Use the Search box to filter the table by keyword or symbol.


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Stock Signal Supplemental Data
Bullish Bearish Total Trading
Symbol Name Price Chg% Signal Overall Strength
Average of 5 key factors used in determining signal strength: Bearish Trade Count, Bearish Put Volume, ATM+OTM Put Percent, IV Rank, and Percent Dollar Notional Bearish Calls. See individual notes on column headings for more details of each factor.
*Bearish Put order sentiment are non-complex put option orders executed on the NBBO Ask or higher
ATM+OTM Puts
% At-the-money and Out-of-the-money: Measure of a trader’s propensity to "pay a premium for time" in executing put transactions. Higher concentrations of trades at or above the market (ATM+OTM) are considered a bearish indicator, as investors buy puts with the expectation that the underling stock will move lower to cover the cost of the premium.
IV Rank
% IV Rank: Measures strength of anticipated underlying price movement against one-year implied volatility (IV) norms. Higher percentage ranks indicate expected price movement will be more volatile than historical norms. High bearish put purchases and High IV Rank is considered a strong bearish indication.
Bearish Puts $Notional
% Bearish Sentiment: Percent of Total Trading Dollar Notional Value for the current trading day which are Bearish puts.
Bearish Put Volume
% Bearish Put Volume: Percent of Total Contracts for the current trading day which are Bearish puts.
Bearish Trade Count
Bearish Trade Count: Percent of total trade count that are considered Bearish trades, without adjusting for contract size of each trade. Provides an indication of how many traders are bearish as a percent of all trades.
Notional
Bullish Notional: The total dollar amount of the contracts traded that are considered bullish, for the current trading day. Contract Value (Per Trade) = Trade Price x Contract Multiplier (typically 100 per contract)
% Notional
% Bullish Notional: The Bullish Notional Amount as a percentage of the combined Bullish + Bearish Notional Amount
Notional
Bearish Notional: The total dollar amount of the contracts traded that are considered Bearish, for the current trading day. Contract Value (Per Trade) = Trade Price x Contract Multiplier (typically 100 per contract)
% Notional
% Bearish Notional: The Bearish Notional Amount as a percentage of the combined Bullish + Bearish Notional Amount
Notional
Total Trading Notional: The total dollar amount of ALL the contracts traded for this underlying symbol, for the current trading day. Contract Value (Per Trade) = Trade Price x Contract Multiplier (typically 100 per contract)
Contracts
Total Trading Contracts: The total number of contracts traded for this underlying symbol for the current trading day
Increasing Bearishness 70% 95.2% 75.8% 77.0% 54.1% 47.2%) $16,920 3% 570,970 97% $741,414 3,067
Increasing Bearishness 64% 93.4% 31.3% 73.7% 85.9% 34.2%) $2,165 1% 218,360 99% $296,161 4,846
Bearish 62% 83.5% 92.1% 40.2% 40.6% 53.5%) $7,765 11% 65,630 89% $163,316 630
Shift from Bullish to Bearish 59% 64.7% 99.2% 45.7% 48.9% 38.1%) $56,540 22% 197,605 78% $432,288 864
Bearish 58% 79.8% 84.2% 33.6% 66.1% 24.6%) $31,245 33% 62,595 67% $186,272 728
Increasing Bearishness 58% 81.1% 81.0% 43.2% 68.7% 13.7%) $6,485 8% 74,010 92% $171,494 1,652
Increasing Bearishness 54% 84.4% 100.0% 34.7% 39.7% 10.1%) $240,140 18% 1,109,570 82% $3,196,920 2,374
Bearish 51% 76.3% 92.4% 19.6% 39.6% 25.8%) $22,580 6% 374,746 94% $1,913,510 14,246
Bearish 49% 57.0% 76.2% 59.0% 49.0% 5.7%) $4,630 5% 95,625 95% $162,193 2,403
Bearish 49% 73.0% 42.1% 24.7% 57.0% 47.1%) $36,185 25% 107,740 75% $436,898 1,817
Increasing Bearishness 49% 82.6% 45.2% 55.1% 41.9% 18.0%) $3,806 1% 256,059 99% $464,479 1,838
Bearish 48% 79.0% 40.1% 34.5% 58.0% 27.7%) $3,595 5% 73,240 95% $212,156 1,834
Bearish 47% 68.7% 32.7% 43.6% 46.7% 42.6%) $23,761 14% 140,375 86% $322,015 4,421
Increasing Bearishness 46% 83.4% 77.8% 29.9% 25.4% 13.8%) $51,650 15% 292,000 85% $977,754 1,862
Increasing Bearishness 45% 58.4% 38.7% 65.7% 55.6% 8.6%) $11,610 7% 153,220 93% $233,209 2,139
Increasing Bearishness 43% 58.0% 21.0% 60.9% 54.8% 20.9%) $3,510 4% 83,755 96% $137,460 926
Increasing Bearishness 41% 63.7% 100.0% 13.1% 15.9% 11.0%) $98,765 31% 222,740 69% $1,700,870 7,482
Bearish 41% 83.9% 95.6% 8.6% 8.8% 5.6%) $14,730 9% 144,630 91% $1,681,640 1,220
Bearish 40% 49.9% 74.6% 29.6% 31.2% 16.1%) $120,210 47% 134,920 53% $456,504 1,495
Bearish 39% 60.1% 33.3% 33.8% 36.4% 32.2%) $48,661 19% 205,891 81% $609,996 3,626

Note:

Increasing Bearishness: Signal that the order flow in the last 30 days has been bearish and that the bearish order flow is currently increasing relative to the average
Conditions

  • Total Notional value of bearish puts traded exceeds its 30 day average
  • % Bearish put executions is greater than bullish call executions in notional value on the day
  • % Bearish put trades is greater than bullish call trades for 30-day average

Shift Bullish to Bearish: Signal that order flow has been bullish on average in the last 30 days and the current order flow has shifted to bearish
Conditions

  • % Bullish calls traded is greater than bearish puts for the 30 day average in notional value
  • % Bearish puts traded exceeds bullish calls on the day

Bearish: Signal that the order flow on the day is bearish
Conditions

  • Bearish puts traded is above the 30 day average
  • Bearish puts exceeds the bullish calls (in volume and notional)

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