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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 79% 88.9% 92.5% 76.8% 78.0% 57.2%) $9,210 3% 304,925 97% $396,911 912
Increasing Bearishness 77% 94.2% 85.4% 81.1% 81.9% 41.4%) $1,000 0% 297,945 100% $367,363 834
Increasing Bearishness 72% 96.3% 75.9% 60.1% 68.2% 57.4%) $3,240 4% 72,335 96% $120,298 827
Increasing Bearishness 68% 89.2% 95.7% 63.1% 58.8% 35.1%) $190 0% 235,050 100% $372,633 3,935
Increasing Bearishness 67% 98.7% 37.5% 65.1% 65.3% 65.9%) $ 0% 112,555 100% $172,765 1,212
Bearish 63% 76.0% 73.5% 82.1% 63.5% 18.0%) $1,055 2% 65,605 98% $79,915 1,162
Increasing Bearishness 59% 93.6% 86.6% 34.4% 45.3% 34.9%) $11,258 4% 282,640 96% $821,310 560
Bearish 58% 86.5% 65.2% 45.4% 57.9% 36.3%) $26,140 22% 93,630 78% $206,272 1,596
Increasing Bearishness 56% 93.8% 17.8% 57.6% 62.5% 50.7%) $95 0% 77,550 100% $134,714 5,173
Bearish 56% 82.0% 69.6% 33.6% 65.0% 29.6%) $74,285 27% 196,040 73% $583,837 1,298
Bearish 56% 99.5% 38.7% 42.8% 44.1% 52.9%) $ 0% 163,910 100% $383,069 2,973
Increasing Bearishness 54% 87.2% 73.5% 49.9% 37.5% 24.3%) $10,075 2% 627,105 98% $1,255,920 6,777
Increasing Bearishness 54% 94.8% 100.0% 17.2% 17.5% 40.9%) $470 1% 72,610 99% $422,091 2,356
Increasing Bearishness 54% 74.0% 81.3% 53.1% 37.4% 23.5%) $33,220 7% 413,410 93% $778,733 1,486
Increasing Bearishness 53% 87.1% 35.6% 41.8% 47.9% 54.7%) $990 2% 62,580 98% $149,713 880
Bearish 53% 77.5% 94.9% 38.1% 46.7% 5.5%) $107,930 29% 269,965 71% $708,771 7,141
Increasing Bearishness 52% 79.1% 97.2% 25.7% 32.8% 26.8%) $2,455 2% 128,890 98% $501,656 1,759
Bearish 52% 63.1% 99.2% 32.8% 54.1% 9.6%) $221,048 44% 278,764 56% $848,955 37,841
Increasing Bearishness 51% 87.1% 11.1% 63.9% 59.8% 35.6%) $77,585 4% 1,685,860 96% $2,638,140 7,347
Bearish 51% 71.0% 75.1% 36.9% 41.6% 31.9%) $43,695 11% 360,495 89% $975,883 1,380

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)