Dollar General Options Trades Hint At More Downside Ahead Of Earnings

Dollar General Options Trades Hint At More Downside Ahead Of Earnings

Dollar General Corp DG is scheduled to report earnings on Thursday, with analysts projecting revenue growth.

On CNBC's "Options Action," Mike Khouw of Optimize Advisors said that Dollar General traded 2.5 times its average daily volume on Monday. The options market implied a move of around 5.5% by the end of the week, in line with the movement in the stock over the past eight reported quarters, he added.

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There was a buyer of 709 of the December 240/230 put spreads, at an average price of $1.59 per contract, Khouw mentioned. The trader expects Dollar General’s stock to decline by 10% by December expiration, he added.

DG Price Action: Shares of Dollar General fell by 1.61% to close at $253.10 on Monday.

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