Sticking with SPY Puts

Solid Hits on the SPY

We try to formulate new options ideas for a given session as often as we can without forcing the issue, and on most days we produce at least one. Yesterday, we designated our sole set of new contracts to watch as the SPY Weekly $250-248 Puts, and thanks to a painful day for the markets, we were afforded the chance to score some pretty nice intraday gains.

Two out of three of those strike points translated into instant double-bag opportunities, with the third falling just 1% short of that mark, providing the following moves on the day: 

SPY Weekly $250-248 Puts
$250: 4.39-8.73 (+99%)
$249: 4.00-8.10 (+103%)
$248: 3.65-7.50 (+105%)
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Fresh Ideas:
SPY Weekly $244-242 Puts
WBA Weekly $44-45 Calls
KMX Weekly $50-55 Calls



CytoDyn, Inc. CYDY

We began tracking CYDY on Tuesday morning, and in addition to making a nominal move on the chart, the company has also put out some coronavirus related press in the couple days. One of the company’s investigational drugs which is about to enter Phase 2b/3 trials, has demonstrated a promising level of  efficacy among severe COVID-19 patients.

The stock itself has run from 2.65-3.09 in the past couple of sessions, which marks a move of just 17% but we’re going to be interested to continue tracking its performance in light of the company’s announcements.

VANCOUVER, Washington, April 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB: CYDY), (“CytoDyn” or the “Company”), a late-stage biotechnology company developing leronlimab (PRO 140), a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, announced today that the three-day effect of leronlimab in eight severely ill COVID-19 patients demonstrated a significant improvement in several important immunologic bio-markers.  Patient test data reveals improvement in cytokines, IL-6, and a trend toward the normalization of the CD4/CD8 ratio. (>>View Full PR)



Extended Watchlist:
GRYO, PNAT, ROTH, SOLI, CTYX, IPIX

SPY Puts & More

Options Review

The fresh options ideas in the streaming video space we offered up in yesterday’s premarket report fared well for their first session, making strong moves despite a shaky day for stocks in general.

We had the NFLX Weekly $365-372.50 Calls and the ROKU Weekly $87.50-89 Calls on watch, and each contract in our designated ranges produced gain opportunities of a significant nature. 

NFLX Weekly $365-372.50 Calls
$365: 9.90-20.80 (+110%)
$367.50: 8.91-18.67 (+110%)
$370: 7.49-16.80 (+124%)
$372.50: 6.51-15.05 (+131%)

ROKU Weekly $87.50-89 Calls
$87.50: 4.24-8.19 (+93%)
$88: 3.70-7.15 (+93%)
$88.50: 3.45-6.43 (+86%)
$89: 3.09-6.50 (+110%)
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Fresh Idea:
SPY Weekly $250-248 Puts


Yesterday’s OTC Movers

As we’ve mentioned previously, in times of uncertainty on the big exchanges, it is not unusual to see more opportunities for quick-strike OTC trades. We’ve been including some penny stocks in our daily watchlists, and the big winners from yesterday’s report were Abco Energy, Inc. ABCE and Inspyre Therapeutics, Inc. NSPX, which produced the following chances on the day:

ABCE: .0006-.0015 (+98%)
NSPX: .0192-.0378 (+110%)


Reviewing Winning Ideas, Formulating New Ones

Johnson & Johnson JNJ

We were correct in assuming yesterday would be a good day to put some options trading ideas for Johnson & Johnson on the table. The company is now at the center of the frantic pursuit of a vaccine to eradicate the deadly COVID-19 virus. We expect we will be following its role in this endeavor to completion.

For now, while we have signaled some longer-term options as well, we’re mainly interested in the short term plays we’re tracking and the moves they began to make yesterday. We will include the modest moves made by our September calls, but would expect to have to wait for them to come into play in a more meaningful way.

JNJ Weekly $125-130 Calls
$125:
 5.15-9.81 (+90%)
$126: 4.00-9.00 (+125%)
$127: 4.00-8.00 (+100%)
$128: 2.95-7.37 (+150%)
$129: 2.86-6.65 (+133%)
$130: 2.45-5.96 (+143%)

09/18 $150-155 Calls
$150:
 3.50-5.00 (+43%)
$155: 2.80-3.50 (+25%)


Top Ships, Inc. TOPS 

Our chatroom call from Friday, which we highlighted in yesterday morning’s premarket report, tacked considerable gains onto our observed range after another huge bullish session. It saw a daily run from .36 to a new high of .62, which comes out to an intraday increase of 72%

From the low of .135 that TOPS saw on Friday morning when we offered it to our traders chat participants, yesterday’s new high mark represented a two-day upswing of 359% We’re seeing a significant pullback in the stock this morning, so this run has had it, but we’ll keep an eye skinned as it searches out a bottom, as a another swing to the upside may follow shortly thereafter.

Anyone who enjoys our premarket reports can also join our daily traders chats on Skype. It’s a place to get new ideas and even share some of your own in real-time throughout the course of each trading day. Send a Skype contact request to username “stocksumo” and we’ll see you there! 


Streaming Stocks 

More people are at home streaming content than ever before, and that is going to be true throughout the duration of the coronavirus crisis, which most experts agree will persist until a vaccine is successfully produced, sometime in 2021. Here are a couple of obvious players who stand to maintain solid business through this new dynamic, and some corresponding ideas.

ROKU Weekly $87.50-89 Calls
NFLX $365-372.50 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
HALB, NSPX, ABCE, BIEI, CYDY, SPHS,