Netflix Inc. NFLX – Options Idea
The main thing hitting our scanners this morning is NFLX, following the company’s post-market earnings report yesterday. Usually when we deal with NFLX, we’re talking about ideas for the stock rising, but today, we’re going bearish on NFLX for a couple of reasons.
First, not only did its Q2 revenues fall short of expectations on the street, but the company’s weak subscriber growth numbers are causing worry as well. While this may only be a temporary lapse for NFLX as the company hasn’t made it a habit of misses on consecutive earnings reports in the past, we do want to form a short term bearish idea for the options chain.
Secondly, from a technical standpoint, the NFLX chart is exhibiting a strong double top formation. This is not a guarantee that a stock will fall, but is generally taken as a bearish indicator as it suggests trouble with breaking a particular area of resistance.
We’re going to tag the NFLX Weekly $365-345 Puts and have them on watch this midweek.
Bottom Watch Plays
Innovate BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. INNT gapped down hard, and continued to fall even harder yesterday. It may need more than a single session for reversal and rebound, but we’ll definitely want to have it on our radars while it searches out a bottom because the snap-back could be significant.
Just last month, as you can see, the stock made an incredible run from less than $10, to nearly $30/share, so the volatility is definitely there.
SSLJ.com Ltd. SSLJ is the other bottom-play candidate we’ve ID’ed this morning. It too is currently displaying a chart that is pretty self-explanatory. A recent massive gap-down has lead to a bottoming out, while the stock set new lows yesterday before closing slightly higher. Combine that with an RSI that is indicating a stock which is about as oversold as it gets, and we’re interested in tracking this one for a potential bottom bounce as well.