The last time we were mentioning Bed Bath & Beyond, was back in January when the stock was trading just below $14. It’s been in a solid uptrend more recently, reaching over 19.50 yesterday. However, we’re getting a bearish feeling from the chart now, especially following the company’s earnings report for the 4th quarter yesterday postmarket.
The company came fairly close to analyst expectations on earnings, yet recorded same-store sales declines for the seventh quarter in a row as e-commerce players like Amazon continue to horn in on brick-and-mortar reliant chains.
We are going to track a bearish options idea into the end of the week for this chain, with the BBBY Weekly $17.50-17 Puts, with the stock already being down a couple of dollars from yesterday’s highs here in the premarket.
FRESH OPTIONS IDEA: Fastenal, Inc. FAST 04/18 $62.50-67.50 Calls
This play continues to dominate our headlines for the third time this week, with the stock making yet another sizable move yesterday. We originally called this idea on March 27th, the CNC 09/20 $50-55 Calls. and the response has been fantastic, with the stock itself running from a low of 49.56 that morning, to yesterday’s high of 58.25 (+18%).
It has produced some fantastic gain opportunities for anyone who had the good fortune to catch our initial alert; especially those who went with the $55′s. The total moves over this ten-session span are as follows:
$50 Calls – Range: 1.80-9.50 – Max Gain: 428% $52.50 Calls – Range: 3.84-8.60 – Max Gain: 124% $55 Calls – Range: .31-7.50 – Max Gain: 2319%
FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS: Delta Air Lines, Inc. DAL Weekly $57.50-58.50 Calls
Levi Strauss & Co. LEVI 04/18 $23-24 Calls
As we were just mentioning yesterday morning, we designated a pair of contracts to watch in the CNC chain toward the end of March, with the CNC 09/20 $50 & $55 Calls.
Since that time the stock has been in a near-continual uptrend, and after yet another bullish session yesterday, we have new highs to report on our ideas. The $50 Calls have now traded in a range from 1.80-9.50, amounting to a total move of 428%. The $55 Calls have been on an insane run, and they have thus far traded up from .31-6.70. That works out to a rise of 2,061% in a span of only nine trading sessions.
BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust BPT
Weve got another options chain that we ‘d like to signal some longer term calls in as well. BPT fell off a cliff yesterday, and while it may have slightly further to fall before reversing, the chart shows a history of rapid recoveries whenever the stock is beaten back as it has been this week.
We’re going to designate the BPT 05/17 $22.50-25 Calls as two contracts of interest and begin to track them over the days and weeks ahead.
On Friday morning, we set out to take advantage of the bullish premarket sentiment by tracking a set of options in the SPY chain, as we are well-accustomed to doing.
Our targets were the Weekly $287-288 Calls and with the help of a solid run for the markets at large, our ideas bore fruit. All three, in fact, produced highly respectable chances for intraday profits.
$287 Calls – Range: .92-1.70 – Max Gain: 85% $287.50 Calls – Range: .62-1.18 – Max Gain: 90% $288 Calls – Range: .29-.80 – Max Gain: 176%
Centene Corp. CNC
Toward the end of last month, we produced an idea for the CNC 09/20 $50 & $55 Calls, and we also wanted to update our readers on the progress of those contracts since that time.
The $50 Calls have thus far risen from 1.80-8.53, an increase of 374% The $55 Calls obliterated those figures, with a massive run from .31-6.08, for total possible gains of 1,861%
The first thing that jumped out to us on this morning’s routine market scan was GBX. The only company on the earnings calendar with a market cap of more than a billion dollars, it’s also boasting an attractive bottom setup on the chart.
We’re going to tag the GBX 04/18 $30-35 Calls for observation, which gives us a couple of weeks to see more a rebound from the stock, which just began to rise off of in recent;y established 52-lows. ______
We also will be placing another recently struggling stock in NSPR on bottom watch this morning. With it just having registered new 52-week lows yesterday, it would appear there may be slightly further to fall before a rebound is imminent, if we look at the indicators, but we’ll start tracking it now.
The stock was trading at twice this amount barely over a month ago, so the potential for rapidly recovery is also there.