Closing Out a Strong Trading Week

More Options Winners

All things considered, things shaped up pretty good for us this week on the options trading front. We had potential gains to report each and every day, and today is no exception. Yesterday morning’s fresh ideas in LLY and ORLY played very nicely in the wake of each company’s quarterly earnings drop.

LLY was the big score, however the ORLY was a longer-term idea with almost a month until expiration, so we may yet see some bigger moves from those in the weeks to come.

LLY Weekly $155-160 Calls  

$155: 2.81-7.50 (+158%)
$157.50: .81-5.16 (+297%)
$160: .50-3.10 (+252%)

ORLY 05/15 $390-400 Calls 
$390: 7.00-12.46 (+110%)
$400: 7.39-11.00 (+184%)

Fresh Ideas – We’ll also go ahead and form a few fresh ideas to close out the week. We’re seeing insider buys on HAL near its recently established bottom, and we’ve got earnings reports from AXP and that are driving early activity in those plays.

Haliburton Co. HAL 05/29 $10-11 Calls
American Express Co. AXP Weekly $83-85 Calls
Edwards Lifesciences Corp. EW Weekly $225-235 Calls

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