PEP Options Review, SPY Calls & More

PepsiCo, Inc. PEP – Options Recap:

We had a quick-strike idea based off of PEP earnings in yesterday morning’s premarket report. It was basically the only game in town on the earnings front, as we continue to trudge along through an extremely dry period. As we’ve mentioned in previous newsletters recently, this earnings drought will persist until the week of the 18th.

Our sole set of earnings play targets were the PEP Weekly $149-152.50 Calls, and those produced some very respectable intraday gain opportunities on the day for ourselves and our readers. Multibag runs were recorded by all three contract sets.

PEP Weekly $149-152.50 Calls
$149:
 1.84-3.51 (+91%)
$150: 1.19-2.73 (+129%)
$152.50: .28-1.04 (+271%)
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Fresh Options Ideas:
SPY 10/08 $430-431 Calls


VizConnect, Inc. VIZC – Recap:

We’re also going to take a minute to relay the move made by VIZC, a subpenny stock that we flagged a couple of times last month beginning on the morning of the 10th.

The stock traded for as little as .0031 subsequent to our alert. During yesterday’s session it recorded a new high of .0072. That works out to an increase of 132% over our observed low.


Extended Watchlist:
NSPX, ALPP, TGGI, ISWH, CBTC, SPZI, VYGR, PLTR, ACER

Four for Four on Options Plays, Fresh Ideas

Another Sweeping Options Success: 

It was just yesterday morning that we were patting ourselves on the back for another 100% green set of daily options ideas in Tuesday’s report, with three winning alerts. We upped the ante yesterday with a rare 4-pack of quick-strike options plays, and it may not surprise our regular readers that we hit on four out of four!

The targets we had designated were the AMD Weekly $92.50-93.50 Calls, the MSFT Weekly $287.50-292.50 Calls, the BA Weekly $230-235 Calls, and the SBUX Weekly $124-122 Puts. It was a nice mix of the morning’s earnings reporters that we felt looked the most attractive in the premarket. None of these sets of contracts let us down, but by far, AMD was the play of the day, with all three of our targets producing intraday moves of well over a thousand percent!

Here’s the rundown of all the fantastic chances that presented themselves to members of our community:

AMD Weekly $92.50-93.50 Calls
$92.50: .50-6.30 (+1160%)
$93: .39-5.80 (+1387%)
$93.50: .34-5.30 (+1459%)
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MSFT Weekly $287.50-292.50 Calls
$287.50: 1.06-3.80 (+258%)
$290: .52-2.09 (+302%)
$292.50: .25-1.12 (+348%)
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BA Weekly $230-235 Calls
$230: 3.89-6.60 (+70%)
$232.50: 2.65-4.86 (+83%)
$235: 1.78-3.32 (+87%)
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SBUX Weekly $124-122 Puts
$124: 1.44-2.26 (+57%)
$123: .85-1.50 (+76%)
$122: .47-.88 (+87%)


Today’s Fresh Options Ideas:
AZN Weekly $57-58 Calls
MA Weekly $385-390 Calls
QCOM Weekly $144-146 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
COCP, NAOV, ACER, VXRT, FLGC, ICNM, EEGI, BSSP, SVLT, AAGC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: KMX Recap & More

CarMax, Inc. KMX 

First up this morning, we’re going to start off the fresh trading week by reviewing the performance of the CarMax options we signaled in Friday’s premarket report on the heels of the company’s Q2 earnings beat.

We’re constantly pounding the table on post-earning options trading, simply because we are so very often successful in our selections. Volatility is a swing trader’s best friend, and few things create it more quickly and effectively than a solid beat on earnings.

So we signaled our interest in tracking the KMX Weekly $69.50-71.50 Calls and it worked like a charm:

$69.50 Calls – Range: 1.21-4.96 – Max Gain: 310%
$70 Calls – Range: 1.10-4.40 – Max Gain: 300%
$70.50 Calls – Range: .55-3.78 – Max Gain: 587%
$71 Calls – Range: .35-3.50 – Max Gain: 900%
$71.50 Calls – Range: .30-2.41 – Max Gain: 703%



Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. HMNY

We just updated our readers on our coverage of HMNY last Wednesday, when we pointed out that we slated the stock for tracking on August 15th and observed a subsequent low of 2.42. By midweek the stock had already made a considerable move up, but Friday’s session brought another big pop to new highs.

HMNY traded in a daily range from 5.67 to 7.95 gaining 40%, a very respectable intraday move in and of itself. The new high marked an overall move of 229% from our observed low.

Volume was much higher than average all last week, and the stock maintain roughly half of its daily advance into a fairly strong close, so we’ll need to keep monitoring HMNY for the continued establishment of higher highs and higher lows.


Extended Watchlist:
BYOC, ACER, IZEA, RIG, ARDM, INFI, IDXG