Hot Options Plays

Options Review

In yesterday morning’s premarket report, we signaled our interest in tracking a pair of options ideas following earnings reports from BSX and CAT, going bullish on one and bearish on the other.

We couldn’t have called them any better, as both sets of ideas returned numerous multi-bag runs on the day, with the following potential profits on the table:

BSX Weekly $38.50-40.50 Calls
$38.50 Calls – Range: 1.38-2.21 – Max Gain: 60%
$39 Calls – Range: .99-1.80 – Max Gain: 82%
$39.50 Calls – Range: .57-1.33 – Max Gain: 133%
$40 Calls – Range: .31-.91 – Max Gain: 194%
$40.50 Calls – Range: .18-.46 – Max Gain: 156%
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CAT  Weekly $134-131 Puts
$134 Puts – Range: 1.13-3.70 – Max Gain: 227%
$133 Puts – Range: .85-3.10 – Max Gain: 265%
$132 Puts – Range: .60-2.55 – Max Gain: 325%
$131 Puts – Range: .48-2.10 – Max Gain: 338%

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Fresh Options Ideas: 
AZN Weekly $46-47 Calls
PYPL Weekly $104-105 Calls
MSFT Weekly $138-139 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
BAS, SDC, WTER, TTNP, OGEN, EROS, HEPA, BLGI

Harley Calls Pop & More

Harley-Davidson, Inc. HOG

Our fresh options trading idea for Harley on the heels of the company’s earnings report yesterday morning, was to track the Harley-Davidson, Inc. HOG Weekly $38.50-40 Calls. Sales fell in the company’s third fiscal quarter, but not by as much as was expected.

The report allowed HOG to buck the overall market downtrend on the day, and the move it made facilitated the following intraday opportunities in our designated contract sets:

$38.50 Calls – Range: .47-2.20 – Max Gain: 368%
$39 Calls – Range: .35-1.80 – Max Gain: 414%
$39.50 Calls – Range: .17-1.30 – Max Gain: 665%
$40 Calls – Range: .12-.99 – Max Gain: 725%

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Fresh Options Ideas

BSX Weekly $38.50-40.50 Calls
CAT  Weekly $134-131 Puts


Extended Watchlist:
TTNP, SSI, HEPA,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SBUX Success & More

Starbucks Corp. SBUX – Recap

We formulated some options ideas for Friday morning’s premarket report, and among them were the SBUX Weekly $66-67.50 Calls. Continuing a trend that we carried throughout the week, we once again struck upon multi-bag gains off of an earnings related play. This type of trade has become one of our go-to moves for this very good reason. We urge any skeptics to rifle through our blog and check our record on this. We believe our success rate is unparalleled.

$66 Calls – Range:.65-1.65 – Max Gain: 154%
$66.50 Calls – Range: .40-1.35 – Max Gain: 238%
$67 Calls – Range: .22-.80 – Max Gain: 264%
$67.50 Calls – Range: .10-.49 – Max Gain: 390%
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We also had the WDC Weekly $43.50-45 Calls in Friday’s report, and despite the fact that only the $43.50’s ended up being in play, the potential gains they afforded traders were exceptional. They traded up from a low of .03 all the way up to .26- a move of 767% on the day.


Caterpillar, Inc. CAT

We’ll once again look to a premarket earnings release to provide us with the impetus for a fresh idea this morning. Caterpillar missed on profits and issued unimpressive guidance, as the company reported disappointingly low demand, specifically in the Chinese market.

We are going to take a bearish view on this for the near-term, and put the CAT Weekly $132-128 Puts on watch to kick off the fresh trading week.


Extended Watchlist:
AVCO, TEUM, SUPN, OGEN, RBZ, BLPH, BW, IAG