Killer Day for Options, Fresh Plays

Endless Options Runners: 

Our prowess with options trading continued to assert itself on Tuesday, with four out of the four selections we made in our premarket report posting significant gain chances for ourselves and our readers. If you follow our picks regularly, you know complete miss is incredibly rare for us. It’s far more common that we sweep the entire board with good ideas, and that’s exactly how Tuesday’s session played out.

We were tracking the VZ Weekly $39.50-38.50 Puts, the RTX Weekly $96-95 Puts, the JNJ Weekly $170-165 Puts, and the MMM Weekly $115-116 Calls, and all four sets produced gains that ranged from pretty darn good, to eye-popping. Here’s the breakdown on the moves that were recorded:

VZ Weekly $39.50-38.50 Puts
$39.50:
 .10-.53 (+430%)
$39: .07-.30 (+328%)
$38.50: .03-.16 (+433%)
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RTX Weekly $96-95 Puts
$96:
 .73-2.10 (+188%)
$95: .01-.67 (+6600%)
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JNJ Weekly $170-165 Puts
$170:
 .95-4.10 (+331%)
$167.50: .26-2.04 (+684%)
$165: .10-.80 (+700%)
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MMM Weekly $115-116 Calls

$115: 1.59-2.87 (+489%)
$116: 1.19-2.31 (+701%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
SPY 01/25 $398-396 Puts*
BA Weekly $210-205 Puts
MSFT Weekly $240-235 Puts
NEE 02/17 $80-77.50 Puts

*Please don’t attempt to trade options on their day of expiration unless you are an experienced trader with access to disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist:
VENG, WSRC, CEOS, MGUY, AAPJ, BMXI, SNOA, INPX, GMBL, FWBI, NVOS, ARDS, CDTX

Options, NASDAQ Reviews & Fresh Idea

HEICO Corporation HEI – Options Update:

This week has lived up to the stereotype of a typical holiday trading week between Christmas and the New Year. No one is reporting earnings, not much has been going on, and the opportunities have been much fewer and further between. Today we do have an update on a set of options contracts that we alerted on Tuesday of last week.

We signaled interest in the HEI 01/20 $150 Calls, and they have made a modest but respectable move for us over that time span.

HEI 01/20 $150 Calls
$150:
 3.70-7.50 (+103%)


Fresh Options Idea:
CALM 01/20 $60-57.50 Puts


Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. KALA – Recap:

We had placed KALA on watch via yesterday morning’s extended watchlist. Our EW’s often consist of a mix of big board and OTC stocks. In this case, KALA trades on the upper exchange, and yet still managed to explode off of our list with a single-session multibag run yesterday. The stock ran from a low of 6.00 yesterday and has now touched 19.73 in premarket trading today, marking a total rise of 229%


Extended Watchlist:
OTIC, BXRX, QTNT, FRGT, ELYS, ARDX, GMBL, NUWE,