Ardelyx, Inc. ARDX
We selected ARDX yesterday morning for inclusion in our daily extended watchlist, and to be perfectly honest, our timing couldn’t have been much better. The stock exploded out of the gate, and despite a down day for the markets at large, ARDX bucked the trend with its biggest single session move since 2017.
The stock managed an intraday range of 3.77-5.95 which works out to a daily gain of 58% The stock ended the session with a bullish close 5.82, losing very little of its gained ground That puts it in the class of possible momentum mover, so we’ll certainly continue to keep our eyes peeled for further gain opportunities.
PVH Corp. PVH
Following an earnings beat last week for the owner of the once extremely popular Tommy Hilfiger clothing brand, PVH has been making attempts to come up off of its bottom for a few sessions. Today, we’ve spotted a $10M Form-4 buy from the CEO, and coupled with the positioning of the chart, we would like to signal an options idea for the chain.
Taking all of the current circumstances into account, we are going to be tracking the PVH 09/20 $75-85 Calls, in the days and weeks to come.
SPY Weekly 292-293.50 Calls
OPGN, MIK, PFSI, TBLT, RKDA, PFSI, PVH, KMPH,
The Michaels Companies, Inc. MIK – One of our fresh ideas for yesterday morning’s premarket report was a post-earnings target of the MIK 04/18 $12.50 Calls combined with a solid technical setup as a bottom-bounce play.
The stock turned in a very solid performance on the day, coming up just shy of its 50DMA, and that produced a significant gain opportunity for the contract set we designated. The $12.50 Calls traded up of a low of .60, and hit 1.35, marking an intraday run of 125% We’ll want to continue to reserve a spot on our radar for this play, and watch for the stock to continue to establish higher lows and higher highs off of its recent 52-week lows.
StoneCo Inc STNE – We also had the STNE 04/18 $37.50 & $39 Calls highlighted in yesterday’s report, and while we didn’t see quite the same intensity of activity as the above-mentioned play, that pair of contracts did get off to a good start, with nearly a full month remaining until expiration.
The $37.50’s traded in a range from 4.60-6.20 for a 35% move, and the $39’s went from 4.20-5.00 (+19%). We’ll continue tracking these as well.
Fresh Post-Earnings Ideas:
FedEx Corp. FDX Weekly $172.50-170 Puts
General Mills, Inc. GIS 04/18 $47.50-50 Calls
SCNA, NAVB, TYHT, NVRO, PIR
SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – Recap
We went bullish on the SPY in our premarket report yesterday, and thanks to two distinct intraday pushes for the markets, there were opportunities across the board for our highlighted contracts throughout the session.
Those targets were the daily SPY 03/18 $281-282 Calls, and we saw significant moves from all three. The $281.50 Calls traded in a range from .34-1.06 for an overall upswing of 212% while the $282’s traded up from .15 to .58, a gain of 287% (We mistakenly lost exact data for the $281 calls, but the gain opportunities were very similar to those of the other two strike points.)
The Michaels Companies, Inc. MIK
We also want to signal a set of contracts on MIK, which was the one listing on this morning’s earnings calendar that jumped out to us the most. Michaels posted an earnings beat, but also happens to be trading near its annual lows.
We’re going to approach this like we would any other play with bottom-bouncer written all over it, by signaling some longer-term calls to give ourselves some extra time to see the recovery play out. We’re going to radar the MIK 04/18 $12.50 Calls and monitor their activity in the days and weeks ahead.
STNE 04/18 $37.50-39 Calls
FPAY, CPST, INSY, TROX, CPST, NCTY, SDRL, CREG, LGCY, AKER, PIR