Facebook, Inc. FB – Options Recap
Our fresh options idea or the day yesterday on the heels of Facebook’s earnings beat, the FB Weekly $133-136 Calls ended up providing opportunities for sizable gains early on in the session.
The following moves all occurred in the first half hour of trading, so traders would have had to be quick on their feet to get in on the action, but those who were, were handsomely rewarded with some really big, really quick gains:
$133 Calls – Range: .36-2.17 – Max Gain: 502%
$134 Calls – Range: .28-1.51 – Max Gain: 439%
$135 Calls – Range: .18-.96 – Max Gain: 433%
$136 Calls – Range: .05-.55 – Max Gain: 1000%
Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN – With Q4 earnings season in full swing, we will include another options idea based on the early activity in AMZN, which posted disappointing figures in its post-market release yesterday.
Here we’re going to be highlighting a range of puts that we feel stand to make decent gains, should AMZN’s fortunes play out as we suspect they might today. The targets we want to place on watch are going to be the AMZN Weekly $810-800 Puts.
SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – On the bullish side of things, solid jobs numbers could very well lead to an overall uptrend for the markets as a whole, so we’re going to want to designate an a corresponding idea for that.
Generally, we like to use the SPY as a market analog, so we’re going to signal a range of SPY calls to try to take advantage of the current conditions. Our target range here will be the SPY Weekly $227.50-229 Calls.
Cerulean Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CERU
We want to keep our eyes on CERU as we close out the week, and into next week, as the stock is currently boasting a chart that looks as if it could break out at any moment.
As you can see, the stock has been gradually building a higher base of support off of annual lows recorded in the fall, and yesterday, really started to make a bullish move. We’re seeing a slight gap-up this morning to just below the resistance channel between 1.20 and 1.30. As we’ve pointed out below, there is a huge gap on the chart to the upside, and a breach of that channel would begin to fill it in.
This is a stock that we feel could easily make a 100% move inside of the next few sessions, so we will want to watch carefully.
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