KLAC Review, Fresh Options Plays

KLA Corp. KLAC – Recap: 

We signaled a range a options plays for Friday’s session in our premarket report, and while they all saw positive moves, KLAC was the clear standout, which sustained its gains over a much longer period.

We were tracking the KLAC Weekly $330-340 Calls and following the company’s earnings beat, the stock was propelled from a low of 335.56-348.16 on the day, and that facilitated some elite single-session gain opportunities for us and our readers. This comes just weeks after it was reported that hedge fund interest in the company was on the rise.

Here were the big time daily moves posted by our designated targets in the KLAC options chain on Friday:

KLAC Weekly $330-340 Calls
$330:
 6.00-22.90 (+282%)
$332.50: 13.97-22.00 (+57%)
$335: 4.20-17.40 (+314%)
$337.50: 1.95-16.85 (+764%)
$340: 2.40-14.00 (+483%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
SPY 08/02 $439-441 Calls*
ON Weekly $41.50-43 Calls

*Please note that these calls expire at the end of the day today, and only advanced level traders should attempt to trade options on the day of their expiration. 


Extended Watchlist:
XCUR, AGRI, EVK, BSQR, VXRT, NSAV, DNRG, RSHN, KATX, DSCR, MNGG, LEAS, NHMD

Retail Earnings Opportunities

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. CBRL – Recap: 

This morning we’re updating readers on the fresh options idea from yesterday. Just to give a heads up, this idea appeared in our report yesterday as Weekly calls, which was in error. The next expiration date on any existing CBRL options is June 18th, so we’re talking about the CBRL 06/18 $155-165 Calls.

Those fared quite well on the day despite three weeks remaining until their expiry. Here are the intraday gains they recorded:

CBRL 06/18 $155-165 Calls 
$155: 4.40-6.68 (+52%)
$160: 2.45-4.40 (+80%)
$165: 1.25-2.40 (+92%)

Based on premarket activity this morning, it appears as if CBRL may be preparing to gap up, and as a result we may see further advances in these contract sets. We’re going to want to continue to monitor their activity into June 18th.


Fresh Options Ideas:

Despite a general decrease in the number of daily earnings reporters, we’ve got a fair few retail giants dropping figures this morning, and we’ll venture a target for the SPY as well.

URBN Weekly $37-39 Calls
ANF Weekly $39-40.50 Calls
DKS Weekly $88-91 Calls 

SPY 05/26 $418-420 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
AAPT, SBFM, UPIN, BRYYF, GEGP, CYBL, MNGG, MDCN, XREG

More Bearish Options Plays

Options Review:

The markets slid once again to start yesterday’s session as we suspected they may, and despite recovering into the close, we had plenty of time and opportunity to profit off of the bearish slate of options ideas we put forth in our premarket report.

Our target plays that produced in the session were the SPY 05/19 $409-407 Puts and the LOW Weekly $192.50-187.50 Puts. We saw some good afternoon activity with the following intraday runs:

SPY 05/19 $409-407 Puts
$409: 
.33-1.70 (+415%)
$408: .13-1.05 (+707%)
$407: .07-.60 (+757%)
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LOW Weekly $192.50-187.50 Puts
$192.50: 3.30-6.65 (+102%)
$190: 2.08-4.62 (+122%)
$187.50: 1.22-3.06 (+151%)
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Fresh Options Ideas:
KSS Weekly $58-56.50 Puts
RL Weekly $130-125 Puts
CSCO Weekly $50.50-49 Puts 


International Consolidated Companies, Inc. INCC – Recap

We also want to talk about INCC for a moment, following its big run to new highs. We’ve been tracking this play since the morning of April 6th, and it has made some impressive swings.

Following our flag last month the stock ran 100% from .0018-.0036, and subsequently consolidated back down to .0017 before hitting its new high of .0061 yesterday, which represents an upswing of 259%  We’ll be looking for it to hold .0037, above the previous swing high on any pullbacks.


Extended Watchlist:
DSCR, SEEK, UATG, BYRG, FWDG, AERS, MNGG, QBAN, XTRM, RSHN