Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Update
We had just come off of an excellent post-earnings options idea on Hasbro leading into yesterday’s session, and to keep the train rolling, we offered up an another options idea to go along with NFLX’s own earnings beat.
We’ve said it a hundred times and will probably say it a hundred more- quarterly earnings provide a fantastic method of using big board stocks to leverage huge short-term profits out of their options chains, and NFLX is illustrating that point to a tee.
We signaled our interest in the NFLX Weekly $117-120 Calls, and of course, they all made notable moves to the upside on the session:
$117 Calls – Range: 2.12-3.27 – Max Gain: 54%
$118 Calls – Range: 1.66-3.20 – Max Gain: 93%
$119 Calls – Range: 1.34-2.65 – Max Gain: 98%
$120 Calls – Range: 1.13-1.75 – Max Gain: 55%
Cannabis Science, Inc. CBIS – Update
We cautioned readers in yesterday’s report that the activity on marijuana related stocks has been ramping up, and in lieu of a traditional extended watchlist for the day, we posted a list of over a dozen to keep an eye on, and nearly all of them ended the day in the green.
One of the most solid plays out of the list was CBIS, which ran a healthy 44% from .034 to .0489, and did so on volume exceeding the monthly average roughly seven-fold. After that initial run, the stock pulled back before surging again toward the end of the day, and posting a strong close at .0475.
We’ll look to keep monitoring the situation in not only CBIS, but the marijuana space as a whole. We’re confident enough in the present landscape to assert that the opportunities are most assuredly not going to end here. As we’ve stated multiple times now, recreational legalization in California (the world’s 6th-largest economy) is just weeks away. It figures to reinvigorate investor interest in pot stocks even more than we’ve seen to this point, as well as representing the toppling of a major domino in what we feel will ultimately be a chain-reaction leading to nationwide legalization.
According to the LA Times poll, roughly 60% of California voters plan on voting yes on Prop 64, which would mean that by this time next month, the entire West Coast from Canada to Mexico will be a prohibition-free zone.
Added Note: We also want to add ICBU to our marijuana watchlist; a stock that we haven’t mentioned in the past, on the heels of an interesting PR. (>>View PR)
Banc of California BANC
Speaking of California, BANC stock has fallen off a cliff on immaterial news of a pending fraud investigation. We always look for knee-jerk selloffs like these, and in this case it actually happens to be coinciding with an earnings beat. That’s why we’re interested in signaling both the stock and some options ideas for this one.
We’ll be tracking the BANC Weekly $12.50 and $15 Calls for a short-term idea, and for an extended-term idea, the BANC 11/18 $17.50 and $20 Calls.
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