LVS Recap, New Options Ideas

Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS

To start things off this week, we want to circle back around to provide an update on a call we made a couple of weeks ago. The Thursday before last, on January 30th, we signaled interest in tracking the LVS 02/28 $68-71 Calls.

The stock had been on a solid run prior to our idea and continued its momentum all the way through to Thursday, before doing any consolidating. Here are the total possible gains that were available to us during that respectable run.

LVS 02/28 $68-71 Calls
$68: 1.35-3.10 (+130%)
$69
: 1.12-2.10 (+88%)
$70
: .85-2.00 (+135%)
$71
: .72-1.50 (+108%)


Fresh Options Ideas:

The earnings reporter list is a little light to start the week, but QSR and L caught our eye, so we’re going to formulate a couple of ideas there. We also noticed some insider bottom-buying on PBF, so we’ll insert a longer-term idea to track a potential recovery on that stock as well.

Restaurant Brands International, Inc. QSR 02/21 $65-67.50 Calls
Loews Corp. L 02/21 $55 Calls
PBF Energy, Inc. PBF 03/20 $28-30 Calls

Reviewing Yesterday’s Ideas, Highlighting New Ones

Reviewing Yesterday’s Plays

We had a number of bearish options ideas that we listed in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and thanks to a lackluster performance for the markets at large, as well as ongoing concerns about the rapidly spreading coronavirus, we got some early returns off of those targets.

The gains are modest so far, but we’ll continue to track the lot of them as the week progresses.  

DAL Weekly $57-56 Puts
$57
: 1.20-1.90 (+58%)
$56.50: .96-1.56 (+62%)
$56
: .78-1.18  (+51%)
_____

UAL Weekly $80-79 Puts
$80
: 2.77-3.75 (+35%)
$79: 2.00-3.00 (+50%)
_____

SPY Weekly $325-322 Puts*
$325
: 1.85-2.92 (+58%)
$322: .97-1.65 (+70%)

*There were a couple other SPY contracts within this range, that produced similar gains to those listed above.


Fresh Options Ideas

LMT  Weekly $435-440 Calls
BIIB Weekly $282.50-285 Calls
PBF 06/19 $28-30 Calls 

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Post-Earnings Options Plays

Energizer Holdings, Inc. ENR 

We’ve been seeking out prime bottom play opportunities this week, and to continue that trend, we’ve run across Energizer this morning on the heels of the stock registering a new annual low yesterday.

In conjunction with the fact that Deutsche Bank just upgraded ENR from a Hold to a Buy rating with a price target of $52/share (trading in the $37-range yesterday), along with indicators that the stock is heavily oversold, and we are confident in calling this one a prime bottom play candidate as well.


Fresh Options Plays 

We also have a pair of fresh earnings-related options ideas to pass along this morning. Post-earnings plays are typically our miost successful, and we’ve got a couple of good hunches about the following contracts as we cruise through this midweek. 

FedEx Corp. FDX –  Already in a good spot on the chart for a possible rebound leading into today’s session with a strong double-bottom setup, we’re looking to FDX options as FedEx’s Q4 results yielded a profits and earnings beat. As a result, we’re going to be tracking the FDX Weekly $157.50-60 Calls.

Micron Technology, Inc. MU – We are also looking at MU, which reported in the post-market yesterday as well, posting a beat on Q3 earnings, and bolstered guidance for sales of computer memory chips. Like the above mentioned play, MU is giving off a heavy multi-bottom signal. In this case we are interested in monitoring the MU Weekly $35-36.50 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
AMR, SNX, VTVT, FCEL, PBF, APTX, FPAY, PES, TLGT, RIOT