SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – Recap
Yesterday morning in our premarket report, we formulated a fresh options idea with the SPY 05/15 $281-282.50 Calls after seeing that market conditions appeared to be gearing up for another session-over-session reversal after Monday’s selloff.
Our hunch proved accurate, with a bullish session similar to Friday’s going on the books yesterday, and it provided for some nice chances in our highlighted contracts.
$281 Calls – Range: 2.13-4.35 – Max Gain: 104%
$281.50 Calls – Range: 1.87-3.85 – Max Gain: 106%
$282 Calls – Range: 1.55-3.39 – Max Gain: 119%
$282.50 Calls – Range: 1.30-3.03 – Max Gain: 133%
Amplitech Group, Inc. AMPG – News
We’re revisiting AMPG again for the third straight time this week, after the company’s quarterly report was released yesterday, containing highlights for Q1 2019, which included bolstered sales, profits, and cash on hand.
Some of the key financial highlights were as follows:
-Sales were $678.3K, up from $428.5K a year earlier, an improvement of $249.8K, or 58.3%
-Gross profits were $324.1K, up from $254.9K a year earlier, an improvement of $69.2K, or 27.1% Gross margins in Q1 were 47.8%, down from 59.5% the prior year.
-Operating Income in Q1 increased to $82.6K, up from $44.2K a year earlier, an improvement of $38.4K, or 86.9%
-Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for Q1 increased to $119.7K from $52.1K the prior year, an increase of $67.6 thousand, or 129.8% EBITDA margins for the current quarter were 17.6 percent vs 12.2 percent in 2018, an improvement of 44.3 percent.
-Cash on hand increased from $442.1K in Q1 of 2018 to $783.6K in 2019, helped by improved profits as well as a new term debt facility which was secured in the first quarter. (>>View Full PR)
Be sure to check out the recent acquisition news from AMPG as well, which figures to improve the company’s sales by a significant margin.
FRESH OPTIONS IDEA:
Macy’s, Inc. M Weekly $22-23.50 Calls
CLRB, XXII, CEI, TLGT, HIIQ, HTBX, PEIX