Wrapping Up a Challenging Yet Fruitful Week

Yesterday’s Movers:

The end of another trading week is upon us, and while market conditions have certainly made it a challenge, we’ve still been able to log some pretty good ideas and subsequent chances for traders to benefit. Yesterday morning’s premarket report yielded three out of four movers, and while the gains weren’t off the charts, there were still solid plays to be made.

Our movers for the day were the TCOM 10/21 $25-26 Calls, the LEN Weekly $75-76 Calls, and the DRI 10/21 $125 Puts, and the modest-to-intermediate gains they registered on the session were as follows:

TCOM 10/21 $25-26 Calls

$25: 1.35-2.50 (+85%)
$26: 1.11-1.90 (+71%)

LEN Weekly $75-76 Calls
$75: 2.77-3.35 (+21%)
$76: 1.82-1.89 (+4%)

DRI 10/21 $125 Puts
$230: 3.70-5.42 (+46%)

Fresh Options Ideas: 
SPY 09/23 $371-369 Puts
COST Weekly $465-475 Calls

Global Tech Industries Group, Inc. GTII – OTC Recap:

We caught a pretty good gainer with GTII on yesterday morning’s extended watchlist. The stock posted a nice little breakout for us that fell just shy of producing a double-bag gain opportunity for us. GTII ran from a low of .93 and went on to hit its daily high at 1.78. That works out to a single-session run of 93% and it came on the stock’s second-highest volume day of all time!

Extended Watchlist:

DG, AZFL, GERN & Today’s Extended Watchlist

Dollar General Corp. DG

Yesterday, we pointed to Dollar General as an options trading candidate as we were anticipating their earnings being released today. The report, out this morning, exceeded the expectations of many, and alluded to a total sales increase of almost 11%.

Earnings Per Share increased by roughly 25% as well as the company reported its most favorable Q3 results ever. Folks interested should definitely tune into this morning’s conference call.

Despite having such positive financials, the company issued a cautious guidance along with the report, so we want to be wary moving forward. Another reason to listen in to the call and get the 411 on DG:

The Company will hold a conference call on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. CT/10:00 a.m. ET, hosted by Rick Dreiling, chairman and chief executive officer, and David Tehle, chief financial officer. If you wish to participate, please call (866) 710-0179 at least 10 minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. The pass code for the conference call is “Dollar General.” The call will also be broadcast live online at www.dollargeneral.com under “Investor Information, Conference Calls and Investor Events.” A replay of the conference call will be available through Wednesday, December 26, 2012, and will be accessible online or by calling (334) 323-7226. The pass code for the replay is 56954859.


Amazonas Florestal Ltd AZFL

AZFL hit a new high on Monday, reaching .09, and marking a gain of roughly 100% since we first began talking about this play.

With a very interesting backstory, and a currently well-performing stock, AZFL is one that we will continue to watch on a more long-term basis, well into the New Year.

AZFL is engaged in environmentally-safe and sustainable forestry practices in Brazil. Through cyclical and selective harvesting, the company preserves the integrity of its portion of the amazon rainforest. In addition to purchasing the necessary carbon offset credits, Amazonas also has plans to use the low grade biomass (upper branches and other material unsuitable for timber) to fuel an on-site generator to further negate consumption, as well as for sale of the surplus to local power authorities.


Geron Corp. GERN

Following our alert of GERN yesterday, the stock traded in a range from 1.17-1.43, making gains of up to 22% possible. We will be keeping this stock on our radars as the week continues.


CirTran Corp. CIRC

Another nice gainer from our extended watchlist yesterday, CIRC saw a daily range of .0019-.0034 for a possible 80% intraday gain.

Extended Watchlist: