Options Recaps & More

Reviewing Friday’s Options Plays

In Friday morning’s report, we set out several last-minute options ideas, and our first order of business to kick off the fresh trading week is to highlight the performances recorded by those targets.

We had a mixture of bulls and bears on our watchlist and for most of them, we saw some pretty nice action and potential intraday gains:

DKNG Weekly $25 Calls
.90-4.30 (+378%)

AMAT Weekly $54.50-53 Puts
1.30-2.63 (+102%)
$54: 1.05-2.50 (+138%)
$53.50: .72-2.29 (+218%)
$53: .50-1.80 (+260%)

ACB Weekly $7-8 Calls

$7: .86-3.03 (+252%)
$8: .28-3.75 (+1238%)

In the case of ACB, not only did our options targets kill, especially with that beautiful twelve-bagger, but the stock itself is on a heck of a run, seeing a low of 7.80 on Friday and reaching as high as 14.90 in early trading today. That’s a respectable move of 91% We’re also going to roll up to the ACB $13-15 Calls for this week.

Fresh Ideas:
SE Weekly $63-66 Calls
SPY 05/20 $292-295 Calls
TDG 07/17 $390-400 Calls 

TGT Update, Fresh Options Idea

Target Corp. TGT

Just as we mentioned yesterday morning to start off the week, it was on Thursday morning that we signaled our interest in tracking some TGT Puts. They hadn’t quite heated up yet by the end of last week, but we urged readers yesterday to pay close attention, as the gains seemed imminent.

We were correct in that assumption, as the markets once again set a new record for worst daily losses in history. That helped propel the massive range of contracts we signaled, the TGT 04/03 $98-90 Puts, to double-bag gain status and beyond, exactly as we predicted.

Here are the trading ranges on those contracts since we’ve had them on our radar:

TGT 04/03 $98-90 Puts
$98: 3.37-6.92 (+105%)
$97: 2.90-6.60 (+128%)
$96: 2.73-6.00 (+120%)
$95: 2.21-5.95 (+169%)
$94: 2.54-5.50 (+117%)
$93: 1.99-5.05 (+154%)
$92: 2.44-4.50 (+84%)
$91: 2.00-4.25 (+113%)
$90: 1.47-3.80 (+156%)

Transdigm Group, Inc TDG

We would like to put together a set of call contracts to watch in the TDG chain. It’s no surprise that the stock is at a bottom at present, but what is remarkable is the amount of insider buying that has taken place in the last week, to the tune of roughly $180M.

That typically signals an insider’s confidence that the stock will not fall much further. We are going to put the TDG 05/15 $350-370 Calls on watch to track in the weeks ahead.

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