Yesterday, our premarket report included two fresh sets of options trading ideas for Under Armour, and Take Two Interactive, and thanks in part to a nice rebound for the markets, we were able to see some really nice gains in our designated plays.
Both of these were companies that had just reported their quarterly earnings, which just reinforces why we continue to make these same kinds of calls over and over again. Post-earnings options trading, while just as risky as any other type of short-term trade, is also just about the most reliable way to find quick-strike opportunities to profit.
Here were the trading ranges and total possible single-session gains that could have been banked off of yesterday’s ideas:
Under Armour Inc. UAA $19-20 Calls
$19 – 2.69-4.20 (+56%) $19.50 – 2.65-3.82 (+44%) $20 – 1.75-3.25 (+85%)
Earlier in the week we highlighted a pair of options calls in the Morgan Stanley chain following the company’s Q3 earnings report on Tuesday, in which it reported a solid beat of Wall Street expectations on profits.
As a result, the MS Weekly $43.50 & $44 Calls that we signaled in our report produced some very nice chances for traders to lock in multi-bag profits.
The $43.50 Calls, from their low of 1.32 reached 4.20, for an intraweek gain of 218% The $44 Calls low came in at .85, and it went on to log a high of 3.65. That worked out to an overall increase of 329%
Fresh Options Ideas
Paypal, Inc. PYPL - The first of our earnings related options ideas to close out the week is going to be Paypal, whose stock saw early gains on the heels of the company’s report which entailed a big boost from the company’s Venmo offshoot. Revenue streams have been growing as Paypal has launched several initiatives within the platform. We are going to be looking at the PYPL Weekly $81-83 Calls* as we close out the trading week.
The Procter & Gamble Co. PG – We’re also looking at PG, which reported on its earnings this morning, and posted it’s biggest growth in sales for the last half a decade. Our idea for this particular play will be the PG Weekly $82-84.50 Calls*
*Please do not attempt to trade options with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you are an advanced level trader with disposable funds. It’s an extreme risk/reward proposition!