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Moderna Inc. MRNA – Update: 

On Monday morning, we began tracking some August calls in the MRNA chain, the MRNA 08/20 $195-210 Calls. In yesterday’s report, we updated readers on the modest moves they made, and also issued an added idea in the MRNA Weekly $210-212.50 Calls, just to make things even more interesting.

Both sets of ideas have flourished as MRNA has posted two excellent daily performances in a row, rising from around $200 to more than $220. That has facilitated some highly respectable moves in every last one of our designated targets.

Here are the two-day ranges on the August calls and the intraday run recorded by the weeklies yesterday:

MRNA 08/20 $195-210 Calls
$195: 23.50-36.05 (+53%)
$200: 18.00-33.47 (+86%)
$210: 13.55-27.50 (+103%)

MRNA Weekly $210-212.50 Calls.
$210: 5.20-13.50 (+160%)
$212.50: 4.32-11.00 (+155%)

Korn Ferry KFY – Recap:

Also new in yesterday’s premarket offerings were our targets in the KFY options chain. We signaled interest in tracking the KFY Weekly $65-70 Calls, and are pleased to report that those contracts made monster moves on the day.

KFY Weekly $65-70 Calls
$65: 2.00-6.10 (+205%)
$70: .55-3.00 (+445%)

Fresh Options Ideas:
PDCO 07/16 $34-31 Puts
WGO 07/16 $65-70 Calls

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PureCycle Technologies Inc. PCT – Update:

We entered a longer-term recovery idea for the PCT options chain in yesterday morning’s premarket report on a purely technical basis, and it provided instant results.

It was exhibiting most of the classic signals we look for in a potential rebound play. Coming off of recently established lows, a MACD converging toward a bullish cross, a heavily oversold yet rapidly strengthening RSI, and a massive gap on the chart to the upside.  You can see all of these indicators on the chart snapshot below.

We’ll continue to look for signs that PCT may continue the current trend off of last week’s lows which represented the lowest PPS for the stock in roughly 7 months. Here are the intraday gains made by our targeted options contract sets yesterday:

PCT 08/20 $15-17.50 Calls
1.88-2.80 (+49%)
$17.50: 1.25-2.10 (+68%)

Fresh Options Ideas:
BIDU Weekly $192.50-197.50 Calls
WMT Weekly $142-145 Calls
HD Weekly $322.50-327.50 Calls 

Nutranomics, Inc. NNRX – Recap:

We flagged NNRX in yesterday morning’s extended watchlist, which most often contains the majority of the OTC stocks we’re tracking on any given day, and the stock did end up putting forth a solid intraday performance.

It ran from a low of .0014 and went as high as .0033, which marks a daily push of 136%, and it occurred on volume of over three times the 30-day moving average.

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Shire plc SHPG – Options Update

The idea that we formulated earlier in the week with regard to the SHPG options chain has already provided us with gain opportunities, but the gap up we’re seeing this morning could really make things interesting. Just to refresh your memory, our target range was the SHPG Weekly $175-180 Calls.

With the stock gapping up big-time, having already hit a high of 185.00 in the premarket, anyone who entered one or more of these contracts prior to this morning will be in line to reap some serious profits right out of the gate.

Our observed lows for each set of contracts was as follows: $175 – 2.60, $177.50 – 3.00, $180 – 1.65. With every one currently being pushed deep into the money, it will be interesting to see the subsequent highs that are recorded today.

We feel it’s generally a good idea to lock in profits on a gap-up, just in case the stock retraces and fills the gap.



Tesla Motors Corp. TSLA – Tesla took a gut-punch yesterday as Tuesday’s post-market announcement of its offer to purchase SolarCity met mixed reviews, and appears to be setting up for further backsliding.

Should this bearish trend persist into today’s trading session, we’ll be very interested in tracking the activity of
the TSLA Weekly $200-195 Puts.

BioScrip, Inc. BIOS

We also want to provide a brief update on BIOS, a stock we alerted on Friday just in the nick of time to catch a nice uptrend. From a low of 2.23 that day, the stock has recorded higher highs and higher lows every session since, culminating in a new high of 2.87 yesterday. That works out to a respectable four-session boost of 29%

We still like the look of the BIOS chart, which is showing hints of potential for further moves to the upside. Key resistance is sitting at the previous swing high of 3.10, so we’ll be on the lookout for a breach of that level,.

Extended Watchlist:
CTIC. XIV, BKS, PBR, ONCI, ZONX, RXDX(Potential bottom-play)