A New Earnings Season Commences

Moderna Inc. MRNA – Options Runners: 

We closed out the week on Friday morning by highlighting the nice moves made by the August contracts we’ve been tracking since June 21st,  the MRNA 08/20 $195-210 Calls. Additionally, we included some fresh weekly targets in the MRNA Weekly $265-$280 Calls.

Despite a rather poor day for the markets in general, Moderna continued to add impressively to its recent bullish surge. The stock has been in a general upward trend for the entire year, but that really kicked into overdrive over the past week.

Here are the new highs and total increases posted by our August calls, as well as the intraday ranges and total possible gains on the weeklies. Very impressive figures across the board: 

MRNA 08/20 $195-210 Calls
$195: 23.50-93.23 (+297%)
$200: 18.00-88.85 (+394%)
$210: 13.55-78.66 (+480%)
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MRNA Weekly $265-$280 Calls

$195: 9.30-24.00 (+158%)
$200: 6.05-19.05 (+214%)
$210: 3.50-13.97 (+299%)
$195: 1.27-9.95 (+683%)


Fresh Options Ideas: 

Just a reminder, another earnings season is going to heat up quickly with hundreds of companies slated to report this week, hundreds more next week, and so on. The remainder of July and much of August should yield a wealth of opportunities in that department.

This morning we’re going to be looking at a potential post-earnings play in Auto Nation and a chart play idea for Airbnb:

AN 08/20 $100-105 Calls
ABNB 09/17 $135-145 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
CYTK, NRXP, OXBR, AEHR, HIRU, LTNC, WOGI, SBES, NSAV, TXTM, KATX, CHNC

Hot Options Plays & More

Friday’s Big Performers:

Our first order of business on this morning is to go back over the two fresh options trading ideas that we formulated in Friday morning’s report. 

We were looking out for gains in the DKNG Weekly $58-59 Calls and the ABNB Weekly $185-190 Calls, and we certainly got what we were after. In a 5 for 5 sweep, every contract set that we designated for observation posted multibag intraday runs. As far as ABNB was concerned, the potential gains on the day were absolutely enormous.  

ABNB Weekly $185-190 Calls 
$185: 4.60-27.42 (+496%)
$187.50: 3.25-25.15 (+673%)
$190: 2.16-23.04 (+967%)
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DKNG Weekly $58-59 Calls
$58: 1.30-4.40 (+238%)
$59: .81-3.44 (+324%)

In the case of DKNG, premarket activity suggests that further gains are forthcoming, so we’re going to want to renew our idea for this fresh trading week and begin tracking the DKNG Weekly $62-63 Calls.
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More Fresh Options Ideas: 
SPY 03/01 $383-385 Calls
NRG Weekly $39-40.50 Calls 


Extended Watchlist: 
LTNC, IMTL, AABB, GTEH, GDET, MYDX, ICNM, GRLF, RDAR

Options Ideas, Potential Swing Trade

Options Review: 

This morning, we’re swinging back around to the fresh options ideas we offered up in Wednesday morning’s premarket report. With the markets getting choppy over the tech selloff, not to mention the US airstrikes in Syria, our timing in going bearish on SQ and TJX was fortuitous.

Our specific short targets were the SQ Weekly $250-245 Puts and the TJX Weekly $69.50-68 Puts, and in both cases, we turned up multibag upswings to finish out another solid trading week. Here were the ranges and total possible gains on those contracts subsequent to Wednesday’s alerts:

SQ Weekly $250-245 Puts
$250:
 7.54-26.01 (+245%)
$247.50: 5.95-22.00 (+270%)
$245: 4.45-20.58 (+362%)
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TJX Weekly $69.50-68 Puts
$69.50: .50-3.75 (+650%)
$69: .37-2.72 (+635%)
$68.50: .45-1.95 (+333%)
$68: .21-3.74 (+1680%)
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Fresh Options Ideas*:
DKNG Weekly $58-59 Calls
ABNB Weekly $185-190 Calls

*Please do not attempt to trade options with a weekly expiration on Friday unless you are an advanced level trader with access to disposable funds! 


EHang Holdings Ltd. EH

We also want to quickly throw up a signal on an interesting Chinese Aerospace & Defense play, EH, which looks attractive from a technical standpoint.

The stock has been feeling out a bottom after consolidating off of an epic run, and could go into recovery relatively soon. Provided EH can hold at or above the $30-40 range on any further pullbacks, we would like it for a possible swing trade candidate.


Extended Watchlist: 
WOFA, VIZC, MDCN, RNVA, CCTL, QPRC, AWGI, OPMZ