Big-Time Options Scores, Fresh Ideas

Clean Sweep on Daily Options Ideas: 

It’s a simple truth that no one can be right on every hunch every time, so when we formulate a large group of quick-strike ideas, it’s always nice when we can hit on each and every play.

Such was the case with yesterday morning’s premarket report, in which we offered our ideas on four separate options chains. We went four for four with the DKS Weekly $88-91 Calls, the URBN Weekly $37-39 Calls, the ANF Weekly $39-40.50 Calls, and the SPY 05/26 $418-420 Calls. All the way down the line, we saw significant intraday runs.

These were the ranges and total possible intraday gains available in those targets:

DKS Weekly $88-91 Calls 

$88: 4.13-10.66 (+158%)
$88.50: 3.78-11.64 (+208%)
$90: 2.00-10.00 (+400%)
$91: 1.95-8.65 (+344%)

URBN Weekly $37-39 Calls
2.74-3.70 (+35%)
$37.50: 1.31-3.01 (+130%)
$38: 1.60-2.60 (+62%)
$38.50: .95-2.20 (+132%)
$39: .80-2.50 (+212%)

ANF Weekly $39-40.50 Calls
2.99-4.45 (+49%)
$39.50: 1.68-4.08 (+143%)
$40: 1.17-3.80 (+225%)
$40.50: 1.29-3.22 (+150%)

SPY 05/26 $418-420 Calls 
$418: .87-1.75 (+101%)
$419: .45-.92 (+104%)
$420: .19-.41 (+116%)

Fresh Options Ideas:
BBY Weekly $117-119 Calls
DG Weekly $197.50-202.50 Calls
WSM 06/18 $175-180 Calls

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Retail Earnings Opportunities

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. CBRL – Recap: 

This morning we’re updating readers on the fresh options idea from yesterday. Just to give a heads up, this idea appeared in our report yesterday as Weekly calls, which was in error. The next expiration date on any existing CBRL options is June 18th, so we’re talking about the CBRL 06/18 $155-165 Calls.

Those fared quite well on the day despite three weeks remaining until their expiry. Here are the intraday gains they recorded:

CBRL 06/18 $155-165 Calls 
$155: 4.40-6.68 (+52%)
$160: 2.45-4.40 (+80%)
$165: 1.25-2.40 (+92%)

Based on premarket activity this morning, it appears as if CBRL may be preparing to gap up, and as a result we may see further advances in these contract sets. We’re going to want to continue to monitor their activity into June 18th.

Fresh Options Ideas:

Despite a general decrease in the number of daily earnings reporters, we’ve got a fair few retail giants dropping figures this morning, and we’ll venture a target for the SPY as well.

URBN Weekly $37-39 Calls
ANF Weekly $39-40.50 Calls
DKS Weekly $88-91 Calls 

SPY 05/26 $418-420 Calls 

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Load of Fresh Options Plays & More

DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. DKS – Recap

Our only options idea based off of earnings reports yesterday morning was in the DKS chain. We noted the lackluster response to the company’s Q4 beat on earnings and revs, and went to the bearish side of the fence.

Our specific targets were the DKS Weekly $71-69.50 Puts and those contracts logged considerable gains, with the exception of the $70.50’s whose intraday increase was nominal.

Here are the exact trading ranges and total possible profits on those targeted DKS options plays: 

DKS Weekly $71-69.50 Puts
$71: .90-1.60 (+78%)
$70.50: 1.05-1.25 (+19%)
$70: .40-1.50 (+275%)
$69.50: .61-1.20 (+155%)

Fresh Options Ideas:

We’ve got a decent selection of options plays to watch as we cruise through this midweek. With nothing really piquing our interest from this morning’s earnings calendar, here are a few potential plays based off of attractive chart setups.

XL 05/21 $12.50-15 Calls
PLUG 04/01 $45-48 Calls 

EXPI 03/19 $50-52.50 Calls

Bonus Idea:
SPY 03/10 $388-389 Calls **Expiry at today’s close**

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