Another Excellent Week of Options Trading

Closing Out a Fantastic Short Trading Week: 

As we prepare to close out this holiday-shortened week, we’re going to start off by highlighting some more new highs in the SLQT 09/17 $7.50-10 Calls we’ve been tracking since August 31st. SLQT on the stock side of things alone, has risen by a considerable margin, running from 9.19 to 13.24 for a gain of 44%

We also want to update on a set of longer-term options in the EPAY chain that we designated for observation back on the morning of August 16th. EPAY has also made a solid move, and it facilitated some nice moves for our targeted range, the EPAY 09/17 $40-45 Calls.

Here are the new highs in the SLQT targets, as well as the overall range on the EPAY contracts since we alerted on them:

SLQT 09/17 $7.50-10 Calls
$7.50:
 1.80-5.55 (+208%)
$10: .40-3.20 (+700%)

EPAY 09/17 $40-45 Calls
$40:
 .81-3.90 (+381%)
$45: .09-.76 (+744%)
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A couple of our fresh plays from yesterday morning’s report also made some great single-session gains for us on the day. Those targets and total possible profits were as follows:

LOVE 09/17 $55-60 Calls
$55: 1.95-8.40 (+331%)
$60: .75-4.40 (+487%)
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RH Weekly $685-695 Calls
$685:
 17.20-45.00 (+162%)
$690: 15.00-44.00 (+193%)
$692.50:18.80-39.95 (+112%)
$695: 13.35-36.13 (+171%)


Fresh Options Ideas:
ZS Weekly $285-290 Calls*
AFRM 09/17 $110-120 Calls
PLAY Weekly $37-39 Calls*
TIGR 09/17 $12.50-15 Calls

* Please don’t attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an experienced trader with access to disposable funds! 


Extended Watchlist:
EWLL, VIZC, SIRC, ILUS, RGBP, ELIO, GGII, MSTO, GRSO, HPIL, ISEE, AFRM, ENDP, KPLT, TTOO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Recaps, Fresh Ideas

Pier 1 Imports Inc. PIR

It was just Monday morning that we were heralding the performance of PIR following our recent tag of the stock as a bottom-watch play just shy of three weeks ago on August 23rd. The day after that alert, we would observe a low of 3.76. At the time we mentioned that we felt a double-bagger was possible, and as of Monday, it had fallen just short of that mark with a 91% increase.

Yesterday, the stock blew through that mark with its biggest session yet. It traded in an impressive intraday range from 6.10-10.48 (+64%). That pushes our overall gains since our initial flag to a very nice  179% well past the double-bag mark that we had targeted!


Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. ENDP 

Speaking of other very respectable stock calls we’ve made recently, we tagged ENDP on August 7th, as it was trading for as little as 2.14.

Yesterday, after its second big bull session of the past week, the stock hit a new high of 4.07, leaving us with total possible gains of 92% since our initial call on ENDP.


Fresh Options Idea:
Zscaler Inc. ZS Weekly $51-49 Puts 



Extended Watchlist:
CBDL, IGNG, AIMT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Perfectly-Timed Bottom Plays & More

Allakos, Inc. ALLK –  Recap

We began tracking ALLK on Monday morning, and formulated some options ideas ($45-60) which worked for us in Monday’s session, bringing in some nice gain opportunities. Then yesterday rolled around and we shared the huge news reported by the company in our premarket report along with the gains that our options ideas made.

The news on ALLK proved to be very influential on the activity of the stock, pushing it even further than Monday’s big surge had taken it. From the low that morning of 60.34, ALLK has run all the way up to a new high yesterday at 85.40, which marked a two-day upswing of 42%

While the lower end of our tracked options range was too deep in the money to see any real progress, the $60 Calls remained in play, and hit a high of 23.82. From our observed low of 6.75 on Monday, those contracts rose by a whopping 253%
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We also signaled interest in the Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. IIPR 08/16 $100-105 Calls 
yesterday, and those got off to a modest, yet promising start. The $100’s traded in a range from 6.50-7.90 for a rise of 22%, while the $105’s ran 23% from 4.50-5.90. We’ll continue to monitor these ideas into their expiration next week.
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Fresh Ideas: 
CVS Weekly $55.50-57 Calls
SPY Weekly $286-285 Puts



Durect Corp DRRX


We also want to highlight the incredible performance that DRRX has had this summer to finish things up this morning. We tagged the stock for observation on May 28th, at which time we observed a low of .50, and it turned out to be a great nbottom call, as it hasn’t looked back since.

Slow and steady growth over the past two months has brought DRRX to a new high of 1.44 this week. That represents an overall increase of 188% in the time we’ve been observing this play.


Extended Watchist: 
MRNA, EVH, CPE, ENDP, AVGR, TVIX, APVO, ONVO