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

Another Huge Session of Gainers & More

Hot Options Review:

We tracked down some solid plays for yesterday morning’s premarket report, offering up our take on some potential targets we found interesting in the BBBY and STZ chains. Both companies showed heightened activity following their earnings releases, and were also pushed along by some decent intraday market momentum.

Our specific targets issued were the  BBBY Weekly $29.50-31 Calls and the STZ Weekly $230-232.50 Calls, and they provided for the following single-session gain opportunities:

BBBY Weekly $29.50-31 Calls
$29.50:
 2.06-9.70 (+371%)
$30: 1.26-9.25 (+674%)
$31: .74-8.29 (+1020%)
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STZ Weekly $230-232.50 Calls 
$230: 5.50-8.60 (+62%)
$232.50: 3.19-6.05 (+90%)
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In Monday morning’s report we gave a couple sets of ideas in the CCIV options chain, and what we came up with was the CCIV Weekly $26 Calls and the CCIV 07/23 $27.50-28 Calls. Both the short and extended term contracts popped this week, giving us the chance to log sizable gains on these strong moves:

CCIV Weekly $26 Calls
$26:
 .50-3.05 (+510%)
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CCIV 07/23 $27.50-28 Calls
$27.50: 1.49-3.90 (+162%)
$28: 1.35-3.30 (+144%)


Western Sierra Resource Corp. WSRC – Recap:

We also would like to post a quick update on a stock we tagged and began tracking at the end of last week in our report on June 25th.

Subsequent to that alert, we have observed a run in WSRC from a low of  .2045 up to a new high of .492. That works out to an increase of 141%, while volume significantly exceeded the 30-day moving average in each session over that span.


Earnings Related Options Ideas:
WBA Weekly $52-53.50 Calls
MU Weekly $82.50-83.50 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
ATHE, WNW, BGI, BLIN, CPOP, MEDS, CZNI, RNVA, JPEX, GCAN, TXTM, KATX, SDVI

Bullish and Bearish Options Ideas

Ehang Holdings Ltd. EH – Recap:

Things have been cooling on the options front this week as we struggle through a period of extreme low numbers of daily earnings reporters. It’s the volatility following these earnings dumps that provides us with the big gain chances we’re always after.

We have been managing to find plays here and there, however, and one of our ideas from yesterday morning, the EH Weekly $40-45 Calls, did post some solid intraday gains for us. Out of our pair of designated targets, one achieved multibag status while the other fell just a couple of percentage points short.

Here are the total moves and possible profits on the session for those plays:

EH Weekly $40-45 Calls 
$40: 3.98-7.90 (+98%)
$45: 2.34-4.80 (+105%)


Fresh Options Ideas:

We’ll be flipping bearish on ORCL today, and are also taking a longer-term look at SAGE, which has fallen off a cliff this week.

SAGE 08/20 $60-65 Calls 

ORCL Weekly $79-77.50 Puts


Extended Watchlist:
DPLS, KATX, APTY, RSHN, VMCS, WDLF, EFIR,  HYSR, SRNW, APRE, SPI, KIN, GTEC, FORD