Earnings Plays, OTC Recap & More

AutoNation, Inc. AN
& Moderna, Inc. MRNA – Options Review: 

As we begin to head into the heart of another earnings season we’re likely to stay on top of several sets of options ideas at a time, so strap in, and try to keep up! We started off yesterday morning with an earnings idea for AutoNation , the AN 08/20 $100-105 Calls, after the company obliterated expectations on the street.

Here are the single-session gains registered by those plays, despite another lackluster session for the general markets: 

AN 08/20 $100-105 Calls
 3.30-7.50 (+127%)
$105: 2.05-4.78 (+133%)

MRNA’s Impressive breakout continued yesterday following our premarket update on the longer-term options ideas we have been tracking there. The stock’s biggest intraday surge yet carried our targets of interest, the MRNA 08/20 $195-210 Calls, to the following new highs. These ranges represent the total moves we observed since formulating the idea in our report on the morning of June 21st:

MRNA 08/20 $195-210 Calls
$195: 23.50-119.32 (+408%)
$200: 18.00-114.75 (+538%)
$210: 13.55-106.76 (+688%)

Fresh Post-Earnings Options Ideas: 
HAL Weekly $19-20 Calls
IBM Weekly $140-142 Calls

Drone Guarder, Inc. DRNG – Recap:

We also want to provide a quick update on the activity in DRNG, which we’ve been tracking since Thursday morning, at which time we observed a low of .0031 and a run to .0098 (+216%). We’ve since seen a dip back to .0032, and subsequent run to ,0075, which amounts to an additional 134% swing.

With this type of price action and volatility we’ll be interested in continuing to track the movements in DRNG.

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Interesting PTON Setup & More

Winning Options Review: 

As is typical for a Monday morning around here, we’ll kick off this fresh trading week by going over our winning ideas for Friday’s session from the day’s premarket report, before moving into what’s interesting to us today.

The top movers for the day began with our targets in the Deere & Co. chain, the DE Weekly $357.50-362.50 Calls which were pushed by a strong Q2 showing for the company. That was followed closely by our SPY targets, the SPY 05/21 $415-417 Calls which yielded their large intraday moves in an afternoon rebound.

Here are the very respectable gain opportunities that arose as we tracked these plays:

DE Weekly $357.50-362.50 Calls 
$357.50: 4.50-12.75 (+183%)
$360: 2.74-11.00 (+301%)
$362.50: 3.20-9.35 (+192%)

SPY 05/21 $415-417 Calls

$415: .61-1.37 (+125%)
$416: .21-.61 (+190%)
$417: .05-.16 (+220%)

Peloton Interactive, Inc. PTON – Options Ideas: 

We are fairly dry on the earnings front today, but we did notice a solid technical setup on PTON, along with some insider buying last week. We’ll look to formulate a shorter and longer-term set of corresponding targets.

Things are going to be slim with regard to the daily number of earnings reporters to choose from for quick-strike trading ideas for the next 8 weeks, but we’ll strive to find other opportunities like these.

PTON Weekly $101-103 Calls
PTON 06/11 $105-107 Calls

Bonus Idea:
SPCE Weekly $24-25.50 Calls 

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Share Reduction Play & More

Profitable Developments, Inc. PRDL

It’s been awhile since we’ve run across a stock trading at a dead bottom (.0001), and even longer since we’ve discussed one in our reports, but in light of the PR we caught this morning on PRDL, we’re going to make an exception.

We might call a stock like this a “lottery ticket”; a low probability, extreme high reward play. Super-subpennies by nature are  highly speculative, but have the tantalizing quality of having nowhere to go but up. Especially in the instance of a stock like PRDL which announced a massive share reduction this morning.

With a stock trading in a higher price range, a 30% reduction should roughly equate to a similar gain on the chart. With a stock like PRDL, where each tick up on the chart equals a 100% gain, there’s really no telling where the road will lead. We just know we’re very interested to observe the result.

Starting with a block of two billion shares, the company is claiming to have planned for the retirement of a total of 30% of its common stock, click through to the PR below:

NEW YORK, NY , United States / ACCESSWIRE / Aug 6, 2014 / Profitable Developments, Inc. (OTC PINK: PRDL), today announced that it plans to retire a total of four billion shares of common stock. >>> FULL PR

Med-Cannabis Pharma, Inc. MCPI

Following Monday’s initial alert on MCPI, we observed a low of .0355, and sent out an update yesterday afternoon to highlight the 30% move the stock had made up to that point (.465). However, MCPI ended up pushing into the close at a new high of .485 and increasing our total possible two-session gain to as high as 37%

It remains on our radar today after such a strong close. Any time a stock closes at a new high of day, there’s always a chance for some momentum spill-over into the following session.

Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR – Options Update

We’ve been hot on the trail of the PBR $16 Weekly Calls this week, tracking them from a low of .20 following Monday’s report, to yesterday’s high of .64 (+220%). After that spike, we saw a pullback, and the contracts ended up closing out the day at .30.

From here, we’ll be looking for the possibility of a dip-and-rip scenario, so it’ll be important to keep our eyes peeled for quick-strike opportunities.

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