Markets gapped up Thursday morning on the heels of a mixed bag of earnings and a surprising jump in January’s jobless claims.

The Nasdaq jumped 1.3% at the open before fading into the red by lunchtime.

We saw extremely light options flow compared to the frenzy of earnings bets we’ve gotten used to in the past couple of weeks.

Semiconductor company Microchip Technology came in on the more rare side of names seeing sizable options bets…

Shares jumped around 1.7% as the company continued to rip higher on the strength of its fourth-quarter report and subsequent analyst price target hikes…

MCHP Chart (Blitz Daily With Lance Ippolito)

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Less than an hour into the open, a pricey order hit my screens, with buyers sweeping up around 650 contracts of the Jan. 19, 2024 expiration, $110 strike calls for around $280,000 in premium!

Check out the top flow hitting Thursday’s tape…

  • Affirm Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AFRM): March 17, $15 CALL.
  • Digital Turbine Inc. (Nasdaq: APPS): June 16, $15 CALL.
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP): Jan. 19, 2024, $110 CALL.
  • Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA): Feb. 10, $215 CALL.

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Blitz Daily With Lance Ippolitto

At Weekly Blitz Alerts, we follow the big fish and what they’re buying. And we do that with my proprietary Blitz Scanner, which alerts me to big, institutional order flow through the day. Then we get in on these plays and follow the “smart money.” 

The Blitz Daily with Lance Ippolito is where I go over a few options trades that hit the Blitz Scanner each day, Monday through Thursday. I break down the trades with the sexiest order flow and tell you what could happen with those stocks by the next day’s opening bell.*

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