Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Wrapping Up Another Great Week

Options Roundup

American Express Co. AXP – For a fresh idea yesterday, we signaled a range of AXP options that we felt would see some nice activity in the wake of an earnings beat for American Express. The targets were the AXP Weekly $64-65.50 Calls.

Our assumptions proved accurate, with major moves happening for all four sets of contracts contained within that range:

$64 Calls – Range: 1.10-3.83 – Max Gain: 248%
$64.50 Calls – Range: .81-3.20 – Max Gain: 295%
$65 Calls – Range: .44-3.57 – Max Gain: 711%
$65.50 Calls – Range: .33-2.30 – Max Gain: 597%


Netflix, Inc. NFLX – We also had a running options idea going for NFLX since Tuesday, and the gains were extended even further for us in yesterday’s session. The NFLX Weekly $117-120 Calls have gone up every day since our initial alert, exceeding even our own expectations.

The updated figures below represent the range from Tuesday’s lows, to the new highs recorded yesterday, and the total possible gains therein:

$117 Calls – Range: 2.19-6.70 – Max Gain: 206%
$118 Calls – Range: 1.43-5.71 – Max Gain: 299%
$119 Calls – Range: 1.03-4.66 – Max Gain: 352%
$120 Calls – Range: 1.07-3.85 – Max Gain: 260%

Today’s Fresh Ideas

Microsoft Corp MSFT  – Continuing along our extremely successful pattern of taking advantage of earnings beats for options trading this week, we’re going to submit two last ideas today. With Microsoft hitting all-time highs, we’ll be very interested in tracking the activity in the MSFT Weekly $59-61 Calls*, and if the stock manages to break $61, of course we’d have to roll our strike prices up.

 McDonalds Corp. MCD - McDonalds’ earnings report is also being well received this morning and MCD was a stock that had been previously backsliding. We’ll look to take advantage of the potential reversal with the MCD Weekly $113-115 Calls*.

*We always issue an extra warning when highlighting an idea that involves trading weekly options on a Friday. If you’re not an advanced trader, don’t even attempt it!

Other Updates

OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. OWCP -
We first began talking about OWCP on September 29th, and at the time we had designated it a subpenny bottom-play. Our observed low that day was .0045, and the stock has never looked back as it’s gone on an absolutely epic ride since then.

We were impressed enough after seeing it run over 1500% past the seven cent mark in the first week we were tracking it, but what came next was on another level. We called for our readers to watch for a dip-and-rip off of that initial run, and that’s just what happened.

The stock reached an incredible new high of .191 yesterday, marking a surreal 4144% gain over our observed low from just three weeks ago.


GreenGro Technologies, Inc. GRNH – As we’ve been mentioning all week, cannabis plays are hot once again, and one of the latest movers in that department has been GRNH. We tagged it along with several other pot stocks that have been performing well on Tuesday. Since that time, it has traded up from .0905 to  as high as .142, a 57% pop.

From our next most recent alert on GRNH on October 4th, the move has been even more impressive (.0651-.142; 118%).

As we said, we’ll continue to have it and other marijuana stocks on close watch as we approach election day, with several states having recreational marijuana on the ballot.

We’ve also prepared a video presentation of the charts on both of these plays, which you can view by tapping the image below:

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NFLX, BANC Updates & More

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Update

Our NFLX options ideas from Tuesday morning continued to provide us with excellent intraday gains to take advantage of yesterday, despite already logging moves ranging between 54-98%.  Our target range, the NFLX Weekly $117-120 Calls, once again put up fantastic performances, regardless of which strike point was chosen.

Here are the total possible gains for yesterday’s session:

$117 Calls – Range: 2.19-5.59 – Max Gain: 155%
$118 Calls – Range: 1.43-4.70 – Max Gain: 229%
$119 Calls – Range: 1.03-3.87 – Max Gain: 276%
$120 Calls – Range: 1.07-3.09 – Max Gain: 189%

We’ve had a nice two-day run with these contracts and are ready to move on to the next idea, unless we see a dip-and-rip setup on the chart, in which case they would come back into play.

Banc of California  BANC - Update

Our other options idea from yesterday also worked out in spades. We noticed that the stock had been absolutely abused on immaterial news the session prior, and took the chance to pounce with  a signal on the stock for a possible bottom play, and both short and mid-term options ideas.

Those were the BANC Weekly $12.50 and $15 Calls and the BANC 11/18 $17.50 and $20 Calls, and with the exception of the $20′s which are still too far out of the money to have seen any appreciable upswing, they all did rather well.

Weekly $12.50 Calls - Range: .55-1.40 – Max Gain: 155%
Weekly $15 Calls - Range: .05-.25 – Max Gain: 400%
11/18 $17.50 Calls – Range: .15-.35 – Max Gain: 133%

With the stock appearing to gear up for another solid session, those 11/18 $20 Calls could join the rest of the group in making moves for us in upcoming sessions, so we’ll continue to keep a close watch.

Fresh Idea – American Express Co. AXP

We’ve got another post-earnings options idea to add into the mix this morning as well with American Express, which beat expectations and raised guidance on profits for the remainder of 2016. Accordingly, we’re going to want to track AXP Weekly $64-65.50 Calls.

Cannabis Stock Updates

Cannabis Science, Inc. CBIS – CBIS continued to push to new highs after our flag of the stock on Tuesday. After running 44% that day from .034 to .0489, we saw another solid round of gains yesterday. The stock traded in a range from .049 to .077, for a 57% intraday run and an overall increase of 126% over Tuesday’s low.


IMD Companies, Inc. ICBU – Also among the marijuana stocks that we’ve slated for observation was this one that was new to our reports yesterday, and put up a pretty good move for our first day of observance.

ICBU traded up from a morning low of .0039 and surged to .0056, for an intraday pop of 44%

Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. PLPL

Being added to the watchlist this morning is PLPL, as a momentum play. The stock has been on the move over the past couple of sessions, having cracked through key resistance points on heavy volume. If it can breach the 200DMA of .045, things could get even more interesting from here.

We’ll remain interested in this play provided it can hold support at or above .03 on any pullbacks.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Winning NFLX Calls & More

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Update

We had just come off of an excellent post-earnings options idea on Hasbro leading into yesterday’s session, and to keep the train rolling, we offered up an another options idea to go along with NFLX’s own earnings beat.

We’ve said it a hundred times and will probably say it a hundred more- quarterly earnings provide a fantastic method of using big board stocks to leverage huge short-term profits out of their options chains, and NFLX is illustrating that point to a tee.

We signaled our interest in the NFLX Weekly $117-120 Calls, and of course, they all made notable moves to the upside on the session:

$117 Calls – Range: 2.12-3.27 – Max Gain: 54%
$118 Calls – Range: 1.66-3.20 – Max Gain: 93%
$119 Calls – Range: 1.34-2.65 – Max Gain: 98%
$120 Calls – Range: 1.13-1.75 – Max Gain: 55%

Cannabis Science, Inc. CBIS – Update

We cautioned readers in yesterday’s report that the activity on marijuana related stocks has been ramping up, and in lieu of a traditional extended watchlist for the day, we posted a list of over a dozen to keep an eye on, and nearly all of them ended the day in the green.

One of the most solid plays out of the list was CBIS, which ran a healthy 44% from .034 to .0489, and did so on volume exceeding the monthly average roughly seven-fold. After that initial run, the stock pulled back before surging again toward the end of the day, and posting a strong close at .0475.

We’ll look to keep monitoring the situation in not only CBIS, but the marijuana space as a whole. We’re confident enough in the present landscape to assert that the opportunities are most assuredly not going to end here. As we’ve stated multiple times now, recreational legalization in California (the world’s 6th-largest economy) is just weeks away. It figures to reinvigorate investor interest in pot stocks even more than we’ve seen to this point, as well as representing the toppling of a major domino in what we feel will ultimately be a chain-reaction leading to nationwide legalization.

According to the LA Times poll, roughly 60% of California voters plan on voting yes on Prop 64, which would mean that by this time next month, the entire West Coast from Canada to Mexico will be a prohibition-free zone.

Added Note: We also want to add ICBU to our marijuana watchlist; a stock that we haven’t mentioned in the past, on the heels of an interesting PR. (>>View PR)

Banc of California  BANC

Speaking of California, BANC stock has fallen off a cliff on immaterial news of a pending fraud investigation. We always look for knee-jerk selloffs like these, and in this case it actually happens to be coinciding with an earnings beat. That’s why we’re interested in signaling both the stock and some options ideas for this one.

We’ll be tracking the BANC Weekly $12.50 and $15 Calls for a short-term idea, and for an extended-term idea, the BANC 11/18 $17.50 and $20 Calls.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: HAS Recap, Green Rush 2.0

Hasbro, Inc. HAS – Options Idea

Yesterday, after noticing the recording of new 6-month lows on HAS the day prior, coupled with a premarket earnings beat, we signaled a range of options ideas in our report.

Our targeted contracts were the HAS Weekly $79-81 Calls,with the stipulation that if the stock broke the $81-mark, that we’d correspondingly roll up our strike price a level. Based on the activity in HAS, there was literally no wrong answer, as all of the contracts mentioned provided us with a shot at excellent single-session gains.

$79 Calls – Range: 1.50-6.63 – Max Gain: 342%
$79.50 Calls – Range: 1.10-2.92 – Max Gain: 165%
$80 Calls – Range: .83-5.79 – Max Gain: 597%
$80.50 Calls – Range: .62-2.20 – Max Gain: 255%
$81 Calls – Range: .50-5.13 – Max Gain: 926%
$82 Calls – Range:  .24-1.25 – Max Gain: 421%


Fresh Options Idea:

With NFLX beating on earnings yesterday post-market, we’ll signal a range of contracts to watch there as well. We’re particularly interested in tracking the NFLX Weekly $117-120 Calls.

The Start of Green Rush 2.0?

A couple of years ago, when marijuana stocks first began to emerge, and the march toward legalization in many places began, we termed it a ‘Green Rush’. It was a historical few months of exponential gains for anything even remotely tied to the cannabis space.

We’ve never stopped monitoring the sector, which, compared to practically any other, is still in its infancy. Recently, we’ve been reminding our readers to keep a keen eye as well, for if all things remain equal, it’s likely that California will become a recreational marijuana state in just a few week’s time. California is the most populous state in the country, and the proposed bill is more comprehensive than anything we’ve seen in the other states where prohibition laws have been scrapped. The ripple effect from the world’s sixth largest economy legalizing marijuana and its by-products will be significant indeed.

In fact, the effect of the anticipation is already kicking the tires on what could very well be Green Rush 2.0. Out of the top 14 traded stocks on yesterday’s scanner (pictured below) all but one have some link to the pot sector. Every last one of them are stocks that we’ve talked about in the past, and all of them (and more) will be high up on our working watchlist over the next several weeks.

We warned our readers of the first Green Rush before it kicked into full swing back in 2014, and we’ve been doing our best to do the same thing in advance of the forthcoming California vote on Prop 64, which should ultimately prove to be a real game-changer.

The symbols pictured above will also serve as today’s Extended Watchlist, in addition to FLDM, a declining stock that we want to put on bottom watch.

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RT Recap, Fresh Ideas & More

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. RT – Update

It was in our premarket report the Friday before last that we perfectly called the bottom on Ruby Tuesday, as the stock registered a new 52-week low of 2.08 that day. It spent last week pushing its way ever upward, reaching a high of 3.20 on Friday, which works out to an increase of 54%

The extended term options idea that we formulated, the RT 11/18 $2.50 Calls, have also broken out as a result. From the low of .05 on the morning of our first alert, to Friday’s new high of .60 represented an astonishing one week swing of 1100%

We’ll want to continue to keep ourselves abreast of the situation here as we kick off another trading week. We want to see RT continue to register higher support levels each day, and with plenty of time left until the expiration of those contracts, a sustained rally for the stock would mean more gains on the options side of things as well.

Hasbro, Inc. HAS – Options Idea

We’re seeing another potential options trading opportunity unfolding with Hasbro this morning on the heels of its premarket earnings beat. In this case, the stock has also recently come down to 6-month lows, and is approaching heavily oversold territory.  As our regular readers are aware, we’re always on the lookout for plays of this nature. Our targets of interest will be the HAS Weekly $79-81 Calls, unless the stock breaks 81, in which case we’d roll our strike price up to match the activity.

Sipp Industries, Inc. SIPC

We want to tag SIPC for observation this morning after running across a new PR in which the company disclosed that it has retired 395 Million shares (>>View PR).

Additionally, the stock has been in the process of consolidating off of a recent run to nearly a penny, so we’re going to be on the lookout for a potential dip-and-rip scenario.

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