Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MCD Options & More

McDonald’s Corp. MCD

As we were looking for stocks that appear to be in position to buck the  bearish market trend we’ve experienced this week, we’ve settled on McDonald’s.

The hamburger giant posted some beefy Q3 numbers this morning. including a solid beat on earnings and worldwide same store sales, even as US same store sales missed expectations.

We’re going to signal a range of weekly calls to try to take advantage of the situation, and those are going to be the MCD Weekly $165-172.50 Calls.



PetMed Express, Inc. PETS – Update

We also want to rehash yesterday morning’s fresh options idea, which focused upon the PETS 12/21 $30 & 35 Calls. This pair of contracts recorded a solid first day for us, despite the tumultuous market conditions.

Both plays exceeded single-session gains of at least a hundred percent, and will retain their spot on our watchlist for the remainder of the week.

The $30 Calls traded up from a low of 1.55 up to 3.70 for a gain of 139% while the $35′s ran from .51-1.21, marking a 137% move on the day.


SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

With such a sharp and rapid downturn in the markets, a rebound is certain to be headed our way at some point soon, so we’re going to signal a range of calls in the SPY. We’ve generally posted a very good track record in terms of utilizing the SPY’s options chain to our advantage in the past.

Our targets for the next week will be the SPY 10/31 $275-277 Calls as we await a recovery from this week’s early losses.


Extended Watchlist: 
HMNY, ESES, OHGI, GFI, SBGL, AU

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Options Recap

We wrapped up last week on Friday morning’s report with a pair of fresh options ideas. We are happy to start off this new trading week with a review of the solid performances of those plays, and the subsequent gain opportunities they provided for us.

Paypal, Inc. PYPL -  Paypal stock saw early gains thanks to solid numbers from its Venmo quick pay platform contained in its quarterly report. It caused us to signal interest in the PYPL Weekly $81-83 Calls and sure enough, we saw some nice chances for single-session profits.

$81 Calls – Range: 2.07-5.15 - Max Gain: 149%
$82 Calls – Range: 1.23-4.30 – Max Gain: 250%
$82.50 Calls – Range: .95-3.72 - Max Gain: 292%
$83 Calls – Range: .54-3.23 – Max Gain: 498%
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The Procter & Gamble Co. PG- Procter and Gamble also reported on its earnings Friday morning,and recorded five year highs in sales growth. We highlighted the PG Weekly $82-84.50 Calls and swept the range with solid results there as well.

$82 Calls – Range: 2.87-5.40 – Max Gain: 88%
$82.50 Calls – Range: 2.61-5.20 - Max Gain: 99%
$83 Calls – Range: 1.70-4.70 – Max Gain: 176%
$83.50 Calls – Range: 1.80-4.14 – Max Gain: 130%
$84 Calls – Range:.96-3.49 – Max Gain: 264%
$83.50 Calls – Range: 1.05-3.15 – Max Gain: 200%
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Fresh Options Idea:
PetMed Express, Inc. PETS 12/21 $30-35 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
YY, MYSZ, VTVT, CLDC, APHB, RMBS, APHB(Bottom play)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Week for Options

Morgan Stanley MS – Recap

Earlier in the week we highlighted a pair of options calls in the Morgan Stanley chain following the company’s Q3 earnings report on Tuesday, in which it reported a solid beat of Wall Street expectations on profits.

As a result, the MS Weekly $43.50 & $44 Calls that we signaled in our report produced some very nice chances for traders to lock in multi-bag profits.

The $43.50 Calls, from their low of 1.32 reached 4.20, for an intraweek gain of 218% The $44 Calls low came in at .85, and it went on to log a high of 3.65. That worked out to an overall increase of 329%


Fresh Options Ideas

Paypal, Inc. PYPL - The first of our earnings related options ideas to close out the week is going to be Paypal, whose stock saw early gains on the heels of the company’s report which entailed a big boost from the company’s Venmo offshoot. Revenue streams have been growing as Paypal has launched several initiatives within the platform. We are going to be looking at the PYPL Weekly $81-83 Calls* as we close out the trading week.

The Procter & Gamble Co. PG – We’re also looking at PG, which reported on its earnings this morning, and posted it’s biggest growth in sales for the last half a decade. Our idea for this particular play will be the PG Weekly $82-84.50 Calls*

*Please do not attempt to trade options with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you are an advanced level trader with disposable funds. It’s an extreme risk/reward proposition!


Extended Watchlist: 
CLF, NIHD, TTGT, JMU, YNDX, CGA, CCL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Roundup & More

Morgan Stanley MS – Recap

Morgan Stanley had a solid beat on profits yesterday in its premarket Q3 earnings report, which led us to signal interest for the MS Weekly $43.50 & $44 Calls in our report.

It turned out to be an excellent set of ideas, which each contract making a hundred percent move or better. With the market on the rebound, it was like taking candy from a baby, and we may see more similar activity if we get another strong session as a whole.

The 43.50 Calls ran from a low of 1.32 and reached 2.65 for an intraday gain of 101% while the range on the $44′s was .85-2.20, going down as a single session move of 159%
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Fresh Options Ideas

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) - Should the markets be in for another day of recovery after last week’s backslide, we’re going to also be interested in tracking the activity of the SPY Weekly $279-280.50 Calls.

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – We’ll also take advantage of the market resurgence with an idea pertaining to the NFLX chain. We’ll have our eyes on the NFLX Weekly $377.50-385 Calls as well.

Moody’s Co. MCO – Lastly, we like the technical setup of the Moody’s chart, along with its volatility. It may produce some good chances in the  MCO 11/16 $170-180 Calls, so we’re going to throw those on our track list as well.


Extended Watchlist: 
OHGI, ISR, MNGA, SLS,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More New Highs on YGYI

Youngevity International Inc. YGYI

We’re coming right back to YGYI for the second straight morning, after the stock once again pushed to new 7-year highs on some of the biggest volume the stock has ever seen.

We slated this play for observation twelve days ago, and its performance across that span has been rather impressive. Our observed low on YGYI of 6.00 has quickly given way to the stock’s new high of 16.20, which represents a gain of 170% in a time frame of less than two weeks.

The stock closed very near to its high of day, and the record volume continues, so with that kind of momentum, we will undoubtedly continue to track its movements as it continues to pierce its way into blue skies.


Fresh Options Ideas

Morgan Stanley MS – In the case of Morgan Stanley, we’re going to come in with an options idea on the heels of the company’s Q3 earnings report. Our target contracts are going to be the MS Weekly $43.50 & $44 Calls.

Ferrari N.V. RACE – Ferrari is simply looking like a technically-sound bottom play at the moment, so we are going to signal some longer term calls here to coincide with a possible upcoming rebound. We’ll radar the RACE 10/26 $120-124 Calls here.


Extended Watchlist: 
SLS, LCI, SEND, CVE, KOOL, NSPR, FLKS