Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Recap, ABHI & More

SPY Options Recap

To close out the week on Friday, we floated a set of options ideas for the SPY, noting our immense success doing the same in the prior week. We decided to track the SPY Weekly $199.50-203 Calls.and a couple of the contracts within that range produced multiple intraday swings, giving sharp traders the chance at some tidy profits.

The $201 Calls first traded from .65-1.08 (+66%), and followed that up with subsequent swings from .45-1.05 (+133%) and .14-56 (+300%).

The $201.50‘s were the other set of contracts with the most notable moves. After an initial rip of 79% from .38-.68, there came a dip-and-rip from .24-.68 (183%) followed by a third, from .04-.16 (+300%).

AmbiCom Holdings, Inc. ABHI

Placing ABHI on our extended watchlist on Friday turned out to be a great call. It was the first time we had ever mentioned the stock, which just so happened to be showing signs of life coming off of a recent 52-week low; just the type of play for which we’re constantly searching.

The reason for that was on full display as ABHI dipped back to a low of .0102 before registering a HOD of .015. That was good for an intraday swing of 47%

Homeland Resources, Ltd. HMLA

We began tracking HMLA on Thursday and witnessed a healthy 59% pop from a low of .00189 to .003 which, of course, we mentioned in Friday morning’s report.

On Friday we were treated to an even more impressive spike from the stock, as it extended its highs much further inside of the first 35 minutes of trading. It dipped back only slightly to .0022 and proceeded to shoot like a rocket to a high of .0044. That marked an intraday run of 83% and a two-session swing of 133% over our observed low on Thursday.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. ESPR

ESPR is a stock we’ve been familiar with in the past, and for the multiple reasons we’ve pointed out on the following chart snapshot, we’re going to submit some options-trading ideas to correspond with the setup.

We want to radar contracts in the range of ESPR Weekly $26-31 Calls. The stock is gapping up over 15% this morning, partially filling that gap on the chart. It has traded as high as $30 in the premarket.

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Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) PBR – Options

Revisiting PBR this week as the stock has been trending up off of its lowest PPS in the last dozen years, continued to be a good decision yesterday.

For those that may have missed the reports, our primary targets were the PBR Weekly $5.00 and $5.50 Calls, with the $6 Calls as a conditional target in the event that PBR rebounded high enough. The action in the stock certainly provided us with the chance at solid gains across the board in the previous session, with the $5′s, $5.50′s, and $6′s logging intraday gains of 42%, 80%, and 175%, respectively.

That pattern of potential repeated itself and grew exponentially yesterday. The opportunities were as follows:

$5 Calls  – Daily Range: .38-.66  – Max Gain: 74%
$5.50 Calls  – Daily Range: .06-.28 – Max Gain: 366%
$6 Calls  – Daily Range: .02-.05 – Max Gain: 150%

Moving forward, we’ll look for dip-and-rip off of this morning’s premarket high of 5.98, and for us to remain interested in these contracts, we’ll need to see support hold at or above 5.50 on that dip.

Homeland Resources, Ltd. HMLA

We were tracking HMLA through our extended watchlist yesterday, and observed a solid intraday run from the stock.

From an early low of .00189, the stock ran into the close as reached a new high of .003. That goes on the books as an intraday swing of 59% so cheers to anyone who pared some profits out of that move.

Fresh SPY Options Ideas

We had a tremendous amount of success with the SPY last week, observing astronomical moves in our targeted contracts. We even had an exceedingly rare, single-session mover of over 20,000%! We would be thrilled if today’s ideas yielded the chance at even a small fraction of those mammoth gains!

Based on yesterday’s activity on SPY chart, current market conditions, and time-decay evaporating premiums on weekly contracts, we’re going to look for quick-strike opportunities in the SPY Weekly $199.50-203 Calls.

Don’t forget: Trading options with a weekly expiration on a Friday inherently carries an elevated risk/reward dynamic.

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Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) PBR – Options

After quite some time away from the stock, we revisited PBR in yesterday’s premarket report, and the timing was certainly fortuitous. In the past we had grown quite accustomed to the PBR options chain providing us with chances for quick-strike profits, and it appears some things don’t change.

We made our primary focus the PBR Weekly $5.00 and $5.50 Calls with attention also going the $6 Calls if PBR broke above 5.75, which it did for a brief time. In every case, the opportunity for sizable gains in the first hour of trading was present.

The $5 Calls ran 42% from .55-.78. The $5.50′s went from .20-.36, marking an 80% pop, and the $6′s made the most notable move, running 175% from .04-.11. 

We’re going to keep a continuous eye on these contracts leading right up to their expiration tomorrow afternoon.

Propanc Health Group Corp. PPCH

As we were just mentioning in yesterday’s report, PPCH has been on quite a tear since we tagged the stock in Friday’s extended watchlist. Our observed low from that afternoon was .0276.

The stock has set higher highs and higher lows every single day this week, and yesterday would go on to break a nickel. At its PPS high of .052, it marked an 88% swing from Friday’s low.  We’ll keep PPCH on our radars as long as it maintains support above a previous area of resistance around .04.

Compugen Ltd. PUGE

We also want to take a brief moment to point out the nice move made by another recent mention of ours. PUGE appeared in our extended watchlist on Tuesday, and has turned in a respectable two-session performance since that time.

The stock recorded a low of .006 on Tuesday, and yesterday it cracked the penny barrier, registering a high of .0105; a 75% session-over-session swing.

Axion Power International, Inc. AXPW

We’ve covered AXPW numerous times in the past, and after taking a look at the current setup of the chart, we’re going to begin watching it more intently in the sessions to come. Yesterday the stock was trading just .08 above its 52-week low, and it appears as if a rebound could be in the cards.

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Energy Holdings International, Inc. EGYH

EGYH presented us with a tremendous swing-trade opportunity after we began tracking the stock last week. It started off as a subpenny play, and following a low of .0081 a week ago today, it barreled its way past the one cent mark and well into pennyland.

The excellent five-session swing from .0081 to yesterday’s new high of .03 represents a move of 270% so congratulations to anyone who took advantage of even a portion of of those gains. We’ll continue to track the progress of EGYH provided it can maintain support above previous resistance at around .02.

Propanc Health Group Corp. PPCH

PPCH has appeared in our reports many times in the past, and most recently, we re-alerted and began tracking the stock at the end of last week. After an appearance in Friday’s extended watchlist the stock made its way down to a low of .0276 just prior to the close, and it hasn’t looked back since.

PPCH followed that swing-low with two consecutive bullish sessions, culminating in yesterday’s high of .0459 just before the end of the trading day. That registers as a 66% swing in slightly over two sessions, and it also logged considerably higher-than-average volume over that span as well.

We’ll look for PPCH to continue stringing together sessions of higher highs and higher lows, helped along by this recent surge in upward momentum.

Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) PBR – Options

Speaking of old favorites, we’re revisiting another stock that has appeared numerous times (83 times including this morning, to be precise!) in our reports, and for good reason. Quite awhile back, we caught it coming off what was then its ten-year lows, and leveraged the recovery into thousands upon thousands in percentage gains via the options chain. If you’re a newer subscriber, feel free to go through our PBR archives to see just what we’re talking about.

We want to come back to PBR after all this time, because it has recently set a new 12-year low just prior to the beginnings of a rebound. The chart is ripening, as we’ve pointed out below, so we feel that now would be a good time to track some options calls.

To take advantage of a continued uptrend, we’re going to zero in on PBR Weekly $5.00 and $5.50 Calls for the moment. In the event that PBR manages to break past 5.75, we’d likely be looking at rolling our strike price up to the $6′s.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Continued Options Success & More

Continued Options Success

We kept pounding the table on SPY options to kick off the week yesterday morning, following some of the largest single-session moves we’ve ever witnessed came to the contracts we were tracking on Friday. The Weekly $191.50-193 Calls served up the chance at earth-shattering intraday gains ranging from 5966-26000% and while our ideas for yesterday obviously didn’t produce figures like those, the potential gains were still exceptional in and of themselves.

Based on the premarket activity mixed with our own expectations of how market activity would unfold, we specifically targeted the SPY Weekly $194-197 Calls and were very pleased with the ensuing action in every set contracts:

$194 Calls  – Daily Range: 3.12-5.07 – Max Gain: 63%
$194.50 Calls  – Daily Range: 2.91-4.57 – Max Gain: 57%
$195 Calls  – Daily Range: 2.42-4.15 – Max Gain: 71%
$195.50 Calls  – Daily Range: 2.19-3.77. – Max Gain: 72%
$196 Calls
  – Daily Range: 1.90-3.35 – Max Gain: 76%
$196.50 Calls  – Daily Range: 1.59-2.95 – Max Gain: 86%
$197 Calls  – Daily Range: 1.33-2.60 – Max Gain: 95%

The markets have now seen five consecutive days of a strong rally, so we’d expect to see a brief consolidation and course correction. In that event, we’ll look for the SPY to hold support in the $195-range in order for us to remain interested in the above-mentioned weekly contracts.

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. LULU

The last time we formulated an options-trading idea for LULU was roughly a year ago, and at that time we caught a single-session move of over 400%. We want to revisit this play again today; this time, with a longer-term idea. The stock itself is attempting to record a sustained rise off of recent lows, and the chart appears to be ripening toward that eventuality.

The idea that we’re going to submit accordingly is going to be the LULU November 6th $53 Calls (Last Trade 1.25)  It’s quite feasible that we could see a return on the chart to the $56-range by the expiration date. That would push those contracts three dollars into the money, and would likely produce double-bag gains, so we’re going to place them on an extended watch.

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