Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Calls & More


After the previous two sessions of backsliding for the markets at large, today we could be in line to see a reversal, especially after a high impact jobs report which exceeded expectations, as the private sector added 234K jobs in January when 190K was the expected figure.

We’re going to focus on the SPY as we often do when we’re looking for a market analog, and signal some contracts for observation; the SPY Weekly $282-284 Calls.

The Boeing Co. BA

We also want to give our attention to Boeing this morning in the wake of a very positive earnings report. In addition to a beat on profits, the company boosted its 2018, including ratcheting up production of Jetliners by 7%.

As a result the stock soared in premarket trading, past previous resistance and into blue skies. We’ll look for a classic dip-and-rip scenario and turn our attention to the BA Weekly $352.50-360 Calls.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CVS Options & More

CVS Health Corp CVS

First up this morning, we’re taking a look at CVS, which is currently boasting an interesting chart setup along with a recent analyst upgrade.

The stock recently ran to an area of previous resistance near $84, and is currently down in the premarket along with the markets in general, but we’re going to be looking for a recovery.

As you can see on the annotated chart below, there appears to be an impending Golden Cross, with the 50DMA rising toward the 200DMA, and with the company’s quarterly earnings call slated for February 8th, we’re going to signal some options that could see some nice activity.

We’re going to radar the CVS 02/09 $77-80 Calls which will expire at the end of next week, and could explode with a favorable quarterly report.

Ballard Power Systems, Inc. BLDP – Update

We couldn’t have timed yesterday morning’s call of BLDP any better, outlining the reasons we thought the stock was ripe for a reversal. Among other things, it had strung together ten consecutive sessions of decreases or sideways trading, and yesterday brought the beginning of the rebound that we suspected was due.

From an early low of 3.39, BLDP made a modest, yet convincing move of 19% to a high of 4.04, before closing very near to the high of day at 4.02. It’s a good start, and we’ll want to see the stock continue to record higher highs and higher lows, and show some signs of sustaining its momentum.

Adding to the possibility of a continued uptrend is a PR regarding the company’s Protonex subsidiary this morning outlining a government purchase order of $1.6M for its power management systems for special operations military equipment.(>>View PR)

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: INTC Recap & More

Intel Corp. INTC

On Friday morning, we saw serious potential in the INTC options chain following the company’s earning beat. They posted solid figures, but some were concerned over the possible security flaws prsent in the company’s new chips. Those fears were shrugged off with ease, as the stock took off for what ultimately turned out to be an exceptionally bullish session.

The move INTC made allowed for the chance at some really nice intraday profits in each of the three contracts we designated in Friday morning’s report, the INTC Weekly $47.50-48.50 Calls.

$47.50 Calls – Range: .75-2.50 – Max Gain: 233%
$48 Calls – Range: .43-1.99 – Max Gain: 362%
$48.50 Calls – Range: .25-1.50 – Max Gain: 500%

Ballard Power Systems, Inc. BLDP – Bottom-Watch

We’re always looking for a good bottom play, and one may be getting ready to present itself in the near future on BLDP. We want to place the stock on intensive bottom-watch in coming sessions, after it appears that BLDP has been the target of manipulative short-seller tactics, including a very likely erroneous class action ‘investigation’ and suit by multiple law firms. We see this type of thing all the time, and very seldom does anything come of such a situation.

What we do have is a stock that has been severely abused, beaten back to a previous multiple bottom of strong support. In a PR published today, the company has refuted the claims of its accusers, while adding that it expects to report record financials for fiscal 2017 presently. (>>View PR)

We’ll be sure to monitor BLDP for a bottom bounce which should be forthcoming at any time, and the subsequent rebound to follow, which could bring us a shot at considerable gains from current levels.

Side Note: We also want to radar Plug Power, Inc. PLUG, as it tends to trade very similarly to BLDP. We’ve traditionally looked at these plays in tandem, so we’ll keep watch over PLUG as well as it comes down to find its own bottom.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NFLX Recap & More

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Options Recap

On Tuesday morning after Netflix came out with its quarterly report and soundly exceeded expectations, we entered an options idea for the NFLX chain into the log in our premarket report.

We followed up with a recap of the gains made possible on Wednesday, which ranged from 65-100% but after a continuation of its bullish trend through yesterday, we observed some excellent new highs.24.50-

So we want to finish off the week by updating the figures on the total possible gains in our highlighted NFLX contracts, from Tuesday’s lows to yesterday’s highs.

$247.50 Calls – Range: 4.87-24.50 – Max Gain: 403%
$250 Calls – Range: 3.66-22.30 – Max Gain: 509%
$252.50 Calls – Range: 2.68-19.80 – Max Gain: 639%
$255 Calls - Range: 1.90-17.30 – Max Gain: 811%


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Intel Corp. INTC Weekly $47.50-48.50*

*Please do not attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds. It’s one of the riskiest activities out there!

MannKind Corp. MNKD

We’ve been following MNKD for quite a long while, that’s why at the end of last month when we saw the stock fall to its lowest PPS since before the huge run back in the fall, we immediately signaled it as a bottom-watch play.

That was the morning of December 22nd, just prior to the holiday break. The stock saw its low of 2.30 the following session, on December 26th, and has since recovered much of the ground it had lost. Yesterday, possibly as the result of a short squeeze, the stock soared to a high of 4.05. That works out to a respectable 76% upswing in just one month’s time.

It remains to be seen if the stock can retest the impressive highs we saw from it back in October.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: OPK, CAT & More

Opko Health, Inc. OPK

We’re going to start things off this morning by highlighting a potential bottom-bounce play in OPK which is presently boasting a ripening chart setup.

Not only that, but we’ve got a Form-4 alert on this one as well, with CEO Phillip Frost purchasing 100,000 shares yesterday at 4.89. We generally take insider buying at a bottom, especially a strong double bottom like OPK is exhibiting, as a sign that a more sustained recovery could be on the way.

We’ll place this stock on watch in the days and weeks ahead as well as keep an eye on an options idea, the OPK 03/02 $5-6 Calls.

Caterpillar Inc. CAT

Speaking of options ideas, we wanted to submit one for CAT as well in the wake of its premarket earnings release, wherein the company reported a 35% sales increase and a solid beat on profits.

The stock is gapping up into blue skies this morning in the $175 range, so we’ll be looking for a classic early dip-and-rip, and tracking the CAT Weekly $170-175 Calls for potential quick-strike trades.

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