Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MCD Options & More


Baidu, Inc. BIDU – Update

On Friday morning, we had targeted the BIDU Weekly $250-255 Calls in the wake of the company’s quarterly earnings report, and while we didn’t see all the contracts in that range heat up, there was some very nice activity and a chance for a daily profit in the $250 Calls.

Those ran from a low of .46 and impressively hit a high of 2.97 for potential intraday gains of up to 546% which ended up working out to be one of our top plays of the week.
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Fresh Options Idea:
McDonalds Corp. MCD
Weekly $160-165 Calls



Aqua Metals, Inc. AQMS

We most recently tagged AQMS on April 4th, and after just a slight period of consolidation the stock found support and began a recovery which has covered a good amount ground this month.

From a low of 2.11 AQMS has traded as high as 3.56, a 69% increase in a matter of just a few weeks.


Extended Watchlist:
ARLP, SDRL, AKAO, WPP, FDC. TEUM, ATOS, DARE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Options Reviews

We went in on two sets of earnings-related options plays yesterday, and we are happy to report that each and every contract with both designated ranges provided ourselves and our readers with some fantastic single session gain opportunities.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG – For Chipotle, despite the fact that people appeared to be discounting the company’s earnings report, it posted solid numbers and sent our targeted contracts flying. We had slated the CMG Weekly $380-385 Calls and were met with the following multi-bag chances:

$380 Calls – Range: 10.00-45.22 – Max Gain: 352%
$382.50 Calls – Range: 8.45-39.75 – Max Gain: 370%
$385 Calls – Range: 4.90-38.80 – Max Gain: 692%

Facebook, Inc. FB – For Facebook, we had also mentioned the FB Weekly $165-172.50 Calls and those produced some very nice moves as well:

$165 Calls – Range: 6.21-11.23 – Max Gain: 81%
$167.50 Calls – Range: 4.19-8.77 – Max Gain: 109%
$170 Calls – Range: 2.36-6.41 – Max Gain: 172%
$172.50 Calls – Range: 1.20-4.21 – Max Gain: 251%
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More Fresh Options Ideas:

We’re going to close out this very fruitful trading week today with a trio of fresh options ideas, but please be advised, trading weekly options on a Friday should never be attempted unless you are a veteran trader with disposable funds.

Amazon, Inc. AMZN Weekly $1640-1650 Calls
Expedia Group, Inc. EXPE Weekly $117-119 Calls

Baidu, Inc. BIDU Weekly $250-255 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CNHI, ICHR, UAVS, AGMH, INTC, TQQQ

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CAT Updates & More

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT – Update

After having some success earlier in the week with some higher priced CAT options, we observed a course correction, and yesterday informed readers that we would be rolling our strike prices down to the CAT Weekly $143-145 Calls.

It’s a good thing that we did, too, because we saw some excellent intraday gain opportunities off of those ideas after the session commenced:

$143 Calls – Range: 1.82-5.05 – Max Gain: 177%
$144 Calls – Range: 1.49-4.20 – Max Gain: 182%
$145 Calls – Range: 1.02-3.40 – Max Gain: 233%

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Fresh Options Ideas:

Chipotle Mexican Groll Inc. CMG Weekly $380-385 Calls
Facebook, Inc. FB Weekly $165-172.50 Calls


Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. SGSI

We tagged SGSI along with its news yesterday morning, and the stock performed very well as a result. Those PRs alluded to some exciting things happening for the company, namely being awarded $1.5M in new contracts, along with a massive share reduction.

SGSI traded in a range from .0055-.0094, for a 71% rip. It was enough fuel to start the fire, now we’re going to want to continue to monitor the situation on the chance that further swing trade opportunities present themselves.


Extended Watchlist:
AAP, AMD, ALXN, CRK, VTVT, UCTT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Ideas & More

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT – Update

After a huge earnings beat yesterday morning, we mentioned that we’d be monitoring the CAT Weekly $157.50-162.50 Calls to take advantage of the big boost in activity.

We did end up seeing some very nice moves from those contracts early on, before the market took a dive and took Caterpillar with it. The gains that were on the table in the morning prior to that dip were as follows:

$157.50′s : 2.30-4.50 (95%)
$160′s: 1.26-2.84 (+125%)
$162.50′s: .52-1.60  (+107%)

After the stock’s course correction, we’re going to dip back into the pool and slate the Weekly $143-145 Calls for observation as we head through this midweek.
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Fresh Options Idea:

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. CBI – We like the current setup of the CBI chart so we’re going to be tracking some options ideas there as well, with the CBI 05/18 $15-16 Calls.


Marathon Patent Group, Inc. MARA

We want to circle back around for an update on MARA this morning, after what has been a fruitful month for the stock. We last signaled this play on March 28th, and shortly thereafter witnessed a low of .92.

In the three weeks that followed we have seen some very nice, steady increases from MARA, with its new highs being registered at 1.94 yesterday. That marks an intra-month run of 111%


Extended Watchlist:
CHEK, NLST, UAVS, QNST, SGSI(News)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CAT Options & More

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT – Options

We’ve had great success in the past with CAT options after the company reports earnings, and that’s just what we’re going to try to do again today.

The company obliterated forecasts on the Street for its earnings figures and raised its outlook as well, producing interesting activity here in the premarket and has us anxious to track some calls once the session gets going.

We’re interested in monitoring the CAT 04/27 $157.50-162.50 Calls to try and take advantage of the situation.


Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion VLRS

We’re also going to put VLRS on bottom watch for a potential incoming dead cat bounce after the stock has been absolutely crushed over the past two sessions, as you can plainly view on the chart below.

All because of perceived lowered demand after the company’s revenue per seat mile decreased, even as overall revenue increased, according to its recent earnings report. We don’t see that as commensurate with the beating the stock has taken, sending it to new lows and well into egregiously oversold territory. We’ll have it on watch for a possible rebound.


Extended Watchlist:
ATI, SHPG, NETE, HOG, EDU