Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Day for Options

Options Recap

Yesterday, our premarket report included two fresh sets of options trading ideas for Under Armour, and Take Two Interactive, and thanks in part to a nice rebound for the markets, we were able to see some really nice gains in our designated plays.

Both of these were companies that had just reported their quarterly earnings, which just reinforces why we continue to make these same kinds of calls over and over again. Post-earnings options trading, while just as risky as any other type of short-term trade, is also just about the most reliable way to find quick-strike opportunities to profit.

Here were the trading ranges and total possible single-session gains that could have been banked off of yesterday’s ideas:

Under Armour Inc. UAA $19-20 Calls
$19 – 2.69-4.20 (+56%)
$19.50 – 2.65-3.82 (+44%)
$20 – 1.75-3.25 (+85%)

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. TTWO $122-125 Calls
$122 – 4.00-5.60 (+40%)
$123 – 2.49-5.70 (+129%)
$124 – 2.50-4.20 (+68%)
$125 – 2.50-4.00 (+60%)
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Fresh Options Ideas: 

FB Weekly $150-155 Calls
EBAY $28.50-30 Calls
GM Weekly $35-37 Calls

SPY Weekly $269.50-271.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
PVH, TNXP, CRON, CGC, CRC, SMI, RIOT, YNDX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: HSY Update & More

The Hershey Co. HSY

Despite the miss on Q3 earnings, we were confident enough in HSY’s setup to submit an idea for its options chain in yesterday morning’s report, and those ideas returned immediate opportunities for single-session profits.

We’re used to bucking the trend when we see a good enough chance, and this was a perfect example. Even as the market itself logged another day of losses, Hershey performed just as we’d hoped. Our targets were the HSY Weekly $102-104 Calls, and they all returned sizable gains on the day:

$102 Calls – Range: 2.79-5.60 - Max Gain: 101%
$103 Calls – Range: 2.25-4.47 – Max Gain: 99%
.$104 Calls – Range: 1.40-3.70 - Max Gain: 164%

We’ll continue to monitor these plays, but as it stands, these were some really good ideas to kick off the trading week amid some touchy conditions overall.
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Fresh Ideas:
Under Armour Inc. UAA $19-20 Calls
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. TTWO $122-125 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
HZO, FAMI, EGO, CCCL, CASI, YECO,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: HSY Options & More

The Hershey Co. HSY

We’re looking at one of the biggest players in the Halloween candy game in Hershey as we kick off a fresh trading week. The company reported its Q3 earnings on Thursday, and despite a frosty reception from Wall Street, we are liking the look of this play.

The company asserts that it is on a good path, having had what the CEO calls a game changing year. While the stock did see its biggest daily loss since 2016 on Thursday following the report, it did not turn into a multi-day slide. Coupled with what looks to be another rebound day for the markets at large, and we’re interested in signaling a few HSY Calls.

We’ll place the HSY Weekly $102-104 Calls on watch this morning.

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Bonus Idea:
Nutanix, Inc. NTNX 01/18 $42.50 & $45 Calls


SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

On Tuesday, we noted that with such a sharp and rapid downturn in the markets, that a rebound was certain to be in the cards for the SPY. It led us to signal interest in the SPY 10/31 $275-277 Calls, which will certainly be in play today as the SPY is gapping up big this morning in the premarket.

We’ll be back tomorrow morning with a recap of what is likely to be a cleanup session for these plays today.


Extended Watchlist: 
DPW, ESES, XSPA, AKER, SBS, TLRY, AMRN, NXTD, STNE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Tech Options Review

OPTIONS REVIEW

We were banking on a market reversal yesterday in tandem with good performances from a couple earnings plays that we formulated some options ideas for, and got everything we wanted.

Both of the plays were in the tech sector, which turned out to see some of the highest incidences of recovery, and it facilitated some very nice gain opportunities for anyone who was paying attention to our ideas.

Despite the appearance of yet another reversal and possibly another down day, we are quite pleased with the double-bag, single-session gains afforded to us by these two tech stocks.

TSLA Weekly $310-317.50 Calls
$275 Calls
– Range: 3.73-8.81 - Max Gain: 136%
$275.50 Calls – Range: 3.10-7.35 – Max Gain: 137%
$276 Calls – Range: 2.41-6.21 - Max Gain: 158%
$276.50 Calls – Range: 2.05-5.04 – Max Gain: 146%
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MSFT Weekly $104-107 Calls
$275 Calls
– Range: 2.10-5.40 - Max Gain: 157%
$276 Calls – Range: 2.12-4.45 - Max Gain: 110%
$276 Calls – Range: 1.58-3.58 – Max Gain: 127%
$277 Calls – Range: 1.10-2.75 - Max Gain: 150%

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We also had a fresh idea on Wednesday morning with The Boeing Co. BA Weekly $357.50-367.50 Calls and the surge in the markets yesterday also allowed those contracts to get legs and make some very respectable moves:

$275 Calls – Range: 4.00-7.70 - Max Gain: 93%
$275.50 Calls – Range: 2.60-6.00 – Max Gain: 131%
$276 Calls – Range: 1.85-4.32 - Max Gain: 134%
$276.50 Calls – Range: 1.15-2.90 – Max Gain: 152%
$277 Calls – Range: .77-1.85 - Max Gain: 140%
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Fresh Ideas:
INTC Weekly $44-45.50 Calls*

*NEVER trade weekly options on a Friday unless you’re an expert level trader with disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist: 
OHGI, NSPR, ATNM, NAUH, GT, PLG, LOGM, TRVN

Blue Horseshoe Stock: Tech Options Plays

TECH OPTIONS

We’re seeing a bit of a rebound in the markets this morning after they once again got crushed yesterday. Partially due to a better-than-expected economic report on Durable Orders, we’ll look for the highest profile companies with fresh earnings out that appear set to move this morning.

TSLA and MSFT both dropped their reports in after-market hours yesterday, and look to be our most promising potential targets today.

The tech sector as a whole was among the hardest hit in the recent spate of losses for domestic stocks, with many, if not most of its players being beaten back to unsustainably low levels, so the timing is actually quite good for some solid movement off of these earnings reports.

We expect a market recovery to provide us with plenty of chances to take advantage of all of these underpriced stocks as they rebound in the days and weeks ahead.

TSLA Weekly $310-317.50 Calls
MSFT Weekly $104-107 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
HSGX, VLRX, NOG, ALT, ENBL, HLT, BILI, NXTD, XLNX