Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL, SPY Winners & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Recap

We submitted two separate options trading ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, the first of which being the AAPL Weekly $160-162.50 Calls. It’s beeen quite some time since we played with the AAPL chain, but it is the stock that originally brought us into the fold of options day and swing trading that we’ve adopted as one of our main functions.

It came as no surprise when the Fed announced no interest rate hike yesterday that the markets responded bullishly and allowed for some very nice multi-bag moves on our designated targets.

$160 Calls – Range: 2.14-6.32 – Max Gain: 195%
$162.50 Calls – Range: 1.05-4.19 – Max Gain: 299%
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Recap 

Our second set of options ideas from yesterday were the SPY Weekly $264-265.50 Calls, and of course, those also fared well with the SPY being an excellent market analog, and another well that we revisit on a regular basis for short term options plays.

The gains on our highlighted contracts were even more impressive in this case, with each and every strike point returning potential gains ranging from 343-598% in a single session.

$264 Calls – Range: 1.07-4.74 – Max Gain: 343%
$264.50 Calls – Range: .82-4.03 – Max Gain: 385%
$265 Calls – Range: .59-3.50 – Max Gain: 493%
$265.50 Calls – Range: .43-3.00 – Max Gain: 598%

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Fresh Options Ideas:
UPS Weekly $104-107 Calls
MA Weekly $207.50-217.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
YRCW, PTIE, TEX, FRED, GERN, GOL, GE. APRN, BIOC, EGO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MMM Update & More

3M Co. MMM – Update

Fresh for yesterday morning’s report, we decided to highlight some MMM calls on the heels of the company’s earnings report, so we put the MMM Weekly $195-202.50 Calls on the radar.

Thanks to a solid intraday performance wherein the stock ran from a low of 194.20-199.89, there were some huge intraday moves from for traders to take advantage of promptly following the opening bell, which were as follows:

$195 Calls – Range: 2.24-6.00 – Max Gain: 168%
$197.50 Calls – Range: .67-4.34 – Max Gain: 548%
$200 Calls – Range: .71-2.80 – Max Gain: 294%
$202.50 Calls – Range: .27-1.55 – Max Gain: 474%

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Fresh Options Ideas:
AAPL Weekly $160-162.50 Calls
SPY Weekly $264-265.50 Calls



TrovaGene, Inc. TROV – Review

We last mentioned TROV on December 18th, and at the time the stock was trading down to an annual low of .503. Since then, we’ve seen a slow and steady recovery, which was kicked into a higher gear yesterday following news of Trovagene and PoC Capital entering an agreement to fund the development of Onvansertib in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

The stock ended up hitting .73, marking a 45% rise since we mentioned it. We will want to continue monitoring TROV for further advances from this point forward.


Extended Watchlist:
STAF, CREG, CRMD, EKSO, RGS, CLF, TOPS, WFT, ZYNE, IBN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CAT Recap & More

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT – Recap

Yesterday, just as we were going over some of our good calls from Friday’s session, we took a look at Caterpillar’s premarket performance on the heels of its disappointing quarterly release, and formulated a fresh idea on the bearish side of the fence.

We targeted the CAT Weekly $132-128 Puts. As it happens, our solid options calls persisted into this week, because CAT took a hit, and anyone in those Puts could have been the beneficiary of some significant gains on the day.

$132 Puts – Range: 5.60-8.75 – Max Gain: 56%
$131 Puts – Range: 5.40-8.01 – Max Gain: 48%
$130 Puts – Range: 4.15-7.19 – Max Gain: 73%
$129 Puts – Range: 3.60-6.35 – Max Gain: 76%
$128 Puts – Range: 3.20-5.59 – Max Gain: 75%

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Fresh Options Idea:
3M, Co. beat on profits and sales for its 4th quarter 2018 release, and is our preferred fresh target this morning despite lowered 2019 guidance. We’re going to track the MMM Weekly $195-202.50 Calls today.


Extended Watchlist:
MTOR, TRX, CLDX, AMPE, MTOR, UNT, KNDI, TROV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SBUX Success & More

Starbucks Corp. SBUX - Recap

We formulated some options ideas for Friday morning’s premarket report, and among them were the SBUX Weekly $66-67.50 Calls. Continuing a trend that we carried throughout the week, we once again struck upon multi-bag gains off of an earnings related play. This type of trade has become one of our go-to moves for this very good reason. We urge any skeptics to rifle through our blog and check our record on this. We believe our success rate is unparalleled.

$66 Calls – Range:.65-1.65 – Max Gain: 154%
$66.50 Calls – Range: .40-1.35 – Max Gain: 238%
$67 Calls – Range: .22-.80 – Max Gain: 264%
$67.50 Calls – Range: .10-.49 – Max Gain: 390%
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We also had the WDC Weekly $43.50-45 Calls in Friday’s report, and despite the fact that only the $43.50′s ended up being in play, the potential gains they afforded traders were exceptional. They traded up from a low of .03 all the way up to .26- a move of 767% on the day.


Caterpillar, Inc. CAT

We’ll once again look to a premarket earnings release to provide us with the impetus for a fresh idea this morning. Caterpillar missed on profits and issued unimpressive guidance, as the company reported disappointingly low demand, specifically in the Chinese market.

We are going to take a bearish view on this for the near-term, and put the CAT Weekly $132-128 Puts on watch to kick off the fresh trading week.


Extended Watchlist:
AVCO, TEUM, SUPN, OGEN, RBZ, BLPH, BW, IAG

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SBUX Options & More

OPTIONS RECAP

Yesterday was a day for options, with a whole calendar full of earnings reports, and we formulated a couple of fresh ideas in LUV and MKC, going bullish and bearish, respectively. Both sets of contracts produced really good opportunities for intraday gains.

Southwest Airlines Co.

LUV Weekly $52-54 Calls

$52 Calls
 – Range: 1.25-2.63 – Max Gain: 110%
$52.50 Calls – Range: .99-1.90 – Max Gain: 92%
$53 Calls – Range: .56-1.85 – Max Gain: 230%
$53.50 Calls – Range: .40-1.25 – Max Gain: 213%
$54 Calls – Range: .20-1.00 – Max Gain: 400%

McCormick & Co. Inc.
MKC 02/15 $125 & $120 Puts
$125 Puts – Range: 3.11-5.51 – Max Gain: 77%
$120 Puts – Range: 1.51-1.91 – Max Gain: 26%
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FRESH IDEAS:
SBUX Weekly $66-67.50 Calls*
WDC Weekly $43.50-45 Calls*

*Please do not attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you an advanced level trader with disposable funds.


Briggs & Stratton Corp. BGG

We want to close things out this week by commenting on Briggs & Stratton’s gap down to its lowest PPS since the the early 1990′s. While it may see more short term losses first, we still want to radar this as a bottom-watch play.


Extended Watchlist:
DBVT, AYTU, MRIN, TTNP, PIR, CAPR, ACHV