Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Earnings-Related Options Ideas

OPTIONS REVIEW

We closed out the short week on Thursday with a pair of last minute options ideas, and both of those provided our readers and ourselves with the opportunity to take significant intraday profits.

United Rentals Inc. URI Weekly $134-136 Calls
$134 Calls – Range:
1.65-4.20  – Max Gain: 155%
$135 Calls – Range: .91-3.50 – Max Gain: 285%
$136 Calls – Range:
.85-2.73  – Max Gain: 221%

Union Pacific Corp. UNP Weekly $172.50 & 175 Calls
$172.50 Calls – Range: 2.61-5.07  – Max Gain: 94%
$175 Calls – Range: .84-2.95 – Max Gain: 251%

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EARNINGS RELATED OPTIONS IDEAS
Halliburton Co. HAL Weekly $31.50-32.50 Calls
Kimberly Clark Corp. KMB Weekly $125-128 Calls


Moleculin Biotech, Inc. MBRX – Recap

We highlighted this play at the end of last month, and shortly thereafter we would observe a low of .7772. Last week, MBRX reached a new high of 1.47, which translates to a gain of 89% in roughly three weeks’ time.

The move, which filled the entirety of the topside gap on the chart, was due to Thursday’s revelation that the company’s drug Annamycin had received the FDA’s Approval for fast-track designation. At 4:30PM on Wednesday, MBRX officials will conduct a call to discuss this and other developments on a live webcast, which will be available in the Investor Relations section at www.moleculin.com.


Extended Watchlist:
NBRV, TLGT, FCEL, UXIN, TENX, COMM, KEG, CEI,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PEP Surges & More

PepsiCo, Inc. PEP

Pepsi had a solid across the board beat following its premarket earnings release yesterday, and we seized opportunity to include the  PEP Weekly $124-125 Calls in our morning report.

A five-dollar intraday run by the stock allowed for some very nice opportunities to profit in our pair of targets. The $124 Calls ran from .72-3.40 for a big 372% rip, while the $125′s traded from .32 to 2.45; a gain of 666%


Verb Technology, Inc. VERB

This stock is a newcomer to the NASDAQ, having only recently uplisted from the OTCQB, which has been the subject of a selloff over the past six weeks. That was kicked into another gear earlier this month when the company announced that its move to the NASDAQ would be accompanied by a $20M offering at roughly half the market price at the time.

Now that it has fallen well below the offering price, and indicators are suggesting a rebound may be in order, we are going to flag this play for observation in the days and weeks ahead.


FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS
United Rentals Inc. URI Weekly $134-136 Calls
Union Pacific Corp. UNP $167.50-175 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
MARA, AMRS, BGNE, GOGO, TNXP, NSPR

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: JMIA Runner & More

Jumia Technologies JMIA

Our first order of business this morning is to mention the performance of JMIA after we included in yesterday’s premarket report on our extended watchlist.

This relatively new play doesn’t even have an options chain as yet, but the move made by the stock itself, especially for something in this price range, was really impressive. JMIA ran from a low of 33.10 on up to 43.50 during yesterday’s session, marking an impressive intraday rise of 31% As of this morning in the premarket, that high has risen to 50.60, and pushing our observed gain to a super solid 53%


FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Although the company downplayed its Q2 guidance in yesterday’s post-market release, NFLX still showed strong growth for the quarter, and looks to be in line for a solid finish to this four-day trading week which wraps up tomorrow in advance of Good Friday. Wre will look to possibly take advantage of the NFLX Weekly $365-375 Calls.

PepsiCo, Inc. PEP - Pepsi was among those companies reporting their quarterly earnings this morning in the premarket, and we’d like to formulate an idea there as well after the company posted a Q1 beat on profits and revs. We’re going to track the  PEP Weekly $124-125 Calls into tomorrow’s close.


Extended Watchlist:
QCOM, TXT, CSX, SBGL, TLGT, YUMA, TBLT, ADVM

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More Options Success

UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH

As we near the midway point of this holiday-shortened week, we are going to be taking a look at a fresh earnings related options idea with UnitedHealth.

The company just posted an impressive across-the-board earnings beat, while the chart itself was already in a prime bottom-bounce position. We are going to track the UNH Weekly $232.50-237.50 Calls, which should be in very good shape if events play out as expected.


Fastenal, Inc. FAST

We also signaled the FAST 04/18 $62.50-67.50 Calls, last Thursday following the company’s own earnings beat. The moves we’ve observed since then have been moderate, but still impressive nonetheless.

$62.50 Calls – Range: 5.40-7.10 – Max Gain: 31%
$65 Calls – Range: 2.40-4.80  – Max Gain: 100%
$67.50 Calls – Range: 1.10-2.43 – Max Gain: 121%
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Fresh Options Idea:
Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH 06/21 $10 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CNAT, CHFS, JAGX, RWLK, JMIA, MDR, ZSAN,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Win Friday

Recapping Friday’s Winners

If you check our report from Friday morning, you’ll see that we highlighted a couple of sets of weekly options ideas, and we’d like to kick off this short trading week with a review of the total possible gains which were available for anyone who caught our alerts.

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) -Expecting to see some reasonably bullish activity based off of the conditions we observed on Friday in the premarket, we decided to make our go-to move of signaling some short-term SPY ideas. Out of that group, the Weekly $289 Calls were the most attractive play. Those traded up from a low of .55-1.54, for total possible gains of up to 180%
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The Walt Disney Co. DIS – We caught DIS gapping up on our morning scan Friday, and it was cruising in the premarket. It turned into a classic gap-and-go for us as our ideas, the Weekly $122-125 Calls, which all soared.

$122 Calls – Range: 4.40-10.25 – Max Gain: 133%
$123 Calls – Range: 3.75-7.59  – Max Gain: 102%
$124 Calls – Range: 2.53-6.60 – Max Gain: 161%
$125 Calls – Range: 1.68-6.01 – Max Gain: 258%


Extended Watchlist:
AMRS. BOOM, BPTH, COBI, FCSC, SCHW, NDRA, PULM, TBLT