Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Post-Earnings Options Plays

Energizer Holdings, Inc. ENR 

We’ve been seeking out prime bottom play opportunities this week, and to continue that trend, we’ve run across Energizer this morning on the heels of the stock registering a new annual low yesterday.

In conjunction with the fact that Deutsche Bank just upgraded ENR from a Hold to a Buy rating with a price target of $52/share (trading in the $37-range yesterday), along with indicators that the stock is heavily oversold, and we are confident in calling this one a prime bottom play candidate as well.


Fresh Options Plays 

We also have a pair of fresh earnings-related options ideas to pass along this morning. Post-earnings plays are typically our miost successful, and we’ve got a couple of good hunches about the following contracts as we cruise through this midweek. 

FedEx Corp. FDX -  Already in a good spot on the chart for a possible rebound leading into today’s session with a strong double-bottom setup, we’re looking to FDX options as FedEx’s Q4 results yielded a profits and earnings beat. As a result, we’re going to be tracking the FDX Weekly $157.50-60 Calls.

Micron Technology, Inc. MU - We are also looking at MU, which reported in the post-market yesterday as well, posting a beat on Q3 earnings, and bolstered guidance for sales of computer memory chips. Like the above mentioned play, MU is giving off a heavy multi-bottom signal. In this case we are interested in monitoring the MU Weekly $35-36.50 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
AMR, SNX, VTVT, FCEL, PBF, APTX, FPAY, PES, TLGT, RIOT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More Bottom-Plays

Seres Therapeutics, Inc. MCRB 

It was a pretty slow start to the week yesterday with the markets gapping up early, but falling into decline throughout the session. That didn’t stop the one fresh idea we did have in our morning report from posting a respectable performance on the day.

We referred to MCRB as a ‘prime bottom play’ and while it didn’t exactly explode out of the gate, what we did see was certainly a step in the right direction. From a low of 2.63, the stock ran a modest but solid 16% to a high of 3.06. More importantly, it preserved its momentum by holding the three-dollar mark into the close. A good first day by any stretch of the imagination.

We’ll continue to monitor our longer term options idea that we included, the MCRB 07/19 $2.50 Calls which stand to do well in coming weeks if the stock can continue to maintain the current trend. Yesterday’s session was the fourth consecutive day that the stock has recorded higher lows, and we’ll want to see more of that moving forward.


Verastem Inc. VSTM 

Speaking of bottom plays, we’ve got another one to add to our radars this morning in VSTM. This stock has lost a ton of value over the past year, and recently began to show signs of a rebound. We like it for its technical setup and volatility potential. We will remain interested in tracking VSTM for as long as it can maintain support at 1.72 or better.

VSTM is considered by some to be a speculative buyout play as well. Just this week the company has reported positive early stage data on Copiktra, the company’s leukemia treatment under development. Definitely an interesting story to follow.

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Celestica Inc. CLS

Perhaps even more attractive as a bottom play than the above mentioned stock, we’ve got CLS, which just began to show signs of life after recording a new annual low at the beginning of this month.

If the stock can manage to break its 50DMA at 7.09, there’s a real chance that it could produce significant gains, filling the gap to the topside on the chart. Interesting to naote about CLS as well, is that the company’s EPS has grown by nearly 90% over the past year. When taking that into consideration, its current valuation doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.


Extended Watchlist:
CBAY, DERM, SAVA, NERV, NDRA, PHUN, VIVE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Prime Bottom Play

CarMax, Inc. KMX – Recap 

To open things up this week, we’re going to go over the performance of a fresh options ideas from Friday morning’s premarket report. We were tracking the  KMX Weekly $85-87.50 Calls and we met with some very good fortune in the form of multi-bag, single session gain opportunities.

All four of the contract sets we watching provided enormous intraday chances, which wasn’t surprising, given the huge help we had last week from a surge in the markets. A strong earnings report from KMX did the rest, and we finished out the week with these superb gains: 

$85 Calls – Range: .48-2.55 – Max Gain: 431%
$86 Calls – Range: .27-1.73 – Max Gain: 541%
$87 Calls – Range: .15-1.09 – Max Gain: 627%
$87.50 Calls – Range: .10-.76 – Max Gain: 660%

Fresh Ideas: 


Seres Therapeutics, Inc. MCRB 

We’re currently very interested in MCRB for multiple reasons. The stock recently touched down on a new annual low, and at the same time, a company director purchased a huge block of shares which amounted to a significant percentage of the overall market cap.

Since then the stock has been trending off of that bottom, with just the sort of volatility potential we’re always after. In addition to the stock itself being a solid candidate for a recovery play, we will also place the MCRB 07/19 $2.50 Calls on watch.


Extended Watchlist:
ACST, MEIP, VIVE, GSV, OBLN, BPMX, NBRV, CJJD

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Explosion

Adobe, Inc. ADBE – Update

ADBE continued its incredible performance just as we said it would in yesterday morning’s premarket report.  We had already tracked our idea, the ADBE Weekly $285-290 Calls to gains roughly in the area of 150-230% on Wednesday.

The updated figures after yesterday’s huge session are very impressive indeed. Here are the total possible gains that options daytraders could have netted off of our alert. 

$289 Calls – Range: 2.94-17.49 – Max Gain: 495%
$289.50 Calls – Range: 1.83-14.68 – Max Gain: 702%
$290 Calls – Range: 1.07-12.52 – Max Gain: 1070%

This is the reason that we spend most of our time these days focusing on quick-strike options ideas. The short-term gain potential exceeds even that of the OTC Markets, which used to be our primary area of focus, many years ago.
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Speaking of options success, the other fresh ideas we included in yesterday’s morning report also produced some fantastic intraday gain chances:

Commercial Metals Co. CMC Weekly $16-17 Calls
$289 Calls – Range:.45-1.30 – Max Gain: 189%
$289 Calls – Range: .10-.40  – Max Gain: 300%

Oracle Corp. ORCL Weekly $55-56 Calls
$55 Calls – Range: .84-2.53 – Max Gain: 201%
$55.50 Calls – Range: .60-2.05 – Max Gain: 242%
$56 Calls – Range: .34-1.59 – Max Gain: 368%
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Fresh Ideas:
CarMax, Inc. KMX Weekly $85-87.50 Calls

Lowes Companies, Inc. LOW 07/12 $101-104 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CLDR, PDS, IGC, FSI, CFMS, EGY, SDRL, PECK, PBF, AXGT, OCUL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Adobe, Inc. ADBE – Update

After continued success with SPY calls early this week and persisting through to their expiration yesterday, we issued yet another fresh options idea in yesterday morning’s premarket report for the ADBE chain.

ADBE reported a strong Q2 earnings beat and was looking ripe in the premarket. We signaled our interest in tracking the ADBE Weekly $285-290 Calls and we were exceedingly pleased with the idea’s first day performance, which yielded chances at multi-bag gains.

$289 Calls – Range: 2.94-7.40 – Max Gain: 152%
$289.50 Calls – Range: 1.83-5.25 – Max Gain: 187%
$290 Calls – Range: 1.07-3.51 – Max Gain: 228%

With the markets gapping up hard today, we would expect to see new highs on each of these contract, in which case we will report the final possible gains in tomorrow’s newsletters.
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MORE FRESH IDEAS: 
SPDR S&P500 (ETF) SPY Weekly $294-296 Calls
Commercial Metals Co. CMC Weekly $16-17 Calls
Oracle Corp. ORCL Weekly $55-56 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
IAG, ZYME, KGC, COMM, MLNT, SVM, URL