Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Updates & More

Dollar General Corp. DG

We highlighted a wide range of calls in the DG chain yesterday morning on the heels of the company’s earnings release, the DG Weekly $94-96.50 Calls

While every contract in the range did see intraday gains, we’ll just focus on the $94-95.50′s, as the $96 & $96.50′s didn’t get pushed deep enough in the money to make similarly large moves.

$94 Calls – Range: .50-1.93 – Max Gain: 286%
$94.50 Calls – Range: .42-1.46 – Max Gain: 248%
$95 Calls – Range: .30-1.40 – Max Gain: 367%
$95.50 Calls – Range:  .30-1.00 – Max Gain: 233%

Burlington Stores, Inc. BURL 

We also had the BURL 03/16 $120 & $125 Calls on watch beginning last Thursday, and between then and now, we ended up witnessing some nice moves from those plays.

Our observed range on the $120′s has been 4.04-9.53 (+136%), and the $125 have run from 1.35-4.73 (+250%) in just a week’s time.


We’re going to come back to the SPY today after having seen the markets experience four consecutive days of losses this week.

We’ll be looking for a reversal of fortune for the SPY, and will be tracking the Weekly $274-275.50 Calls* today.

*Do NOT trade weekly calls on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader!

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RKDA Explodes & More

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. RKDA

We originally put RKDA on our radars toward the end of January, but in the ensuing weeks, the stock mainly traded sideways.

This week, both Tuesday morning and yesterday, we included it on our watchlist once again as we noticed it was finally building up some momentum. Yesterday that momentum turned into an absolute explosion as RKDA blasted off to an astounding new high.

Just since Tuesday morning it has traded from a low of 11.17 to a new high of 54.9895 yesterday. That’s a two day swing of 370% and a mind numbing increase of 1244% over the 4.09 low we observed subsequent to our initial mention!

Valeant Pharma International, Inc. VRX

On Monday morning, we tagged the VRX Weekly $15 & $15.50 Calls, and after finding success with those as VRX continued to move, yesterday we expanded our target range to include the $16 and $16.50′s  as well. After another bullish session, all of those ideas produced opportunities for big gains.

The $15′s from our observed low on Monday of .65, hit 2.21 for a gain of 240%, while the $15.50′s, from .30 reached 1.73, an increase of 477%

The $16 Calls ran from .35-1.24, for a single sessions rip of 254% and the $16.50′s traded in a range from .13 to .75, a 477% upswing.

Fresh Options Idea:

Dollar General Corp. DG Weekly $94-96.50 Calls

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ECYT Recap & More

Endocyte, Inc. ECYT

Our first order of business this morning is to review the recent performance of ECYT, which we initially slated for observation in our report on February 28th. At the time, the stock had been slowly gaining momentum for much of February, and it looked ripe for a more pronounced breakout.

That day, as the stock was trading for as little as 4.51, we witnessed an explosion in volume that has precipitated a very impressive run, persisting for over two weeks up to the present time. Yesterday’s session brought a new high of 11.54 in ECYT, which marks an upswing of 156% in a relatively short time frame.

Valeant Pharma International, Inc. VRX

On Monday morning, we came up with some options ideas for VRX, which we noted was “ready for a bottom bounce”. We also made reference to a huge Form-4 buy of $108.8M came in as well, which led us to postulate that “for now the stock has gone as low as it’s going to go.”

We couldn’t have been any more spot-on in our assessment of VRX, and the result has been a solid performance for the short-term calls we put on watch, the VRX Weekly $15 & $15.50 Calls. The $15′s ran from .65-1.15 for a gain of 77%, while the $15.50′s moved from a low of .30 to .71, an increase of 137%

We had some longer-term ideas as well which we will likely come back to in an upcoming report, as it appears VRX will continue to head up. On that note, we’ll also look to roll up our strike prices on the weekly calls to the $16 & $16.50′s.


Fresh Options Idea:

Walmart, Inc. WMT 04/20 $95-97.50 Calls

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RXMD Update & More

Progressive Care, Inc. RXMD

We’re coming back to RXMD once again to review this unstoppable momentum play that has appeared in five of our last six reports. After our initial mention of this play on February 22nd, we witnessed a low of .0663 and it hasn’t looked back since.

Continuing its impressive trajectory into blue skies, with every uptick the stock attains a new five year high. Yesterday it reached .265, which represents an observed increase of 301% in a matter of roughly three weeks! As measured from Monday of last week at its low of .1171, it managed a one week swing of 126%

DPW Holdings. Inc. DPW

We want to tag DPW this morning as a potential bottom bouncer, after noticing an interesting chart setup.

As we’ve pointed out on the following snapshot, the stock has come down to what we feel is a pretty solid area of support, and looks like it may try to make a run at its 50DMA. It also saw a pretty good surge in volume yesterday, so we’ll place it on watch today.


Fresh Options Idea:

DSW, Inc. DSW Weekly $17.50 & $20 Calls

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More Options Success

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Options Recap
Our options calls we made for the SPY on Friday morning were very good to us, and were an excellent way to close out what was ultimately a very successful trading week.

We put a flag up on the SPY Weekly $274.50-277 Calls after seeing the markets stabilize last midweek, following a couple of turbulent sessions as a result of Trump administrations newly announced tariffs. Things looked ripe for a rebound on Friday and that’s just what we got, with the SPY turning in a bullish performance from start to finish.

There were six sets of contracts contained in our designated range, and regardless of which strike price was chosen, intraday gains were on the table, ranging from very good to absolutely fantastic.

$272 Calls – Range: 1.30-4.31 – Max Gain: 232%
$272.50 Calls – Range:  .80-3.90 – Max Gain: 387%
$273 Calls – Range: .68-3.25 – Max Gain: 378%
$273.50 Calls – Range: .46-2.90 – Max Gain: 530%
$273 Calls – Range: .26-2.45 – Max Gain: 842%
$273.50 Calls – Range: .10-1.90 – Max Gain: 1800%


Burlington Stores, Inc. BURL – Speaking of multi-bag options winners, we slated the  BURL 03/16 $120 & $125 Calls for observation on Thursday morning, and those finished out the week with stregth as well. The $120 Calls ran from 4.04-8.50, for an intraday rip of 110%, while the $125 nearly doubled that performance with a 212% run from 1.35-4.21.

Lumentum Holdings, Inc. LITE

We want to swing back around to recap the recent performance of LITE as well. Since our alert on the stock on February 7th, at which time the stock was trading for as little as 52.20/share, LITE has made considerable and steady upward progress.

On Friday it hit a new high of 69.25, marking a move of 33% in less than five weeks. That is quite a feat for a stock that started out above $50!


Fresh Options Idea:

Valeant Pharma International, Inc. VRX -We’re going to formulate a short and longer-term options idea for VRX, which is looking like it could be ready for a bottom bounce. Last week, an insider buy to the tune of more than $108.8M came in as well, which just reinforces our assumption that for now the stock has gone as low as it’s going to go.

We’ll be looking at the VRX Weekly $15 & $15.50 Calls, as well as the 04/13 $16 & $16.50 Calls.

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