Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Ideas

Fresh Options Ideas

As we head through the middle of the week, we’ve got a solid group of companies dropping their quarterly reports. That’s our go-to scenario when searching for short-term options plays, and we have a couple of standouts in which we’re going to form some ideas to track.

Abbott Laboratories, Inc. ABT
Abbott posted a beat on earnings this morning, as well as bumping up its full year guidance, and is going green here in the premarket. We’re going to be tracking the ABT Weekly $83.50 Calls.
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CSX Corp. CSX
In the case of CSX we’re seeing the exact opposite effect. The company’s Q2 earnings fell short, and it also slashed guidance. In correspondence with that, we’re going to be placing the CSX Weekly $77-76 Puts on watch.
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CarMax, Inc. KMX
CarMax didn’t report earnings, but nevertheless we like the look of the KMX 07/26 $86 Calls this morning, so we’re going to put them on the radar as well.


Pintech Technology Holdings Ltd. PT 

For one more item in this morning’s brief report, we want to put PT on bottom-bounce watch. Tthe stock is exhibiting a strong double bottom, and has some decent volatility potential.

This is just the type of technical setup we routinely scan for when looking for potential  bottom plays. We’ll be interested to see how the next several sessions plays out for it.


Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Multiple Updates

JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. JBHT

The most interesting options trading candidate we are seeing from the pool of un-traded upon earnings reporters is JBHT, which dropped an extremely solid quarterly in the post-market yesterday. The company beat on earnings, year-over-year revenue, and bested expectations on guidance as well.

We are going to track a pair of contracts, the JBHT Weekly $95-100 Calls to try to take advantage of the resulting activity.
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CORRECTION: Reviewing Friday’s Winners:

Yesterday, through a small error, our newsletters went out without the proper figures for our options ideas on Friday. Here are the correct gain totals.

SPDR S&P500 (ETF) SPY Weekly $299-300 Calls
$299 Calls – Range: .67-1.75 – Max Gain: 161%
$299.50 Calls – Range: .34-1.20 – Max Gain: 252%
$300 Calls – Range: .13-.75 – Max Gain: 477%

Cigna Corp. CI Weekly $167.50-175 Calls
$172.50 Calls – Range: 1.26-4.30 – Max Gain: 241%
$175 Calls – Range: 3.70-6.55 – Max Gain: 77%


American Electric Technologies, Inc. AETI

We try to keep running tabs on everything we mention in our daily reports, and in AETI we have a stock that we tagged for observation at the end of May. In the seven ensuing weeks, the stock has more than doubled.

We observed a low of .60 in AETI subsequent to our initial alert and the stock managed to register a new high of 1.45. That works out to an overall rise of 142% and was good for the #2 spot on the NASDAQ gainers list for the day. If it can break previous resistance at 1.61, it will officially be in blue sky territory.


Tautachrome, Inc. TTCM

Our OTC play from yesterday morning was indeed a runner. The stock made an intraday move from a low of .0103-.0197, which marks a 91% gain on what amounted to more than five times the monthly average daily volume.

The extreme volatility here, like the options plays we select, is what makes this attractive to us as short-term traders. We’ll continue to keep an eye on TTCM for any other possible swing trade opportunities.


Taronis Technologies, Inc. TRNX

One we’ve been watching since Monday of last week is TRNX, which was trading for as little as .1832 following our most recent update.

It trended up to and closed at a high of .35 yesterday, and so far in the premarket this morning it has reached as high as .53. That’s an incredible swing of 189% inside of a week! We’ll want to see previous resistance at the 50DMA to hold as support on any pullbacks.


Extended Watchlist:
OSTK, OBLN, MARK, DSS, MLNT, BPTH, NVCR, CGIX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Momentum Play & More

Reviewing Friday’s Winners:

We had another good week for options trading last week, and on Friday, in addition to continuing to track our existing ideas, we also formulated a fresh one to close things out. Here were the gains which were on the table during Friday’s session. 

SPDR S&P500 (ETF) SPY Weekly $299-300 Calls 
$299 Calls – Range: .67-1.75 – Max Gain: 161%
$299.50 Calls – Range: .34-1.20 – Max Gain: 252%
$300 Calls – Range: .13-.75 – Max Gain: 477%

Cigna Corp. CI Weekly $167.50-175 Calls

$172.50 Calls – Range: 1.26-4.30 – Max Gain: 241%
$175 Calls – Range: 3.70-6.55 – Max Gain: 77%



Tautachrome, Inc. TTCM

Thanks to one of our regular readers, Ryan, we caught sight of this play, and like the chances that it continues to provide opportunities after picking up huge momentum and volume on Friday. The volatility potential is high, and the stock closed in blue skies, after punching through and holding the .01-mark.

We used to cover the OTC Markets almost exclusively, and have since evolved to be more interested in big board options, but occasionally, when the time is right, we still are very willing to take a chance on the lower exchanges. TTCM represents the most interesting OTC momentum play we’ve seen in awhile, so we’ll be sure to keep an eye on it as we kick off this fresh trading week.


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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Weekly Wrap-Up

Pharma Options Recap

We cast a wide net yesterday with a trio of options ideas in the pharma space related to the reversal of the Trump administration’s position on drug rebate policy. The sector was bustling with activity in the premarket, and two out of our three ideas bore fruit.

Here were the total possible gains available to daytraders for the session:

Cigna Corp. CI $167.50-175 Calls 

$167.50 Calls – Range: 10.04-17.00 – Max Gain: 52%
$170 Calls – Range: 10.02-14.30 – Max Gain: 58%
$175 Calls – Range: 1.10-1.80 – Max Gain: 64%
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United Health Corp. UNH $250-255 Calls 

$250 Calls – Range: 2.48-11.09 – Max Gain: 52%
$252.50 Calls – Range: 2.50-8.70 – Max Gain: 58%
$255 Calls – Range: .99-6.20 – Max Gain: 70%

In addition to these plays, we’ll continue to keep an eye on the CVS Health Corp. CVS Weekly $57-58.50 Calls  through the end of the day.
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Fresh Idea:
SPDR S&P500 (ETF) SPY $299-300 Calls


Taronis Technologies, Inc. TRNX

On Monday morning, we highlighted TRNX as a prime bottom-bounce candidate, and we’d like to wrap up the week by going over the solid swings which we subsequently observed in the stock.

On Monday itself, our choice in timing on calling this play was affirmed as we saw a solid 52% run from  .25-.38. This was followed by a pullback to a low of .1832 the following day, and over the course of the rest of the week, TRNX has stair-stepped its way back up to .34, which represents an additional 86% swing.


Extended Watchlist:
MLNT, CLVS, NVCN, APLS, SFIX, ADXS, INFY, OBLN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Pharma News

Pharma News Drives Sector

Somewhat of a reversal of fortunes has befallen major healthcare middlemen this week, and for them it’s good news. The Trump administration is doing a 180° on proposed changes to drug rebates that would have cost the healthcare industry.

The development is causing healthcare stocks to rise here in the premarket, and a few that have caught our eye in particular, are UNH, CI, and CVS. Each of these plays is flying high in early trading, so what we’re going to look for is a classic dip-and-rip scenario. Profit-taking right out of the starting gate should drive these stocks down off of their lofty premarket highs, and that’s when where we come in with the following ideas.

CVS Health Corp. CVS Weekly $57-58.50 Calls
Cigna Corp. CI $167.50-175 Calls
United Health Corp. UNH $250-255 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
PCG, NAVB, TRNX, OMER, ATOS, HTGM, DPLO, KBLB