Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Trio of Post-Earnings Options Ideas

Trio of Post-Earnings Options Ideas

As our regular readers are more than aware, we are always looking in the earnings calendar to find potential quick-strike options trading opportunities. After a strong earnings report, chances to take advantage of the clamor for shares are often plentiful.

This morning we’ve got three separate ideas, to help us try to do just that. After solid reports all around we’re looking to formulate ideas for The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX, Advanced Auto Parts, Inc. AAP, and Kohls Corp. KSS options chains.

TJX 06/15 $85-90 Calls
AAP 06/15 $120-130 Calls

KSS Weekly $67.50-69.50 Calls


Agile Therapeutics, Inc. AGRX

Another thing we’re always looking for is bottom-play opportunities. We want to place AGRX on watch after seeing the stock get absolutely crushed over the past few sessions.

The short interest has risen dramatically as you can see on the AGRX page of Naked Short Report, and caused a serious gap down to perhaps unsustainably low levels. When an influx of buyers looking for a bargain comes in, we could see that gap begin to fill. We’ll have it on a close bottom watch.


Extended Watchlist:
MU, DNR, TGA, SYN, GSM

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CAT Updates & More

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT – Update

After having some success earlier in the week with some higher priced CAT options, we observed a course correction, and yesterday informed readers that we would be rolling our strike prices down to the CAT Weekly $143-145 Calls.

It’s a good thing that we did, too, because we saw some excellent intraday gain opportunities off of those ideas after the session commenced:

$143 Calls – Range: 1.82-5.05 – Max Gain: 177%
$144 Calls – Range: 1.49-4.20 – Max Gain: 182%
$145 Calls – Range: 1.02-3.40 – Max Gain: 233%

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Fresh Options Ideas:

Chipotle Mexican Groll Inc. CMG Weekly $380-385 Calls
Facebook, Inc. FB Weekly $165-172.50 Calls


Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. SGSI

We tagged SGSI along with its news yesterday morning, and the stock performed very well as a result. Those PRs alluded to some exciting things happening for the company, namely being awarded $1.5M in new contracts, along with a massive share reduction.

SGSI traded in a range from .0055-.0094, for a 71% rip. It was enough fuel to start the fire, now we’re going to want to continue to monitor the situation on the chance that further swing trade opportunities present themselves.


Extended Watchlist:
AAP, AMD, ALXN, CRK, VTVT, UCTT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Plays & More


Big Board Bottom Plays

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RARX – The first of a pair of NASDAQ-listed stocks with nice chart setups, RARX has actually been building a solid recovery trend off of its bottom since last week. A couple of Form-4 filings around the same time show two huge $15M blocks purchase by two separate insiders at the stock’s lows.

Meanwhile, there’s still a fair bit of ground to recover from what it has lost in the past ten weeks or so. RARX flirted with its 50DMA yesterday, so we’ll be looking for a break past that point, with indicators on the chart suggesting a fair chance of that happening.


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Liberty Tax, Inc. TAX – We’ve also noted the recent bludgeoning of TAX, which has been in a general downtrend for the better part of five months. In this case, we haven’t reached bottom-bouncer status yet, but more of a bottom-watch. At present, the stock is now heavily oversold, on the heels of the dismissal of its CEO.

With tax season upon us, this is the time of year that we’d expect companies such as TAX to do their highest volume of business, so now seems as good a time as any to track this play for a bottom-bounce.



Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP

The last time we talked about AAP was a few months back, and we managed to find some nice gain opportunities within the AAP options chain following the company’s strong quarterly report.

AAP reported quarterly earnings once again this morning, and we thought we’d take another crack at it, by signaling the AAP 03/16 $105-115 Calls for observation.



Extended Watchlist:
NETE, CVRS, LPSN, EQT, KL, CRMD

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAP Options Recap & More

Advance Auto Parts AAP – Options Recap

We signaled a few options ideas for the AAP chain after simultaneously picking up on a heck of a bottom setup on the chart as well as a strong earnings report from the company yesterday morning.

It turned out to be another great set of selections for us, as AAP ran early on in the session, making some nice gains possible for anyone who caught our ideas, the AAP Weekly $85-95 Calls, and the 01/19 $95-105 Calls.

Weekly $85-95 Calls
$85 Calls – Range: 9.90-17.00 – Max Gain: 71%
$90 Calls – Range: 5.12-12.40– Max Gain: 142%
$95 Calls – Range: 1.97-8.00 – Max Gain: 306%

01/19 $95-105 Calls
$95 Calls – Range: 5.50-9.15 – Max Gain: 66%
$100 Calls – Range: 3.50-6.60 – Max Gain: 89%
$105 Calls – Range: 2.11-3.58 – Max Gain: 70%

We will of course continue to track the activity in these plays as we head through midweek.


Roku, Inc. – Update

Having had its IPO just six weeks ago, ROKU has made some excellent progress on the chart and already provided us with multiple opportunities for solid gains. We signaled some options ideas on Friday and those turned in gains ranging from 207-491% in that single session.

We also want to talk about the move in the stock itself since that alert, at which time we witnessed it trading for as little as 30.50 per share. Yesterday’s new high of 48.80 marked a 60% increase in a span of just three sessions. That’s a fantastic move for a $30 stock to make in such a short time.

Now that it seems that ROKU is coming down off of those highs, we are going to want to stay with the trend and flip momentarily to the other side of the fence with some bearish options ideas to finish out the week, with the ROKU Weekly $36.50-34.50 Puts.


Extended Watchlist:
PLCE, GFI, CMLS, BOOT, SKLN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAP, NPTN & More

Advance Auto Parts AAP – Options

We have a confluence of favorable conditions to look AAP for potential options trades as we kick off a new trading week this morning. As of the end of last week, the stock was trading very near to its annual lows , and has a significant gap on the chart to the upside. Combine that with the company’s strong earnings report including a solid beat on profits, and we’re interested to see where this one will take us.

To try and take advantage of the present scenario, we’re going to tag both a shart and a longer term set of ideas, in the event that the stock sees an extended recovery, as the the chart setup suggests it might. We’ll be looking to AAP Weekly $85-95 Calls, and the 01/19 $95-105 Calls.


NeoPhotonics Corp. NPTN

We also would like to go over the move made by NPTN after we signaled it for observation last Monday morning. Subsequent to that point we ‘ve witnessed a respectable run from a low of    5.10 to a high of 6.66, a gain of 31%

We saw the stock record higher lows every single day last week, and will look for that trend to continue. If the stock can break the double top formation that’s currently on the chart, we could be in line to see much more significant gains.


Extended Watchlist:
MOSY, ONP, REDU, ITUS, TCO, TGTX