Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More Options Success

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Options Recap
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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%

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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!

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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.


Extended Watchlist:
ADMS, AKER, CPST, KANG, MRTX, NPTN, ENRJ

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NWBO Review, Options & More

Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. NWBO

We’ve been mentioning NWBO this week beginning on Monday, and yesterday, despite already having seen some solid gains from the stock, we were met with a second consecutive solid intraday performance.

NWBO traded in a daily range from .551 to .76, which marked a surge to the upside of 38% and from our observed low subsequent to its appearance in our morning report on Monday (.5018), yesterday’s high represented a two-day swing of 51%

We’ll continue to track the progress here, and will be anxious to see if the stock can maintain it’s multi-day runner status.


More Bottom-Watchers

Yesterday we submitted a bottom watchlist consisting of three oversold stocks that we’re going to want to keep on our radars for the possibility of an eventual rebound (MGT, AIII, NVAX). This morning, we’d like to add a couple more to that list for us to monitor in sessions ahead.

Each of the following stocks appears to be egregiously oversold, and both have just registered new 52-week lows; two key components we look for when searching for potential recovery plays.

Gordman’s Stores, Inc. GMAN

Towerstream Corp. TWER


Fresh Options Ideas

We also want to delve back into the realm of options trading this morning, with a couple of ideas based on post-market earnings releases yesterday.

As our regular readers are well aware, we’ve used post-earnings options calls to find MAJOR short to intermediate-term success on countless occasions in the past, and these are just the types of plays for which we’re constantly scanning the landscape.

Our new targets are the following:

FDX Weekly $165-170 Calls

ADBE 10/21 $100-110 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
EBIO, GLRI, USLV, SFOR, LOGX, ADMS

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