Blue Horseshoe Stocks: APTI Recap & More

Apptio, Inc. APTI – Review

Despite a lousy day for the markets as a whole, yesterday brought a very interesting development in APTI, in the form of an enormous gap-up. We signaled APTI as a bottom-play in our premarket report on the first of this month, after the stock had begun to rebound following a dip to new annual lows a couple of days earlier. At the time the stock traded for as little as 24.48 a share.

We included it in yesterdays report as well, and the new high after that incredible gap-up came in at 37.80. That marks an upswing of 54% in just under two weeks, made even more impressive by the fact that the markets tanked on the day. The rapid hike was due to Sunday’s revelation that the company would be sold in an all cash deal equal to $38/share.


Fresh Options Ideas

We scan the earnings calendar each morning to ID earnings plays with the biggest potential, and today we have a pair of big name releases for which we will formulate some quick strike ideas:

HD Weekly $180 Calls
AAP Weekly $170 & $175 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
AIMT, HUSA, RGSE, ARDX, PAYX, NMM, DXR, HDSN

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: WMT Calls & More

Walmart, Inc. WMT

After a period of a couple of trading sessions where WMT has taken considerable abuse on the chart. After appearing to be gearing up to make an impressive run, the stock gapped down considerably on Tuesday and the backslide persisted through yesterday.

This major selloff has brought the stock down to its lowest PPS since November, and had us thinking about a range of calls to slate for observation in the days and weeks ahead. We’re going to signal the WMT 03/16 $90-93 Calls, which should be in line for some solid activity if Walmart mounts the recovery that, at this point, looks very possible.


Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. HTZ

We would like to put HTZ on watch as a possible bounce play this morning. As you can see on the included chart snapshot, the stock is giving off a strong double-bottom signal, and just fell below its 200DMA yesterday.

We’re going to monitor the activity here closely, because as you can see, there is a considerable amount of room to run to the upside, and the stock has been approaching heavily oversold territory.

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Avis Budget Group, Inc. CAR

While we’re on the subject of car rental agencies, our eye has also been caught by Avis, whose stock just came down to an area of trendline support, and also posted a Q4 earnings beat.

We’re going to look for opportunities in the CAR 03/16 $42-44 Calls in coming sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
AIMT, SGMO, ETE, PBR, RXMD, STMP, MLNX, MBRX