Blue Horseshoe Stocks: News Update, Options Highlights & More

Aperture Health, Inc. APRE – News Update

Our first order of business this morning is to update our readers on APRE, which we’ve been following for the better part of a month. In that time the stock has provided us with multiple swing trade opportunities and has been stretching the envelope on its latest upswing. From the .0188 swing-low we observed last Wednesday APRE has rapidly gained 219%, running up to a new high of .0599 yesterday.

We’ve pointed out a few key highlights of the current chart on the following snapshot:

We also want to point out some untraded-upon news that hit the wires yesterday post-market:

NEW YORK, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Aperture Health, Inc. (OTC APRE) and CSS Alliance LLC (“CSS”), are pleased to announce that the company has branched out and signed a Joint Venture agreement which includes an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with CSS Korea R&D Co., Ltd for new technologies and products that include solar powered A/C units, and powerless generators, as well as solar powered boilers (>>View Full PR)

Options Highlights

Jack in the Box, Inc. JACK - We had a couple of our active options targets turn up sizable opportunities for profits yesterday beginning with JACK 05/20 $70 and $75 Calls. We caught JACK on the heels of its Q2 earnings release, and various circumstances allowed for us to take advantage of the idea on its first day of mentioning.

The $70 Calls traded in an impressive range from a low of 2.25 on up 6.85 for an intraday gain of 204% The $75 Calls fared even better as they ran from .39 to 1.61, a single-session rip of 313% With performances like those, we’ll continue to track these contracts through to their expiration next week.


Macy’s Inc. M  – Our signaled range for Macy’s from Wednesday’s report added to its gains yesterday. We had been tracking the M Weekly $36-34 Puts. At the top of the range, the $36 Puts surged from a low of 1.83 up to 5.15, for a two-session swing of 181% Gains increased incrementally into the lower strike prices, culminating in the $34′s which traded up from Wednesday’s low of .50 to a new high of 3.62; a 624% swing.

Cerebain Biotech Corp. CBBT

Just after we were reviewing CBBT’s recent performance in yesterday’s morning report, (We’d added it to our radars last Tuesday) the stock went on to set another new high for us.

The stock traded in a daily range from 1.25-1.75, a respectable 40% intraday rip. From our observed low of .53, the new high represents an overall move of 230%

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Watchlist, Options & More

Fresh Bottom-Watchlist

Our morning scan yielded up a couple of stocks trading at or near their relative bottoms that we want to put on the radar this midweek.

Canadian Solar, Inc. CSIQ

CSIQ began showing some life yesterday after it briefly touched its lowest PPS since last summer and began to rebound into the close. This morning, a Q1 earnings beat is fueling a gap-up into the $17-range. We’ll be on the lookout for quick-strike options trades with the CSIQ Weekly $16.50-18 Calls. Especially if a dip-and-rip occurs at the outset, we could really see some significant intraday swings out of contracts in that range.

Sequenom, Inc. SQNM

SQNM is interesting as a bottom-watcher on a couple of different levels. Not only is it extremely low-priced for a NASDAQ play at just over the exchange minimum PPS of a dollar, but it has also seen an influx of insider buying this week. We’ll have to stay wary as chart indicators suggest the stock may yet need to search out its ultimate bottom, but we’ll be ready for a rebound at any time in coming sessions. It could come quickly in this case, so keep your eyes peeled.

Macy’s Inc. M – Options Idea

We’ve also got our eyes on Macy’s this morning, which has been on a fairly continuous downslide for the better part of three weeks, and is getting kicked hard again in premarket trading this morning.

The company tempered its guidance for the remainder of the year, and missed estimates on sales considerably in this morning’s earning call. We’re going to look to turn the bearish sentiment surrounding the stock at the into a possible boon for ourselves. To do this we’ll look to the M Weekly $36-34 Puts for possible daytrades and/or swing trades into week’s end.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: HZNP Options Update & More

Horizon Pharma plc  HZNP

Our first idea of the week in yesterday’s premarket report, which was to track the HZNP Weekly $14 and 15 Calls, ended up paying instant dividends. HZNP was coming off of its earnings call as well as highlighting a new 5M share repurchase program.

Both of our targeted sets of contracts experienced significant intraday swing action which traders could have utilized for solid single-session gains. The $14 Calls ran impressively from a low of .88 to a subsequent high of 2.15, for a 144% rip. The $15′s put up a pleasing performance of similar magnitude, trading in a range from .60-1.33, for total possible profits of up to 122%

We identified 16.15 as an indicating point, the breaching of which would signal us to roll up our strike price to $16. That still remains true as we continue along through the week.

Aperture Health, Inc. APRE – Update

We want to provide an update this morning on the recent progress of APRE, which our regular readers will recollect was a point of focus for us beginning a couple of weeks ago. We’ve tracked it over several swings, commenting on the stock’s ability to make volatile moves to the upside. It continues to demonstrate this ability over recent sessions, wherein we’ve observed quite a rush of momentum.

From last Wednesday’s bounce-point of .0188, we’ve now seen a swing of 165% as of yesterday’s new high of .0499 and the stock recorded its highest volume since November. Presently, indicators on the chart seem to be ripe and ready for the possibility of even higher highs. The next key areas of resistance following a nickel are sitting at .08 and .115.

You may also view the highlights of the chart on the following video presentation:

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: UA Options Recap & More

Options Update

Under Armour, Inc. UA – For a fresh options idea yesterday, we were taking a look at UA Weekly $45-48 Calls and were provided a good opportunity for some impressive intraday gains beginning early in the session. We were quite pleased with the performance of five out of the six sets of contracts in our observed range. The exception to the rule were the $48 Calls, which weren’t quite pushed into the money (UA high: 47.80). The rest offered up great chances, which were as follows:

$45 Calls – Trading Range: 1.45-3.91 – Max Gain: 170%
$45.50 Calls – Trading Range: 1.25-2.10 – Max Gain: 68%
$46 Calls– Trading Range:  .80-1.80 – Max Gain: 125%
$46.50 Calls – Trading Range: .85-1.21 – Max Gain: 42%
$47 Calls – Trading Range: .35-1.00 – Max Gain: 186%
$47.50 Calls – Trading Range: .28-.70 – Max Gain: 150%



We also want to put arange of options contracts on watch for McDonald’s Corp. MCD on the heels of its earnings beat. We’re going to be tracking the MCD Weekly $125-128 Calls for potential daytrades.

CAUTION: Trading weekly options on Friday is very high risk, as the closing bell signals their expiration. To be attempted by advanced traders only!

Aperture Health, Inc. APRE

When we introduced APRE to our readers on Monday (>>View Report), and at the time we ventured that it may display the same sort of volatility as is characteristic for such a low-float play, and we weren’t disappointed.

The stock offered up multiple chances for intraday gains over the course of the week. Monday brought a nice 59% rip from .027-.0428. Tuesday we saw a 23% swing from .031-.038, and yesterday, a run from .025-.0379 (+52%). In total, 134% in cumulative gains on the week, which is very respectable indeed.

Over the course of this same past week, with respect to its status on OTC Markets, APRE went from bearing a stop sign, to a yield, and has now gone current in an effort to be more transparent. It’s really good to see management doing the right thing for shareholders! We’ll be anxious to follow the progress of this interesting company into the future.

Once more, check out our detailed APRE Report as a place to begin your own due diligence.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options, Bottom-Play Updates & More

Options Updates

We formulated our first options ideas of the week yesterday morning, and unsurprisingly, we hit on each and every one of them. Our acumen when it comes to identifying quick-strike options plays is really top-drawer, a fact to which any of our regular readers can attest.

Bank of America Corp. BAC

We took note of BAC 07/15 $15 Calls yesterday, which had extremely high open interest to the point of suspicion on our part. We were right  to want to follow the money in this case, because despite the fact that we have designated this a longer-term play, the potential returns were instant. Those contracts traded up from .51-.71 for possible gains of up to 39% on the day.

We’re certain that our observed range is going to increase even further with BAC having cracked the $15-mark here in the premarket this morning. Should the stock follow up yesterday’s session with another bullish performance, things could get very interesting, very quickly.


ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures SVXY- Our targets here were the SVXY Weekly $53.50-55 Calls and despite the SVXY closing slightly down on the day, we first witnessed some nice intraday moves to the upside that facilitated opportunities for the following gains:

$53.50 Calls – Trading Range: 1.60-2.10 – Max Gain: 31%
$54 Calls – Trading Range: 1.50-1.70 – Max Gain: 13%
$54.50 Calls– Trading Range: 1.10-1.65 – Max Gain: 50%
$55 Calls – Trading Range: .74-1.25 – Max Gain: 69%


We won’t leave you hanging solely with an update from yesterday’s action- we’ve got a couple of fresh ranges to monitor in the GM and UA options chains as well. In both cases we’ve got stocks that are gapping up on the strength of earnings beat this morning. Our corresponding ideas are as follows:

General Motors Co. GM – Weekly $32-34 Calls

Under Armour, Inc. UA – Weekly $45-48 Calls

Bottom-Watchlist Update

We placed RNVA and CLMT on a bottom-watchlist at the end of yesterday morning’s premarket report, following a newly registered 52-week low for each of them on Tuesday. We just wanted to rehash those ideas this morning, as both plays rebounded off of their lows in a stroke of excellent timing on our part.

Rennova Health, Inc. RNVA traded in a range from .57-.70, an intraday gain of 23%, while Calumet Specialty Products Partners CLMT made a 16% move from 4.64-5.39.

Now we’ll just want to verify the reversal in each case by monitoring the stocks in sessions to come for telltale signs of a continued recovery.


We’re also going to signal interest in The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. STKS for an extended-term bottom-watch.

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