Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MCD Options & More


Baidu, Inc. BIDU – Update

On Friday morning, we had targeted the BIDU Weekly $250-255 Calls in the wake of the company’s quarterly earnings report, and while we didn’t see all the contracts in that range heat up, there was some very nice activity and a chance for a daily profit in the $250 Calls.

Those ran from a low of .46 and impressively hit a high of 2.97 for potential intraday gains of up to 546% which ended up working out to be one of our top plays of the week.
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Fresh Options Idea:
McDonalds Corp. MCD
Weekly $160-165 Calls



Aqua Metals, Inc. AQMS

We most recently tagged AQMS on April 4th, and after just a slight period of consolidation the stock found support and began a recovery which has covered a good amount ground this month.

From a low of 2.11 AQMS has traded as high as 3.56, a 69% increase in a matter of just a few weeks.


Extended Watchlist:
ARLP, SDRL, AKAO, WPP, FDC. TEUM, ATOS, DARE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Month-Long Runners

Geron Corp. GERN

It was just on Tuesday morning that we did a review of the performance of GERN, a stock we had initially tagged on February 5th. It had made considerable progress over a six week period, and after a fantastic session yesterday, the stock once again shot to new highs.

It ran all the way to an even 5.00, which from the 2.025 low we observed in early February, marks an increase of 147% This week has brought the highest volume, and now the highest PPS since 2015 for GERN. With the stock well into Blue Skies, we’re be interested to continue following its activity.


DURECT Corp. DRRX

Speaking of stocks on our radar that have enjoyed longer-term success, we want to talk about DRRX again this morning. We’ve been tracking this stock since mid-December (12/14), and in two separate runs here in 2018, we’ve seen it make fantastic progress.

We also included DRRX once again at the beginning of this month, and yet again on Tuesday of this week as the stock has continued to push its way further and further upward. This month alone it has risen from 1.2338 to a new high of 2.20, a gain of 78%

Subsequent to our original alert, DRRX registered a low of .875, and from there, yesterday’s high measures as a 151% increase.



NII Holdings, Inc. NIHD

In yet another month-long gainer, we have NIHD. We signaled out interest in tracking this play back on the last day of February and it has been steadily ramping its way up all month long.

We’ve witnessed a run from a low of 1.115, to yesterday’s new high of 2.28, marking a   104% intra-month move.


Fresh Options Ideas:

Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. PBR 03/23 $14-15 Calls
Conagra Brands, Inc. CAG 04/20 $35 & 36 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
ARQL, ATOS, OMER, RNVA, RSII, RXMD, TRHC, PRPO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: OPK, CAT & More

Opko Health, Inc. OPK

We’re going to start things off this morning by highlighting a potential bottom-bounce play in OPK which is presently boasting a ripening chart setup.

Not only that, but we’ve got a Form-4 alert on this one as well, with CEO Phillip Frost purchasing 100,000 shares yesterday at 4.89. We generally take insider buying at a bottom, especially a strong double bottom like OPK is exhibiting, as a sign that a more sustained recovery could be on the way.

We’ll place this stock on watch in the days and weeks ahead as well as keep an eye on an options idea, the OPK 03/02 $5-6 Calls.


Caterpillar Inc. CAT

Speaking of options ideas, we wanted to submit one for CAT as well in the wake of its premarket earnings release, wherein the company reported a 35% sales increase and a solid beat on profits.

The stock is gapping up into blue skies this morning in the $175 range, so we’ll be looking for a classic early dip-and-rip, and tracking the CAT Weekly $170-175 Calls for potential quick-strike trades.


Extended Watchlist:
RMGN, ATOS, CLF, MYSZ, GALT MDZ, LODE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Pot Stocks Heating Up Again

Pot Stocks Still Heating Up

We have literally never stopped pounding the table on our interest in marijuana related stocks for more than five years now. While we cover something in the space practically every day, occasionally we sense a greater trend coming for the sector as a whole and issue reminders to our readers accordingly. The last such post, we published on November 9th, reminding our audience that we expected a resurgence heading into 2018, which figures to be a huge year for cannabis based business in general.

We gave a list of a handful of the symbols we routinely track which included MJNA, TRTC, MJTK, AGTK, GRNH, HEMP, ACBFF, APHQF,  TWMJF, and CBIS.

GRNH and CBIS are have always been two of our favorites, although as we said, the sector as a whole will continue to be a major point of focus for us going forward. GRNH. since November 7th, has trended up from a low of .0341 to a high of .072; an increase of 111% Meanwhile, CBIS, in the same span has run from .0311 to .11, for a big 254% rise.

Some of the other fantastic moves to come out of that watchlist are as follows:

MJTK – .0005-.0028 – 460%
APHQF – 6.14-13.75 – 124%
AGTK – .0099-.0415 – 319%
ACBFF – 2.77-6.86 – 148%

These are just to name a few. Our docket of cannabis plays that we follow regularly is far too large to update all in one report, but once again, we’re going to be placing a high amount of focus on everything pot related heading into and throughout 2018.


Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. APDN

We also would like to highlight APDN, a stock that has an interesting bottom setup on the chart. As you can see on the included snapshot, the PPS has been beaten back to its lowest levels since this summer, and are hovering around a solid support level.

Couple that with the company being slated for a post-market earnings report, and we’ll be interested in tracking the activity in APDN at least through the remainder of this short week, and possibly into the upcoming short week as well.


Extended Watchlist:
ALSK, ATOS, CAG, CLNT, HMNY, WATT,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Success & More

 AT&T, Inc. T – Update

As we were mentioning yesterday, AT&T was ripening for a rebound, and the stock did post a bullish session. It allowed for the beginning of what could still end up being an even more impressive move in the options contracts that we signaled for observation.

We put the T 01/19 $34-36 Calls on watch for a longer-term idea, and they got off to a good start, even as the markets in general took a turn for the worse. The solid performance of T made the following gains possible for our options calls:

$34 Calls – Range: .91-1.33 – Max Gain: 46%
$35 Calls – Range: .53-.89 – Max Gain: 68%
$36 Calls – Range: 37-.56 – Max Gain: 51%

At the present time, we still think AT&T has a ton of upside, with indicators on the chart suggesting that yesterday’s positive session was only a precursor to what could be a much bigger rebound.



Trio of Fresh Options Ideas

We’ve got a couple of daytrading ideas for the NVDA and ROKU options chains, and as we always do, we’d like to caution our readers against trading weekly options on a Friday unless you are an expert trader with disposable funds. It’s incredibly risky.

NVIDIA Corp. – NVDA Weekly $205-212.50 Calls
Roku, Inc. – ROKU Weekly $28-30 Calls

We’ve also got a fresh, longer-term idea to add to our list of tracked contracts, after noticing Price Smart was showing a strong double-bottom signal. We’ll place the following idea on watch in coming sessions.as we await this stock’s recovery.

PriceSmart, Inc. – PSMT 01/19 $80 & $85 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
ATOS, CREG, JCP, SOGO, TOPS, RGSE, CSIQ