Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MCD Options & More

McDonald’s Corp. MCD

As we were looking for stocks that appear to be in position to buck the  bearish market trend we’ve experienced this week, we’ve settled on McDonald’s.

The hamburger giant posted some beefy Q3 numbers this morning. including a solid beat on earnings and worldwide same store sales, even as US same store sales missed expectations.

We’re going to signal a range of weekly calls to try to take advantage of the situation, and those are going to be the MCD Weekly $165-172.50 Calls.



PetMed Express, Inc. PETS – Update

We also want to rehash yesterday morning’s fresh options idea, which focused upon the PETS 12/21 $30 & 35 Calls. This pair of contracts recorded a solid first day for us, despite the tumultuous market conditions.

Both plays exceeded single-session gains of at least a hundred percent, and will retain their spot on our watchlist for the remainder of the week.

The $30 Calls traded up from a low of 1.55 up to 3.70 for a gain of 139% while the $35′s ran from .51-1.21, marking a 137% move on the day.


SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

With such a sharp and rapid downturn in the markets, a rebound is certain to be headed our way at some point soon, so we’re going to signal a range of calls in the SPY. We’ve generally posted a very good track record in terms of utilizing the SPY’s options chain to our advantage in the past.

Our targets for the next week will be the SPY 10/31 $275-277 Calls as we await a recovery from this week’s early losses.


Extended Watchlist: 
HMNY, ESES, OHGI, GFI, SBGL, AU

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ANW Bottom Bouncer & More

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc. ANW

We hope everyone had a pleasant midweek holiday break; we expect a relatively subdued closeout to this short week, but one stock that is hitting our scanners as a high potential bottom play this morning is ANW.

As you can see from the included chart, the stock has been oversold for quite some time now, reaching unsustainable low levels, while a massive gap exists to the upside.

The stock has begun to fill that gap this morning, and we’re interested to see where the spike in activity is going to take ANW.


Extended Watchlist:
LBIX, TKC, AU, HMNY, SAEX, VEON, MXC, VLRX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options, Bottom-Plays & More

New Options Ideas

After a relatively subdued half-day to close out the short week on Friday, we’re going to wipe the slate and start fresh today with a couple of options ideas. Based off of our initial scans and the premarket activity, we think each of these plays has the potential to help us start the week on a high note.

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. AU – For this one, we’re attracted to the positioning on the chart, where, as you can see below, the stock has just begun to rebound off of its lowest PPS in roughly 9 months. Add that to some bullish premarket activity, along with a number of ripening indicators, and we’re very interested in the possibilities.

We’re going to be focusing in on the AU 1/20 $11 and $12 Calls, which gives us more than enough time to see the extended recovery we’re looking for.


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Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. CTSH – Our interest was roused by CTSH in this morning’s routine scan, and it too is currently in a favorable position on the chart, coupled with an appreciable premarket gap-up which could lead to a strong session performance.

For this one, we’re going to be looking at the CTSH Weekly $57-60 Calls.


Lithium Exploration Group, Inc. LEXG

Here we have another prime bottom-play with LEXG, which has managed to put together a pretty good rebound off of 6-month lows over the past few sessions.

Currently trading at a low multiple around .0025, we’re looking at a stock that ran from similar levels to over .02 back in August. Even a fraction of such a move from current PPS levels would equate to sizable gain opportunities, so we’ll be putting LEXG on watch in the days and weeks ahead.


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CollabRx, Inc. RNVA – This one belongs in the bottom-bouncer category as well. RNVA is coming off of its recently established 52-week low, and appears to be geared up for a continued comeback. We’re going to have this one on close watch as well.


All-Cannabis Extended Watchlist:
AMMJ, TRTC, MJNA, MCOA, CNBX, HEMP, VAPE, AGTK, MJTK

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: LOTE Recap & More

Lot78, Inc. LOTE

Yesterday, as we were congratulating those of our members who had caught our tag of LOTE in last Thursday morning’s premarket report, which ran 70% from .0037- .0063 on Friday,  we mentioned that our continued interest in the stock was predicated on it maintaining support above .0046. Not only did it manage to do so, but what followed was a monstrous session that carried it from subpenny territory, on into Pennyland! It was a truly excellent way to kick off the short trading week.

From a daily low of .0052, LOTE roared its way to an afternoon high of .0152. a move of exactly a penny, which provided the chance at intraday gains of up to 192%  From our observed low of .0037 from the prior session, that represents a two-day swing of 311% The move came in conjunction with the stock’s third-highest trading volume of 2016, and the close came just two ticks below the HOD, at .015.

We’ll certainly have LOTE, which now qualifies as a momentum-play, near the top of our watchlist as we progress through this holiday-shortened week. On any pullbacks, we’ll want to see the stock maintain support above a penny.


BIND Therapeutics, Inc. BIND

Another solid pick from yesterday’s report came in the form of BIND, a company that had filed for Chapter-11 this spring.

We caught this one on the heels of its acceptance of Pfizer’s $20M stalking horse bid, in which the pharma giant intends to acquire most of the bankrupt company’s assets barring the submission of any higher bids when the assets go to auction later this month.

As for the opportunity that was present following our inclusion of the play in yesterday’s morning report, BIND traded in a daily range from .57-.79, a respectable single-session rip of 39%  We’ll continue to track this play in the event it can hold support above yesterday’s swing low.


Santa Fe Gold Corp. SFEG

On Friday morning, we marked SFEG for tracking, and what has followed is two big sessions of solid gain opportunities. Before breaking for the holiday weekend, the stock traded in a range from .0115-.0165 for an initial gain of 43%

Then yesterday, things really took off in a northerly direction as the stock traded up from .0194 to an impressive new high of .044. That came out to a single-session jump of 127% and a two-day swing amounting to 283%

With the stock firmly in blue sky breakout territory, we’ll want to continue to keep an eye peeled to monitor its activity going forward. Considering the kind of volatility we’ve witnessed thus far, a dip-and-rip scenario could be waiting to play out on the chart.
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Added Note: Speaking of gold plays, the markets experienced a selloff yesterday, and appear to be in line for another possible downturn today. As such, we’ll look to these gold-related stocks as a corresponding idea.

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. AU and Royal Gold, Inc. RGLD


Extended Watchlist:
GCHK, TALK, SOUP, DCTH,