Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Success & More

Huge Options Success

We went all-in on the options front on Friday, with both of our primary focal points being high-risk options plays, and the rewards were considerable. Both sets of ideas turned out to be successful, regardless of the strike prices chosen.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA – On Friday morning, we were just patting ourselves on the back for Thursday’s successful alert of the BABA Weekly $162.50-170 Calls which had provided some nice gain opportunities on the order of 119-311% Those figures were nice, but they paled in comparison to Friday’s performances. We did specify that we’d want to “continue to keep our eye on these plays to close out the week, as further increases are a possibility.”

“Further increases” may be the understatement of the year. Explosions would have been a more accurate term! Our highlighted range actually contained an ultra-rare FIFTY-bagger, so anyone who had been following our BABA options coverage had a chance to make a mint!

$244.50 Calls – Range: 2.00 – 6.95   – Max Gain: 247%
$245 Calls – Range: .53-4.41 – Max Gain: 732%
$245.50 Calls – Range: .10-2.18 – Max Gain: 2980%
$246 Calls – Range: .01-.51 – Max Gain: 5000%

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc  WMT – Our other options focus from Friday was for Walmart, with the WMT Weekly $79.50 & $80 Calls. An early run by the stock created the necessary volatility to push our ideas to multi-bag status inside of the first hour.

The $79.50 Calls were the big winner there, running from .19-.86 for an intraday pop of 353% The $80′s weren’t too far behind with a solid push from .15-.46; a gain of 207%


China Information Technology Inc. CNIT

We saw a wave of increased activity in several China-based plays on Friday, and CNIT is one among them that seems worthy for observation as we kick off another trading week this morning.

We like the chart setup- the stock had a really solid run from May to June after which there was a consolidation, and has recently been showing strength off of its established support in the mid-.80′s. There was also a recent bullish breach of the 50DMA.

The company will need to get and keep its shares above $1.00 to satisfy NASDAQ’s minimum bid requirements, and we think there’s a fair chance of that happening.


Extended Watchlist:
RBNW, DDDX, GAHC, BTSC, JMEI, FALC, CTRV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BABA Review & More

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA – Options Review

We saw the contracts we highlighted yesterday morning in the BABA chain make solid multi-bag moves. The BABA Weekly $162.50-170 Calls were our targets, and each one took off for the following moves starting at around 10AM.

$244.50 Calls – Range: 2.58-5.65 – Max Gain: 119%
$245 Calls – Range: 1.26-3.50 – Max Gain: 171%
$245.50 Calls – Range: .52-1.79 – Max Gain: 244%
$246 Calls – Range: .18-.74 – Max Gain: 311%

We also want to continue to keep our eye on these plays to close out the week*, as further increases are a possibility. While BABA’s PPS tapered back into the close, we’re seeing yet another gap up in the premarket this morning.


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc  WMT

Despite seeing a pullback following its earnings report yesterday, WMT rebounded off of support and managed to close near its high of day and is up slightly in early trading this morning.

There may be an opportunity in the WMT Weekly $79.50 & $80 Calls* so we’ll have those on our radars as we wrap up another trading week.

*We don’t include mentions of weekly options contracts on a Friday without explicitly warning our readers every single time. Trading weekly options at the end of the week is an exceedingly risky proposition that should never be attempted by beginning or novice traders!


Extended Watchlist:
DCTH, MNGA, SPWH, CTIC, CBAY, TOPS, THC,
DEWM (Cannabis News)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: IDXG Keeps Rolling & More

Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. IDXG

Yesterday morning, we were mentioning our call of IDXG from last Thursday, and subsequent run from a low of .72 to more than a dollar. It had reached a new high at 1.28 in the premarket and we said we wanted to see it register higher highs and higher lows en route to a more sustained rebound.

So far we’ve gotten just what we were looking for from IDXG, with the stock posting an intraday run of 24% from 1.17-1.54 for yesterday’s session. It pushed the overall move we’ve observed in under a week’s worth of trading into double-bag territory, having risen 114% thus far.

It was helped along by yesterday’s announcement that a large healthcare provider would be covering the company’s thyroid cancer screening tests, which is now covered for up to 250 million Americans. We’ll continue to keep a spot on our radars for IDXG, which was trading over the $2-mark as recently as May.


Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - Options Idea

Shares of BABA are streaking to new highs this morning as the company posted a solid beat on profits and revenue in its premarket earnings report.

The last time we visited an idea in the BABA chain was back on June 8th, when we signaled $140-145 Calls and saw them register single-session gains ranging from 1167-3160% so we are definitely familiar with what can happen in an ideal situation.

Today, given the fact of another similar scenario where earnings lead to a large gap up into blue skies, we’re going to be tracking contracts in the range of the BABA Weekly $162.50-170 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
BTSC, BTCS, GAHC, IDDR, SDLP, GST, SSI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BABA, ABIL Recaps & More

Options Recap

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA- There was quite a to-do yesterday morning after BABA went rocketing up in the premarket on raised revenue guidance, and we jumped at the chance to signal some options ideas to correspond with the activity.

In our premarket report we highlighted the BABA Weekly $140-145 Calls  with the explicit warning that “Whenever a stock has gapped up this hard, we must be on the lookout for an early pullback into a dip-and-rip pattern” and we really couldn’t have been more spot-on with how we approached this play if we had a working crystal ball.

We don’t have that, but we do have loads of experience identifying winning options plays, and not only did the stock behave exactly as we said it would, selling off before exploding to new highs, but every single contract we highlighted went bananas as a result.  Regardless of which of our four highlighted contracts was chosen as the strike price, gains ranging from the 1100% to the 3100% range. Not bad for a day’s work!

$140 Calls – Range: .34-4.40 – Max Gain: 1167%
$141 Calls – Range: .25-3.65 – Max Gain: 1360%
$142 Calls – Range: .16-2.87 – Max Gain: 1694%
$143 Calls – Range: .12-2.41 – Max Gain: 1908%
$145 Calls – Range: .05-1.63 – Max Gain: 3160%

We’re going to look for similar chart activity today to lead to further gains in these plays, but as we always do when discussing weekly options on a Friday, we feel obligated to warn our readers that trading such contracts is for EXPERT traders only!
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Yahoo! YHOO – We were also looking at some YHOO contracts yesterday, although they didn’t have much open interest with the exception of the Weekly $55 Calls. Those ran from .10 to 1.01 for a 910% rip on the day.


Ability, Inc. ABIL

On Wednesday morning we flagged ABIL as a possible bottom-play and the subsequent activity over the ensuing two sessions has been excellent.

The first day it ran from .6298-.91, for a solid 44% rise, and yesterday, it one-upped its performancde with an intraday run from .80 to a new high of 1.69. It was good for a daily pop of 111% and a total two-session upswing over our observed low amounting to 168%


Delcath Systems, Inc. DCTH

We also want to mention DCTH this morning, a stock that had been in a continual downtrend for months on end. It just began to show life yesterday and is gapping up in premarket trading this morning, so we’ll just want to keep an eye peeled.

As we said, this stock has been ridiculously oversold for a long while, so the resulting snapback could turn out to be pretty impressive. .


Extended Watchlist:
ADHD, CAMT, GMO, OPTT, RADA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options, Updates & More

Options Ideas

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA- After raising revenue guidance by nearly 50%, there has been a mad scramble for shares of BABA in the premarket this morning with the stock shooting up over $15. Whenever we see a feeding frenzy like this, we like to set up camp with some options ideas in an attempt to take advantage of the bullish commotion.

In this case, we’re going to signal the BABA Weekly $140-145 Calls which should do pretty well if the current trajectory is any indicator. Whenever a stock has gapped up this hard, we must be on the lookout for an early pullback into a dip-and-rip pattern, which can happen in these sorts of situations.
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Yahoo! YHOO – Also gapping up in the premarket considerably is YHOO, and we’re going to keep an eye on a range of contracts here as well. We’ll have the YHOO Weekly $53-56 Calls on watch today.


Bottom-Watchlist Updates

Dragonwave, Inc. DRWI -  We had DRWI on yesterday’s bottom-bouncer watchlist and it’s looking like a really solid play so far. DRWI traded in an intraday range from .94 to 1.24 for a solid 32% move on 9X the 30-day average volume. Not too bad for our first day of observation. We’ll continue to watch DRWI for a continuation of this rebound pattern.
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Ability, Inc. ABIL- We caught ABIL gapping up slightly off of its own bottom yesterday and it made a very nice move for us. The stock traded in a range from .6298-.91, for a solid 44% pop on 20X the monthly average volume.



Side Note – Caravana Co. CVNA
- We’ll also want to keep a continued eye on CVNA, which we tagged in yesterday’s extended watchlist. It traded up from 10.50-12.83 on the day, and hit 13.03 in the premarket this morning. That’s an increase of 24% and it came on more than four times the three-month average volume.


Extended Watchlist:
NXTD, VSTM, CVM, ONCS, COOL, CASC, KIM

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