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: Options Review

Options Reviews

We went in on two sets of earnings-related options plays yesterday, and we are happy to report that each and every contract with both designated ranges provided ourselves and our readers with some fantastic single session gain opportunities.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG – For Chipotle, despite the fact that people appeared to be discounting the company’s earnings report, it posted solid numbers and sent our targeted contracts flying. We had slated the CMG Weekly $380-385 Calls and were met with the following multi-bag chances:

$380 Calls – Range: 10.00-45.22 – Max Gain: 352%
$382.50 Calls – Range: 8.45-39.75 – Max Gain: 370%
$385 Calls – Range: 4.90-38.80 – Max Gain: 692%

Facebook, Inc. FB – For Facebook, we had also mentioned the FB Weekly $165-172.50 Calls and those produced some very nice moves as well:

$165 Calls – Range: 6.21-11.23 – Max Gain: 81%
$167.50 Calls – Range: 4.19-8.77 – Max Gain: 109%
$170 Calls – Range: 2.36-6.41 – Max Gain: 172%
$172.50 Calls – Range: 1.20-4.21 – Max Gain: 251%
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More Fresh Options Ideas:

We’re going to close out this very fruitful trading week today with a trio of fresh options ideas, but please be advised, trading weekly options on a Friday should never be attempted unless you are a veteran trader with disposable funds.

Amazon, Inc. AMZN Weekly $1640-1650 Calls
Expedia Group, Inc. EXPE Weekly $117-119 Calls

Baidu, Inc. BIDU Weekly $250-255 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CNHI, ICHR, UAVS, AGMH, INTC, TQQQ

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Ideas & More

Salesforce.com, Inc. CRM – Options Update

Our fresh options idea in yesterday morning’s report panned out very well for us when all was said and done. We highlighted a range which encompassed six sets of contracts, the CRM Weekly $67.50-70 Calls, and regardless of which strike point was chosen, hefty intraday profits were there for the taking from around lunchtime, right up until the close.

The magnitude of the potential profits we observed were certainly not as epic as the two separate chances at 1500% gains provided to us by our Macy’s calls from earlier in the week, but in and of themselves, still very impressive.

$67.50 Calls – Trading Range: .70-2.04  – Max Gain: 191%
$68 Calls – Trading Range: .37-1.70 – Max Gain: 359%
$68.50 Calls – Trading Range: .35-1.20 – Max Gain: 243%
$69 Calls – Trading Range:  .12-.83 – Max Gain: 591%
$69.50 Calls – Trading Range: .13-.60 – Max Gain: 362%
$70 Calls – Trading Range:  .08-.30 – Max Gain: 275%

We must be doing something right when a 500% rip begins to seem small by comparison! In an attempt to extend our extreme good fortune with options plays this week right up to the end, we’ve prepared a couple of ideas* for possible day-trades based on premarket activity this morning.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. – PANW Weekly $147-152.50 Calls

Baidu, Inc. - BIDU Weekly $172.50-177.50 Calls

*Pertaining to both of the preceding ideas, remember to always consider the inherent elevated risk associated with trading weekly options contracts on a Friday!


USA Restaurant Funding, Inc. USAR

After USAR offered us the chance at intraday gains of up to 51% on Wednesday as it ran from .0093-.0148, we suggested that a bounceplay could be in the cards, given the volatility we had observed- the stock had pulled back considerably toward the end of the session.

The rebound we referred to did come to pass during yesterday’s session, as USAR traded up from its daily low of  .0071 to a high of .0098. That represented a modest but solid 38% move on the day.


Agritek Holdings, Inc. AGTK – Update

We placed AGTK in our reports multiple times earlier this month, and the stock has responded with quite a nice performance in the intervening weeks since those tags.

Shortly after our most recent mention, we’d observe a low of .003 followed by a steady ramp-up at first, giving way to more significant increases this week. It culminated in a high of .0121 yesterday which marked an overall swing of 303% in fewer than a dozen sessions!

Based on its heightening activity, we’ll continue to leave a slot open for AGTK on our radar screens moving forward.


Extended Watchlist:
JCP, SUNE, EFFI, NTLK, PFSD, AEYE, RVUE, UPZS, MDFI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

Options Review – Yesterday’s Big Winners
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For some of our readers that may not have previously understood why we like to mix options-trading ideas in with our equities ideas, yesterday’s session served as an excellent example. All three of the stocks whose options chains we were tracking provided folks with substantial opportunities for lucrative daytrades. Here’s a breakdown:
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Ford Motor Co. (F) - On the heels of the revelation that Ford had set revenue records and beat earning expectations for Q2, we saw the chance to leverage the resultant action on the chart to our great advantage. The range of contracts that we flagged for observation was the F Weekly $14.50 and $15 Calls. As the $15′s fell just shy of being pushed into the money, the main thrust of the action was in the $14.50′s. Those contracts went big, with a surge from a low of .18 all the way up to .42; an intraday spike of 133% We’ll be on the lookout for potential dip-and-rip scenarios in Ford to create the possibility of further opportunities as the week wears on.
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Pfizer, Inc. PFE – it was also a beat on earnings that propelled our PFE ideas to substantial intraday gains. Our specific area of interest were the PFE Weekly $34.50 and $35 Calls. The $34.50′s made an impressive move from .26-.88 for total possible gains of 238% and the $35′s really performed with a monster 410% run from .10-.51!

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Baidu, Inc. BIDU – In a departure from our standard options M.O., we identified a chance to play some Puts as BIDU was taking an absolute shellacking after its own earnings missed the mark. The downfall continued throughout the session, and fueled the success of our observed contracts, which were the BIDU Weekly Puts in the $180-175 Range. The trading ranges and maximum gains on all three sets of contracts were as follows:

$180 Calls - Daily Range: 8.00-18.05 – Max Gain: 126%
$177.50 Calls - Daily Range: 5.20- 14.90 – Max Gain: 187%
$175 Calls - Daily Range: 3.88-13.10 – Max Gain: 238%

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MORE IDEAS

Cheers to any of our readers who were able to parlay those ideas into some solid intraday profits. We’ve got some fresh ideas to monitor during today’s session as well:

Twitter, Inc. TWTR Weekly $34-32 Puts

Micron Technologies, Inc. MU Weekly $19-20.50 Calls


Pazoo, Inc. PZOO

We also want to make a quick note of the PZOO news that hit wires right at market open yesterday. The storyline we’ve been continuously following with Pazoo regarding the company’s foray into the medical marijuana testing business received a significant update.

Pazoo subsidiary, Harris Lee, LLC has signed an agreement that will facilitate the takeover of an operational testing facility in Colorado, be sure to check out the PR below:

WHIPPANY, N.J., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Pazoo, Inc. (OTCPink Symbol: PZOO) is pleased to announce that wholly-owned subsidiary Harris Lee, LLC has signed a sublicense, and loan agreement with Harris Lee Colorado, LLC (HLC). These agreements now allow HLC to meet the in state residency requirement and provide for the necessary funding to take over the testing lab, expand the marketing and employment base and begin the expansion of the operations.

All agreements will be forwarded on to the Colorado MED for review. A small redesign of the layout of the laboratory will be undertaken to increase the efficiency and functionality of the facility. Over the past 2 months the Pazoo team has made contact with numerous growers and has gotten firm commitments from these growers to test with HLC once the State review is complete. >> FULL PR


Extended Watchlist:
CLF, SZYM, GALE, SONS, DGLY, CETV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Ideas & More

Pazoo Inc. PZOO

PZOO has been progressing well in the past several sessions since we last touched base with the stock a couple of weeks ago. We had just received word from the company that its wholly-owned CannabisKing Distribution subsidiary had struck two significant deals (Links to PR’s below), and witnessed a two-session swing of 74% as a result.

After regrouping and bouncing off of a low of .0046 (07/13), PZOO has made continuously higher lows for the rest of this month, and pushed its PPS back to the current range (.006-.007). We’ve provided the following snapshot illustrating the current bullish characteristics of the chart.

We’ll be on the lookout for further updates regarding the many irons PZOO currently has in the fire, and you can be sure that we’ll pass them along as the stories develop.


Fresh Options Ideas

As we approach midweek with earnings drops in full swing, we’re going to formulate a few corresponding options ideas we feel have the potential to perform well:

Ford Motor Co. (F) - Ford set record North American profits and beat Wall St. expectations handily this morning. The stock is gapping up moderately, so we’re going to taking a look at F Weekly $14.50 and $15 Calls, which should produce some nice action.

Pfizer, Inc. PFE -  Pfizer also had an earnings beat on their Q2 release today, and our related options ideas will be to monitor PFE Weekly $34.50 and $35 Calls.

Baidu, Inc. BIDU – After an extreme analyst downgrade, BIDU is taking an absolute beating, and is leading us to include a rare idea on the bearish side of things; we’ll be tracking BIDU Weekly Puts in the $180-175 Range.


Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. CYTX

We also want to raise a flag on a familiar stock cropping up in the news feed this morning. Early this year we saw CYTX make a huge move, and after spending the last several months in a general downtrend, some FDA-related news out this morning could be just the thing to catalyze a reversal. We’ll be watching intently for that possibility; check out the news below.

Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (CYTX) today announced that Kerastem Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bimini Technologies, received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conditional Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval to conduct a clinical trial studying the safety and feasibility of its technology for the treatment of female and early male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia). >> FULL PR


Extended Watchlist:
PGNX, SDRL, NYMX, AKS, RJET