Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Playing the SPY

Friday Options Review

Coty, Inc. COTY- Among our fresh options ideas in Friday morning’s report was a range of contracts in the COTY chain, and from that, came the opportunity for ourselves and our readers to log some very impressive daily profits.

Our targets were the Coty, Inv. COTY Weekly $8-9 Calls, and all three of those contract sets produced multi-bag intraday days for us.

$8 Calls – Range: .56-1.35 – Max Gain: 141%
$8.50 Calls – Range: .22-.83 – Max Gain: 277%
$9 Calls – Range: .05-.34 – Max Gain: 580%
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Weekly $270.50-269 Puts

We were also entertaining a range of Puts in the SPY chain, as it appeared the markets wanted to begin the session in bearish fashion. That certainly proved to be the case, as the first half of the session saw a significant backslide prior to a late afternoon recovery to finish the day flat.

That activity allowed for a good showing from three of the four contracts in our highlighted range, the SPY Weekly $270.50-269 Puts. While the potential windfalls weren’t as extreme as the aforementioned play, they still each recorded a multi-bag move on the day.

$270 Calls
 – Range: 1.00-2.20 – Max Gain: 120%
$269.50 Calls – Range: .71-1.70 – Max Gain: 139%
$269 Calls – Range: .49-1.35 – Max Gain: 176%

Fresh Idea:
Now that we’re seeing a bit of a bounceback which figures to lead to a higher open this morning, we’ll go ahead and shift our early focus today on the SPY 02/11 $271-272 Calls. These expire today, and therefore must be treated like a weekly option on a Friday. It’s a risky proposition. Expert level traders only!


Extended Watchlist:
CNHC, COTE, DRVD, NGL, RARX, YRIV, RGSE, NSP, MARA, BIOC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: GSK Recap & More

GlaxoSmithKline plc GSK – Update

We attempted to keep our excellent 2019 options performance intact yesterday, and we did see some chances for intraday gains in the fresh idea for GSK we included in our premarket report.

The stock didn’t skyrocket by any means, rising by less than a dollar, but the activity was sufficient to produce the following moves in our designated contracts.

$39.50 Calls – Range: .65-1.24 – Max Gain: 91%
$40 Calls – Range: .15-.75 – Max Gain: 400%
$40.50 Calls – Range: .10-.40 – Max Gain: 300%
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Fresh Idea:
GRUB Weekly $86-87.50 Calls


Calix, Inc. CALX &
Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VNDA

We want to group these two stocks together this morning and tag them as bottom-watch plays. We’ll observe for the establishment of higher lows after their recent selloffs.

Both are now in the position of being extremely oversold, and exhibiting many of the conditions we routinely look for in potential recovery plays. We’ll observe their activity as we head into the end of the week.


Extended Watchlist:
DRVD, PYDS, NVCN, TPNL, BIOC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL, SPY Winners & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Recap

We submitted two separate options trading ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, the first of which being the AAPL Weekly $160-162.50 Calls. It’s beeen quite some time since we played with the AAPL chain, but it is the stock that originally brought us into the fold of options day and swing trading that we’ve adopted as one of our main functions.

It came as no surprise when the Fed announced no interest rate hike yesterday that the markets responded bullishly and allowed for some very nice multi-bag moves on our designated targets.

$160 Calls – Range: 2.14-6.32 – Max Gain: 195%
$162.50 Calls – Range: 1.05-4.19 – Max Gain: 299%
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Recap 

Our second set of options ideas from yesterday were the SPY Weekly $264-265.50 Calls, and of course, those also fared well with the SPY being an excellent market analog, and another well that we revisit on a regular basis for short term options plays.

The gains on our highlighted contracts were even more impressive in this case, with each and every strike point returning potential gains ranging from 343-598% in a single session.

$264 Calls – Range: 1.07-4.74 – Max Gain: 343%
$264.50 Calls – Range: .82-4.03 – Max Gain: 385%
$265 Calls – Range: .59-3.50 – Max Gain: 493%
$265.50 Calls – Range: .43-3.00 – Max Gain: 598%

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Fresh Options Ideas:
UPS Weekly $104-107 Calls
MA Weekly $207.50-217.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
YRCW, PTIE, TEX, FRED, GERN, GOL, GE. APRN, BIOC, EGO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DRI Review & More

Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI

On occasion, we’ll see an opportunity for a longer term move in a stock, and instead of signaling weekly options, we’ll select a later expiration date. This is what occurred with DRI, when we signaled the DRI 07/20 $100-115 Calls back on the 22nd of last month.

After roughly three weeks, DRI has done little else other than continue to climb, and it has provided some really great chances thus far in these contracts that are set to expire this Friday.

Here are the total gains that have been made possible by this idea to date:

$100 Calls – Range: 3.00-12.30 – Max Gain: 310%
$105 Calls – Range: .90-7.30 – Max Gain: 711%
$110 Calls – Range: .30-2.50 – Max Gain: 733%
$115 Calls – Range: .05-.55 – Max Gain: 1000%


Biocept, Inc. BIOC

We also want to track back to our tag of BIOC from Friday. The stock had been showing the beginnings of some bottom bounce activity earlier in the week, and our hunch that further gains were possible turned out to be correct.

BIOC traded in a daily range from 7.06 on up to a high of 12.15, which represented an intraday pop of 72% on Friday.


Extended Watchlist:
VLRX, RGSE, ATIS, ARNC, PULM, KOOL, SNES

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DAL Recap & More

Delta Airlines, Inc. DAL

Each day this week, we’ve recapped some options trading success, along with generating a fresh idea. Our streak of success continued yesterday morning, as we brought yet another new set of options ideas to the table, and once again, were met with solid single-session success.

We targeted the DAL Weekly $49.50-51.50 Calls after a solid beat on earnings, and are pleased to report that every single contract contained within that selected range produced multi-bag gains, as it has been with our other earnings related ideas from both this and last week.

$49.50 Calls – Range: .42-1.85 – Max Gain: 340%
$50 Calls – Range: .23-1.40 – Max Gain: 509%
$50.50 Calls – Range: .13-1.00 – Max Gain: 669%
$51 Calls – Range: .08-.67 – Max Gain: 738%
$51.50 Calls – Range: .03-.40 – Max Gain: 1233%
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Fresh Idea :
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC $56.50-54.50 Puts


Genesis Healthcare, Inc. GEN – Bottom Watch

We would like to place GEN on bottom watch this morning, after taking notice of the chart setup on our routine scan this morning.

As you can see from the included snapshot, we have a number of factors contributing to the stock’s attractive bottom setup. The stock has been falling sharply all week, cruising down toward its 200DMA at an alarming rate. Additionally, we have a MACD which is exhibiting unsustainable downward divergence, and an RSI indicating the stock has just entered extremely oversold territory.

This is exactly the sort of setup we look for in potential bottom bounce plays, and we’re going to slot GEN for observation in coming sessions to be ready for that eventuality.


Extended Watchlist:
GLMD, BIOC, MEIP, CPRX, ABIL, ADXS, GOGO BLIN,