Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SBUX Success & More

Starbucks Corp. SBUX - Recap

We formulated some options ideas for Friday morning’s premarket report, and among them were the SBUX Weekly $66-67.50 Calls. Continuing a trend that we carried throughout the week, we once again struck upon multi-bag gains off of an earnings related play. This type of trade has become one of our go-to moves for this very good reason. We urge any skeptics to rifle through our blog and check our record on this. We believe our success rate is unparalleled.

$66 Calls – Range:.65-1.65 – Max Gain: 154%
$66.50 Calls – Range: .40-1.35 – Max Gain: 238%
$67 Calls – Range: .22-.80 – Max Gain: 264%
$67.50 Calls – Range: .10-.49 – Max Gain: 390%
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We also had the WDC Weekly $43.50-45 Calls in Friday’s report, and despite the fact that only the $43.50′s ended up being in play, the potential gains they afforded traders were exceptional. They traded up from a low of .03 all the way up to .26- a move of 767% on the day.


Caterpillar, Inc. CAT

We’ll once again look to a premarket earnings release to provide us with the impetus for a fresh idea this morning. Caterpillar missed on profits and issued unimpressive guidance, as the company reported disappointingly low demand, specifically in the Chinese market.

We are going to take a bearish view on this for the near-term, and put the CAT Weekly $132-128 Puts on watch to kick off the fresh trading week.


Extended Watchlist:
AVCO, TEUM, SUPN, OGEN, RBZ, BLPH, BW, IAG

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Success

OPTIONS RECAP

Both of the fresh options ideas we submitted in yesterday morning’s premarket report turned out to be multi-bag winners, with the MCD $170′s turning in the winning card of the day with nearly a three thousand percent pop!

McDonald’s Corp. MCD

We selected thethe MCD Weekly $165-172.50 Calls yesterday, and as we just stated, one of those contracts absolutely exploded for close to a thirty-bagger! All the other contracts in our highlighted range posted big-time gains on the day as well.

$165 Calls – Range: 4.10-12.50 - Max Gain: 205%
$167.50 Calls – Range: 1.24-10.34 – Max Gain: 734%
$170 Calls – Range: .28-8.48 - Max Gain: 2929%
$172.50 Calls – Range: .67-5.85 – Max Gain: 773%
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – The other plays we had placed on our radar yesterday morning was the SPY 10/31 $275-277 Calls as we awaited a recovery from this week’s early losses. While the markets didn’t gain any ground from the open, there was a big dip-and-rip scenario which allowed for some very solid gains in our designated plays.

$275 Calls – Range: 1.11-3.00 - Max Gain: 170%
$275.50 Calls – Range: 1.02-2.69 – Max Gain: 164%
$276 Calls – Range: .68-1.93 - Max Gain: 184%
$276.50 Calls – Range: .74-2.13 – Max Gain: 188%
$277 Calls – Range: .65-1.93 - Max Gain: 197%
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Fresh Options Idea:
The Boeing Co. BA Weekly $357.50-367.50
Caterpillar, Inc.CAT 11/16 $120-123 Calls


Barrick Gold Corp. ABX

We want to provide a quick update on a recent tag of ours this morning. Exactly 4 weeks ago to the day, we placed ABX on watch, and the stock has enjoyed a continuous uphill climb ever since, even despite the markets at large having a rough couple of weeks.

Subsequent to our alert on the 24th of last month, we witnessed a low of 10.72, and yesterday the stock reached a PPS of 14.10, marking a solid 32% increase, which is nothing to sneeze at with a $10+ stock in just a month. We’ll continue to track its movements going forward.


Extended Watchlist: 
ZIXI, ACB, TOPS, NDRA, ACB, ESEA, FRO, AGRX, CPHI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SSLJ Recap, Options & More

SSLJ.com Ltd. SSLJ
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It’s been just under a couple of weeks since we slated SSLJ as a play to watch for a bottom; it was the Tuesday before lastthat we mentioned we’d have an eye on the declining stock that appeared to be ready to reverse at any time.

Friday we saw that come to pass, and the rebound that accompanied it was very impressive indeed. The stock saw a low of .64 before running as high as 1.96, carving out a 206% path and streaking up toward the massive gap that still waits to be filled.

We’re going to continue to monitor this play in the event that it fills the gap, which occupies a range of more than a dollar, and would boost our observed gains by even further.


Yum China Holdings, Inc. YUMC

We targeting some options contracts in the YUMC chain on Friday following the company’s Q2 earnings beat, selecting the YUMC 08/17 $37.50-42.50 Calls
for observation. While we didn’t get multi-bag moves, the gains that were available were still noteworthy.

$37.50 Calls – Range: 1.10-1.70 – Max Gain: 126%
$40 Calls – Range: .55-.80 – Max Gain: 1566%
$42.50 Calls – Range: .23-.35– Max Gain: 407%
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Fresh Idea:
Caterpillar, Inc. CAT Weekly $145-149 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
NVRO, TNXP, CDMO, BLMN, FDC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CAT Updates & More

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT – Update

After having some success earlier in the week with some higher priced CAT options, we observed a course correction, and yesterday informed readers that we would be rolling our strike prices down to the CAT Weekly $143-145 Calls.

It’s a good thing that we did, too, because we saw some excellent intraday gain opportunities off of those ideas after the session commenced:

$143 Calls – Range: 1.82-5.05 – Max Gain: 177%
$144 Calls – Range: 1.49-4.20 – Max Gain: 182%
$145 Calls – Range: 1.02-3.40 – Max Gain: 233%

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Fresh Options Ideas:

Chipotle Mexican Groll Inc. CMG Weekly $380-385 Calls
Facebook, Inc. FB Weekly $165-172.50 Calls


Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. SGSI

We tagged SGSI along with its news yesterday morning, and the stock performed very well as a result. Those PRs alluded to some exciting things happening for the company, namely being awarded $1.5M in new contracts, along with a massive share reduction.

SGSI traded in a range from .0055-.0094, for a 71% rip. It was enough fuel to start the fire, now we’re going to want to continue to monitor the situation on the chance that further swing trade opportunities present themselves.


Extended Watchlist:
AAP, AMD, ALXN, CRK, VTVT, UCTT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Ideas & More

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT – Update

After a huge earnings beat yesterday morning, we mentioned that we’d be monitoring the CAT Weekly $157.50-162.50 Calls to take advantage of the big boost in activity.

We did end up seeing some very nice moves from those contracts early on, before the market took a dive and took Caterpillar with it. The gains that were on the table in the morning prior to that dip were as follows:

$157.50′s : 2.30-4.50 (95%)
$160′s: 1.26-2.84 (+125%)
$162.50′s: .52-1.60  (+107%)

After the stock’s course correction, we’re going to dip back into the pool and slate the Weekly $143-145 Calls for observation as we head through this midweek.
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Fresh Options Idea:

Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. CBI – We like the current setup of the CBI chart so we’re going to be tracking some options ideas there as well, with the CBI 05/18 $15-16 Calls.


Marathon Patent Group, Inc. MARA

We want to circle back around for an update on MARA this morning, after what has been a fruitful month for the stock. We last signaled this play on March 28th, and shortly thereafter witnessed a low of .92.

In the three weeks that followed we have seen some very nice, steady increases from MARA, with its new highs being registered at 1.94 yesterday. That marks an intra-month run of 111%


Extended Watchlist:
CHEK, NLST, UAVS, QNST, SGSI(News)