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)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DAL Options Idea

Delta Airlines, Inc. DAL

To start things off this morning, we’re immediately drawn to the most recognizable name on the premarket earnings calendar for the day. Delta has been beaten back over the past few weeks, to the point of approaching heavily oversold territory, especially as the PPS fell below the 50DMA for the first time since the second week of February.  When that did occur, the stock launched into a month-long bullish pattern. All of this is plainly evident on the chart snapshot below.

With this morning’s beat on earnings as a catalyst, we’ll look for a similar pattern to emerge this time around, and begin tracking the DAL 04/13 51.50-53 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
RESN, DCIX, CBI, MDR, CHFS, OSTK, RIOT, EYEG, AKER

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPEX, Options Recaps & More

Spherix Corp. SPEX

After initially signaling our interest in SPEX on June 20th, we’ve seen quite a run out of the stock as its gone from a low of .9505, and streaked to new highs this week.

SPEX gained some good ground on Wednesday, and yesterday morning we urged readers to look out for a momentum continuation- that’s precisely what came to pass. From daily low of 2.83 the stock streaked to 4.75. That went down as an intraday push of 68% and a total increase since we’ve been tracking this play amounting to a whopping 400% in barely a week’s time.

Volume remained strong, with SPEX trading more than 40X the monthly average volume on the day. We’ll want to see it continue to build higher base levels of support and hopefully continue to push the upper envelope.


CHF Solutions, Inc. CHFS

Also tagged in yesterday’s premarket report was CHFS, and it too made a pretty good move on the day. Volume was just dribbling in over the course of the morning, but shortly after lunch hour, the stock sprung into action.

From a low of .70 it reached as high as 1.08, which represents a 54% intraday pop. Our observed increase has been extended this morning as well, with premarket trading carrying CHFS even higher. Given the fact that this move was catalyzed by an FDA approval notice, we wouldn’t be surprised at all to see this blossom into a multi-day runner.


Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. CBI – Options Update

On Wednesday morning, we highlight a range of contracts in the CBI chain that we were interested in tracking, the CBI Weekly $20-22 Calls. As happens more often than not when we set our sights on an options play, every single contract has been good for sizable gains since our alert.

$20 Calls – Range: .75-1.90 – Max Gain: 153%
$20.50 Calls – Range: .38-1.30 – Max Gain: 242%
$21 Calls – Range: .25-1.22 – Max Gain: 388%
$21.50 Calls – Range: .20-.80 – Max Gain: 300%
$22 Calls – Range: .11-.55 – Max Gain: 400%

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Fresh Options Idea: Nike, inc. NKE 07/07 $55.50-57 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
PIXY, SKLN, DPW, FSC HAIN, ITKG. OMER

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DXTR, Options Recaps & More

Dextera Surgical, Inc. DXTR

Among our extended watchlist plays slated for observation in yesterday’s premarket report, was DXTR, a stock that we intially tagged on June 1st, and in which we witnessed a subsequent low of .1745. We included a second reminder on June 12th, and of course once again yesterday morning.

Yesterday the stock put up a fine intraday performance en route to setting new highs for us. From its daily low of .275, it ran as high as .3855, which comes out to a 40% jump. From our original low earlier this month, DXTR has risen 121% Volume over the past week has picked up considerably, and yesterday the stock traded more than five times its monthly average volume.

It also held more than half of its daily gains on that volume. In such instances, we always lookout for a continuation of momentum into the ensuing session.


Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI – Options Idea

In the wake of a hearty earnings beat on DRI, whose chains include Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse among others, we focused on some options ideas, the DRI 07/21 $90-97.50 Calls.

While the moves weren’t quite on the level of many of our options calls, which often yield percentage gains in the hundreds and thousands, there’s still plenty of time before expiration and all the contracts in our observed range got off to a solid start.

$90 Calls – Range: 3.40-5.70 – Max Gain: 68%
$92.50 Calls – Range: 1.94-3.50 – Max Gain: 80%
$95 Calls – Range: 1.02-1.95 – Max Gain: 91%
$97.50 Calls – Range: .52-.94 – Max Gain: 81%

As we pointed out, these contracts don’t expire for a few weeks, so we’ll continue to keep an eye out for further activity in DRI.

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Fresh Options Idea: Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. CBI Weekly $20-22 Calls


Sophiris Bio, Inc. SPHS – Update

We want to keep SPHS on watch as well. We tagged this as a bottom play on Monday, and it has since made a modest move from a low of 2.07 to 2.41. While it just works out to a nominal gain of 16% so far, we’ll remain interested for as long as it maintains its new trend of recording higher highs and higher lows as it has each day this week.


Extended Watchlist:
ALQA, IDXG, ITKG, ANY, NVIV, HUSA