Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Gainers & More

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – Recap

Yesterday morning in our premarket report, we formulated a fresh options idea with the SPY 05/15 $281-282.50 Calls after seeing that market conditions appeared to be gearing up for another session-over-session reversal after Monday’s selloff.

Our hunch proved accurate, with a bullish session similar to Friday’s going on the books yesterday, and it provided for some nice chances in our highlighted contracts.

$281 Calls – Range: 2.13-4.35 – Max Gain: 104%
$281.50 Calls – Range: 1.87-3.85  – Max Gain: 106%
$282 Calls – Range: 1.55-3.39 – Max Gain: 119%
$282.50 Calls – Range: 1.30-3.03  – Max Gain: 133%


Amplitech Group, Inc. AMPG – News

We’re revisiting AMPG again for the third straight time this week, after the company’s quarterly report was released yesterday, containing highlights for Q1 2019, which included bolstered sales, profits, and cash on hand. 

Some of the key financial highlights were as follows:

-Sales were $678.3K, up from $428.5K a year earlier, an improvement of $249.8K, or 58.3%

-Gross profits were $324.1K, up from $254.9K a year earlier, an improvement of $69.2K, or 27.1% Gross margins in Q1 were 47.8%, down from 59.5% the prior year.

-Operating Income in Q1 increased to $82.6K, up from $44.2K a year earlier, an improvement of $38.4K, or 86.9%

-Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for Q1 increased to $119.7K from $52.1K the prior year, an increase of $67.6 thousand, or 129.8%  EBITDA margins for the current quarter were 17.6 percent vs 12.2 percent in 2018, an improvement of 44.3 percent.

-Cash on hand increased from $442.1K in Q1 of 2018 to $783.6K in 2019, helped by improved profits as well as a new term debt facility which was secured in the first quarter. (>>View Full PR)

Be sure to check out the recent acquisition news from AMPG as well, which figures to improve the company’s sales by a significant margin.


FRESH OPTIONS IDEA:
Macy’s, Inc. M Weekly $22-23.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CLRB, XXII, CEI, TLGT, HIIQ, HTBX, PEIX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Earnings-Related Options Ideas

OPTIONS REVIEW

We closed out the short week on Thursday with a pair of last minute options ideas, and both of those provided our readers and ourselves with the opportunity to take significant intraday profits.

United Rentals Inc. URI Weekly $134-136 Calls
$134 Calls – Range:
1.65-4.20  – Max Gain: 155%
$135 Calls – Range: .91-3.50 – Max Gain: 285%
$136 Calls – Range:
.85-2.73  – Max Gain: 221%

Union Pacific Corp. UNP Weekly $172.50 & 175 Calls
$172.50 Calls – Range: 2.61-5.07  – Max Gain: 94%
$175 Calls – Range: .84-2.95 – Max Gain: 251%

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EARNINGS RELATED OPTIONS IDEAS
Halliburton Co. HAL Weekly $31.50-32.50 Calls
Kimberly Clark Corp. KMB Weekly $125-128 Calls


Moleculin Biotech, Inc. MBRX – Recap

We highlighted this play at the end of last month, and shortly thereafter we would observe a low of .7772. Last week, MBRX reached a new high of 1.47, which translates to a gain of 89% in roughly three weeks’ time.

The move, which filled the entirety of the topside gap on the chart, was due to Thursday’s revelation that the company’s drug Annamycin had received the FDA’s Approval for fast-track designation. At 4:30PM on Wednesday, MBRX officials will conduct a call to discuss this and other developments on a live webcast, which will be available in the Investor Relations section at www.moleculin.com.


Extended Watchlist:
NBRV, TLGT, FCEL, UXIN, TENX, COMM, KEG, CEI,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: YGYI Update & More

Youngevity International Inc. YGYI

We began tracking YGYI the Thursday before last, on the 4th, and subsequently witnessed a low of 6.00 before the stock began to ascend sharply.

On Friday, despite already having produced significant gain opportunities for us, the YGYI once again made an impressive move, streaking to a new high of 14.40. That works out to an overall move of 140% accompanied by some of the highest volume sessions in the history of the stock.  As YGYI streaks to seven year highs and into the blue sky, we’ll continue to keep tabs on its activity.


Canadian Cannabis Legalization Finally Arrives

We have been proponents of the Canadian cannabis sector for quite a long time, and we have finally reached the moment we’ve been waiting for- the nationwide legalization of recreational marijuana. Originally slated for July, the delays will now finally come to an end, which means the fun is just getting started. Wednesday is the big day.

Here is a list of Canadian cannabis stocks that we’ve tracked in the past to watch in the midst of this very exciting, key moment in Canada’s history, and indeed the history of cannabis itself:

ACBFF, APHQF, ATTBF, CRON, GLDFF, GLNNF, ISOLF, NXTTF, MRRCF, SPRWF, & TWMJF


Extended Watchlist: 
ARNC, LEVB, LLL, HRS, TKC, INO, EARS, CEI, RIOT, MNGA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DAL Options & More

Delta Airlines Inc. DAL

Despite a tumultuous day for the markets yesterday, and mostly everything taking on a bearish characteristic, we’re still going to go bullish on DAL in the wake of the company’s quarterly earnings report released this morning.

Despite rising fuel costs, the company revealed that profits soared well past expectations as a result of increased demand leading to higher ticket prices.

As we always try to do when a company posts a solid beat, we’ll designate a range of options to place on watch, in this case the DAL Weekly $49.50-52 Calls. We’ll go ahead and track these into the end of the week. DAL stock was already oversold, getting hammered for weeks, so this report may be just the catalyst needed to effect an impressive reversal.



SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

We had great success with the SPY earlier this week, and we want to come back to it this morning in the wake of the markets getting crushed yesterday. With the amount of uncertainty and potential volatility out there, we want to set ourselves up to have an active idea no matter which way the winds blow.

Should the SPY fall below $276, we will target the SPY Weekly $277 & $276 Puts. If it pulls above $276 we will focus on the $276 and $277 Calls, so either way, we should be able to quickly identify the proper course once trading commences. .


Extended Watchlist: 
SBGL, PRPO, RH, HEAR, CEI, HMY, ACST, HSGX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Reviews

CarMax, Inc, KMX – Recap

Yesterday morning we placed a set of contracts from the KMX chain on our radars, and while we didn’t yet see a clean sweep of gains from bottom to top, the beginnings of some really nice activity did take place in the lower end of the range.

We had designated the KMX Weekly $77-79 Calls as our contracts of interest and the 77-78′s came alive for some excellent intraday moves.

$77 Calls
– Range: .10-.85 – Max Gain: 750%
$77.50 Calls – Range: .11-.60 – Max Gain: 445%
$78 Calls – Range: .05-.40 - Max Gain: 700%


Adobe Systems, Inc. ADBE – Recap

We included an idea for the Adobe options chain on Monday morning, and have also seen some very nice gains there as well this week. This all three of our targets, the ADBE 10/26 $260-265 Calls have produced chances at big-time multibag gains over the past three sessions.

We reported nominal gains on Tuesday morning, but after an extra couple of trading days, we’ve seen those ranges extended by a considerable margin.

$260 Calls– Range: 8.05-14.28 – Max Gain: 77%
$262.50 Calls – Range: 7.25-12.93 – Max Gain: 78%
$265 Calls – Range: 4.85-9.90 – Max Gain: 104%


Extended Watchlist: 
CEI, AMRS, UPL, AMDA, GWPU, YUMA, AWSM