Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DE Options Recap & More

Urban Outfitters, Inc. URBN – Options Rehash

We have been hitting one home run after another with our options ideas recently, and kept the trend going on Wednesday before the holiday break. We offered up the Deere & Co. DE Weekly $143-146 Calls as a fresh idea for the day in our premarket report, and it turned out to be another good one.

All but one of the contracts contained within our highlighted range recorded single-session gains exceeding two hundred percent!

DE Weekly $143-146 Calls
$143 Calls –
Range:  .82-2.50 – Max Gain: 205%
$144 Calls – Range:  .50-1.53 – Max Gain: 206%
$145 Calls – Range:  .30-1.00 – Max Gain: 233%
$146 Calls – Range: .19-.53 – Max Gain: 220%

From the looks of things this morning , we could actually end up seeing these ranges extended even further. Just be aware that the normal extreme risk associated with trading weekly options on a Friday is heightened even more in a half-day scenario like today.


General Electric Co. GE – More Options Ideas

We’ve been watching GE try to find a bottom for more than a month now, and finally, we’ve got a coupls solid signals that this could be the moment we were waiting for. Not only did the stock make a moderate rebound off of its newly-registered 52-week lows, but we’ve also noticed an enormous tranche of insider buying.

An order for 3M shares was executed earlier this week in the amount of roughly $53M. You don’t generally tend to see that kind of money sunk into a stock by someone in-the-know, unless they’re fairly certain that the current support will hold.

As a result, we are going to signal a range of options ideas here as well for a longer-term recovery play, with the targets being the GE 01/19 $18-19 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
MARK, CLSN, UEPS, DMPI, SSC, SCZ, SD, PLX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: XNET Recap & More

Options Review

Once again going back to the options ideas that we submitted in our premarket report on Friday morning we’ve got some updates on the figures for the VZ 01/19 $45-48 Calls. We gave several reasons why it appeared as if the gains we saw on Friday were just the beginning. We told our readers to loojk out for increases to the ranges we had observed to that point, and it was yet another spot-on call for us.

Each of the four sets of contracts in our highlighted range turned up with new highs, so here we’ve got the updated ranges and  potential two-day gains for anyone who was following along with our idea.

VZ 01/19 $45-48 Calls
$45 Calls – Range: 1.08 -2.01 – Max Gain: 86%
$46 Calls – Range: .59-1.35 – Max Gain: 129%
$47 Calls – Range: .39-.83 – Max Gain: 113%
$48 Calls – Range: .23-.50 – Max Gain: 117%

It’s a good thing that we did select a group of ideas that don;t expire for awhile, because it opens us up for the gains at even further success with these options. Indications suggest that the party may not be over. We may yet see further extensions of these ranges, so we’ll be sure to keep a sharp lookout.

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Fresh Ideas:
URBN Weekly $28-29.50 Calls

  PANW Weekly $150-155 Calls


Xunlei Ltd. XNET

Earlier this month, we tagged XNET for observation, and the stock has had one heck of a bullish month. We actually observed a low of  8.14 shortly following our initial alert, and this week has brought some really impressive new highs.

XNET made its way all the way to 19.57, in what has been a nearly continual uptrend all month long. It represents an increase of 140% That’s an awesome move for a $8+ stock to make over a matter of just a couple of weeks, and we’re definitely interested to see where it goes from here.


Extended Watchlist:
KBSF, CLSN, CHFS, KONE, IZEA, SNMX, MLNX, TLGT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Momentum Plays & More

 Possible Momentum Plays

We’re looking at a pair of stocks this morning that have broken out, and that we’d like to monitor on the chance that they produce sustained uptrends.

Leading Brands, Inc. LBIX - This was a fairly illiquid stock until just recently, when it broke out of a mundane pattern of low volatility and began a run into blue skies which lasted from Tuesday through Friday. We’ll stay wary of the possibility for course corrections, but a dip-and-rip scenario could definitely come into play here in coming sessions. The volatility has ramped up in a huge way, which is what we always look out for as swing traders.
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22nd Century Group Inc. XXII – In the case of XXII, the stock has traded in a fairly predictable pattern over the past few months, during which time it has formed a solid upward channel. The company also recently closed a $54M direct offering at 2.65/share. We’ll look for this one to continue to build, keeping an eye on it as we kick off a new trading week.


Walt Disney Co. DIS – Options Ideas

We also want to signal a couple of options ideas for Disney, which has a pretty nice bottom setup on the chart, trading near its lowest per-share pricing since December.

For a near-term idea, we’re going to be looking at the DIS Weekly $96-98 Calls and the DIS 11/24 $98-99 Calls in the event of an extended recovery, which seems due at any time now.


Extended Watchlist:
ABEO, CARA, CLSN, NETE, TRXC, RT, IBIO

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RGSE Review & More

Real Goods Solar, Inc. RGSE

We put RGSE on watch in yesterday morning’s premarket watchlist, and it turned out to be the number one gainer of the day for us.

The stock traded in a range from 1.78 up to 3.25, for an intraday gain of 83% on immense volume of more than 410X the monthly average. It marked the second time this week that we caught a huge PR which rocketed a previously stagnant stock into the stratosphere, after seeing the same thing with ECYT on Monday.

The company entered into an exclusive license agreement with The Dow Chemical Company for the POWERHOUSE™ solar shingles system, an innovative and aesthetically pleasing solar shingle system developed by Dow. (>>View PR)

We’ll continue to keep an eye on this play and watch for the establishment of higher highs and higher lows in coming sessions.


Constellation Brands, Inc. STZ – Options Idea

We’ve been waiting for a solid earnings beat gapper, which is typically the type of play we look for with regard to quick strike options ideas. STZ fits the mold today, after posting enhanced profits and outlook this morning.

The stock has been in a general uptrend for the whole of 2017, trading in an upward channel and is presently gapping up to new all-time highs. The range of calls we’ll be tracking after what could very well be a classic dip-and-rip formation are going to be the STZ 10/20 $210-220 Calls. That gives us a couple weeks to potentially see one or more significant swing trade opportunities.


Extended Watchlist:
ATOS, APVO, CDNA, COLL, INO, CLSN, ONVI, CERS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Options & More

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. LL – Recap
Although LL did gap up a lot higher than expected to start the session, and larger gains would have been available at higher strike prices closer to the money, but most of our listed targets, the LL Weekly $27.50-29.50 Calls, still managed to see some solid intraday moves.

Those potential gains, including a double-bagger by the $28′s, were as follows:

$27.50 Calls – Range: 3.00-5.50 – Max Gain: 83%
$28 Calls – Range: 2.30-5.00 – Max Gain: 117%
$28.50 Calls – Range: 3.36-4.27 – Max Gain: 27%
$29 Calls – Range: 2.00-3.70 – Max Gain: 85%


Apple, Inc. AAPL

With AAPL breaking out to new all-time highs in the premarket this morning, after a strong earnings report was more than enough to assuage any concerns about lagging iPhone sales, we’re going to want to try to get in on the fun.

AAPL is gearing up to the point that it may also drive the DOW to the 22,000 level, causing a cascading effect that should make for an interesting week for traders across the board.

As for us, we’re going to be tracking the AAPL Weekly $155-162.50 Calls on the heels of this premarket mega-push that has thus far yielded a high of $160 on the nose.


Amarin Corp plc AMRN

We also want to take note of AMRN, which recently took a fair beating on the chart, and is showing clear signs of a reversal.

We also want to signal some calls in that options chain as well as watching the stock itself. The AMRN Weekly $4 Calls will be the options we put on our radar.


Extended Watchlist:
SRMX, STBV, RWLK, CLSN, CLDX, OGXI, MTW