Options Movers & More


AnaptysBio Inc. ANAB – Update

We want to backtrack to the options idea we offered up to our readers on Monday morning. We focused on longer-term targets, but the results have already begun to show after what has been a solid week of gains for the stock itself. .

Our contracts of interest are the ANAB 01/17 $10-15 Calls. So far, we’ve seen significant upward movement in the $10’s and $12.50’s, and if current trends continue, we expect the $15’s to join the party soon enough.

Here are the total possible gains from our ideas so far:

$10 Calls – Range: 1.50-2.20 – Max Gain: 47%
$12.50 Calls – Range: .60-.90 – Max Gain: 50%

The stock is still incredibly oversold and undervalued, so we’d be very surprised if we didn’t see more of its massive topside gap filled in the days and weeks ahead. Stay tuned for further updates on this one.


McDonalds Corp. MCD – Update 

MdDonalds is another chain in which we recently put some longer-term contracts on watch. On Thursday of last week, we highlighted the MCD 01/17 $195-220 Calls 
and those have started to gain some ground as well, despite a choppy week for stocks in general.

Here are the moves we’ve observed in these plays over the past trading week:

$195 Calls – Range: 
3.65-4.80 – Max Gain: 32%
$200 Calls – Range: 1.97-2.71 – Max Gain: 38%
$210 Calls – Range: .47-.69 – Max Gain: 47%
$220 Calls – Range: .12-.22 – Max Gain: 83%

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Fresh *Bearish* Options Ideas:

SPDR S&P500 (ETF) SPY Weekly $309.50-308.50 Puts
Weibo, Inc. WB $47.50-45.50 Puts
Canopy Growth Corp. CGC $18.50-17 Puts


Extended Watchlist:
SNNA, CPA, ONCY, FCEL, CLSN, JAGX, TROV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PTOP Recap & More

Peer to Peer Network PTOP
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Subsequent to our initial alert of PTOP on November 8th, we would observe the stock trading for as little as .0004 and it has gone on quite a ride since.

We were already mentioning the solid moves it’s made in recent weeks, but yesterday the stock broke out to new highs, trading up to .022. That works out to an incredible run of 5400% which might seem over the top if not for the fact that the sector has been under mass hysteria as Bitcoin recently touched new all time highs at $19,694.68. We’ve been all over the cryptocurrency/blockchain space since a BTC was worth just a couple thousand dollars, so to see how far its come in just a short time is highly impressive.

Like many other crypto plays, PTOP has been a hot ticket item of late, and will continue to be a point of focus for us moving forward.


Fresh Options Ideas

FedEx Corp. FDX – We want to signal some contracts in the FDX chain on the heels of the company’s post-market earnings release yesterday. Trading short term options after a strong earnings report has become our butter, and FDX was already building on a significant bull run leading into yesterday. We’ll have our eye on the FDX Weekly $245-250 Calls.

Blackberry Ltd. BB – BlackBerry is on the premarket earnings calendar this morning, and with record software and services revenue, could be in line for a big day. We’re going to monitor the BB Weekly $10.50-11.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
NETE, SRAX, CLSN, XIN, RIOT, AMPE, HMNY, OHAI

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