Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Recaps, Fresh Ideas & More

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG 

Our extreme success on the options front continues. We cited the CMG chart setup as the reason for wanting to have our eye on the CMG Weekly $297.50-305 Calls yesterday morning, and were very pleased with the intraday performance we witnessed. It also didn’t hurt that the founder stepped down to make room for a new CEO, which went over well with the investment community.

Regardless of which strike price was chosen, there were some serious multi-bag single-session gains there for the taking:

$297.50 Calls – Range: 1.50-8.10 – Max Gain: 440%
$300 Calls – Range: 1.15-6.50 – Max Gain: 465%
$302.50 Calls – Range: .77-5.00 – Max Gain: 549%
$305 Calls – Range: .54-3.83 – Max Gain: 609%

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Fresh Idea:

The Kroger Co. KR – We want to signal some options to watch for Kroger as well after the company tidily topped 3Q forecasts with this morning’s earnings report. We’re going to be looking to the KR Weekly 25.50-27.50 Calls to try to take advantage of the conditions. We’re also anxious to listen in on the conference call slated for later this morning.



Crypto Recaps

Whatever you refer to it as, virtual currency, digital currency, or cryptocurrency, the rise of Bitcoin has fueled a hugely popular market sector, and caused many small companies to shift focus to attempt to capitalize on what has become pure hysteria.  Bitcoin breached $11,300 yesterday, and as a result, some of the BTC-related plays we’ve tagged have enjoyed really nice moves on the chart.

Integrated Ventures, Inc. INTV – Having recently lauched its bitcoin mining efforts, INTV is a stock that we slated for observation in our watchlist yesterday morning. The stock responded with a solid run from .551 to .97, marking an intraday pop of 76% on more than ten times its monthly average volume.

Peer to Peer Network PTOP - This one appeared in our watchlist earlier this month on the 7th. We came early to the party on this one, but with Bitcoin setting its new all-time high once again yesterday, it woke up in a big way. That included a serious intraday move of 1780% as PTOP traded from a low of .0005-.0094. It represented the stock’s highest price in three years, and a new all time record high volume, with over 400 million shares changing hands on the day.


Extended Watchlist:
RAD, MYSZ, RYB, MIK, ADMP, BOSC, IBIO, SNAP

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Plays & More

Options Roundup

Yesterday, we took the opportunity to update readers on the performances of some successful stock calls we made recently. Today we want to turn back to the options trading front with a couple updates on longer-term calls we’ve made, as well as a fresh idea. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG - Beginning with the new idea, we we’re noticing a good chart setup on Chipotle, with a number of factors pointing to potential bullish activity forthcoming.  We’d like to signal a range of contracts to watch accordingly. We’ll have our eye on the CMG Weekly $297.50-305 Calls.
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Verizon Communications, Inc. VZ -  We highlighted a range of calls in the Verizon chain a couple of Fridays ago, and the stock has been on an impressive uptrend ever since. We want to provide updated figures, on the total possible gains we’ve witnessed since putting the VZ 01/19 $45-48 Calls on watch.

$45 Calls – Range: 1.08 -3.95 – Max Gain: 266%
$46 Calls – Range: .59-3.06 – Max Gain: 419%
$47 Calls – Range: .39-2.25 – Max Gain: 477%
$48 Calls – Range: .23-1.55 – Max Gain: 574%

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AT&T, Inc. ATT
-  We also recently signaled a range of  ATT calls (Nov 9th) on a longer term basis, the ATT 01/19 $34-36 Calls, and those ranges have increased as well, with a bullish performance from T continuing over the past few weeks.

$34 Calls
– Range: .91-1.81 – Max Gain: 99%
$35 Calls – Range: .53-1.12 – Max Gain: 111%
$36 Calls – Range: 37-.66 – Max Gain: 78%


Extended Watchlist:

SINO, DPW, RAD, DMPI, GROW, PZRX,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Bonanza

Post-Earnings Options Success

Yesterday morning, a focus in our premarket report on Caterpillar and McDonald’s options proved to be a big success. Both companies exceeded expectations on their delivered earnings reports, and early activity suggested that opportunity was in the air.

We signaled multiple contracts for each of them, and no matter which chain and strike price was chosen, respectable intraday profits were there for the taking. The specific ideas we highlighted were the CAT Weekly $111-114 Calls, and the MCD Weekly $152.50 &155 Calls, and their subsequent moves were as follows:

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT
$111 Calls
– Range: 2.00-3.88 – Max Gain: 94%
$112 Calls – Range: 1.36-2.88 – Max Gain: 112%
$113 Calls – Range: .85-2.15 – Max Gain: 153%
$114 Calls – Range: .58-1.44 – Max Gain: 148%

McDonald’s Corp. MCD
$152.50 Calls – Range: 4.35-7.50 – Max Gain: 72%
$155 Calls – Range: 2.15-5.00 – Max Gain: 133%

We’re seeing marginal premarket pullbacks from each stock this morning, but will continue to keep an eye on these play as we head into week’s end.
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Added Options Notes: Speaking of the end of the week, we’ve got an onslaught of big name earnings releases coming tomorrow and Friday, so expect the options intensity to ramp up quickly. We;ve got some fresh ideas today as well:

We also want to begin tracking a set of contracts in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG. We’ve been watching the stock get hammered down for the better part of the last two months, and yesterday it gave the reversal signal we’ve been looking for.Others have caught on as well, with the stock surging in premarket trading this morning. We’re going to be watching the CMG 8/11 $360-370 Calls.

Additionally, we’re also noticing a cherry of a chart setup on The Hershey Co. HSY, which, when paired with a big time beat on their own Q2 earnings, should make for a decent rebound. We’ll be staying on top of the HSY 08/18 $110 & 111 Calls.


AK Steel Holding Corp. AKS

We’ll also continue to keep an eye on AKS, which we tagged in yesterday’s report. The stock did rise, if only slightly (6.35-6.88), so we’ll want to track it for a more sustained run. It’s already trading above its 20 and 50-day moving averages- next we’d like to see it make a run at the 200DMA at 7.44.


Extended Watchlist:
PETX, IFON, OCUL, HMNY

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom Watchlist, Options Idea & More

Cannabis Sativa, Inc. CBDS

CBDS was part of our cannabis stock watchlist yesterday, and even as the majority of the sector was seen to be fading, CBDS bucked the trend and produced an excellent intraday opportunity.

We watched as the stock took off like a rocket right at the opening bell from a low of 1.26, and didn’t stop until hitting its 2.45 high-of-day shortly before 11′clock. That works out to a 94% swing and it came on immense volume, to the tune of 23X the 3-month average.

Cheers go out to any of our readers who caught a piece of the action on CBDS, which was the first in a trio of selections from yesterday’s premarket report to produce respectable intraday performances.


Cardinal Resources, Inc. CDNL

Next in line was CDNL, which is a stock that we’ve referenced in our reports on numerous occasions over the past several months. This subpenny runner turned in an intraday rip of 77% as it ran from .0047-.0083 on a little more than twice the average trading volume, and managed to hold the majority of its daily advance into the close at .0074.

It marked the second consecutive big day for the stock trending off of its lowest prices in roughly six months, so we’ll certainly want to continue tracking its activity, watching for it to record higher highs and higher lows in coming sessions.


Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CPXX

We caught CPXX yesterday on the heels of an attention-grabbing PR (link below) which hit wires post-market on Monday afternoon, relating to encouraging results from a late-stage clinical trial. Despite already being up close to 300%, we still felt it warranted a tag in our watchlist, and we weren’t disappointed.

As is often the case in such circumstances, we saw a dip-and-rip unfold early, after which time the stock ran from a low of 6.44 to 9.10, for a solid 41% swing on absolutely massive volume.


Bottom-Watchlist

We’re going to designate the following stocks as bottom-watch plays and reserve a spot on our watchlist for each of them over the next several sessions:

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.  PTX
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc  SNSS
Peak Resorts, Inc.  SKIS
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc.  QTWW


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG -  Options Idea

We want to throw in a quick options idea this morning as well, and it’s going to come in the form of a short. Specifically, we’re going to be looking at the CMG Weekly $485-475 Puts.


Extended Watchlist:
VPRO, UPL, PSG, SIPC, LEAS, POTG

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: New Options Trading Ideas

Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD
& Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG – Options Ideas

We see potential opportunities in the options arena this mid-week, from a couple of stocks that we’re catching on the heels of their earnings calls. Despite earnings beats for both, each stock has actually fallen.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD - Despite exceptional 2014 earnings, investors read between the lines on a number of other key aspects following last nights call, and as a result the stock is taking a bit of a beating. This morning’s premarket low stands at 90.60. That will be the price-point we’ll need to monitor to determine an options trading strategy. Should GILD sustain a recovery off of these lows, we’ll be looking at in-the-money Calls, most likely at the $97 and $98 levels. In the event that the stock begins to find new lows we’d need to flip our strategy to Put side of the fence.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG - Here we have a similar situation, with CMG taking a beating in today’s premarket, having hit a low of $675. Like GILD, earnings expectations were exceeded, however shortcomings in sales and other key metrics has momentarily taken the wind out of CMG’s sails. This is another situation where we need to monitor the stock to ensure it doesn’t fall below the premarket low in order to secure our interest in playing the Calls. We’d obviously need to look at Puts if CMG were to backslide any further, but barring that occurrence, were going to be looking at Calls in the $675-$680 range.


Inergetics, Inc. NRTI

NRTI serves as a reminder of why it’s always a good idea to check our blog at Blue Horseshoe Stocks each morning even if you’ve consumed our report via email or elsewhere. The contents of our daily-updated Stock Tracker may or may not be included in that day’s report, and often those stocks we add at the last minute go on to provide big opportunities.

That was the case with NRTI yesterday; we placed it on the tracklist just minutes prior to the opening bell, and the stock made one heck of a move. From a low of .0115, it went on to touch a daily high of .02, marking a healthy intraday move of 74% on just over three times the 30-day average volume.


Extended Watchlist:
AAPT, BABB, DIS, GPRO(Earnings Tomorrow Post-Market)

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