Blue Horseshoe Stocks: APHA, MDCA & More

Aphria, Inc. APHA

Yesterday morning in our premarket report, we said that the unusually high short interest in APHA was one of the factors playing into our decision to designate it as a bottom-watch play. The rebound we were looking for came instantaneously for us with APHA heating up, and the short squeeze was on.

From a low of 3.75, the stock cruised on up to a high of 5.59 for a daily burst amounting to 49% on considerable volume. We’ll be looking for APHA to continue to make up some of the ground it has lost over the past month.



MDC Partners, Inc. MDCA

Another stock we included as a bottom play yesterday, MDCA also experienced a solid performance on the day. It traded from a low of 2.57 on up to 3.29, for a moderate but respectable 28% gain.

It also factored in as the NASDAQ’s fourth largest gainer of the session. The run came to an end right around an area of previous resistance, so we’ll look for it to break that top in the sessions ahead.



Fresh Options Ideas

Cronos Group Inc. CRON Weekly $13-15 Calls* – As we were just mentioning on Tuesday, we first tagged CRON back on Halloween, at which time the stock was trading at a low of 7.10. This morning in the premarket the stock has attained an impressive new high of 14.58, marking a five week run of 105% The above mentioned calls are how we’re going to attempt to take advantage of today’s new movement on the chart.

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. LULU Weekly $130-133 Calls*

SDPR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Weekly $268-270 Calls*

*Caution: NEVER trade options contracts with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist:
SGSI, DNR, NOG, RIG, OMED, WTI, WLL, CRC, CASI, KTOS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Quick Strike Ideas

India Globalization Capital, Inc. IGCC

First up this morning is a recap of IGCC following its inclusion in our premarket extended watchlist yesterday. The stock didn’t blow its lid, but it did continue the solid run of intraday performances off of its lows from earlier this week which were precipitated by the company’s recent delisting from the NASDAQ down to the OTC Markets.

The stock traded in a range from 1.22-1.84 before tapering back off, which stood as an intraday gain of 51% We’re going to look for IGCC to continue to fill the remaining gap on the chart. As you can see on the included snapshot, the MACD is also beginning to converge toward a bullish cross.




Fresh Options Ideas*:

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA - After beating on earnings and missing on revenues, BABA surged this morning, making it our prime bullish target among companies that reported their quarterly earnings today. We’re going to focus on the BABA Weekly 152.50-160 Calls*.
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – We’ve had some good luck with the SPY this week, which isn’t all that surprising when considering the fact that we have a long documented history of success with this fund. We’re so deep in the money with our previously targeted calls, that we’re going to go ahead and roll up our potential strike prices to the SPY Weekly $274.50-276 Calls* as we close out the week.
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Weight Watchers International, Inc. WTW – Strangely enough, despite also beating on earnings and missing on revs like the aforementioned play, WTW took a gut punch and appears on track for a bearish session. We’re going to be tracking the WTW Weekly $58.50-56.50 Puts* as a result.

Bonus Idea: AMD Weekly $20-21 Calls*

*NEVER trade weekly options on a Friday unless you’re an expert level trader with disposable funds!



Extended Watchlist: 

AMCN, SGYP, CPHI, HEAR, CRC, LCI, PACB, SLS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Day for Options

Options Recap

Yesterday, our premarket report included two fresh sets of options trading ideas for Under Armour, and Take Two Interactive, and thanks in part to a nice rebound for the markets, we were able to see some really nice gains in our designated plays.

Both of these were companies that had just reported their quarterly earnings, which just reinforces why we continue to make these same kinds of calls over and over again. Post-earnings options trading, while just as risky as any other type of short-term trade, is also just about the most reliable way to find quick-strike opportunities to profit.

Here were the trading ranges and total possible single-session gains that could have been banked off of yesterday’s ideas:

Under Armour Inc. UAA $19-20 Calls
$19 – 2.69-4.20 (+56%)
$19.50 – 2.65-3.82 (+44%)
$20 – 1.75-3.25 (+85%)

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. TTWO $122-125 Calls
$122 – 4.00-5.60 (+40%)
$123 – 2.49-5.70 (+129%)
$124 – 2.50-4.20 (+68%)
$125 – 2.50-4.00 (+60%)
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Fresh Options Ideas: 

FB Weekly $150-155 Calls
EBAY $28.50-30 Calls
GM Weekly $35-37 Calls

SPY Weekly $269.50-271.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
PVH, TNXP, CRON, CGC, CRC, SMI, RIOT, YNDX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Mania!

Canopy Growth Corp. CGC

We’re returning to CGC to update on new highs for the third straight trading day this morning. Originally put out on Wednesday morning, we have been tracking the CGC 09/21 $30-40 Calls to some fantastic gains ever since.

As of yesterday morning, our overall observed gains on those three contracts were 338%, 596%, and 994% respectively. Following another big day, those figures have been extended by an impressive margin once again. 

$30 Calls – Range: 1.76-10.30 – Max Gain: 485%
$35 Calls – Range: .56-6.00 – Max Gain: 971%
$40 Calls – Range: .16-3.20 – Max Gain: 1900%

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The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX

Fresh for yesterday morning, we cited the TJX 09/21 $105 & 110 Calls as an interesting pair of contracts, and those got off to a decent start. The $105′s  traded up from 2.15-3.20 for a gain of 49% and the $110′s went from .50-.80, for an intraday move of 60%
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Fresh Ideas:
URBN Weekly $48.50-50 Calls
TGT Weekly $87.50-89 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
EYES, CVM, GPOR, NOG, DOMO, AMPE, CRC, PINC, GE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More Big Options Calls

Options Review

Once again we were able to score some good quick-strike options trading opportunities with the fresh ideas included with yesterday morning’s premarket report. It continued an extremely solid run of options ideas this week.

In three separate options chains, we selected a total of 12 options contracts to monitor, and solid chances for significant intraday gains were produced by 10 of those:

The Kroger Co. KR Weekly $28-29.50 Calls
$28 Calls
– Range: .41-1.04 – Max Gain: 154%
$28.50 Calls – Range: 21-.68 – Max Gain: 224%
$29 Calls – Range: .08-.41 – Max Gain: 413%

Darden Restaurants Inc. DRI 07/20 $100-115 Calls
$100 Calls
– Range: 3.00-8.20 – Max Gain: 173%
$105 Calls – Range: .90-4.10 – Max Gain: 355%
$110 Calls – Range: .30-1.50 – Max Gain: 400%
$115 Calls – Range: .05-.45 – Max Gain: 900%

Micron Technology, Inc. MU Weekly $61-62.50 Calls
$61 Calls – Range: .22-.57 – Max Gain: 159%
$61.50 Calls – Range: .17-.37 – Max Gain: 118%
$62 Calls – Range: .10-.24 – Max Gain: 140%
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More Fresh Ideas

We had an excellent day with yesterday’s fresh trio of options ideas*, so why not formulate another three to close out what has been a fantastic trading week. 

SPDRA S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Weekly $274-275.50 Calls*

BlackBerry Ltd. BB Weekly $11-12 Calls*

CarMax, Inc. KMX Weekly $75-78 Calls*

*Never trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an expert trader with disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist:
FCEL, FTI, INPX, TS, TNTR, BPMX, CRC, OAS