Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Win Friday

Recapping Friday’s Winners

If you check our report from Friday morning, you’ll see that we highlighted a couple of sets of weekly options ideas, and we’d like to kick off this short trading week with a review of the total possible gains which were available for anyone who caught our alerts.

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) -Expecting to see some reasonably bullish activity based off of the conditions we observed on Friday in the premarket, we decided to make our go-to move of signaling some short-term SPY ideas. Out of that group, the Weekly $289 Calls were the most attractive play. Those traded up from a low of .55-1.54, for total possible gains of up to 180%
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The Walt Disney Co. DIS – We caught DIS gapping up on our morning scan Friday, and it was cruising in the premarket. It turned into a classic gap-and-go for us as our ideas, the Weekly $122-125 Calls, which all soared.

$122 Calls – Range: 4.40-10.25 – Max Gain: 133%
$123 Calls – Range: 3.75-7.59  – Max Gain: 102%
$124 Calls – Range: 2.53-6.60 – Max Gain: 161%
$125 Calls – Range: 1.68-6.01 – Max Gain: 258%


Extended Watchlist:
AMRS. BOOM, BPTH, COBI, FCSC, SCHW, NDRA, PULM, TBLT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FAST Recap & More

Fastenal, Inc. FAST

Our fresh options ideas for yesterday morning was regarding Fastenal,which had just posted a solid Q1 earnings beat. The potential targets that we highlighted were the FAST 04/18 $62.50-67.50 Calls, and we’re happy to report that the stock’s activity has allowed us to see some decent moves out of those so far, with five sessions remaining until their expiration.

The moves was observed yesterday were as follows:

$50 Calls – Range: 5.40-6.50 – Max Gain: 20%
$52.50 Calls – Range: 2.40-4.30  – Max Gain: 79%
$55 Calls – Range: 1.10-2.08 – Max Gain: 89%

With the markets heating up here in the premarket, we’ll want to continue to keep an eye on FAST for the possibility of further useful activity that could propel these contracts to more gains before their expiration next Thursday.
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FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS:
The Walt Disney Co. DIS Weekly $122-125 Calls
SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) Weekly $289-290 Calls

*Don’t trade weekly options on a Friday unless you’re an advanced level trader with disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist:
BPTH, WPX, JCP, BSMX, CBAY, WPX, ENDP

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

Lumentum Holdings Inc. LITE

We noted yesterday morning that LITE was bucking trend of the two-day market bloodbath we witnessed this week. We made it clear that we were interested in the LITE Weekly $44-46 Calls regardless of which way the markets went, and it turned out to be a solid idea.

The markets did of course see a reversal, and LITE did perform well on the day, creating the following gains in our tracked contracts:

$44 Calls – Range: 2.00-8.00 – Max Gain: 300%
$45 Calls – Range: 2.50-6.98 – Max Gain: 179%
$46 Calls – Range: 1.25-6.00 – Max Gain: 380%

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Fresh Options Ideas:

The Walt Disney Co. DIS – Weekly $107-109 Calls
Snap, Inc. SNAP – Weekly $16-17.50 Calls


Quotient Ltd. QTNT

Another stock we went bullish on in yesterday morning’s report, despite coming off the biggest two-day losses for stocks in history, was QTNT.

It boasted a solid bottom setup, and had already exhibited some bottom-bounce activity in the prior session. It also performed well on the day, trading up from a low of 3.36 to a high of 4.39- a respectable intraday run of 31%  We’ll look for the stock to establish a trend of higher highs and higher lows over the next few sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
RIOT, NETE, DRYS, DPW, MARA, CFRX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DIS, TRXC Recaps & More

 TransEnterix, Inc. TRXC

We made a good catch when we included TRXC in yesterday morning’s premarket report, after it was reported that the company’s robotic surgery device got the regulatory approval it needed.

The result was a very nice run from a low of  2.15 to 3.05, the highest PPS the stock has seen since the spring of 2016. That works out to an intraday push of 42% and this morning TRXC is edging even higher in before-hours trading, so we’ll want to continue to keep an eye on it moving forward.


Walt Disney Co. DIS

We highlighted some options ideas for Disney yesterday morning, after noticing that it had  a nice bottom setup on the chart, trading near its ten-month lows.

For a near-term idea we signaled the DIS Weekly $96-98 Calls and among those five contracts, three produced opportunities for solid single-session gains.

$97 Calls – Range: 1.15-1.57 – Max Gain: 37%
$97.50 Calls – Range: .81-1.22  – Max Gain: 51%.
$98 Calls – Range: .49-.89 – Max Gain: 82%

We also noticed that the $98.50s had the highest open interest, so we will want to roll up our observed range a little and keep an eye on those for the remainder of the week.


Netflix, Inc. NFLX

We also want to put a few options contracts in the NFLX chain on watch. The stock has been in a general uptrend for nearly all of 2017, with the exception of one month between late July and late August. Currently the stock is approaching extreme overbought levels on the strength index just as it was prior to that downturn.

On the flip side, boosted guidance and a strong earnings call this morning could make things interesting. Due to these opposing factors, we’re going to want to watch some contracts on both sides of the fence, depending on NFLX’s behavior once regular market hours kick in.

If the stock can’t get above $207.50, we’re going to zero in on the NFLX Weekly $207.50 and $205 Puts. Conversely, if it holds above $200 on any pullbacks, we’ll focus on the Weekly $200-205 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
GSAT, MYSZ, NETE, TERP, SYNT, VYGR, NEOT, CLRB

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