Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL, SPY Winners & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Recap

We submitted two separate options trading ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, the first of which being the AAPL Weekly $160-162.50 Calls. It’s beeen quite some time since we played with the AAPL chain, but it is the stock that originally brought us into the fold of options day and swing trading that we’ve adopted as one of our main functions.

It came as no surprise when the Fed announced no interest rate hike yesterday that the markets responded bullishly and allowed for some very nice multi-bag moves on our designated targets.

$160 Calls – Range: 2.14-6.32 – Max Gain: 195%
$162.50 Calls – Range: 1.05-4.19 – Max Gain: 299%
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Recap 

Our second set of options ideas from yesterday were the SPY Weekly $264-265.50 Calls, and of course, those also fared well with the SPY being an excellent market analog, and another well that we revisit on a regular basis for short term options plays.

The gains on our highlighted contracts were even more impressive in this case, with each and every strike point returning potential gains ranging from 343-598% in a single session.

$264 Calls – Range: 1.07-4.74 – Max Gain: 343%
$264.50 Calls – Range: .82-4.03 – Max Gain: 385%
$265 Calls – Range: .59-3.50 – Max Gain: 493%
$265.50 Calls – Range: .43-3.00 – Max Gain: 598%

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Fresh Options Ideas:
UPS Weekly $104-107 Calls
MA Weekly $207.50-217.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
YRCW, PTIE, TEX, FRED, GERN, GOL, GE. APRN, BIOC, EGO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: HSY Update & More

The Hershey Co. HSY

Despite the miss on Q3 earnings, we were confident enough in HSY’s setup to submit an idea for its options chain in yesterday morning’s report, and those ideas returned immediate opportunities for single-session profits.

We’re used to bucking the trend when we see a good enough chance, and this was a perfect example. Even as the market itself logged another day of losses, Hershey performed just as we’d hoped. Our targets were the HSY Weekly $102-104 Calls, and they all returned sizable gains on the day:

$102 Calls – Range: 2.79-5.60 - Max Gain: 101%
$103 Calls – Range: 2.25-4.47 – Max Gain: 99%
.$104 Calls – Range: 1.40-3.70 - Max Gain: 164%

We’ll continue to monitor these plays, but as it stands, these were some really good ideas to kick off the trading week amid some touchy conditions overall.
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Fresh Ideas:
Under Armour Inc. UAA $19-20 Calls
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. TTWO $122-125 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
HZO, FAMI, EGO, CCCL, CASI, YECO,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Cannabis Roundup & More

Cannabis Roundup

We wanted to take some time out this midweek to get back to cannabis, the rapidly growing industry that we’ve always said we felt has as much or more potential than any other out there. The first quarter of the 2018 calendar year was rather low key, but with some major cannabis dates coming up, we wanted to sharpen our focus on the sector.

The 04/20 Holiday is generally a time when you see heightened visibility, and an influx of sales for recreational marijuana businesses. It’s the “Super Bowl” for many of these businesses, which will see their highest customer volume of the year.

It’s a time of increased awareness in the investment community for the space as a whole, and that’s why we wanted to refresh our running watchlist of pot stocks on our radar:

As for the ones based here in the U.S. some of our favorites (in no particular order) have been: OWCP, AGTK, HEMP, SGMD, SING, GRNE, GOHE, MCOA, MCIG, POTN, PNTV, RMHB, CANN and CBIS.

We also have July to look forward to, which marks the nationwide legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada, where some of the most impressive cannabis companies, like ACBFF and APHQF reside. Other notable Canadian players include ATTBF, GLDFF, GLNNF, NXTTF, MRRCF, SPRWF, and CRON.


Facebook, Inc. FB

We started off the week on Monday by signaling some options ideas, the FB Weekly $155-160 Calls. Despite a terrible start to the week for the markets as a whole, yesterday’s bounce-back helped began to provide us with the kind of moves we were looking for out of those plays.

In fact, each of three contracts in our designated range yielded the chance at multi-bag gains yesterday, with the following moves:

$155 Calls – Range: 1.55-4.27  – Max Gain: 175%
$157.50 Calls – Range: .90-2.75 – Max Gain: 205%
$160 Calls – Range: .49-1.69 – Max Gain: 245%


Extended Watchlist:
WLB, ASTC, HCC, EGO, TCAP, AQMS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PZRX Review & More

PhaseRx, Inc. PZRX

It seems like most of the big runners we’ve caught up with in recent weeks have been pharma plays of one type or another, and that trend continued yesterday. PZRX was the standout performer from our premarket watchlist, trading in a rather impressive range throughout essentially the entire session.

The stock saw an early low of .82, and surged continuously up to a high of  1.55 roughly an hour before the close. It worked out to an intraday swing of 89% and came on fantastic liquidity, with more than 43X the monthly average volume flowing through the PZRX.

The stock closed with strength in the high 1.20′s and is inching back into the 1.30′s in the premarket. The move was catalyzed by the company’s 2nd drug development candidate, PRX-ASL, for the treatment of ASLD, a rare liver disorder, has received orphan drug status by the FDA. (>>View PR)

.We’ll continue to track its activity and look for higher lows and higher highs as we head into week’s end.


Iconic Brands, Inc. ICNB

We tagged ICNB as a bottom-watch play early in the week, and have begun to see the rebound that we were looking for.

We subsequently observed a low of .0058, and yesterday with the stock reaching .008, it marked an intraweek swing of 38% Once again, we’ll be looking for the establishment of higher highs and higher lows in forthcoming sessions.



SeaDrill Ltd. SDRL

Speaking of excellent bottom calls, we’ve had an even better one in SDRL. We highlighted this one in our report last Wednesday, after which time we observed the stock at a low of .22. Yesterday it attained a .62 high, representing an upswing of 182% over the span of just a few sessions. Once more, we’ll be looking out for a more sustained recovery


Anadarko Petroleum Corp. APC

We want to put a few sets of options contracts from the APC chain on watch today after noticing the annoucement of a massive share buyback program by the company to the tune of $2.5B, effectively reducing the number of outstanding shares by 10%

The stock has tested an area of recent resistance as a result in premarket trading. We’re going to radar the APC 09/29 $47-48.50 Calls, and watch them into next week.


Extended Watchlist:
VEON, BCRX, ITUS, EGO, ESNC, ABUS, BSTI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Tuesday’s Winning Calls & More

Bottom Watchlist Updates

We rooted out three fresh bottom-bounce plays in yesterday’s premarket report, and got the continuing rebound action we were looking for in all three cases. The performance was enough to keep their spots on our radar for the time being.

Dynavax Technologies Corp. DVAX – To go along with the stock’s rebound (13.13-14.42, +10%), we formulated an options trading idea for the DVAX chain and those plays worked out very well. The DVAX 09/16 $12 and $13 Calls were our target contracts and both offered up the chance at some rapid intraday gains.

The $12′s made their way from a low of 1.40 up to 2.68 for a 91% push, and the $13′s far exceeded that with a move from .70 to 3.61. That was good for a multi-bag rip on the order of 416%
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ITT Educational Services, Inc. ESI – This one made a good, solid move to reinforce our idea that the stock was due for a nice rally. ESI traded in a range from .30-.48 on the day, representing a shot at single-session gains of up to 60%
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Eldorado Gold Corp. EGO- This one didn’t make a monstrous move, trading up from a low 3.48-3.71 (+7%), but it did maintain the majority of its advance. Our interest remains as long as the pattern of higher highs and higher lows is sustained.


Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. NAVB

The bottom-watchlist plays weren’t the only calls from yesterday’s report to go our way. The first in a pair of nice gainers off of our extended watchlist was NAVB. The stock traded up from an early low of .50, and made a 68% move en route to the high at .84.

The stock closed strong, just a few cents below the high at .8047 so we will want to continue monitoring it for signs of continued momentum.


Signal Bay Inc. SGBY

SGBY was the other runner from the watchlist, which included an intraday run from a penny up to .0159, a 59% pop. With a strong close at .0149, this play will remain on our list of interests as well.


Extended Watchlist:
EVOK, CLCD, AGIO, CRIS, APA