Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Recaps, Fresh Ideas

Pier 1 Imports Inc. PIR

It was just Monday morning that we were heralding the performance of PIR following our recent tag of the stock as a bottom-watch play just shy of three weeks ago on August 23rd. The day after that alert, we would observe a low of 3.76. At the time we mentioned that we felt a double-bagger was possible, and as of Monday, it had fallen just short of that mark with a 91% increase.

Yesterday, the stock blew through that mark with its biggest session yet. It traded in an impressive intraday range from 6.10-10.48 (+64%). That pushes our overall gains since our initial flag to a very nice  179% well past the double-bag mark that we had targeted!


Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. ENDP 

Speaking of other very respectable stock calls we’ve made recently, we tagged ENDP on August 7th, as it was trading for as little as 2.14.

Yesterday, after its second big bull session of the past week, the stock hit a new high of 4.07, leaving us with total possible gains of 92% since our initial call on ENDP.


Fresh Options Idea:
Zscaler Inc. ZS Weekly $51-49 Puts 



Extended Watchlist:
CBDL, IGNG, AIMT

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Allakos, Inc. ALLK –  Recap

We began tracking ALLK on Monday morning, and formulated some options ideas ($45-60) which worked for us in Monday’s session, bringing in some nice gain opportunities. Then yesterday rolled around and we shared the huge news reported by the company in our premarket report along with the gains that our options ideas made.

The news on ALLK proved to be very influential on the activity of the stock, pushing it even further than Monday’s big surge had taken it. From the low that morning of 60.34, ALLK has run all the way up to a new high yesterday at 85.40, which marked a two-day upswing of 42%

While the lower end of our tracked options range was too deep in the money to see any real progress, the $60 Calls remained in play, and hit a high of 23.82. From our observed low of 6.75 on Monday, those contracts rose by a whopping 253%
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We also signaled interest in the Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. IIPR 08/16 $100-105 Calls 
yesterday, and those got off to a modest, yet promising start. The $100’s traded in a range from 6.50-7.90 for a rise of 22%, while the $105’s ran 23% from 4.50-5.90. We’ll continue to monitor these ideas into their expiration next week.
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Fresh Ideas: 
CVS Weekly $55.50-57 Calls
SPY Weekly $286-285 Puts



Durect Corp DRRX


We also want to highlight the incredible performance that DRRX has had this summer to finish things up this morning. We tagged the stock for observation on May 28th, at which time we observed a low of .50, and it turned out to be a great nbottom call, as it hasn’t looked back since.

Slow and steady growth over the past two months has brought DRRX to a new high of 1.44 this week. That represents an overall increase of 188% in the time we’ve been observing this play.


Extended Watchist: 
MRNA, EVH, CPE, ENDP, AVGR, TVIX, APVO, ONVO

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

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Twitter, Inc. TWTR

We had a really good idea for the TWTR options chain on Thursday morning with the Weekly $18-19.50 Calls. Not only did they make multi-bag gains on Thursday, but with another bullish session Friday, our total possible profits were extended by a significant margin.

We’ve listed the overall moves below, in addition to the intraday gains that were available on Friday alone.

$18 Calls – Overall Range: 1.00-3.95 – 2-Day Gain: 295% – Friday Intraday: 76%
$18.50 Calls – Overall Range: .64-3.38 – 2-Day Gain: 216% – Friday Intraday: 97%
$19 Calls – Overall Range: .38-2.95 – 2-Day Gain: 334% – Friday Intraday: 144%
$19.50 Calls – Overall Range: .18-2.43  – 2-Max Gain: 539% – Friday Intraday: 277%
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Friday’s fresh options ideas also both worked like a charm, bringing a fitting end to what was an amazing week for our options trading ideas across the board:

Microsoft Corp. MSFT Weekly $82-85 Calls

$82 Calls– Range: 1.74-4.19 – Max Gain: 141%
$83 Calls – Range: .93-3.15 – Max Gain: 239%
$84 Calls – Range: .39-2.11 – Max Gain: 441%
$85 Calls
– Range: 12.-1.30 – Max Gain: 983%
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Apple Inc. AAPL Weekly $157.50-160 Calls

$157.50 Calls – Range: 1.41-6.11 – Max Gain: 333%
$160 Calls – Range: .10-3.65 – Max Gain: 3550%


The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. BONT

We tagged BONT on Thursday morning, at which time we observed a low of .68 in the stock. After a solid first session, we reiterated the tag in Friday’s report and the stock came out of the starting gate like a bolt. It traded all the way up to 1.15 before tapering back, but not before completing a two-day swing of 69% for us.

The stock’s presently hovering around a dollar, so we’ll be watching as the new trading week kicks off this morning to see if BONT can manage to string together a third session of higher highs and higher lows.


Extended Watchlist:
APVO, CAA, CUR, ENDP, IBN, TRXC, JAKK

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American Green, Inc. ERBB

We’ve seen a great performance out of ERBB over the past few sessions, since including it in Thursday morning’s premarket report. That morning the company had announced that it had purchased the entire town of Nipton California (>>View PR) with grand plans to turn it into a cannabis tourism destination.

Since then, ERBB has seen a big move on the chart, trading up from Thursday’s low of .0012 to a new 52-week high of .0046 yesterday, marking a three-day swing of 283% on the highest volume we’ve seen out of the stock since last fall.

We’re interested to keep an eye out for updates on the Nipton project, which will apparently consist of several facets including production of CBD-infused water sourced from local aquifers. ERBB is a stock we’ve followed for years, but we’ll want to pay extra attention in the weeks and months ahead to stay on top of that story and see how it affects the stock.


Options Ideas

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. VRX – Despite a Q2 loss and guidance reduction posted in its report, VRX, which had been on a downtrend for several sessions prior, surged in premarket trading this morning.  We’re going to want to try to take advantage of the volatility created here with a set of options to track for potential swing trades. .

We’re going to be watching the VRX Weekly $16-17.50 Calls which could see some big activity following a potential early dip from profit-taking followed by a rip to new highs.

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Michael Kors Holdings, Ltd. KORS – On the flip-side, KORS is a stock that was experiencing a pretty good uptrend for an extended period leading up to its own earnings report, in which the company easily exceeded Wall Street’s expectations, and raised guidance.

Like the previously mentioned play, we’ll look for the classic dip-and-rip formation, and will be tracking the KORS Weekly $41.50-43.50 Calls as we head into this midweek.


Extended Watchlist:
ENDP, CLRB, XNET, VH, CHFS, DRRX