Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AZZ Review & More

Options Recap

Thanks to a choppy day for the markets as a whole, both of the bearish options ideas we formulated for yesterday morning’s premarket report provided opportunities that either approached or exceeded the threshold of double-bag status.

Dominos Pizza Inc. DPZ - Dominos was the primary big name earnings reporter yesterday, and we decided to tag the DPZ Weekly $235-227.50 Puts for possible swing trades after disappointing figures. Those contracts moved considerably right out of the starting gate, prior to the company announcing a massive $1B buyback program, roughly 30 minutes into the session.

$235 Calls – Range: 4.02-7.40 – Max Gain: 84%
$232.50 Calls – Range: 3.80-6.00 – Max Gain: 58%
$230 Calls – Range: 2.63-4.81 – Max Gain: 83%
$227.50 Calls – Range: 1.30-3.60 – Max Gain: 177%
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Azz, Inc. AZZ 

With AZZ announcing a delay to its Q2 2020 earnings report, which was scheduled for yesterday premarket, we took the initiative to signal some puts there as well. Our targets were the AZZ Weekly $45-40 Puts and those were on a serious run throughout the day.

$45 Calls – Range: 4.20-9.00 – Max Gain: 114%
$40 Calls – Range: 1.15-4.30 – Max Gain: 274%
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Fresh Options Ideas:
SPY Weekly $289.50-291 Calls
QGEN 11/15 $28-30 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
OCGN, AOBC, TMDI, EROS, ACRS, TMDI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: EROS Update & More

Eros International Plc. EROS 

We revisited EROS yesterday morning, just under one month following our August 21st report, mentioning its recent run which began from a low of 1.20.

The stock was moving in the premarket in the wake of a news announcement placing the company in partnership with Microsoft. We felt the news had a chance to carry the stock even higher than we had seen it run already, and that’s just what yesterday’s session brought.

EROS ran to a new high of 3.92, which marked an overall increase of 227% over our observed low roughly three weeks ago. The performance was also good enough to land the stock in the #1 slot on the NASDAQ daily top gainers list.


Fresh Options Idea:
Overstock.com, Inc. OSTK 10/04  $15.50-16 Calls 

SPDR S&P 500 (ETF) SPY Weekly $299.50-300 Calls*

*Please do not attempt to speculate with weekly options on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with access to disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist:
NXGB, HDB, VEDL, PLAN, FNSR, CRC, MDR, SCS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Shipping Options

Big Shipping Options Review 

Yesterday morning, we were feeling confident in a bearish session leading into the Fed meeting. Despite a last-hour rebound following the rate lowering, most of the day provided us with plenty of backsliding action that led to some very respectable single-session gains for our picks.

We had bearish ideas set up for both of the main players in the parcel shipping game, In each instance, we observed solid moves for every single one of our targeted contracts:

FDX Weekly $157.50-155 Puts
$165 Calls – Range: 
4.30-9.20 – Max Gain: 114%
$167.50 Puts – Range: 3.00-7.00 – Max Gain: 133%

UPS Weekly $120-119 Puts
$120 Puts – Range:
 .67-1.37 – Max Gain: 104%
$119 Puts – Range: .44-.89 – Max Gain: 102%


Eros International Plc. EROS

We mentioned EROS most recently on August 21st, and shortly following that alert, the stock was trading for as little as 1.20. This morning we have observed a new high of 3.42 in the premarket in the wake of an announced partnership with Microsoft.

That’s a total increase of 185% in roughly seven weeks’ time. We’ll be interested to continue monitoring the activity from this point on.

DOUGLAS, Isle of Man–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Eros Now, a South Asian entertainment OTT (over-the-top) video platform by Eros International Plc, a Global Indian Entertainment Company, the ultimate one-stop destination for the internet generation to consume captivating content, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to build a next generation online video platform on Microsoft Azure targeted at its consumers across the globe. (>>View PR)


Extended Watchlist:
NSPR, NTRP, PHUN, OBLN, SCYX, CGIX, MLHR

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Plays

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. MCFT – Fresh Idea
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We’ve picked up on a very interesting chart shape in Mastercraft this morning. The stock was well on its way to a solid recovery after bouncing off of its bottom at the end of last month. Despite the company’s earnings beat yesterday, the stock saw a gap-down followed by another bottom bounce.

We are interested in tracking the MCFT 10/18 $15-17.50 Calls in the weeks ahead, which will work out quite nicely if the stock manages another rebound similar to the one it exhibited in recent weeks.


Overstock.com Inc OSTK – Recap

The last time we tagged OSTK was a couple of weeks ago, on the morning of August 27th. We had scored some solid opportunities with short-term options in its chain the week before, but that report was a simple tag on the stock itself.

Subsequent to that highlight of OSTK, the stock saw a low of 14.72. That was followed by seven consecutive bull sessions by the stock, including yesterday’s which sent OSTK to a new high 27.38. That works out to an upswing of 86% in the month of September alone.


Fresh Options Idea:
SPY Weekly $301-302.50 Calls*

*Never trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an advanced level trader with access to disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist:
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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More Options Success

Options Reviews

Our prowess in identifying some of the best quick strike options idea around is always showing itself. We signaled two more fresh options ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and despite a down day for the markets, our ideas managed to buck the trend, and produce single-session gain opportunities of a significant nature.

BIDU and MDT were both post-earnings plays and they both yielded some nice potential profits, to the tune of multi-bag moves in every single set of  targeted contracts:

Baidu, Inc. BIDU Weekly $113-116 Calls 
$113 Calls – Range: 1.18-2.51 – Max Gain: 113%
$114 Calls – Range: .87-2.03  – Max Gain: 133%
$115 Calls – Range: .67-1.65 – Max Gain: 146%
$116 Calls – Range: .52-1.38 – Max Gain: 165%
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Medtronic plc MDT Weekly $107-109 Calls
$107 Calls – Range: .90-3.00 – Max Gain: 233%
$108 Calls – Range: .29-2.10 – Max Gain: 624%
$109 Calls – Range: .25-1.45 – Max Gain: 480%
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More Fresh Ideas:
TGT Weekly $98-101 Calls
LOW Weekly $107-110 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
NTRR, CDIX, REI, TRQ, EROS, ADOM, ARDX, OBLN, DQ