Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Explosion

Big Time Options Success
We included a trio of options ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and with the type of consistent success we have had in the options trading area recently, it should come as no surprise to any of our readers that we scored the hat track.

We’re in the thick of Q2 earnings season, with big name companies reporting left and right. We will continue to milk this cow for as long as possible. Take a look at the single-session gains that were available in yesterday’s watchlist, and read on to get some fresh ideas to close out the week.

AMD Weekly $16.50 & 17 Calls
$16.50 Calls – Range: .49-1.93 – Max Gain: 293%
$17 Calls – Range: .25-1.40 – Max Gain: 460%
Updated Idea: $18-19 Calls

QCOM Weekly $62.50-64 Calls
$45.50 Calls – Range: .20-1.21 – Max Gain: 505%
$46 Calls – Range: .13-.82 – Max Gain: 531%
$45.50 Calls – Range: .10-.50 – Max Gain: 400%
$46 Calls – Range: .06-.27 – Max Gain: 350%

UAA Weekly $21.50-23 Calls
$45.50 Calls – Range: .43-.97 – Max Gain: 126%
$46 Calls – Range: .06-1.00 – Max Gain: 1566%
$45.50 Calls – Range: .14-.71 – Max Gain: 407%
$46 Calls – Range: .05-.57 – Max Gain: 1040%

Fresh Ideas:
Whirlpool Corp WHR 08/03 $129-131 Calls
Chipotle, Inc CMG Weekly $467.50-475 Calls
Yum China Holdings, Inc. YUMC 08/17 $37.50-42.50 Calls

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Options Reviews

We went in on two sets of earnings-related options plays yesterday, and we are happy to report that each and every contract with both designated ranges provided ourselves and our readers with some fantastic single session gain opportunities.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. CMG – For Chipotle, despite the fact that people appeared to be discounting the company’s earnings report, it posted solid numbers and sent our targeted contracts flying. We had slated the CMG Weekly $380-385 Calls and were met with the following multi-bag chances:

$380 Calls – Range: 10.00-45.22 – Max Gain: 352%
$382.50 Calls – Range: 8.45-39.75 – Max Gain: 370%
$385 Calls – Range: 4.90-38.80 – Max Gain: 692%

Facebook, Inc. FB – For Facebook, we had also mentioned the FB Weekly $165-172.50 Calls and those produced some very nice moves as well:

$165 Calls – Range: 6.21-11.23 – Max Gain: 81%
$167.50 Calls – Range: 4.19-8.77 – Max Gain: 109%
$170 Calls – Range: 2.36-6.41 – Max Gain: 172%
$172.50 Calls – Range: 1.20-4.21 – Max Gain: 251%

More Fresh Options Ideas:

We’re going to close out this very fruitful trading week today with a trio of fresh options ideas, but please be advised, trading weekly options on a Friday should never be attempted unless you are a veteran trader with disposable funds.

Amazon, Inc. AMZN Weekly $1640-1650 Calls
Expedia Group, Inc. EXPE Weekly $117-119 Calls

Baidu, Inc. BIDU Weekly $250-255 Calls

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Roundup & More

Options Recap

Facebook, Inc. FB – FB was cruising in the premarket yesterday in the wake of an earnings beat, and we signaled a range of contracts where we supposed the heaviest action would fall (FB Weekly $106-111 Calls). It would not have mattered which set of contracts traders chose to strike, because they all provided chances at hefty gains.

In every case, there was a big initial spike, followed by a dip-and-rip which added an additional intraday swing. The breakdown of those moves is as follows:

$106 Calls – 1st Swing: 2.77-4.70 (70%) – 2nd Swing: 2.37-3.60 (52%)
$107 Calls – 1st Swing: 1.60-3.70 (131%) – 2nd Swing: 1.60-2.70 (69%)
$108 Calls – 1st Swing: 1.40 – 2.89 (106%) – 2nd Swing: 1.00-1.80 (80%)
$109 Calls – 1st Swing: .88-2.07 (135%) – 2nd Swing: .58-1.12 (93%)
$110 Calls – 1st Swing: .49-1.42 (190%) – 2nd Swing: .30-.62 (106%)
$111 Calls – 1st Swing: .33-92 (179%) – 2nd Swing: .14-.33 (136%)


Expedia, Inc. EXPE -The buzz over EXPE’s buyout of HomeAway, Inc. AWAY was enough to get it moving in yesterday’s premarket. Our corresponding options idea for this one was to track  EXPE Weekly $138-142 Calls and like FB, there was no losing pick within our specified range of contracts. Cheers to anyone that got in on the fun, as double-bag gains were possible across the board!

$138 Calls – Daily Range: 1.10-2.90 – Max Gain: 164%
$139 Calls - Daily Range: .65-2.18 – Max Gain: 235%
$140 Calls - Daily Range:  .55-1.65 – Max Gain: 200%
$141 Calls - Daily Range:  .46-1.13 – Max Gain: 146%
$142 Calls - Daily Range: .21-.70 – Max Gain: 233%

Weight Watchers International, Inc. WTW

Our regular readers will certainly recall our successful coverage of WTW as Oprah’s involvement was announced a few weeks back; we had monstrous success with our options selections, and even saw an amazing move from the stock itself. Our observed low on WTW was 10.76, and this morning we’ve seen it change hands for as much as 20.80.

With this impressive early morning gap-up, we’re going to want to jump back into the mix with another options idea. We’ll be monitoring the Weekly $18-20 Calls for potential daytrade opportunities on the dip-and-rip which is likely to occur.

Endeavor IP, Inc. ENIP

On the stock side of things, we included ENIP in our premarket extended watchlist yesterday and this super-subpenny play didn’t disappoint, offering up the chance at single-session double-bag profits!

From an early low of .0004, the stock surged toward the end of the session, reaching as high as .0009. That registered as an 125% intraday swing, and it came on more than three times the monthly average volume.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Ideas, Fresh Plays & More

Fresh Options Ideas

We had a good run of success with equities early on this week, so we thought it was high time to split our focus and turn our attention back to some options trading ideas. We’ve had monstrous success identifying winning calls in recent weeks, and there’s a couple of events driving the following stocks to gap up this morning. As usual, we’ll be on the lookout for dip-and-rip formations to unfold in these scenarios.

Facebook, Inc. FB – FB is soaring on the heels of a tidy earnings beat yesterday, and as a result, we’ll be scanning the FB Weekly $106-111 Calls for some exciting action today. If the premarket volatility is any indicator, we can expect to see some vigorous intraday swings from those contracts.

Expedia, Inc. EXPE – Following a confirmed buyout of HomeAway, Inc.AWAY, EXPE is popping in early trading as well. For this one, we’ll be tracking the EXPE Weekly $138-142 Calls.

AEterna Zentaris, Inc. AEZS

We’re going to be turning back to a stock that we’ve talked about in the past in AEZS. The stock registered a brand new 52-low of .04 a week ago today, and has been making solid progress in establishing higher lows off of that bottom since then.

We’re going to begin watching AEZS more closely in the sessions ahead. We’re looking specifically for a break of the current 50DMA at .074, after which there isn’t much in the way of resistance until the .10-area.

General Steel Holdings, Inc. GSI

GSI has been backsliding for quite some time and has breached well into oversold territory. When we come across a chart like this, our natural instinct is to place it on bottom-watch.

We had critical success calling out the bottoms on MIL and APDN toward the end of last week, and GSI is looking like it could be the next bounce-play. 

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Friday Recap & New Interests

Recapping Friday’s Interests

Friday’s session bore some nice opportunities among the plays we were discussing in our premarket report, from both options and stocks.

Our top options target turned out to be Expedia, Inc. EXPE, in which we were tracking the Weekly $115-117 Calls. Every one of the contracts in that range produced chances for multi-bag gains:

$115 Calls - Daily Range: 1.12-5.04 – Max Gain: 350%
$116 Calls - Daily Range: 1.32-6.40 – Max Gain: 385%
$117 Calls - Daily Range: .87-4.12 – Max Gain: 374%


On the stock side of things, we were observing Hutchinson Technology, Inc. HTCH which had caught our eye on a routine premarket scan for abnormal activity. The stock responded with a solid session to close out the week, trading from a low of 1.60, and reaching as high as 1.95; a respectable 22% intraday move.

We also wanted to say a quick word about Wizard World, Inc. WIZD, which we called as a potential bottom-play after noticing the stock tumbling to new 52-wk lows. The stock managed to make a nominal 18% intraday jump off of that bottom, so we’ll watch for the possibility of a protracted recovery. We’ll look for WIZD to continue to register higher lows.

Mobile Broadcasting Holding, Inc. MBHC

MBHC responded well to Friday’s news regarding the findings of beta testing on its upcoming app (View PR), as it continued to build a higher base of support off of the .0042 swing-low that it recorded last Tuesday.

We watched the stock trade in a range from .0052 to .006 (+15%), and that high marked an overall four-session move of 43%  It drew back slightly to close at .0057, the point from which we’ll look to see it continue to log higher lows as we commence a new trading week.

We’ve prepared a video highlighting the key points of the MBHC chart:

Fresh News Plays

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. LXRX is gapping up heavily this morning after the company published an early-morning PR announcing that its Phase III cancer treatment has met primary endpoints. We can look for short-term opportunities in the stock itself, and in the options chain, where we’ll monitor $10 Calls. Be on the lookout for a possible dip-and-rip scenario!

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Results For Pivotal Phase 3 Telotristat Etiprate Study In Cancer Patients With Carcinoid Syndrome (Mon 1:01AM EDT)

Mixx 1 Life, Inc. MIXX is also piquing our interest with a premarket PR and its positioning on the chart as a good bottom-watch candidate The stock has fallen dramatically to new 52-week lows, and is looking extremely oversold. The CEO has released a letter to shareholders today addressing the extreme conditions, and we’re going to slate this one for observation as the potential recovery could produce some serious chances for profit.