Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Post-Earnings Options Plays

Energizer Holdings, Inc. ENR 

We’ve been seeking out prime bottom play opportunities this week, and to continue that trend, we’ve run across Energizer this morning on the heels of the stock registering a new annual low yesterday.

In conjunction with the fact that Deutsche Bank just upgraded ENR from a Hold to a Buy rating with a price target of $52/share (trading in the $37-range yesterday), along with indicators that the stock is heavily oversold, and we are confident in calling this one a prime bottom play candidate as well.


Fresh Options Plays 

We also have a pair of fresh earnings-related options ideas to pass along this morning. Post-earnings plays are typically our miost successful, and we’ve got a couple of good hunches about the following contracts as we cruise through this midweek. 

FedEx Corp. FDX -  Already in a good spot on the chart for a possible rebound leading into today’s session with a strong double-bottom setup, we’re looking to FDX options as FedEx’s Q4 results yielded a profits and earnings beat. As a result, we’re going to be tracking the FDX Weekly $157.50-60 Calls.

Micron Technology, Inc. MU - We are also looking at MU, which reported in the post-market yesterday as well, posting a beat on Q3 earnings, and bolstered guidance for sales of computer memory chips. Like the above mentioned play, MU is giving off a heavy multi-bottom signal. In this case we are interested in monitoring the MU Weekly $35-36.50 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
AMR, SNX, VTVT, FCEL, PBF, APTX, FPAY, PES, TLGT, RIOT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MIK Options & More

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – Recap

We went bullish on the SPY in our premarket report yesterday, and thanks to two distinct intraday pushes for the markets, there were opportunities across the board for our highlighted contracts throughout the session.

Those targets were the daily SPY 03/18 $281-282 Calls, and we saw significant moves from all three. The $281.50 Calls traded in a range from .34-1.06 for an overall upswing of 212% while the $282′s traded up from .15 to .58, a gain of 287% (We mistakenly lost exact data for the $281 calls, but the gain opportunities were very similar to those of the other two strike points.) 


The Michaels Companies, Inc. MIK

We also want to signal a set of contracts on MIK, which was the one listing on this morning’s earnings calendar that jumped out to us the most. Michaels posted an earnings beat, but also happens to be trading near its annual lows.

We’re going to approach this like we would any other play with bottom-bouncer written all over it, by signaling some longer-term calls to give ourselves some extra time to see the recovery play out. We’re going to radar the MIK 04/18 $12.50 Calls and monitor their activity in the days and weeks ahead.
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Bonus Idea:
STNE 04/18 $37.50-39 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
FPAY, CPST, INSY, TROX, CPST, NCTY, SDRL, CREG, LGCY, AKER, PIR

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Recap, Form-4′s

Campbell Soup Co. CPB

After Campbell’s beat on earnings, we formulated an options idea in yesterday’s premarket report to go along with the activity we were observing. Our targets were the CPB Weekly $38.50-40.50 Calls, and despite a down day for the markets in general, CPB produced just the right performance to allow for some really nice gains.

Every single one of the five contracts contained within our designated range produced a big opportunity for quick profits.

$38.50 Calls – Range: 1.50-2.94 – Max Gain: 96%
$39 Calls – Range: .91-2.52 - Max Gain: 177%
$39.50 Calls – Range: .83-2.05 – Max Gain: 147%
$40 Calls – Range: .55-1.80 - Max Gain: 227%
$40.50 Calls – Range: .40-1.40 – Max Gain: 250%
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Fresh Options Idea:
ADSK Weekly $131-133 Calls


Form-4 Alerts

Aside from earnings-related options ideas, we also routinely scan for Form-4 submissions indicating insider buying on stocks that are at or near a relative low. We also look for stocks whose charts have large gaps to fill to the upside.

Both of the following stocks we’re placing on bottom watch here check all of those boxes, as you can see on the included side-by-side charts. We’ve also formed a corresponding options idea for both:

Zillow Group Inc. Z
01/18 $30-40 Calls

Coty, Inc. COTY 
01/18 $8-10 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
SGSI, INPX, FPAY, BJ, TAOP, NVLN, CREG, PAGS, CMCM, BZUN, NBEV

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: The Week’s Top Winners

The Week’s Top Winners

Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO – Among our fresh options ideas that we provided readers in yesterday’s premarket report, was a range of calls in the CSCO chain after the company issued much better Q1 figures than were expected.

Our targets were the CSCO Weekly $45-50-47.50 Calls and not only did they all produce instant opportunities for single-session profits, but those gains ended up being absolutely huge multi-bag intraday runs:

$45.50 Calls – Range: .40-1.33 – Max Gain: 232%
$46 Calls – Range: .20-.91 - Max Gain: 355%
$46.50 Calls – Range: .10-.54 – Max Gain: 440%
$47 Calls – Range: .03-.30 - Max Gain: 900%
$47.50 Calls – Range: .03-.11 – Max Gain: 266%
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We also had signled the Amarin Corp AMRN Weekly $15.50-17 Calls  and those too produced multi-bag rips across the board:

$15.50 Calls – Range: 1.22-3.90 – Max Gain: 220%
$16 Calls – Range: 1.00-3.00 - Max Gain: 200%
$16.50 Calls – Range: .69-2.90 – Max Gain: 320%
$17 Calls – Range: .52-2.00 - Max Gain: 285%

Today, we’ll look to potentially roll up our strike prices on AMRN to the Weekly $17 & $18 Calls*.

Bonus Idea:
PCG Weekly $24-26.50 Calls*

*NEVER trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are expert-level trader with disposable funds


Extended Watchlist:
NE, EOX, FPAY, ZAYO, AEZS, GSL, OGEN, SDRL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: EBAY Ready For Reversal?

Ebay, Inc. EBAY – Bottom Play

On our routine morning scan today we noticed that EBAY, on Tuesday, registered a new annual low. The stock is at its lowest share price since April of 2017, and as our readers are well aware, we’re always on the hunt for a good bottom-play.

What we typically do in these scenarios, is signal a range of options calls with a moderate amount of time remaining until expiration. In this case we’re going to designate the EBAY 11/23 $33-35 Calls as our items of interest.

As you can see on the included chart, the relative strength is rising and the MACD has begun to converge toward a bullish cross. Coupled with Tuesday’s annual low and a sizable gap to fill on the order of roughly two dollars, and it makes EBAY an attractive bottom-bounce candidate.


Constellation Brands, Inc. STZ

We also like to look for opportunities on the heels of large companies reporting their earnings by highlighting options with weekly expiration, and that’s wjhat we want to do with STZ this morning.

We’re going to track the STZ Weekly $212.50-220 Calls through today and tomorrow’s sessions.


Extended Watchlist: 
IZEA, YGYI, BLRX, FEYE, ICON, FPAY