Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Calls, More Options

SPY Review

After big success with SPY options earlier last week, we decided to roll up our strike prices and make another pass at an some options ideas on the fund to open things up this week. A reversal on plans to slap tariffs on Mexican goods is helping to fuel a push for the markets in early trading today.

Our ideas for Friday were the SPY Weekly $285-286 Calls, and we’re happy to report some huge single session, multibag gain opportunities came out of those calls for us.

$285 Calls – Range: 1.18-3.86 – Max Gain: 227%
$286 Calls – Range: .59-2.89. – Max Gain: 393%

In order to stay close to the action, we’re going to want to stick with bullish SPY calls and roll up our strike prices yet again to kick off a new trading week this morning. We’re going to radar the SPY Weekly $288-290 Calls.


MGM Resorts International Inc. MGM – Form-4 Alert 

We always scan for new Form-4 submissions, and MGM is the latest subject of insider trading. A director of the company purchased over $20M in MGM stock three separate times last week. Between the buying from Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Keith Meister purchased in excess of $75M+ worth of his company’s shares.

That is no small series of transactions, and leads us to believe confidence on the inside at MGm is high that the stock can continue recover off of its recent relative lows. We’re going to signal some longer term calls to correspond with the situation and begin tracking the MGM 08/16 $28-30 Calls.


SPECIAL NOTE: 

We urge readers not to miss out on any of our newsletters this week. We’ve got some plays in cannabis sector that are primed to heat up and we’ll be bringing those to you over the course of the week. You’ll definitely want to catch those, so make sure you’re scanning your inboxes each morning to get in on the action!


Extended Watchlist:
LJPC, AFH, KHC, CFMS, MELI, BYND, FTR, ZM

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: New Options Idea

Centene Corp. CNC

As we were just mentioning yesterday morning, we designated a pair of contracts to watch in the CNC chain toward the end of March, with the CNC 09/20 $50 & $55 Calls.

Since that time the stock has been in a near-continual uptrend, and after yet another bullish session yesterday, we have new highs to report on our ideas. The $50 Calls have now traded in a range from 1.80-9.50, amounting to a total move of 428%. The $55 Calls have been on an insane run, and they have thus far traded up from .31-6.70. That works out to a rise of 2,061% in a span of only nine trading sessions.


BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust BPT

Weve got another options chain that we ‘d like to signal some longer term calls in as well. BPT fell off a cliff yesterday, and while it may have slightly further to fall before reversing, the chart shows a history of rapid recoveries whenever the stock is beaten back as it has been this week.

We’re going to designate the BPT 05/17 $22.50-25 Calls as two contracts of interest and begin to track them over the days and weeks ahead.


Extended Watchlist:
WWR, CERN, FTR, SLS, KNDI, AMR, EVOK, CHFS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Wins

Options Reviews

General Mills, Inc. GIS – We were looking at the General Mills chain beginning
on Wednesday morning, when we designated the GIS 04/18 $47.50-50 Calls as targets of interest for the week. We got some very nice profit opportunities out of that set, with plenty of time for the possibility to realize further gains.  The $47.50 Calls rose from a low of 1.40-3.55, an upswing of 154% The $50′s traded in a range from .27-1.47, which works out to a huge jump of 444%
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Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI  – On Thursday morning, we added the DRI 04/18 $115 Calls to our pool of ideas, and those really made a splash as well. In the two session span following our alert, we witnessed a move up from a low of 1.15 to a high of 4.30. That represents a rapid increase of 274%
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Revlon, Inc. REV - Finally, on Friday, we continued our streak of new ideas with an extended-term idea on Revlon. A pair of big insider buys was what led us to place these on watch. We’ll continue to track the REV 08/16 $22.50-25 Calls. For Friday, they each managed modest increases, with the $22.50′s running from 2.55-2.90 (+14%) and the $25′s going from 1.25-2.00 (+60%). These will be on our radar for quite some time, but got off to a nice start.


Extended Watchlist:
WGO, FTR. ASNA, CRIS, CRMD, AVEO, KNDI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Update & More


Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Update

From yesterday morning’s report, we had designated a pair of Apple options contracts,
AAPL 06/01 $167.50 & $170 Calls, and as it turned out, we got a fairly decent performance out of those over the course of the day.

The $167.50′s traded up from 4.36 to hit 6.10, marking a 40% increase, and the $170′s also fared well, trading in a range from 3.30-5.00, for a bullish move of 52%

Those contracts are going to be pushed deep into the money with the gap up occurring on the heels of yesterday’s post-market earnings beat. We’ll be looking to lock in profits at the open in expectation of a dip-and-rip pattern, and if we get what we’re looking for, we will also test the waters with some other calls, the AAPL Weekly $172.50 & $175 Calls.
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Added Post-Earnings Options Idea:
Mastercard, Inc. MA Weekly $182.50-187.50 Calls


Spectrum Global Solutions, Inc. SGSI

We were just commenting yesterday morning on how we tagged SGSI on April 25th,  only to see it run from .0055 that morning, and go on to rise over 100% as it ran to a high of .012.

The stock continued to put forth opportunities yesterday, trading up in a daily range from .0082 to a new high of .0129. That works out to an intraday pop of 57% and extended our overall observed move in a week’s time to an impressive 135%


Extended Watchlist:
CRIS, FTR, SFLY, OCLR, LITE, TGOD, W

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Updates, Bottom-Plays & More


Aeterna Zentaris, Inc. AEZS

We flagged AEZS on Wednesday’s morning, and saw rip its way to nearly a 90% gain. Then yesterday morning, we took note of the heavy volume and kept the stock on our radar.

It didn’t quite match the degree of the previous session’s move, but still followed it up with a solid performance, running from 2.55 to 3.29 on the day. That’s an intraday spike of 29% and a two-day upswing of 122% over our observed low of 1.48,  while volume was massive once again. We’ll be looking for AEZS to possibly continue its multi-day run, and would want to see maintain support at or above Wednesday’s closing price of 2.34 on any pullbacks, in order to remain interested.


ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. IMUC

We want to radar IMUC as a bottom-watch play this morning. We noticed the stock had fallen to a new annual low yesterday, following the pricing of a public offering earlier this week, that is expected to be executed today.

We’re always on the lookout for battered stocks that could become rebound play candidates, and we’re always looking for charts with gaps to the upside and IMUC currently checks both of those boxes.


Extended Watchlist:
PPHM, OTTV, TVIA, OPGN, TXMD, FTR, MBRX, PLUG