Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Options & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL -Options Idea

Apple has been getting beaten back over the past several sessions, even as the company unveiled new product upgrades in Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and the Goldman Sachs/Mastercard-powered Apple Card. We will look for a rebound on the heels of some relief in the Apple camp over the company’s international dispute with Qualcomm currently under review at the International Trade Commission.

We’re going to radar the AAPL Weekly $187.50-190 Calls and track the activity there for the rest of the week. The stock has been especially volatile on a daily basis over the past week, as compared to the previous couple of months. It could lead to some sizable opportunities for us.


More Fresh Ideas

Shoe Carnival, Inc. SCVL – The setup on Shoe Carnival couldn’t be much better at the moment. The stock had come down to its lowest prices since last year prior to yesterday’s big post-market earnings beat.

We are going to want to put some contracts in this chain on watch as well- particularly, the SCVL 04/18 $35-40 Calls.
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Centene Corp. CNC – Centene just got pushed down well below what appeared to be a strong double bottom, and is now trading at new 52-week lows. We’re going to begin monitoring on a longer-term basis for an eventual recovery, with the CNC 09/20 $50-55 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
EVLV, TBLT, AVEO, SXTC, CTRM, AYTU, FCSC, GLBS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Recap & More

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY)

We were all over the SPY last week, scoring some big chances for profits early on with some calls, and then flipping to the bearish end of things with some puts on Friday, which also happened to work like a charm. We played the SPY like a fiddle, and the potential returns were considerable.

Our targets were the SPY Weekly $263.50-262 Puts, and each of the four contracts contained within that range provided traders with huge gain opportunities, which were as follows:

$263.50 Puts – Range: .75-3.50 - Max Gain: 367%
$263 Puts – Range: .59-3.10 – Max Gain: 425%
$262.50 Puts – Range: .45-3.07 - Max Gain: 582%
$262 Puts – Range: .34-2.16 - Max Gain: 535%



Johnson & Johnson JNJ

We want to place JNJ on longer-term rebound watch today as the stock took an absolute plastering on Friday with roughly a $15 dip. Three separate insiders filed Form-4′s on Friday indicating share purchases at those lows. That is as good an indicator as any that belief is high in JNJ getting back on track in the near future.

We’re going to put the JNJ 01/25 $135-140 Calls on watch in the days and weeks ahead, as a recovery of some degree does not seem far off for JNJ.


Extended Watchlist:
GLBS, IDRA, JACK, YRIV, GSAT(Bottom Play)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks NKE Bear, KMX Bull & More

Earnings-Related Options Ideas

Our regular readers know that quick-strike options trading of plays that have just seen their quarterly earnings releases are among our favorite scenarios. The volatility afforded to us by these events is key to the type of opportunities we are commonly after.

This morning, we have NKE which has untraded-upon earnings reported in the post-market yesterday, and Carmax which dropped its report in the premarket today. We’ve got a set of bearish ideas for NKE and bullish ideas for KMX.

We’ll place the following targets on our watchlist today to monitor throughout the remainder of the week:

CarMax, Inc, KMX Weekly $77-79 Calls
Nike, Inc. NKE Weekly $83.50-81.50 Puts

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L.B. Foster Co. FSTR

We also have a longer term idea for the FSTR chain. As you can see on the chart snapshot we’ve included below, the stock is presently exhibiting a strong multiple-bottom.

We’re going to place the FSTR 10/19 $22.50 & $25 Calls on watch in the likely event that a recovery does occur.


Extended Watchlist: 
MYSZ, TTOO, GPRO, GLBS, TTNP, INNT, DCIX, ONTX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TSLA Options & More

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc. ANW

Despite the holiday lull this week, we did manage to unearth one interesting play coming off of 4th of July break, which was the sole focus of yesterday morning’s premarket report.

Apart from the big news of a $1B refinancing plan (>>View PR), ANW was exhibiting the telltale signs of an oversold stock ready to rebound, and sure enough, it moved to partially fill the large gap on the chart to the upside. The stock traded from a low of 1.22 and subsequently hit a high of 2.05, which represents an intraday upswing of 68%

The stock fell just a penny shy of its 50DMA yesterday, and with a significant portion of its gap still left to fill, we’ll want to continue to track its movements for the time being.



Tesla, Inc. TSLA

We’ve had our eye on TSLA for the past few sessions as the stock was spiraling downward. At this point in time, we feel it too may in line for a forthcoming recovery swing, and w want to have an options idea handy for such an event.

We’re going to signal our interest in following the TSLA 08/02 $300-315 Calls in the days and weeks ahead.



Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. GALT

We caught GALT for chances at some really nice gains last month as we tagged the stock on June 12th at a low of 5.83. It went on to register a high of 9.49 (+63%) in the days following that report,. After a period of consolidation of leading into this week, the stock has begun to show signs of perhaps its next leg up.

We’ve pointed out why we’re attracted to the current setup of the chart on the snapshot below:


Extended Watchlist:
RGSE, ACET, CCCR, GLBS, ABIL, BPMX, PRAN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PTOP Keeps Rolling & More

Peer to Peer Network PTOP

PTOP has been the main point of focus on the stock side of things for us this week, keeping us coming back to update the fantastic gains it has made. The stock has been setting new highs by leaps and bounds. Just yesterday morning we were pointing out the 7025% gain we’d seen since our initial alert on the stock on November 8th after which time it would trade for as low as .0004, before running all the way to .0285.

Yesterday that incredible range was stretched even further, as PTOP broke out to yet another new high, trading in a daily range from .027 to .067 (+148%). It brought the stock to its highest PPS in the last five years, and our own observed six-week surge to a monumental total of 16,650%


AT&T, Inc. T Options Update

We highlighted and began tracking a range of options for AT&T back on November 9th, and wanted to circle back this morning to update the progress on those as T stock has continually trended upward ever since.

Our targets were the T 01/19 $34-36 Calls, and the ranges we’ve seen on those contracts have been rather impressive. The following figures represent the lows shortly after our first alert o the new highs achieved this week.   .

$34 Calls – Range: .91-5.30 – Max Gain: 482%
$35 Calls – Range: .53-4.30 – Max Gain: 711%
$36 Calls – Range: 37-3.30 – Max Gain: 792%

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Fresh Idea:  Nike. Inc. NKE - After a post-market earnings letdown yesterday, combined with an already toppy chart, we may look for the possibility of gains in the NKE Weekly $64-62.50 Puts* to close out the week.

* Never trade weekly options on a Friday unless you’re an expert trader with disposable funds. It’s very risky!


Extended Watchlist:
GLBS, PRTY, IBIO, PETZ, MNKD, MYSZ, WRPT