Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Winners

Successful Options Ideas

We formulated some quick-strike, post-earnings options ideas for Home Depot and Advanced Auto Parts in yesterday morning ‘s premarket report. Even with shaky market performance like we’ve seen this week, a good earnings play can go a long way, and we proved it yet again.

Both ideas we submitted produced instant results, with the HD contracts we signaled providing the biggest potential profit by far. Those gains were as follows:

Home Depot, Inc. HD Weekly $180 Calls
Range:
.40-3.00 -  Max Gain: 650%

AAP Weekly $170 & $175 Calls
$170′s Range: 9.89-14.83 -  Max Gain: 50%
$175′s Range: 5.80-9.90 -  Max Gain: 71%


More Fresh Options Ideas

We’ll keep the post-earnings options train rolling with another pair of ideas this morning. Especially during times of high market uncertainty, earnings related options plays are our go-to targets.

Canada Goose Holdings, Inc. GOOS Weekly $66-69 Calls
Macy’s Inc. M 12/07 $37 & 37.50 Calls

Bonus Idea:
We’ll also signal some SPY calls that will be in play provided it holds above $270 upon the open. In that event, we’ll be looking at the SPY Weekly $272-274 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
YGYI, DNR, SHIP, OHGI, PETQ, DSS, HMNY, LMFA, BPMC(Multi-Bottom)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: APTI Recap & More

Apptio, Inc. APTI – Review

Despite a lousy day for the markets as a whole, yesterday brought a very interesting development in APTI, in the form of an enormous gap-up. We signaled APTI as a bottom-play in our premarket report on the first of this month, after the stock had begun to rebound following a dip to new annual lows a couple of days earlier. At the time the stock traded for as little as 24.48 a share.

We included it in yesterdays report as well, and the new high after that incredible gap-up came in at 37.80. That marks an upswing of 54% in just under two weeks, made even more impressive by the fact that the markets tanked on the day. The rapid hike was due to Sunday’s revelation that the company would be sold in an all cash deal equal to $38/share.


Fresh Options Ideas

We scan the earnings calendar each morning to ID earnings plays with the biggest potential, and today we have a pair of big name releases for which we will formulate some quick strike ideas:

HD Weekly $180 Calls
AAP Weekly $170 & $175 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
AIMT, HUSA, RGSE, ARDX, PAYX, NMM, DXR, HDSN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Tons of Options

Options Updates

Late last week, we selected a few contracts in the Facebook and Twitter options chains for longer-term ideas. The FB 10/12 $182.50-190 Calls, and the TWTR 10/12 $35 & 37.50 Calls. While they haven’t blown their lids quite yet, we wanted to reiterate our interest in tracking these over a longer time period.

The somewhat nominal gains achieved so far are as follows:
FB 10/12 $182.50′s: .53-.80 (+51%) | $185′s: 40-.54 (+35%)
TWTR 10/12 $35′s: .33-.52 (+56%) | $37.50′s: .28-.40 (43%)

We’ll continue to track these ranges, as there is still plenty of time for them to begin realizing their full potential. What we’ve seen to this point may be just the beginning.
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FRESH IDEAS:

To add to our social media related options ideas, we also see SNAP coming off of a recent bottom, and will signal the SNAP 10/05 $9 & 9.50 Calls for observation as the stock attempts to mount a recovery of recent losses.
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With a major category-4 hurricane currently inbound for the Carolina coastline this week, we’re also going to highlight some plays in Home Depot and Lowes Home Improvement, which tend to see surges in the wake of storms big enough to require extensive cleanup and repairs. According to all predictive models, Hurricane Florence definitely fits that bill.

HD Weekly $212.50 & 215 Calls
LOW Weekly $114-115 Calls
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Bonus Idea:
BHC Weekly $21-22.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
IMMR, LPI, USAT, SLCA, LODE, NXTD,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAP Recap & More

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP

One of yesterday’s two options ideas that we offered up to our readers, AAP’s daily performance was the most pronounced. The machinations of the stock allowed for notable intraday gain opportunities, on the heels of the company’s Q2 earnings call. Those gains were as follows:

$145 Calls – Range: 8.92-14.55 – Max Gain:  62%
$150 Calls – Range: 4.80-9.67 – Max Gain: 40%
$155 Calls – Range: 2.50-5.40 – Max Gain: 51%

We’ve also caught word of a large share repurchase, so despite the fact that AAP is already in blue skies, we’ll continue to monitor these ideas.



The Home Depot, Inc. HD

The other fresh idea from yesterday’s report were the HD Weekly $195 & 197.50 Calls, and those also managed to produce significant chances for profits on the day.

The $195′s traded in a range from .81-2.46, a gain of 204% while the $187.50′s ran from .39-1.28. That was good for intraday gains of 228%



Energen Corp. EGN

Another longer-term set of ideas we recently offered up, the EGN 09/21 $75 & 77.50 Calls, have also begun to produce results. The $75 Calls gone from  1.10-1.95 (+77%), and the $77.50′straded from .90-1.10 (+22%).

While those are merely marginal moves, the stock is gearing up for another bullish session, gapping up significantly here in the premarket. We expect to see the ranges on these calls extended by a significant margin today.


FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS:
Constellation Brands, Inc. STZ 
just purchased an additional $4B stake in Canopy Growth Corp. CGC,putting the beverage manufacturer effectively into the cannabis business. We will signal some calls here in both cases.For STZ, the 09/14 $220 & 222.50 Calls, and for the Canopy chain- the CGC 09/21 $30-40 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
VLRX, GST, SXE, IDRA, STAF, NEPT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NLSN Update & More

Neilsen N.V. NLSN

One of the items of interest from our premarket report yesterday morning was a selection of options ideas, including the NLSN  09/21 $25-27 Calls. Despite being a longer-term set of ideas, with more than a month until expiration, it still paid instant single-session dividends.

$43 Calls – Range: .65-1.05 – Max Gain:  62%
$43.50 Calls – Range: .50-.70 – Max Gain: 40%
$44 Calls – Range: .33-.50 – Max Gain: 51%

The gains weren’t eye-popping but it was definitely a good start, with the NLSN chart still boasting a sizable gap to the upside which was only partially filled by yesterday’s activity. We’ll continue to monitor the situation.
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FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS:
The Home Depot, Inc. HD Weekly $196-197.50 Calls
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP Weekly $145-155 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
GEVO, NANO, EYE, BZUN, TUR