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: MCD Options & More

McDonald’s Corp. MCD

As we were looking for stocks that appear to be in position to buck the  bearish market trend we’ve experienced this week, we’ve settled on McDonald’s.

The hamburger giant posted some beefy Q3 numbers this morning. including a solid beat on earnings and worldwide same store sales, even as US same store sales missed expectations.

We’re going to signal a range of weekly calls to try to take advantage of the situation, and those are going to be the MCD Weekly $165-172.50 Calls.



PetMed Express, Inc. PETS – Update

We also want to rehash yesterday morning’s fresh options idea, which focused upon the PETS 12/21 $30 & 35 Calls. This pair of contracts recorded a solid first day for us, despite the tumultuous market conditions.

Both plays exceeded single-session gains of at least a hundred percent, and will retain their spot on our watchlist for the remainder of the week.

The $30 Calls traded up from a low of 1.55 up to 3.70 for a gain of 139% while the $35′s ran from .51-1.21, marking a 137% move on the day.


SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

With such a sharp and rapid downturn in the markets, a rebound is certain to be headed our way at some point soon, so we’re going to signal a range of calls in the SPY. We’ve generally posted a very good track record in terms of utilizing the SPY’s options chain to our advantage in the past.

Our targets for the next week will be the SPY 10/31 $275-277 Calls as we await a recovery from this week’s early losses.


Extended Watchlist: 
HMNY, ESES, OHGI, GFI, SBGL, AU

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ANW Bottom Bouncer & More

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc. ANW

We hope everyone had a pleasant midweek holiday break; we expect a relatively subdued closeout to this short week, but one stock that is hitting our scanners as a high potential bottom play this morning is ANW.

As you can see from the included chart, the stock has been oversold for quite some time now, reaching unsustainable low levels, while a massive gap exists to the upside.

The stock has begun to fill that gap this morning, and we’re interested to see where the spike in activity is going to take ANW.


Extended Watchlist:
LBIX, TKC, AU, HMNY, SAEX, VEON, MXC, VLRX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FIVE Recap & More

Five Below, Inc. FIVE – Options Recap

The fresh options idea we included in yesterday morning’s premarket report, the FIVE Weekly $90-95 Calls, was related to the company’s Q1 earnings report and strong guidance.

Unsurprisingly, those ideas provided us with solid chances for intraday profits as the stock ran from the $95 to the $100 range on the day. Be aware that despite the odd increments, the following are all of the contracts contained within our listed range. The moves they made were as follows:

$90 Calls – Range: 6.50-10.70 – Max Gain: 65%
$91 Calls – Range: 6.00-8.65 – Max Gain: 44%
$95 Calls – Range: 2.85-6.00 – Max Gain: 111%
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Another Fresh Idea:
Jack in the Box JACK 07/20 $80-90 Calls


Axovant Sciences, Inc. AXON

This will be third consecutive day we’ve had to mention AXON, which we initially tagged on Wednesday morning following a large group of Form-4 buy on Tuesday. This insiders were obviously pre-informed about the news of an $840M+ licensing deal for AXON’s Parkinson’s gene therapy that would be released the following day.

Our sleuthing gave us a leg-up and our call was timed with precision. We observed a low of 3.27 on Tuesday and yesterday the stock saw a high of 6.59, which represents an excellent three-day swing of 102%


Extended Watchlist:
PAVM, CRMD, CEPU, CRMD, SDRL, HMNY

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Recap & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Followup

Only seven trading days have elapsed since we slated some longer-term Apple options ideas for observation on the 1st of this month. We were looking at the AAPL 06/01 $167.50 & $170 Calls and we’re pleased to return just over a week later to report that AAPL has mounted a heck of a seven day upswing, facilitating some fantastic gains in our flagged contracts.

So far the $167.50′s have traded in a range from 4.36-19.98, an increase of 358%, while the $170′s exploded 435% from 3.30 to 17.64.



Trip Advisor, Inc. TRIP Weekly $45.50 & $46 Calls

We also had some fresh options ideas in yesterday’s morning report, the TRIP Weekly $45.50 & $46 Calls. What we got from those, was a highly respectable intraday performance.

The $45.50 Calls surged up from .85-2.30 for a single-session rip of 170%, and the $46′s ran from 1.35-2.77, a 105% pop.



Helios & Matheson Analytics, Inc. HMNY

We want to place HMNY on intensive bottom watch this morning after noticing the setup on the chart. The stock has been absolutely punished over the past couple of trading days, and as you can see below, the RSI is now in heavily oversold territory.

The last time the stock was this oversold, at the beginning of April, it recorded an upswing of over 100% so we’ll want to keep an eye on its activities. at least for the remainder of the week, and possibly longer.


More Fresh Options Ideas:
ROKU Weekly $38-40 Calls
FARO 05/18 $50 & $55 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
AGS, CVNA, TVTV, MYSZ, VSLR, SSOL, RGSE, HMIX, EBIO, RUN