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: FAST Review & More

Fastenal Co. FAST – Recap

We have had a continuous run of good fortune with our past several options calls over the last few weeks, and we continued to press our luck yesterday in signaling a range of options ideas for FAST.

We highlighted the FAST Weekly $50-55 Calls  as our fresh idea in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and not only did each of them provide chances for single-session profits, but they did so in absolutely grand fashion.

Serious multi-bag moves were on the menu regardless of which of the three strike points in our selected range was chosen by traders, with the $55′s being the most eye-popping with 38-bagger!

$50 Calls – Range: 1.65-6.50 – Max Gain: 294%
$52.50 Calls – Range: .45-4.00 – Max Gain: 789%
$55 Calls – Range: .05-1.98 – Max Gain: 3860%
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Fresh Idea :
Delta Airlines, Inc. DAL Weekly $49.50-51.50 Calls


Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. IDRA

We also want to place IDRA on bottom watch this morning after noticing how oversold the stock has become.

A merger agreement, one that wasn’t particularly favored to begin with, was cancelled, causing a big selloff. The kicker, is a literal ‘kicker’, a cancellation fee of $6M payable to IDRA by the proposed merger partner. That’s why we feel now is a good time to begin watching IDRA for a possible bottom bounce.


Extended Watchlist:
STAF, ZGNX, PZZA, NTRA, BBOX, CHFS, FTWS, RDGL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TRXC Recap, Bottom Play & More

 TransEnterix, Inc. TRXC

We caught TRXC for a pretty nice move earlier this month, when we alerted it on the 16th, and the stock went on a two-day run from 2.15 to 4.43, scoring us a solid double-bagger.

In the weeks since then, TRXC has been under consolidation, and yesterday, we tagged it once again in our extended watchlist, and the stock produced what may be the start of another solid uptrend.

From a low of 2.50, the stock went as high as 3.03, making for a 21% rise on the day, and it maintained more than half of that move into the close on better-than-average volume.

We’ll continue to monitor for the establishment of higher highs and higher lows as TRXC attempts to get its next leg-up.


Immune Design Corp. IMDZ

We’ve got an interesting bottom setup on IMDZ, which recently took a massive downturn following the announcement of a large $80M public offering at a price of 4.10/share.

It’s also important to note that there was a huge $10M block of insider buying that came in on Friday near the lows.

Additionally, as you can see on the chart, the result of the last week of activity is a highly oversold state, and all indications seems to be pointing to the possibility of the stock regaining at least a portion of the ground it has recently lost.

Lastly, the company will be a hosting a post-market conference call tomorrow to discuss 3Q earnings and recent developments that you can tune into at http://ir.immunedesign.com/events.cfm after market close tomorrow and for 30 days thereafter.

As an added idea, we’ll radar the IMDZ 12/15 $5 Calls for observation in the days and weeks ahead. Those could see some nice activity if the stock has the recovery we suspect it might.


Extended Watchlist:
APTI, IDTI, IDRA, CGNX, MDLZ, SNE, NVAX, AMD(Bottom-Watch)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ANY Review & More

Sphere 3D Corp. ANY

We’ve often said in the past that it’s better to be early to the party than late, and ANY is a perfect example of why. We tagged this play on Wednesday after noticing some unusual activity the previous day, and things didn’t really kick off right away. We observed a low of .15 during that session.

Yesterday is when things really moved into high gear, with the stock having an excellent day, trading in a range from .1941 on up to .29 for a 49% rip, and we’ll definitely want to keep tracking the activity into today, as the premarket high has equaled yesterday’s daily high.

From the low of .15 that we saw on Wednesday, ANY’s total upswing thus far has amounted to 93% Quite a respectable two-day jump.

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Vivint Solar VSLR Recap – Speaking of solid movers, we also wanted to quickly update the total observed range we’ve seen on VSLR, which reached a new high of 5.50 yesterday. From our witnessed low of 2.75 following our report on the morning of May 18th, that comes out to a nice, round 100%


AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AVEO

We want to radar AVEO in the wake of the announcement that its advanced renal cell carcinoma treatment has been recommended for EU approval by a scientific committee of the European Medicines Agency. The stock has gapped up into Blue Skies this morning as a result, with a new 52-week high of 1.28.

Concerning the chart itself, the 50DMA is rising toward the 200DMA and it appears as if a Golden Cross is imminent.  We’ll want to see AVEO hold at or above recent resistance at .89 on any dips in order to hold our interest.


Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc. BBBY – Options Idea

We’re bearish on BBBY following the company’s post-market earning miss yesterday, which has caused a breach of trend-line support to the low side. We’ll be observing the BBBY Weekly $31.50-30.50 Puts* for possible day trade opportunities.

*We don’t include mentions of weekly options contracts on a Friday without explicitly warning our readers every time. Trading weekly options at the end of the week is a hugely risky proposition that should never be attempted unless you are an expert trader! 


Extended Watchlist:
DTII, IDRA, TROV, AKS, FALC, BDSI, MARA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AUPH Update, Options & More

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AUPH

We’ve been tracking AUPH in the roughly seven weeks since our mention of it on January 27th, and for a stock that started out at lows of 2.95 subsequent to that report, it sure has been quite a ride.

We followed it all the way to a high of 10.54 last week, which was an increase of 257% over our observed low. As is expected when a stock sees such a sharp rise in such a short period, AUPH did begin to consolidate, but that was only in preparation of another nice swing. From 7.51, where it ultimately found support, AUPH went on to reach 9.83 yesterday, which marks a 31% upswing on the rebound.

It’s the volatility in AUPH, which has been terrific for a stock in its price range, that makes it such an interesting stock to watch, and we’ll continue to have it on our radars moving forward.


Fresh Options Ideas  - We’ve got a trio of options ideas this morning that are earnings-related. Solid earnings generally give stocks a sizable enough boost to provide great opportunities in the options chain. It’s a phenomenon we’ve observed time and time again, so here’s what’s hitting our scanner this time:

FedEx Corp. FDX- While FDX didn’t meet the expectations of Wall Street on its earnings yesterday post-market, very optimistic guidance from the CEO in which he stated “margins, cash flows and returns are going to increase over the next several years” has the stock gapping up this morning to the tune of 5% We’re going to be standing at the ready with the FDX Weekly $192.50-200 Calls to try to take advantage of the immediate reaction.
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Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR - We’ve had a ton of success with trading PBR options in the past, and are going to revisitWe are going to signal a range of short and longer-term options for PBR, which had a whirlwind release yesterday post-market in which it revealed a profit for 2016 and a cut to debt levels, which also helped to earn it an analyst upgrade from Credit Suisse Group AG. We’ll be looking at the PBR Weekly $9 Calls, as well as the PBR 04/21 $9.50-10.00 Calls.
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Dollar Tree, Inc. DLTR – Dollar Tree held its earnings call last week, so the reaction isn’t as fresh, but we’re more interested in what this one is going to do over a more extended period. They reported net sales increases of 5% year-over-year, while diluted earnings-per-share spiked over 40% year-over-year. We also like the look of the chart from a technical perspective, currently at a double-bottom on the chart and looking like it’s ripe for a recovery. We’re going to zero in on the DLTR 04/21 $78-80 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
VDRM, MYDX, IDRA, MBRX, PULM, WGO, GEVO