Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Nike Inc. NKE 

The first of two fresh options ideas submitted in our report in yesterday’s premarket, our NKE targets provided us with some good opportunities early on in the session.

It was the NKE Weekly $89-91 Calls, and despite low volume in the $90.50′s, the rest of those targets worked out just fine. Here are the total possible intraday gains that were on the table.

$89 Calls – Range: 1.69-2.69 – Max Gain: 59%
$89.50 Puts – Range: 1.32-2.06 – Max Gain: 56%
$90 Calls – Range: .99-1.77 – Max Gain: 79%
$91 Calls – Range: .55-1.10 – Max Gain: 100%


SPDR S&P500 (ETF) SPY

By now, our regular readers should know that the SPY is often our go-to target for on-the-fly options ideas. It’s a market analog that has rarely failed us in the past.

Yesterday’s idea of the SPY Weekly $296-297 Calls was no exception to this. Here are the single-session gins that were possible with these ideas.

$296 Calls – Range: 1.06-2.70 – Max Gain: 155%
$296.50 Puts – Range: .85-2.32 – Max Gain: 173%
$297 Calls – Range: .67-1.95 – Max Gain: 146%

The SPY is gapping up again this morning. We’d expect to see these gains extended, and will expand our track list to include the $297.50 and $298 Calls as well.


Fresh Options Ideas:
KBH Weekly 10/18 $32-33 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
PIRS, AREX, EYRN, DHT, STNG, GMO, VBIV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Winning Options Review

Acuity Brands, inc. AYI – Options Update

We took the opportunity to jump on some AYI calls following a poor showing from the company’s Q3 financials. We felt that the blow taken by the stock in the previous session was an overreaction, and decided to radar a couple of sets of contracts in the AYI chain to correspond with what we assumed would be a rebound from this burst of overselling,

Our targets were the AYI 07/19 $125-130 Calls.  We banked on a course correction to provide us with a push and things turned out just as we hoped they might. The stock traded in a daily range from a low of 129.90 and cruised as high as 136.74. That allowed for some very respectable intraday gain opportunities for us, and we will want to continue to monitor these in the sessions ahead.

The $125 Calls ran from 6.10-11.55 for a daily rip of 89% while the $130′s went from 2.85-7.20, a gain of 153%  A full two weeks remain before these contracts expire.


KB Homes KBH – Recap 

We also signaled our interest in some KBH calls last Thursday. Since that time, the stock has been slowly creeping upward, and we’ve realized the potential for some very nice moves in our KBH 07/19 $26-27 Calls, which experienced their lows on the morning of our initial alert, and reached new highs yesterday.

The $26 Calls ran from .35-1.05, for an even 200% burst, while the $27′s fared slightly better. Those produced a move from .15-.47, signifying a run of 213%


Extended Watchlist:
ADOM, NAK, HSGX, TSU, CETX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Form-4 Bottom Play

La Jolla Pharma Co. LJPC – Form-4 Bottom Play

One of the top scenarios we routinely scan for on a regular basis, is a Form-4 Bottom Play. Whenever we witness a stock trading at or near its annual lows being purchased in large amounts on the open market by its own directors, we can feel fairly certain that their confidence in a potential recovery is high.

LJPC is a fantastic example of this at the present time. We’ve just noticed more than 12M shares being purchased by a director in three separate transactions over the past few days, amounting to roughly $6.8M, or nearly five percent of LJPC’s total market cap. (>>View Transactions)

We’ll now treat this as any other bottom watch play, and monitor the stock for a recovery in coming sessions.


Kandi Technologies, Inc. KNDI

We signaled KNDI in yesterday morning’s extended watchlist, and the stock managed a solid move on the day for our first session of observation on the stock since early in the fall.

KNDI traded in a daily range from a low of 4.60 to 5.63, a modest but solid 22% intraday rise, and a good start on a more significant push. We’ll look for KNDI to test its previous resistance in the mid-$6 area going forward.


Fresh Options Ideas:
KBH 01/18 $22 & $23 Calls
BBBY Weekly $13 & $13.50 Calls