Blue Horseshoe Stocks: APHA, MDCA & More

Aphria, Inc. APHA

Yesterday morning in our premarket report, we said that the unusually high short interest in APHA was one of the factors playing into our decision to designate it as a bottom-watch play. The rebound we were looking for came instantaneously for us with APHA heating up, and the short squeeze was on.

From a low of 3.75, the stock cruised on up to a high of 5.59 for a daily burst amounting to 49% on considerable volume. We’ll be looking for APHA to continue to make up some of the ground it has lost over the past month.



MDC Partners, Inc. MDCA

Another stock we included as a bottom play yesterday, MDCA also experienced a solid performance on the day. It traded from a low of 2.57 on up to 3.29, for a moderate but respectable 28% gain.

It also factored in as the NASDAQ’s fourth largest gainer of the session. The run came to an end right around an area of previous resistance, so we’ll look for it to break that top in the sessions ahead.



Fresh Options Ideas

Cronos Group Inc. CRON Weekly $13-15 Calls* – As we were just mentioning on Tuesday, we first tagged CRON back on Halloween, at which time the stock was trading at a low of 7.10. This morning in the premarket the stock has attained an impressive new high of 14.58, marking a five week run of 105% The above mentioned calls are how we’re going to attempt to take advantage of today’s new movement on the chart.

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. LULU Weekly $130-133 Calls*

SDPR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Weekly $268-270 Calls*

*Caution: NEVER trade options contracts with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist:
SGSI, DNR, NOG, RIG, OMED, WTI, WLL, CRC, CASI, KTOS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: LULU Recap & More

Lululemon Athletica LULU – Recap

If you have been following our newsletters for any significant period of time, you know that we’ve been hitting home runs left and right in the options trading arena. We offered up a range of contracts in the LULU chain to watch on Friday on the heels of the company’s earnings drop, the LULU Weekly $149-152.50 Calls.

Unsurprisingly, we saw some very nice activity out of those plays to close out what had already been another successful week for options.

$149 Calls – Range: 5.35-10.70 – Max Gain: 100%
$150 Calls – Range: 5.00-10.75 – Max Gain: 115%
$152.50  Calls – Range: 2.95-7.30– Max Gain: 147%
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Another very notable move from the plays we were watching last week came from the SPY $290 Calls which experienced a significant dip and rip, trading as low as .06 before closing at .65, an intraday rise of 983%


Extended Watchlist:
RIOT, SPPI, NBEV, ALT, RIGL, TLRY, CRON

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Three-Pack!

Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. GALT

About a week ago, we signaled GALT for observation, a stock we’ve had quite a bit of experience tracking in the past. It had been in a bearish downslide for the better part of two months, and had just begun to rebound.

We wanted to come back around for an update on the move GALT has made since that time. After seeing a low of 4.06, the stock has traversed its way back to a high of 6.53. That marks a respectable upswing of 61% and puts us on alert for the possibility of more moves.


SPDRA S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Options Idea

Our fresh options idea for yesterday morning was the SPY Weekly $290-291.50 Calls to watch into the end of the week. With a solid midday performance for the SPY, some significant intraday gains were made in our designated targets.

$290 Calls – Range: .98-1.54 – Max Gain: 57%
$290.50 Calls – Range: .67-1.13 – Max Gain: 69%
$291  Calls – Range: .43-.79 – Max Gain: 84%
$291.50 Calls – Range: .25-.50 – Max Gain: 100%

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 Fresh Ideas:
LULU Weekly $149-152.50 Calls
BIG 09/21 $42.50-45 Calls
DLTR 09/21 $82.50-85 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
SAEX, OHGI, CMCM, BIOAF, MTSL, SSC

Blue Horseshoe Stock: More Options Success

General Motors Co. GM

We went very options heavy in our report yesterday morning, updating our readers on the success of ideas we had earlier in the week, and also including a pair of fresh ideas, GM Weekly $40-42 Calls.

We’re pleased to report that all five of the contracts in our designated range produced the opportunity for tangible intraday profits.

$21 Calls – Range: 1.61-2.73 – Max Gain: 70%
$21.50 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.22 – Max Gain: 122%
$22 Calls – Range: .73-1.70 – Max Gain: 133%
$21.50 Calls – Range: .42-1.26 – Max Gain: 200%
$22 Calls – Range: .18-.85 – Max Gain: 372%

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Burlington Stores, Inc. BURL

Also freshly formulated in yesterday’s report was our idea for the BURL Weekly $141-144 Calls, and we were not disappointed on that front either. While the bottom half of the range was pushed too deep into the money for any serious activity, we quickly zeroed in on the top performers, the $143 and $144 Calls.

The $143′s managed a huge run from 1.45-5.80, marking an intraday surge of 300% while the $144‘s posted a range of 1.40-4.00, which works out to a 186% rip.


More Fresh Options Ideas

For the second day in a row we’ll present a fresh pair of options ideas, one longer-term and one for potential day trades today*:

Bank of America BAC 07/20 $29 & $30 Calls
Lululemon Athletica LULU Weekly $111-114 Calls

*Never trade weekly options on a Friday unless you an expert level trader with disposable funds


Extended Watchlist:
ATIS, HEAR, TOPS, SGLB, PETX, AMMA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

Lululemon Athletica Inc. LULU – Options Review

We wanted to start things off this morning by doing a review of our main topic of focus toward the end of last week, the LULU options chain. We had signaled the LULU Weekly $83-85 Calls on Wednesday, and saw some very nice moves ranging from 180-295% that first day. They finished off the short week nicely as well.

The following is the updated log of the overall two-day gain opportunities we observed after the stock once again went bullish during Thursday’s session. The range of potential gains was extended considerably.

$83 Calls – Range: 1.60-6.33  – Max Gain: 295%
$83.50 Calls – Range: 1.25-5.75 – Max Gain: 360%
$84 Calls – Range: 1.20-5.28– Max Gain: 340%
$84.50 Calls – Range: 1.00-4.69 – Max Gain: 369%
$85 Calls – Range: .82-4.33 – Max Gain: 428%


Facebook, Inc. FB 

With a strong finish to last week by the markets as a whole, a lot of the big name stocks saw a turnaround after several weeks of difficulty, and chief among those was Facebook. We like the potential for a more sustained recovery here, especially if the markets continue their bullish trend. We’re going to keep tabs on the FB Weekly $155-160 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
ANY, ADAP, CVLT, CLWT, IPAS, OREX,