Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Options Recap

We wrapped up last week on Friday morning’s report with a pair of fresh options ideas. We are happy to start off this new trading week with a review of the solid performances of those plays, and the subsequent gain opportunities they provided for us.

Paypal, Inc. PYPL -  Paypal stock saw early gains thanks to solid numbers from its Venmo quick pay platform contained in its quarterly report. It caused us to signal interest in the PYPL Weekly $81-83 Calls and sure enough, we saw some nice chances for single-session profits.

$81 Calls – Range: 2.07-5.15 - Max Gain: 149%
$82 Calls – Range: 1.23-4.30 – Max Gain: 250%
$82.50 Calls – Range: .95-3.72 - Max Gain: 292%
$83 Calls – Range: .54-3.23 – Max Gain: 498%
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The Procter & Gamble Co. PG- Procter and Gamble also reported on its earnings Friday morning,and recorded five year highs in sales growth. We highlighted the PG Weekly $82-84.50 Calls and swept the range with solid results there as well.

$82 Calls – Range: 2.87-5.40 – Max Gain: 88%
$82.50 Calls – Range: 2.61-5.20 - Max Gain: 99%
$83 Calls – Range: 1.70-4.70 – Max Gain: 176%
$83.50 Calls – Range: 1.80-4.14 – Max Gain: 130%
$84 Calls – Range:.96-3.49 – Max Gain: 264%
$83.50 Calls – Range: 1.05-3.15 – Max Gain: 200%
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Fresh Options Idea:
PetMed Express, Inc. PETS 12/21 $30-35 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
YY, MYSZ, VTVT, CLDC, APHB, RMBS, APHB(Bottom play)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks NKE Bear, KMX Bull & More

Earnings-Related Options Ideas

Our regular readers know that quick-strike options trading of plays that have just seen their quarterly earnings releases are among our favorite scenarios. The volatility afforded to us by these events is key to the type of opportunities we are commonly after.

This morning, we have NKE which has untraded-upon earnings reported in the post-market yesterday, and Carmax which dropped its report in the premarket today. We’ve got a set of bearish ideas for NKE and bullish ideas for KMX.

We’ll place the following targets on our watchlist today to monitor throughout the remainder of the week:

CarMax, Inc, KMX Weekly $77-79 Calls
Nike, Inc. NKE Weekly $83.50-81.50 Puts

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L.B. Foster Co. FSTR

We also have a longer term idea for the FSTR chain. As you can see on the chart snapshot we’ve included below, the stock is presently exhibiting a strong multiple-bottom.

We’re going to place the FSTR 10/19 $22.50 & $25 Calls on watch in the likely event that a recovery does occur.


Extended Watchlist: 
MYSZ, TTOO, GPRO, GLBS, TTNP, INNT, DCIX, ONTX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NBEV Recap & More

New Age Beverages Inc. NBEV

Our first order of business this morning is to rehash the performance of NBEV this week, subsequent to our initial alert on the play on Tuesday morning. It was enough of a heads-up to catch the stock at its weekly low of 1.53, which has given way to new highs after a pair of very strong outings.

Yesterday NBEV reached a new high of 2.40, which marks a two-session swing amounting to a respectable 57% We’ll be sure to continue to monitor the situation in the event that the stock parlays its strong start to the short week into an equally convincing finish.

Despite then closing below, the stock has been rebolstered in the premarket, having already traded back as high as yesterday’s peak at 2.40. If this stock can break through the channel of resistance between 2.40-2.58, we could see some more very interesting activity from this play.



Fresh Options Ideas:

We’ve got an earnings related options idea with GIII this morning, and are also taking note of the chart setups on FB and TWTR, which are presently exhibiting double bottom formations as they search for solid support. Each also has a gap to the upside, so we’re going to signal some extended term ideas to track.

GIII 09/21 $45 & 50
FB 10/12 $182.50-190 Calls
TWTR 10/12 $35-37.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
ARWR, SPPI, MYSZ, RSLS, SBOT, OBLN, PDS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Reviewing Big Runners

Gevo, Inc. GEVO

We threw GEVO into our extended watchlist on our website at BlueHorseshoeStocks.com yesterday morning, however, the tag did not make it into our email newsletters in time. Occasionally we will include last-minute ideas exclusive to the website, which is which we encourage our readers to check there each morning, even if they’ve already read our emails.

GEVO turned out to be the NASDAQ’s top traded stock of the day, posting an excellent single-session move from 4.42 to an impressive high of 21.00; a 375% rip.

This came on the heels of the EPA decision raising the amount of isobutanol in 16% gasoline blends, up from 12.5% This represents a significant margin of increase for the biofuel producer. With such a quick surge, we’ll also want to watch on the back end when the stock course corrects. There may also be a dip-and-rip opportunity on the horizon that we’ll be looking out for.


Canada Goose Holdings Inc. GOOS

We successfully tracked a host of GOOS weekly options calls on Friday morning, but today we wanted to return to comment on the solid move the stock itself has made since our alert.

From its low of 53.18 on Friday, GOOS has now made a very respectable two-session swing, reaching 63.30 yesterday. That’s a 25% increase, and for or a $50+ stock, a very nice two day performance.


Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD

Speaking of great calls we’ve made on the stock side of things, we’ve been very successful with our coverage of AMD this spring. We initially tagged the stock in our watchlist on April 26th, and included a reminder on the 5th of this month, as the stock has posted a near-continual bull run in that time.

The day of our initial alert saw a low of 10.61 and never looked back, gradually leading to a new high of 17.34 yesterday. That works out to a rise of 64%


Extended Watchlist:
NEW, COTV, MYSZ, AMBO, RSLS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: HEAR Review & More

Turtle Beach Corp. HEAR – Review

Our primary focus has always been to find near-term trading opportunities first, assigning longer-term calls a secondary priority. However, we’ve had quite a bit of good fortune this year in identifying stocks that have gone on to have considerable extended runs.

HEAR is one such stock, that we first signaled for observation on April 9th, at which time the stock was trading for as little as 2.76. Over the ensuing nine weeks, we have seen an incredible, near-continuous bull run that has resulted in new highs of 23.20 yesterday. That works out to an increase of 740% over a span of a little over two months!

Being in blue skies, there’s no telling what new highs we might see in HEAR; it’s certainly plausible to believe we may see our total observed gain reach a thousand percent at some point in the near future. At the rate things have been going, it’s certainly not an unreasonable thought.


H&R Block, Inc. HRB – Fresh Idea

We also want to provide a quick update on our bearish options idea from yesterday’s premarket report, the HRB Weekly $26-24 Puts. We formulated this range after noticing the stock getting kicked hard despite posting an earnings beat in the post-market on Tuesday.

HRB did gap down a little too far for the $26′s to see much action, but we had respectable chances to profit off of the other two contracts in the range. The $25 Puts ran from .65-1.05 for a gain of 62%, while the $24′s put up a double-bag performance with a 133% rip from .15-.35.


Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. GALT

We tagged GALT on Tuesday morning after noticing a big surge in activity, and its run has continued nicely over the course of the week.

We’ve now observed a solid 37% bullish move from 5.83-8.00, and will be on the lookout for the possibility of more new highs.


Extended Watchlist:
ENPH, CTRV, CODX, FCEL, ETSY, ONTX, MYSZ