Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Roundup

Dicks Sporting Goods, Inc. DKS – Recap

We cast a wide net with respect to the DKS options we included in yesterday’s premarket report, marking the Weekly $35-40 Calls for observation on the heels of the company’s earnings release.

While there were gains on the table for all ten of the contracts in our specified range, we won’t list all of them out, but rather just provide the bottom and the top of the range, and let our readers fill in the blanks.

The $35 Calls ran from 1.50-3.99 for an intraday move of 166%  The $40′s traded up from .10-.45, representing an upswing of 350%  Agiain, increasing, commensurate gains were available throughout our designated range of contract sets.


HP, Inc. HPQ – Recap

We also formulated an idea for the HPQ options chain in yesterday’s report, the HPQ Weekly $21-22 Calls, and were presented with some big single session moves there as well, including a five and a six-bagger!

This was another post-earnings idea, which is generally when we like to strike, at a time when price action and volatility are increased to significant levels. It provided for the following chances for profit:

$21 Calls – Range: .40-1.21 – Max Gain: 214%
$21.50 Calls – Range: .11-.76 – Max Gain: 590%
$22 Calls – Range: .05-.35 – Max Gain: 600%


Fresh Options Ideas – We’ll finish up this morning’s options-heavy report by including a couple of new sets of ideas:

Burlington Stores, Inc. BURL Weekly $141-144 Calls
General Motors Co. GM Weekly $40-42 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
AIPT, BCLI, NGL, NAK, TGA, SESN, VKTX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TNTR Recap & More

Tintri, Inc. TNTR

Our bottom call of TNTR yesterday morning to kick off the short week could not have been more perfectly timed. For more than two months the stock had been crushed down ever lower, reaching a new 52-week low once again on Friday.

We noted a significant swell in the amount of short interest in the stock, and now it appears as if the squeeze is on- the bottom bounce we said we’d be watching closely for happened right on cue and it was no small move. The stock saw its low at .36 and subsequently ran to .71, marking an intraday rip of 97%

We’re going to want to watch out for a more sustained recovery, and look to TNTR to establish higher lows over the coming sessions.


Dicks Sporting Goods, Inc. DKS

Dicks posted its quarterly report, and took off like a rocket in the premarket today, shooting up over 20% on a hefty earnings neat and raised guidance going forward.

We’re always in the mood to take advantage of a rapid spike in price action and volatility. We like to use options to leverage the activity to our benefit, and in this particular case, we are going to want to cast a wide net and keep a close eye on the DKS Weekly $35-40 Calls.
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Added Idea:
HP, Inc. HPQ Weekly $21-22 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CODX, CRMD, NAK, CRM, OGEN, TXMD, UPL, BGI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Recap & More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Recap

Our primary focus in Friday morning’s premarket report was the SPY, for which we had signaled and tracked a range of calls the previous day. Our initial targets were the SPY Weekly $270-272 Calls. and Friday we expanded that range to include the SPY Weekly $272.50-274 Calls.

After another bullish session for the SPY on Friday, we’ve got updates to the highs and overall possible gains on our original contracts, as well as the maximum intraday profits that could have been seized with our rolled up strike prices. All in all, we ended up with two incredible sets of one and two-day runners without a single dud in the bunch!

$270 Calls – Range: .85-5.32 – Max Gain: 526%
$270.50 Calls – Range: .70-4.69 – Max Gain: 570%
$271 Calls – Range: .52-4.33 – Max Gain: 733%
$271.50 Calls – Range: .39-3.80 – Max Gain: 874%
$272 Calls – Range: .30-3.31 – Max Gain: 1003%

$272.50 Calls – Range: .60-2.84 – Max Gain: 373%
$273 Calls – Range: .55-2.36 – Max Gain: 329%
$273.50 Calls – Range: .43-1.89 – Max Gain: 339%
$274 Calls – Range: .17-1.42 – Max Gain: 735%


DropCar Inc. DCAR

Catching our eye as a potential bottom-bounceplay this morning is DCAR, which, prior to today, has already begun to come up off of recently registered lows on Friday. As you can see on the included chart, our favorite indicators are clearly pointing up, with a MACD cross underway and a rapidly strengthening RSI.

This morning, a new catalyst has entered into the mix, with the company reporting a new agreement with Jaguar/Land Rover Manhattan. The dealership will use DropCar’s Enterprise Vehicle Assistance & Logistics technology platform to automate the pickup and delivery of customer vehicles for service and maintenance.

Despite gapping up moderately in the premarket, is still a fair bit of unrealized upside potential, so we’ll add DCAR to our radars and keep a close watch over it in coming sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
RAD, DPW, NAK, HZM, HD, BPMX, NBL, PGTI, NXPI, CVRS(FDA Approval)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Huge VRX Calls, New Ideas & More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX

Our latest round of VRX Calls will almost certainly go down as one of our best three-day swings on any idea we’ve ever formulated. Beginning on Tuesday when we offered up the VRX Weekly $10.50-12 Calls as a target range. That day the stock traded as low as 10.57 before beginning this epic run that facilitated some truly impressive gains. VRX continued to bull its way to new highs yesterday, hitting 14.55, which in itself represents a 38% rise over Tuesday’s low.

Just like we did in yesterday’s premarket report, we’ve included the intraday moves, as well as our overall observed gains. 

$10.50 Calls – Daily Range: 1.95-3.89 – Daily Gain: 118% – Total Range: .40-3.89 – 3-Day Swing: 873%
$11 Calls – Daily Range: 1.46-3.50 – Daily Gain: 140% – Total Range: .18-3.50 – 3-Day Swing: 1844%
$11.50 Calls – Daily Range: 1.27-2.99 – Daily Gain: 135% – Total Range: .08-2.99 – 3-Day Swing: 3638%
$12 Calls – Daily Range: .51-2.51 – Daily Gain: 392% – Total Range: .02-2.51 – 3-Day Swing: 12450%

A hearty congratulations goes out to anyone who took advantage of one of our best ideas of the year so far!


Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. NAK

Following our alerts on the stock in March at which time we stated that we believed there was “serious upside potential” for NAK, the stock has proven our assumption to be accurate. It has lived up to that potential as well in recent week, and this morning we’re seeing the stock gapping up to new highs in the premarket today with shares changing hands for as much as 2.60.

From the 1.06 low we observed in March, that represents a roughly two-month upswing of 145%

Today’s heightened activity likely stems from the new announcement the company made via PR this morning. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alaska-based Pebble Limited Partnership, and the US Environmental Protection Agency have reached a settlement agreement with respect to the parties’ longstanding legal dispute.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, EPA has agreed the Pebble Project can proceed into normal course permitting under the Clean Water Act and National Environmental Policy Act. (>View Full PR)



Snap, Inc. SNAP – Options Ideas

SNAP took a pounding yesterday after releasing earnings that many are referring to as a disaster, but is recovering in the premarket today. We want to try to signal a range of calls to coincide with what could be a significant course-correct.

We’re looking at the SNAP Weekly $18 Calls* for quick daytrading opportunities, as well as the SNAP 6/16 $18-19 Calls for a longer-term recovery idea.

Bonus Idea: AZN $32-33.50 Weekly Calls*

*Never attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are a highly experienced trader- it’s an exceedingly risky proposition.


Extended Watchlist:
ANY, TCCO, FNJN, CLSN, URRE, PBR,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FNBC Review & More

First NBC Bank Holding Co. FNBC

As we were just mentioning yesterday morning, we first alerted on FNBC in Monday’s premarket report after noticing that the stock was looking oversold and searching for a bottom.

It did indeed find that bottom at .0932 on Tuesday, from which point it has launched a multi-day recovery, setting an amazing new high of .89 yesterday. From its morning low of .29  it ran 207% intraday, and from our observed low, a whopping 855% move up in a span of three trading sessions! It’s also worth it to mention that there is still a gap to fill on the chart up to the 2.50-range.

This definitely goes down in the books as our most exciting call to watch this week, and cheers go out to any of our readers who caught on and made a pretty penny!



Ampliphi BioSciences Corp. APHB

APHB was among our tracked stocks from yesterday morning’s report, and it yielded a very nice intraday chance with its daily performance. The stock traded up from a morning low of 2.17 and hit 4.88 just prior to lunch hour on massive volume to the tune of more than 87 times the 30-day average!

That worked out to a great move of 125% on the day, so despite gapping down in early trading this morning, we’re pleased with the opportunity APHB offered during yesterday’s session. Additionally, with the extreme volume and volatility in this stock, we won’t rule out seeing another pop from APHB on the eventual rebound.



Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. NAK

We also want to give an update on NAK, which we last tagged at the end of March. Early April brought a considerable upswing from 1.21-1.85, a 53% move. Over the past several sessions that followed the stock has been under consolidation, and we want to come back around to put it on our radars again, as it looks as if it may be getting ready for its next leg up.

The RSI and MACD, which are typically some of our favorite technical indicators aren’t giving off strong signals either way at the moment, but the stock recorded a hammer candle yesterday. In a downtrend, that can be a bullish reversal signal, so we want to keep an eye on NAK as we close out the trading week.



SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Options Idea

We also wanted to make it known that we are going to be tracking some SPY Calls today to coincide with a promising jobs numbers release, and what seems like it could be a bullish day for the markets as a whole. We’ll have the SPY Weekly $238-50-239.50 Calls* on our watchscreens today.

*Never attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are a highly experienced trader- it’s an exceedingly risky proposition.


Extended Watchlist:
COTE, GOGL, SSH, BPMX, CTRV,