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 Stock: Tech Options Plays

TECH OPTIONS

We’re seeing a bit of a rebound in the markets this morning after they once again got crushed yesterday. Partially due to a better-than-expected economic report on Durable Orders, we’ll look for the highest profile companies with fresh earnings out that appear set to move this morning.

TSLA and MSFT both dropped their reports in after-market hours yesterday, and look to be our most promising potential targets today.

The tech sector as a whole was among the hardest hit in the recent spate of losses for domestic stocks, with many, if not most of its players being beaten back to unsustainably low levels, so the timing is actually quite good for some solid movement off of these earnings reports.

We expect a market recovery to provide us with plenty of chances to take advantage of all of these underpriced stocks as they rebound in the days and weeks ahead.

TSLA Weekly $310-317.50 Calls
MSFT Weekly $104-107 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
HSGX, VLRX, NOG, ALT, ENBL, HLT, BILI, NXTD, XLNX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Mania!

Canopy Growth Corp. CGC

We’re returning to CGC to update on new highs for the third straight trading day this morning. Originally put out on Wednesday morning, we have been tracking the CGC 09/21 $30-40 Calls to some fantastic gains ever since.

As of yesterday morning, our overall observed gains on those three contracts were 338%, 596%, and 994% respectively. Following another big day, those figures have been extended by an impressive margin once again. 

$30 Calls – Range: 1.76-10.30 – Max Gain: 485%
$35 Calls – Range: .56-6.00 – Max Gain: 971%
$40 Calls – Range: .16-3.20 – Max Gain: 1900%

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The TJX Companies, Inc. TJX

Fresh for yesterday morning, we cited the TJX 09/21 $105 & 110 Calls as an interesting pair of contracts, and those got off to a decent start. The $105′s  traded up from 2.15-3.20 for a gain of 49% and the $110′s went from .50-.80, for an intraday move of 60%
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Fresh Ideas:
URBN Weekly $48.50-50 Calls
TGT Weekly $87.50-89 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
EYES, CVM, GPOR, NOG, DOMO, AMPE, CRC, PINC, GE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: WMT Options & More

Walmart, Inc. WMT – Options Idea

Walmart was already building a nice head of steam on the chart in the weeks leading up to this morning’s earnings release. Things have kicked up a notch this morning as Walmart recorded a resounding across-the-board beat, including an online sales increase of 33%

Given that we are always looking out for opportunities to trade options on the heels of a solid earnings beat, we are going to slate some Walmart calls for observation this morning.

We’ll be tracking the WMT Weekly $86.50-88.50 Calls after what we expect should be a dip-and-rip scenario.


Altimmune, Inc. ALT

We would also like to make mention of ALT this morning, after taking notice of the significant pickup in both price action and volatility yesterday.

That was preceded by a lengthy consolidation period as you can see on the snapshot below, and at the present time, the stock is beginning to come off of being oversold. We’ll watch this one for a potential recovery play in upcoming sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
BDSI, BIOC, BLNK, IMMU, FRED, NOG

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Watch Plays & More

Ford Motor Co. F
Ford is the first of a couple of bottom-watch plays we want to signal for observation as we kick off a fresh trading week. The month of January was rough for the Detroit automaker, bringing a precipitous fall into heavily oversold territory.

We are just now, in February, beginning to see the signs of a recovery. As you can see on the snapshot of the chart below, the stock has just started to come off of being oversold and bounce off of its lowest PPS since August. The MACD also appears to be converging for an upcoming cross, and there’s a gap to the upside as well.

We’ll look to take advantage of this setup by tracking the F 03/02 10.37-11.37 Calls in the days and weeks ahead.


BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. BMRN

Another potential bottom play we want to look at this morning is BMRN, which also recently has been beaten down to what we feel are unsustainable low levels. We’re getting a heavy multiple-bottom signal as the strength index is tumbling toward extremely oversold territory.

The look of the MACD suggests some further decrease or sideways trading could occur, which is why we’ll want to look at a set of extended term options contracts, the BMRN 03/16 $80 & 85 Calls. With over a month until expiration, that should give us ample time for the stock to realize the recovery it appears to be building toward.


Extended Watchlist:
AQMS, DO, NXTD, NGD, FNN, NOG, MARA, HMNY,