Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

SPDRA S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

After following up a string of successful SPY calls from last week, we added a fresh quick-strike idea yesterday morning. With the markets looking ready to pop after positive jobs numbers were released, we signaled our interest in tracking the SPY 07/09 $275.50-277 Calls.

Trading options with same-day expiry always carries a high risk, but in this case, it was well worth it, with each of our designated contracts producing gains of a significant nature on the day.

$275.50 Calls – Range: 1.18-2.74 – Max Gain: 132%
$276 Calls – Range: .80-2.01 – Max Gain: 151%
$276.50 Calls – Range: .48-1.42 – Max Gain: 196%
$277 Calls – Range: .23-.93 – Max Gain: 304%
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Tesla, Inc. TSLA

An idea that we formulated on Friday was with some extended term TSLA Calls. We wanted to remind readers of these contracts this morning, as the stock is behaving like we might now see the move that we predicted at the end of last week.

The TSLA 08/02 $300-315 Calls should be in line to see some nice gains with the stock itself gapping up hard here in the premarket.
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Fresh Idea:
For another fresh options trading idea on the heels of PEP’s earning beat, we’re going to be tracking the activity in the PepsiCo, Inc. PEP $109-112 Calls.


RiceBran Technology RIBT

We have included RIBT in our reports on each of the past two Mondays, and the stock has made appreciable moves to the upside in that time span.

Between our initial alert last Monday, after a low of 2.21 from which the stock hasn’t looked back, yesterday’s new high reached 3.09, marking a one week upswing of 40% We’ll be interested to see how far the stock can continue to streak into blue skies.


Extended Watchlist:
TNTR, AYTU, CLNE, CRMD, OHGI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Tiffany & Co. TIF – Options Recap
We wanted to take an opportunity to backtrack to our options idea from Wednesday, the TIF Weekly $114-117 Calls. We caught the stock on the heels of its earnings report, and the subsequent activity allowed for a good chance for us at the top of that range.

Our ideas got pushed so deep in the money, that the big winner turned out to be the 117′s. Those contracts started out on Wednesday from a low of 1.53, and as of yesterday had reached an impressive high of 8.24. That works out to a two-day swing of 439%


Footlocker, Inc. FL 

We’ve had some good luck with the FL options chain in the past, and we’re going to place some contracts on watch today in the wake of the company’s big profit and sales beat this morning. Q1 earnings blew people away today, and as a result the stock is up considerably.

With no weekly expiration contracts available, we’re going to go out to the FL 06/15 $52.50-55 Calls, for potential quick strike trades.


Extended Watchlist:
QUIK, CDTX, CLWT, AVGR, OHGI, AVGR, PRPO

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MULE is Kicking & More

MuleSoft, Inc. MULE

We try to include mentions of all sorts of stocks from nano-caps all the way up to the big boards, and there can be no doubt we’ve found success with plays across the entire spectrum.  Generally, when we catch a stock for a large gain over a short time period, it trades for pennies a share or less. However MULE is yet another example of a higher priced stock that we recently put on our radar, making a series of big jumps in just over a month.

When we initially tagged this play back on February 16th, it was trading as low as 28.51. After a very bullish month was followed up by another big spike this week, MULE has kicked its way all the way up to 42.40, an impressive increase of 49%

The move was catalyzed by yesterday’s announcement that the company would be acquired in full by Salesforce. Generally you don’t get a sustained push from a buyout, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the stock didn’t go much higher, but we’ll keep an eye peeled just in case.


Aytu BioScience, Inc. AYTU

We’re going to place AYTU on watch this morning as a potential bottom bounce play. The stock produced abnormally high volume yesterday along with a marginal spike in PPS.

As you can see on the chart below, AYTU saw a precipitous decline in February, and has been oversold all month long, yet still maintaining support in the low to mid .40′s. Indicators suggest the possibility of a recovery on the horizon, so we”ll go ahead and monitor the activity here in the days ahead.


Fresh Options Idea:

General Mills Inc. GIS – General Mills has been in trouble on the chart for quite some time, and despite it already being at 3-year lows, the stock is continuing to get crushed on the heels of a disappointing earnings report. Accordingly, we’re going to be tracking the GIS 04/20 $50-45 Puts.


Extended Watchlist:
AKAO, OHGI, CPST, PTI, CATB, TLGT, TEUM

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More Options Plays

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Options Idea

On the heels of the company’s solid quarterly report including adding over eight million new subscribers, we selected the NFLX Weekly $247.50-255 Calls as as our options trading targets, even as the stock had already pressed to a new all-time high, and there were high premiums baked into the options prices.

Our bullish hunch turned out to be absolutely correct, with the stock surging out of the gate and ultimately reaching a high of 257.71. A secondary move was there

That move facilitated some very nice intraday opportunities in our designated contracts:

$247.50 Calls – Range: 4.87-8.02 – Max Gain: 65%
$250 Calls – Range: 3.66-6.40 – Max Gain: 76%
$252.50 Calls – Range: 2.68-5.03 – Max Gain: 88%
$255 Calls - Range: 1.90-3.80 – Max Gain: 100%


Fresh Options Ideas

Continuing along the theme of using big name earnings beats as leverage to make quick-strike options trades, we’ve got a a fresh pair this morning. Ford and GE are both coming off of being oversold, compounding the chance for solid runs off of their bottoms.

We’re going to radar some contracts in each chain to try to take advantage of the situation:

Ford Motor Co. F – Feb 2nd $12 & 12.50 Calls

General Electric Co. GE – Weekly $17-18 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
OHGI, MSCC, OBLN, CRIS, PBR, TEL, STML, NXTD

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MZEI, SPY Recaps & More

Medizone International, Inc. MZEI

Continuing our recent good fortune with selecting stocks ripe for a rebound off of their 52-week lows, we listed MZEI as a point of interest in yesterday’s premarket report.

We want to quote what we said verbatim, as the stock’s performance so closely coincided with our expectations. We stated: “MZEI fell off a cliff yesterday…We’re going to slate this stock as a potential recovery play- support prior to that epic beating was in the .07-08 range, so we’ll be on the lookout for a rebound back to that region of the chart.”

As the session commenced, MZEI gapped up just past that .07-mark to .07225, and proceeded to run promptly to a daily high of .09, a 25% intraday move, and held a good portion of those gains into an eight-cent close. We’ll keep this one on our radars to watch for the possibility of a sustained rebound.


ETF Options Recap

Both of our options-trading ideas for ETFs worked out nicely yesterday:

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares (NUGT) - Our idea of tracking the NUGT Sept. 4th $5 Calls yesterday provided a significant chance for traders to make a double-bagger, as they rose from .27 to a high of .55, marking a total possible profit of 104%

*Side Note* We spotted abnormal volume in the NUGT 09/18 $5-7 Calls during yesterday’s session, so we’ll tag those for observation in coming weeks. NUGT is dipping back in the premarket today, which could provide us with a good buying opportunity.

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) - We flagged SPY Weekly $206 Calls in our extended watchlist yesterday, and were instantaneously rewarded. Those contracts ran hard, jumping from a low of 1.08 all the way up to 3.24. That was good for a nice, round, 200% jump on the day, so congrats to any of our readers who took advantage of the heads up!


Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. EBIO

We also want to observe activity in EBIO as we head into week’s end. On Wednesday, they provided an update on one of their clinical trials, and this morning they’ve got an earnings drop (Links Below), leading to another premarket gap-up. We’ve pointed out the key aspects on the following chart snapshot, including the fact that an normous gap exists, the fillinf of which could mean significant added gains.


Extended Watchlist:
PLNR, OHGI, IMUC, CGRA(Marijuana News)