Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Updates & More


Dollar General Corp. DG

We highlighted a wide range of calls in the DG chain yesterday morning on the heels of the company’s earnings release, the DG Weekly $94-96.50 Calls

While every contract in the range did see intraday gains, we’ll just focus on the $94-95.50′s, as the $96 & $96.50′s didn’t get pushed deep enough in the money to make similarly large moves.

$94 Calls – Range: .50-1.93 – Max Gain: 286%
$94.50 Calls – Range: .42-1.46 – Max Gain: 248%
$95 Calls – Range: .30-1.40 – Max Gain: 367%
$95.50 Calls – Range:  .30-1.00 – Max Gain: 233%


Burlington Stores, Inc. BURL 

We also had the BURL 03/16 $120 & $125 Calls on watch beginning last Thursday, and between then and now, we ended up witnessing some nice moves from those plays.

Our observed range on the $120′s has been 4.04-9.53 (+136%), and the $125 have run from 1.35-4.73 (+250%) in just a week’s time.


SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

We’re going to come back to the SPY today after having seen the markets experience four consecutive days of losses this week.

We’ll be looking for a reversal of fortune for the SPY, and will be tracking the Weekly $274-275.50 Calls* today.

*Do NOT trade weekly calls on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader!


Extended Watchlist:
AUPH, KBSF, OPGN, SMRT, ZSAN,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

The Boeing Co. BA

Yesterday morning’s premarket report featured a range of calls in the Boeing options chain, after the company’s quarterly report yielded a number of positive factors. To attempt to take advantage of the activity, we signaled the BA Weekly $352.50-360 Calls.

While the stock didn’t have an eye-popping session by any means, the moves it did make facilitated some good intraday opportunities early on, and later in the day, some even better ones. Below are the best moves made by each of our tracked calls on the day:

$352.50 Calls – Range: 2.87-5.00 – Max Gain: 74%
$355 Calls – Range: 1.90-3.94 – Max Gain: 107%
$357.50 Calls – Range: 3.00-5.52 – Max Gain: 84%
$360 Calls – Range:  .67-1.93 – Max Gain: 188%


Mastercard, Inc. MA

To keep the options train rolling, we’re going to signal some calls in Mastercard, which, oddly enough, is a stock we’ve never mentioned in our reports.

It has been building a steady run up the chart for essentially the past two years, and is currently pushing its way further into blue skies following a strong quarterly showing.

We’re sure MA has long-term potential, but we’re more interested in taking advantage of the immediate situation, so we want to signal the MA Weekly $170-175 Calls for observation.


Extended Watchlist:
AAPL, BPMX, CORT, OPGN, PYPL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Review & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Review

We’re now mentioning the calls we made for the Apple options chain on Tuesday for the third consecutive day, after each of our tracked contracts yet again set new highs during yesterday’s session.

To refresh your memory, we slated the AAPL Weekly $150-155 Calls for observation in Tuesday’s premarket report, and they provided solid gain opportunities ranging from 78-146% that day.

Here are the updated figures showing the lows from Tuesday, to the new highs attained yesterday.

$150 Calls – Range: 2.30-4.80 – Max Gain: 109%
$152.50 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.55 – Max Gain: 155%.
$155 Calls – Range: .28-.89 – Max Gain: 218%



Fresh Options Ideas


While we’re on roll with options calls, we might as well let it ride by selecting a couple of other ideas that are worth monitoring.

Tiffany & Co. TIF - Tiffany’s chart is showing a decent bottom setup, while some insider buying was reported this week near 4-month lows. We’re going to highlight the TIF 10/20 $92-93 Calls and keep them on our radars in the days and weeks ahead.

Blackberry Ltd. BBRY - For a more short-term idea, we’re going to signal the BBRY Weekly $9.50 & $10 Calls on the heels of Blackberry’s premarket earning beat. Prior to today, the stock has hovering around a solid level of support at roughly $9 for quite some time, but today’s release could definitely have a positive effect on the chart. The company posted a beat on profits and revenue, while software sales set company records.


Extended Watchlist:
ZYNE, ADHD, IZEA, CHFS, AQMS, GALE, OPGN, AEMD, VTGN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Options & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL  – Options Idea

If you root through the seven year newsletter history archived at our website, BlueHorseshoeStocks.com, you would find that we’ve discussed AAPL more times than most stocks, even though we haven’t mentioned it much in recent times.

In fact, AAPL’s was the first go-to options chain that we focused on when we began including options trading ideas a few years ago. This morning, we’re coming back to this old favorite with a fresh idea to coincide with the current Apple hype.

The company is rolling out the new iPhone today, among other things, and iPhone announcements have historically provided some good ammunition for options traders. Today, we’re going to slate the AAPL Weekly $160 & $162.50 Calls for observation in forthcoming sessions as AAPL’s event is expected to drive up activity not only in its own stocks, but likely other tech stocks as well.


FutureLand Corp. FUTL

On Friday morning, we included FUTL in our watchlist, and the stock has made a solid two-swing for us. From Friday’s low of .0012 the stock set a new high of .0026 to kick off the week yesterday, which works out to an overall jump of 117% Yesterday’s big push came on volume of more than three times the monthly average.

We would also include a note of caution in terms of long term interest in this stock. The company dropped the news that it had entered into a joint venture with Greenleaf Holdings  that would “deliver solar technology to the cannabis industry”. Yet here it is, two months later, and there have been no further details given. We tend to be wary of companies that don’t keep a steady line of communication to shareholders.

That being said, we have seen some really nice movement on the chart as we mentioned above, so we’ll continue to keep an eye on FUTL.


Extended Watchlist:
ALDX, AEMD, CTIC, FRTA, HTBX, QTNT, OPGN, TA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options, NLNK Recaps & More

GoPro, Inc. GPRO

We took advantage of the situation with GPRO yesterday after noticing the stock light up the boards in the premarket on the heels of a guidance adjustment.

We set our sights on the GPRO Weekly $9.50 & $10 Calls and both sets of contracts ended up providing traders with a chance at notable intraday gains.

The $9.50′s ran from .13-.90 for a whopping intraday pop of 592%, while the $10′s traded in a range from .47-1.20 for chances at up to 155% profit.



Insmed, Inc. INSM – Update

We’ve also got the pleasure of updating the figures on the options idea we put out on Tuesday after INSM had yet another solid session. The updated ranges on the contracts we selected are quite impressive, including a twelve-bagger, clearly demonstrating why we devote so much energy to options trading in addition to stocks!

The gains that were up for grabs to anyone who was paying attention were as follows:

$27 Calls
– Range: .95-4.50 – Max Gain: 373%
$28 Calls – Range:  .25-3.40 – Max Gain: 1260%
$29 Calls – Range: .40-2.75 – Max Gain: 588%
$30 Calls – Range: .50-2.12 – Max Gain: 324%


NewLink Genetics Corp. NLNK

We also had some very good fortune with our call of NLNK yesterday morning, which we caught notice of on our routine morning scan after some abnormal activity cropped up in the premarket.

Despite the fact that it went into the session as a $9+ stock, we still saw a really nice intraday push en route to NLNK going on the books as the NASDAQ’s top mover. We observed as the stock ran from a low of  9.50, traded up for essentially the entire session, and hit a high of 14.48 for a hefty 52% move on the day.

NLNK closed with strength, maintaining well over half its daily advance, so we’ll definitely want to continue to monitor the situation. No matter how you slice it, a single-session gain of 50% from a nearly ten-dollar stock, is nothing short of incredible.


Extended Watchlist:
CLDR, KURA, AVEO, OPGN, EPIX, FUTL,
FRTA(Bottom-Bouncer)