Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & HEMP

Options Review

We’ve placed a lot of focus on options plays this week, and thanks to the help of a solid day for the markets, we saw excellent opportunities for quick strike profits in a couple of them yesterday. Our primary order of business today is to go over the gains that have been made possible by some of our ideas.

The Netflix Inc. NFLX 01/25 $290-300 Calls were an idea we submitted in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and we saw some moderate increases in all five of those contracts, which were as follows:

$290 Calls – Range: 14.15-16.30 - Max Gain: 15%
$292.50 Calls – Range: 11.00-14.70 – Max Gain: 34%
$295 Calls – Range: 10.05-16.25 - Max Gain: 62%
$297.50 Calls – Range: 11.25-14.00 – Max Gain: 24%
$300 Calls – Range: 8.60-13.07 - Max Gain: 52%
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We also formulated an idea for the SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) on Tuesday morning, the SPY Weekly $266.50-268.50 Calls, and those have flourished thanks to the bullish session for stocks in general yesterday. Here are the ranges on those contracts so far:

$266.50 Calls – Range: 1.25-3.55 - Max Gain: 184%
$267 Calls – Range: 1.02-3.20 – Max Gain: 214%
$267.50 Calls – Range: .89-2.86 - Max Gain: 221%
$268 Calls – Range: .74-2.60 – Max Gain: 251%
$268.50 Calls – Range: .66-2.28 - Max Gain: 245%

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Hemp, Inc. HEMP

We also wanted to make mention of HEMP, a long-time familiar play which we most recently tagged on November 30th, subsequent to which time we would observe a low of .0292.

Thanks to the passing of the farm bill in the House by a landslide, hemp and its byproducts, which includes CBD, has just been legalized at the federal level. That means big things for HEMP, and many other companies involved in CBD production and distribution. The news led to a new high of .045 for HEMP- a 54% move over our observed low from a couple of weeks ago.


Extended Watchlist:
OPTT, IPCI, BLIN, CRIS, VTL, DPW, GE, PAYX, ADIL, NBEV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: APTI Recap & More

Apptio, Inc. APTI – Review

Despite a lousy day for the markets as a whole, yesterday brought a very interesting development in APTI, in the form of an enormous gap-up. We signaled APTI as a bottom-play in our premarket report on the first of this month, after the stock had begun to rebound following a dip to new annual lows a couple of days earlier. At the time the stock traded for as little as 24.48 a share.

We included it in yesterdays report as well, and the new high after that incredible gap-up came in at 37.80. That marks an upswing of 54% in just under two weeks, made even more impressive by the fact that the markets tanked on the day. The rapid hike was due to Sunday’s revelation that the company would be sold in an all cash deal equal to $38/share.


Fresh Options Ideas

We scan the earnings calendar each morning to ID earnings plays with the biggest potential, and today we have a pair of big name releases for which we will formulate some quick strike ideas:

HD Weekly $180 Calls
AAP Weekly $170 & $175 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
AIMT, HUSA, RGSE, ARDX, PAYX, NMM, DXR, HDSN