Blue Horseshoe Stock: More Options Success

General Motors Co. GM

We went very options heavy in our report yesterday morning, updating our readers on the success of ideas we had earlier in the week, and also including a pair of fresh ideas, GM Weekly $40-42 Calls.

We’re pleased to report that all five of the contracts in our designated range produced the opportunity for tangible intraday profits.

$21 Calls – Range: 1.61-2.73 – Max Gain: 70%
$21.50 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.22 – Max Gain: 122%
$22 Calls – Range: .73-1.70 – Max Gain: 133%
$21.50 Calls – Range: .42-1.26 – Max Gain: 200%
$22 Calls – Range: .18-.85 – Max Gain: 372%

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Burlington Stores, Inc. BURL

Also freshly formulated in yesterday’s report was our idea for the BURL Weekly $141-144 Calls, and we were not disappointed on that front either. While the bottom half of the range was pushed too deep into the money for any serious activity, we quickly zeroed in on the top performers, the $143 and $144 Calls.

The $143′s managed a huge run from 1.45-5.80, marking an intraday surge of 300% while the $144‘s posted a range of 1.40-4.00, which works out to a 186% rip.


More Fresh Options Ideas

For the second day in a row we’ll present a fresh pair of options ideas, one longer-term and one for potential day trades today*:

Bank of America BAC 07/20 $29 & $30 Calls
Lululemon Athletica LULU Weekly $111-114 Calls

*Never trade weekly options on a Friday unless you an expert level trader with disposable funds


Extended Watchlist:
ATIS, HEAR, TOPS, SGLB, PETX, AMMA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Bonanza

Post-Earnings Options Success

Yesterday morning, a focus in our premarket report on Caterpillar and McDonald’s options proved to be a big success. Both companies exceeded expectations on their delivered earnings reports, and early activity suggested that opportunity was in the air.

We signaled multiple contracts for each of them, and no matter which chain and strike price was chosen, respectable intraday profits were there for the taking. The specific ideas we highlighted were the CAT Weekly $111-114 Calls, and the MCD Weekly $152.50 &155 Calls, and their subsequent moves were as follows:

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT
$111 Calls
– Range: 2.00-3.88 – Max Gain: 94%
$112 Calls – Range: 1.36-2.88 – Max Gain: 112%
$113 Calls – Range: .85-2.15 – Max Gain: 153%
$114 Calls – Range: .58-1.44 – Max Gain: 148%

McDonald’s Corp. MCD
$152.50 Calls – Range: 4.35-7.50 – Max Gain: 72%
$155 Calls – Range: 2.15-5.00 – Max Gain: 133%

We’re seeing marginal premarket pullbacks from each stock this morning, but will continue to keep an eye on these play as we head into week’s end.
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Added Options Notes: Speaking of the end of the week, we’ve got an onslaught of big name earnings releases coming tomorrow and Friday, so expect the options intensity to ramp up quickly. We;ve got some fresh ideas today as well:

We also want to begin tracking a set of contracts in Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG. We’ve been watching the stock get hammered down for the better part of the last two months, and yesterday it gave the reversal signal we’ve been looking for.Others have caught on as well, with the stock surging in premarket trading this morning. We’re going to be watching the CMG 8/11 $360-370 Calls.

Additionally, we’re also noticing a cherry of a chart setup on The Hershey Co. HSY, which, when paired with a big time beat on their own Q2 earnings, should make for a decent rebound. We’ll be staying on top of the HSY 08/18 $110 & 111 Calls.


AK Steel Holding Corp. AKS

We’ll also continue to keep an eye on AKS, which we tagged in yesterday’s report. The stock did rise, if only slightly (6.35-6.88), so we’ll want to track it for a more sustained run. It’s already trading above its 20 and 50-day moving averages- next we’d like to see it make a run at the 200DMA at 7.44.


Extended Watchlist:
PETX, IFON, OCUL, HMNY