Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Winners & More

OPTIONS WINNERS

We introduced three earnings related options ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, each with a range of contracts in their respective chains that we found enticing.

We got fantastic results from the vast majority of the contracts we were tracking. Two of the three ideas yielded several opportunities for multi-bag intraday gains.

International Business Machines Corp. IBM
Weekly $130-134 Calls

$130 Calls
 – Range: 1.74-5.30 – Max Gain: 205%
$131 Calls – Range: 1.50-4.30 – Max Gain: 187%
$132 Calls – Range: .43-3.75 – Max Gain: 772%
$133 Calls – Range: .58-3.10 – Max Gain: 434%
$134 Calls – Range: .38-2.45 – Max Gain: 545%
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The Procter & Gamble Co. PG
 Weekly $93-95.50 Calls

$93 Calls – Range: 1.35-3.33 – Max Gain: 261%
$93.50 Calls – Range: 1.22-2.8 – Max Gain: 530%
$94 Calls – Range: .90-2.62 – Max Gain: 382%
$95 Calls – Range: .48-1.77 – Max Gain: 506%

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Logitech International, Inc. LOGI

We also published a longer term options idea in our report on Tuesday morning, signaling the LOGI 02/15 $34 & $35 Calls for observation, and we’ve got an update on those plays as well, which have also turned into multi-bag runners this midweek.

The $34 Calls have thus far traded up from a low of .85 to a high of 2.40 for a gain of 182%, while the $35′s have gone from .55 to 1.65- an increase of 200% With three weeks remaining until expiration we can continue to keep an eye on these for the possibility of higher highs.
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Fresh Ideas:
Southwest Airlines Co.

LUV Weekly $52-54 Calls

McCormick & Co. Inc.
MKC 02/15 $125 & $120 Puts


Extended Watchlist:
ADIL, TXT, UCTT, ROX, INO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Roundup & More

OPTIONS ROUNDUP

One of our top activities each day is poring over the previous day’s post-market quarterly earnings reports, as well as the premarket releases from that morning, in order to find those stock most likely to produce the type of volatility we look for to make quick-strike trades.

The earnings calendar is rather busy at present, with three names jumping to the forefront on our scanner today. We’ll give a brief overview of their quarterly highlights, as well as ranges of contracts to place on watch for the remainder of the week.

International Business Machines Corp. IBM
-Beat on profit, strong outlook
Radar: Weekly $130-134 Calls

United Technologies Corp. UTX
-Earnings and revs beat, more than 70% increase in Q4 profit
Radar: Weekly $113-118 Calls

The Procter & Gamble Co. PG
-Strong sales, earnings beat, boosted guidance
Radar: Weekly $93-95.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CODX, SYF, EARS, QSR, BPTH, PUMP, IDEX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review

Options Recap

We wrapped up last week on Friday morning’s report with a pair of fresh options ideas. We are happy to start off this new trading week with a review of the solid performances of those plays, and the subsequent gain opportunities they provided for us.

Paypal, Inc. PYPL -  Paypal stock saw early gains thanks to solid numbers from its Venmo quick pay platform contained in its quarterly report. It caused us to signal interest in the PYPL Weekly $81-83 Calls and sure enough, we saw some nice chances for single-session profits.

$81 Calls – Range: 2.07-5.15 - Max Gain: 149%
$82 Calls – Range: 1.23-4.30 – Max Gain: 250%
$82.50 Calls – Range: .95-3.72 - Max Gain: 292%
$83 Calls – Range: .54-3.23 – Max Gain: 498%
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The Procter & Gamble Co. PG- Procter and Gamble also reported on its earnings Friday morning,and recorded five year highs in sales growth. We highlighted the PG Weekly $82-84.50 Calls and swept the range with solid results there as well.

$82 Calls – Range: 2.87-5.40 – Max Gain: 88%
$82.50 Calls – Range: 2.61-5.20 - Max Gain: 99%
$83 Calls – Range: 1.70-4.70 – Max Gain: 176%
$83.50 Calls – Range: 1.80-4.14 – Max Gain: 130%
$84 Calls – Range:.96-3.49 – Max Gain: 264%
$83.50 Calls – Range: 1.05-3.15 – Max Gain: 200%
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Fresh Options Idea:
PetMed Express, Inc. PETS 12/21 $30-35 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
YY, MYSZ, VTVT, CLDC, APHB, RMBS, APHB(Bottom play)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Week for Options

Morgan Stanley MS – Recap

Earlier in the week we highlighted a pair of options calls in the Morgan Stanley chain following the company’s Q3 earnings report on Tuesday, in which it reported a solid beat of Wall Street expectations on profits.

As a result, the MS Weekly $43.50 & $44 Calls that we signaled in our report produced some very nice chances for traders to lock in multi-bag profits.

The $43.50 Calls, from their low of 1.32 reached 4.20, for an intraweek gain of 218% The $44 Calls low came in at .85, and it went on to log a high of 3.65. That worked out to an overall increase of 329%


Fresh Options Ideas

Paypal, Inc. PYPL - The first of our earnings related options ideas to close out the week is going to be Paypal, whose stock saw early gains on the heels of the company’s report which entailed a big boost from the company’s Venmo offshoot. Revenue streams have been growing as Paypal has launched several initiatives within the platform. We are going to be looking at the PYPL Weekly $81-83 Calls* as we close out the trading week.

The Procter & Gamble Co. PG – We’re also looking at PG, which reported on its earnings this morning, and posted it’s biggest growth in sales for the last half a decade. Our idea for this particular play will be the PG Weekly $82-84.50 Calls*

*Please do not attempt to trade options with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you are an advanced level trader with disposable funds. It’s an extreme risk/reward proposition!


Extended Watchlist: 
CLF, NIHD, TTGT, JMU, YNDX, CGA, CCL

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ERBB Recap, Options & More

American Green, Inc. ERBB

In lieu of a typical extended watchlist yesterday morning, we included a series of cannabis related plays. From that list came the familiar face of ERBB, which had itself a solid session which included a strong close.

On more than three times its monthly average volume, the stock traded in a range from .00289 to a high of .0045 (+56%) before closing just a couple of ticks below at .0043. That’s the highest PPS since June of 2015, yet another indication that a second green rush is currently in force.


Procter and Gamble Co. PG – Options Recap

We also wanted to give a quick rehash of the moves made by the options we signaled for observation in yesterday’s report, the PG Weekly $85.50-88 Calls.

We mentioned we’d be on the lookout for a gap-and-go to start the session, and that’s exactly what took place. Despite tapering off toward the end of the day, some nice gains were there for the taking in the morning.

$85.50 Calls – Range: 1.70-2.43 – Max Gain: 43%
$86 Calls – Range: 1.36-2.04 – Max Gain: 50%
$86.50 Calls
– Range: .97-1.53 – Max Gain: 58%
$87 Calls – Range: .66-1.25 – Max Gain: 89%
$87.50 Calls – Range: .41-.88 – Max Gain: 115%
$88 Calls – Range: .25-.61 – Max Gain: 144%


Lockheed Martin Corp. LMT – Options Idea

We’re going to formulate an options idea for major defense contractor Lockheed Martin today, which posted a healthy beat on earnings yesterday, causing a major spike on the chart that sent it up well past its 50DMA.

We’re going to be keen on the LMT 12/02 $255-260 Calls providing that the stock maintains support above this morning’s premarket high of 247.40 on any forthcoming pullbacks.


Extended Watchlist:
PURA, DNRG, HCTI, MYHI, EXMT, ENLB