Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Plays & More

Options Roundup

Yesterday, we took the opportunity to update readers on the performances of some successful stock calls we made recently. Today we want to turn back to the options trading front with a couple updates on longer-term calls we’ve made, as well as a fresh idea. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG - Beginning with the new idea, we we’re noticing a good chart setup on Chipotle, with a number of factors pointing to potential bullish activity forthcoming.  We’d like to signal a range of contracts to watch accordingly. We’ll have our eye on the CMG Weekly $297.50-305 Calls.

Verizon Communications, Inc. VZ -  We highlighted a range of calls in the Verizon chain a couple of Fridays ago, and the stock has been on an impressive uptrend ever since. We want to provide updated figures, on the total possible gains we’ve witnessed since putting the VZ 01/19 $45-48 Calls on watch.

$45 Calls – Range: 1.08 -3.95 – Max Gain: 266%
$46 Calls – Range: .59-3.06 – Max Gain: 419%
$47 Calls – Range: .39-2.25 – Max Gain: 477%
$48 Calls – Range: .23-1.55 – Max Gain: 574%


AT&T, Inc. ATT
-  We also recently signaled a range of  ATT calls (Nov 9th) on a longer term basis, the ATT 01/19 $34-36 Calls, and those ranges have increased as well, with a bullish performance from T continuing over the past few weeks.

$34 Calls
– Range: .91-1.81 – Max Gain: 99%
$35 Calls – Range: .53-1.12 – Max Gain: 111%
$36 Calls – Range: 37-.66 – Max Gain: 78%

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PZRX Review & More

PhaseRx, Inc. PZRX

It seems like most of the big runners we’ve caught up with in recent weeks have been pharma plays of one type or another, and that trend continued yesterday. PZRX was the standout performer from our premarket watchlist, trading in a rather impressive range throughout essentially the entire session.

The stock saw an early low of .82, and surged continuously up to a high of  1.55 roughly an hour before the close. It worked out to an intraday swing of 89% and came on fantastic liquidity, with more than 43X the monthly average volume flowing through the PZRX.

The stock closed with strength in the high 1.20′s and is inching back into the 1.30′s in the premarket. The move was catalyzed by the company’s 2nd drug development candidate, PRX-ASL, for the treatment of ASLD, a rare liver disorder, has received orphan drug status by the FDA. (>>View PR)

.We’ll continue to track its activity and look for higher lows and higher highs as we head into week’s end.

Iconic Brands, Inc. ICNB

We tagged ICNB as a bottom-watch play early in the week, and have begun to see the rebound that we were looking for.

We subsequently observed a low of .0058, and yesterday with the stock reaching .008, it marked an intraweek swing of 38% Once again, we’ll be looking for the establishment of higher highs and higher lows in forthcoming sessions.

SeaDrill Ltd. SDRL

Speaking of excellent bottom calls, we’ve had an even better one in SDRL. We highlighted this one in our report last Wednesday, after which time we observed the stock at a low of .22. Yesterday it attained a .62 high, representing an upswing of 182% over the span of just a few sessions. Once more, we’ll be looking out for a more sustained recovery

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. APC

We want to put a few sets of options contracts from the APC chain on watch today after noticing the annoucement of a massive share buyback program by the company to the tune of $2.5B, effectively reducing the number of outstanding shares by 10%

The stock has tested an area of recent resistance as a result in premarket trading. We’re going to radar the APC 09/29 $47-48.50 Calls, and watch them into next week.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CAPR Recap & More

Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. CAPR

We included CAPR in yesterday’s premarket watchlist after noticing some abnormal volume and price action in the stock during the previous session. Prior to that it had been trading sideways for more than a month.

It turns out our alert came just in the nick of time, because yesterday CAPR exploded for its largest single-session spike in years. The stock opened at 1.50 and managed to run as high as 2.65, filling a good portion of the large gap on its chart, left in May. It came out to an intraday push of 77% which came on monstrous volume of just under 80 times the monthly average.


We discussed tracking the SPY Weekly $249.50 & $250 Calls as conditions appeared favorable to another bullish day for the market in general. The fund made a pretty solid move during the session, and that produced some decent opportunities in our designated contracts.

The $249.50′s traded from .55 to a high of .83 (+51%), while the $250′s did slightly better with a run from .29 to .49 (+69%) just before lunch hour.

Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. HMNY

We last tagged HMNY on August 15th, and after a solid run, the stock went under consolidation for a few weeks. However, the downturn ended at the end of last week and the move it’s made since has been pretty impressive.

HMNY saw a low of 2.42 on Thursday, and yesterday the stock achieved a new high of 6.40. That represents a four -session upswing of 164% while volume over the same period has been significantly increased.

HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. HTGM

We’re interested to track HTGM today after the company announced the issuance of two method patents on its technology. We’re seeing a moderate gap-up in the premarket, but there still appears to be the good chance for a solid upside here. The stock does have a recent history containing a huge spike to more than $12.

We’ll place it on watch, and look for it to establish a string of sessions recording higher highs and higher lows moving forward.

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