Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Wins

Options Reviews

General Mills, Inc. GIS – We were looking at the General Mills chain beginning
on Wednesday morning, when we designated the GIS 04/18 $47.50-50 Calls as targets of interest for the week. We got some very nice profit opportunities out of that set, with plenty of time for the possibility to realize further gains.  The $47.50 Calls rose from a low of 1.40-3.55, an upswing of 154% The $50′s traded in a range from .27-1.47, which works out to a huge jump of 444%
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Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI  – On Thursday morning, we added the DRI 04/18 $115 Calls to our pool of ideas, and those really made a splash as well. In the two session span following our alert, we witnessed a move up from a low of 1.15 to a high of 4.30. That represents a rapid increase of 274%
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Revlon, Inc. REV - Finally, on Friday, we continued our streak of new ideas with an extended-term idea on Revlon. A pair of big insider buys was what led us to place these on watch. We’ll continue to track the REV 08/16 $22.50-25 Calls. For Friday, they each managed modest increases, with the $22.50′s running from 2.55-2.90 (+14%) and the $25′s going from 1.25-2.00 (+60%). These will be on our radar for quite some time, but got off to a nice start.


Extended Watchlist:
WGO, FTR. ASNA, CRIS, CRMD, AVEO, KNDI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: REV Form-4 Alert

General Mills, Inc. GIS

Tracking back to an idea we formulated on Wednesday morning, the GIS 04/18 $47.50-50 Calls, we saw some really nice activity in those contracts thanks to a bullish session for the markets on the whole.

Both of our designated targets managed to post multi-bag gains. The $47.50 Calls made a nice swing from 1.40-2.85, representing a gain of 104% The $50′s fared even better, trading in a range from .27-.94, an increase of 248%


Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI

For a fresh idea yesterday, we went with the DRI 04/18 $115 Calls and saw a solid performance there as well. This set of contracts turned up with an even double-bagger as they ran from a low of 1.15, and reached a 3.30 high.

As is the case with many of the plays we selected this week, there’s still plenty of time remaining until expiration, so the possibility of seeing further useful activity down the line is not out of the question.


Revlon, Inc. REV – Form-4 Alert

Speaking of plenty of time, we are going to go farther out with this next fresh idea than we are typically accustomed to going. This idea could theoretically be in play for the next 5 months. We’ll track the REV 08/16 $22.50-25 Calls.

This is after noticing the stock recovering from a recent severe beating, in unison with Form-4 filings indicating the purchase of over $7M in stock by a REV insider on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, as the stock was flagging heavily.


Extended Watchlist:
SEEL, HIBB, BPTH, TRCH, BPI, UPL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom Watch Plays

Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI

Despite beating on earnings in its postmarket release yesterday afternoon, ATVI reported fewer monthly active subscribers, and the stock has taken a gut punch as a result, falling to new annual lows in the mid-$50′s. The stock hasn’t seen a PPS this low since last December, and it went on to have a post-holiday run into March of this year, and yet another in the spring.

While we don’t expect an exact repeat of history, at present the stock is highly oversold, and we want to set up a longer-term recovery play to place on watch today and monitor going forward. We’ll be looking at the ATVI 01/18 $55-62.50 Calls for this purpose.


Bunge Ltd. BG

We’ve also taken notice of an interesting setup on BG, which has been recently trading at a double bottom, and whose CEO just picked up nearly a hundred million dollars worth of the stock here at these lows. He was also joined by another insider which submitted a pair of Form-4′s for the purchase of roughly $40M.

That’s an incredibly large bet on the part of the company’s leader, far out of the realm of simply trying to prop up his company’s stock. To invest that kind of money, would seem to imply a firm inside belief that BG won’t go much lower than what we’ve seen in the past week or so. We’ll place this stock on a Form-4 Bottom Watch moving forward, and monitor for the possibility of a nice rebound.


Extended Watchlist:
APRN, PRTY, GSL, REV,