Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More SPY Action

SPDRA S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

We want to formulate a new options idea for the SPY, but first, we would like to present the final performance of the Weekly SPY Calls we signaled last Tuesday.

Those were the SPY Weekly SPY Weekly $272.50-274 Calls and the gains they experienced over the course of the short holiday week were exceedingly impressive, with percentage increases in the thousands on two out of four contracts, with the other two set not trailing far behind, with huge multi-bag gains of their own. .

$272.50 Calls – Range: .43-3.35 – Max Gain: 679%
$273 Calls – Range: .28-2.82 – Max Gain: 907%
$273.50 Calls – Range: 17-2.35 – Max Gain: 1282%
$274 Calls – Range: .09-1.82 – Max Gain: 1922%

As we mentioned above, we’ve got a fresh idea for the SPY for today as well. in the wake of this morning’s positive jobs numbers. We’re going to keep an eye on the SPY 07/09 (Expire Today*) 275.50-277 Calls.

*Speculation in these contracts today is tantamount to trading weekly options on a Friday. Should NOT be attempted, except by veteran traders with disposal funds!


Intrexon Corp. XON – Form-4 Bottom Bouncer

We’re very interested in the current scenario with XON. We noticed the CEO purchasing roughly $100M worth of the company’s stock last week at 13.37, and we like the current technical setup as well, with a strong bottom bounce in progress along with a gap on the chart to the upside.

We could see an significant move happening for the stock itself, but we also want to include an extended term options idea for more leverage in the case of a protracted recovery, which is presently looking like a solid possibility. We’ll have an eye on the XON 08/17 $14-17 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
BIOAQ, PVG, SECO, RIOT, LEDS, ASTC, RIBT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Roundup

Options Round-Up

We had good fortune with yesterday’s options calls (see WGO below), and with a trio of big name earnings reports out either yesterday post-market or this morning, we figured we’d triple-down on some more fresh options ideas!

The Kroger Co. KR Weekly $28-29.50 Calls

Darden Restaurants Inc. DRI 07/20 $100-115 Calls

Micron Technology, Inc. MU Weekly $61-62.50 Calls

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Winnebago Industries, Inc. WGO - Options Recap

We took notice of Winnebago’s impressive earnings beat yesterday morning and promptly formulated a range of options ideas to try to take advantage of the situation.

We’ll selected the WGO Weekly $43-46 Calls to put on watch, and each of the four contracts in that range turned out to be a solid intraday mover. The following are the total possible gains which could have been banked off of these ideas on the day:

$53 Calls – Range: 2.29-4.30 – Max Gain: 88%
$54 Calls – Range: 2.00-3.60 – Max Gain: 80%
$55 Calls – Range: 1.50-3.00 – Max Gain: 100%
$60 Calls – Range: 1.18-2.40 – Max Gain: 103%


Extended Watchlist:
CRMD, RIOT, ARQL, TEO, WEB, YTEN, SAGD

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DAL Options Idea

Delta Airlines, Inc. DAL

To start things off this morning, we’re immediately drawn to the most recognizable name on the premarket earnings calendar for the day. Delta has been beaten back over the past few weeks, to the point of approaching heavily oversold territory, especially as the PPS fell below the 50DMA for the first time since the second week of February.  When that did occur, the stock launched into a month-long bullish pattern. All of this is plainly evident on the chart snapshot below.

With this morning’s beat on earnings as a catalyst, we’ll look for a similar pattern to emerge this time around, and begin tracking the DAL 04/13 51.50-53 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
RESN, DCIX, CBI, MDR, CHFS, OSTK, RIOT, EYEG, AKER

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: UAA Update & More

Under Armour, Inc. UAA – Update

We mentioned the possibility of further gains for the calls we signaled in the Under Armour options chain on Tuesday, the UAA Weekly $15.50-16.50 Calls.

The markets pulled a head-fake, and ended up going green, which helped allow the stock to make to more than $18. That created huge opportunities in our highlighted plays, which went quickly from double-baggers on Tuesday, to a triple, a quad, and even an octuple-bagger!

$15.50 Calls – Range: .60-2.50 – Max Gain: 317%
$16 Calls – Range: .34-2.00 – Max Gain: 488%
$16.50 Calls – Range: .16-1.50 – Max Gain: 838%

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Fresh Options Idea:
SPY Weekly $270-272 Calls



Payment Data Systems, Inc. PYDS

We are looking at PYDS as a bottom-bouncer with just the kind of chart setup we like. The stock spent nearly all of January and the beginning of February under heavy consolidation down to its lowest PPS since October. In the last couple of weeks it has shown signs of a solid turnaround.

As you can see below, the RSI is coming off of being oversold and presently cruising toward the 50-line,  the MACD is in the midst of a bullish cross, and yesterday saw the testing of the 200DMA. PYDS also has a recent history of rapid runs up the chart, also visible on the included snapshot, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on it in the coming days.


Extended Watchlist:
CSCO, MNOV, MBRX, TEVA, RIOT, HIIQ, SBCF, OMF

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SNAP Rocking & More

Snap, Inc. SNAP

After we signaled our interest in a range of SNAP calls yesterday morming, the stock turned in quite a performance. In fact, SNAP ended up being the top gainer on the NASDAQ for the session.

That activity paved the way for some excellent intraday moves for our designated contracts, the SNAP Weekly $16-17.50 Calls, which all more than

$16 Calls – Range: 1.15-5.00 – Max Gain: 335%
$16.50 Calls – Range: .93-4.38 – Max Gain: 371%
$17 Calls – Range: .50-4.00 – Max Gain: 700%
$17.50 Calls – Range: .45-3.51– Max Gain: 680%

We feel good about a continuation of the same kind of volatility we saw with SNAP yesterday, and will roll up our potential strike prices, and begin to monitor the SNAP Weekly $21-22.50 Calls as we finish out the week.
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Fresh Options Idea:
GrubHub, Inc. GRUB – Weekly $80-85 Calls

Twitter. Inc. TWTR – Weekly $31-33 Calls


Biocept, Inc. BIOC

We want to keep tabs on BIOC after the announcement of a public offering precipitated what we would consider an over-reactionary selloff.

The company raised a sum of roughly $14.8M after offering approximately 32M shares at an exercise price of .45, along with immediately exercise-able warrants to purchase another 32M shares at .50.

We would classify it fall to a new annual low of  .30 yesterday as a kneejerk response, and with the stock being this heavily oversold, we’ll want to put this one on bottom-bounce watch immediately.


Extended Watchlist:
TEUM, SNCR, FOLD, SWN, GCAP, NETE, RIOT, ONTX