Blue Horseshoe Stocks: JMIA Runner & More

Jumia Technologies JMIA

Our first order of business this morning is to mention the performance of JMIA after we included in yesterday’s premarket report on our extended watchlist.

This relatively new play doesn’t even have an options chain as yet, but the move made by the stock itself, especially for something in this price range, was really impressive. JMIA ran from a low of 33.10 on up to 43.50 during yesterday’s session, marking an impressive intraday rise of 31% As of this morning in the premarket, that high has risen to 50.60, and pushing our observed gain to a super solid 53%


FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Although the company downplayed its Q2 guidance in yesterday’s post-market release, NFLX still showed strong growth for the quarter, and looks to be in line for a solid finish to this four-day trading week which wraps up tomorrow in advance of Good Friday. Wre will look to possibly take advantage of the NFLX Weekly $365-375 Calls.

PepsiCo, Inc. PEP - Pepsi was among those companies reporting their quarterly earnings this morning in the premarket, and we’d like to formulate an idea there as well after the company posted a Q1 beat on profits and revs. We’re going to track the  PEP Weekly $124-125 Calls into tomorrow’s close.


Extended Watchlist:
QCOM, TXT, CSX, SBGL, TLGT, YUMA, TBLT, ADVM

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ADIL, AMTX Review

Adial Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ADIL

Just as we were lauding ADIL yesterday morning on its recent bucking of the terribly bearish trend that had been building for several weeks, we get that epic one day reversal and bullish surge in the markets. It was especially fortuitous timing in the case of ADIL, being that it was already up considerably. The added boost took the stock to new heights, and added considerably to the positive movement we’ve witnessed over the past couple of weeks.

At the time of our initial alert on ADIL on the morning of the 13th, we saw trades going off as low as 2.55. As of yesterday’s new high mark set at 7.45, which represents a two week upswing of 192%


Aemetis, Inc. AMTX

As for the the other mention from yesterday’s premarket report, AMTX, it too felt the effects of the huge rally in the markets, trading up from a low of .60, up as high as .97. That worked out to an intraday push of 62%

Regardless of the market conditions, we’ll have a slot on our watch screens reserved for AMTX going forward, after the company just received a considerable round of non-toxic financing to effect the execution of the next phase of its business plan.



DVB Technologies, Inc. DVBT

Among the countless stocks that have been at or near their annual lows recently, we want to highlight DVBT, to watch going forward. There is a considerable gap on the chart which the stock has been beginning to fill. The opportunity for a considerable swing trade may be present, provided that yesterday’s activity wasn’t merely an isolated event in the midst of a continued downward trajectory for the markets in general.

In addition to the stock itself, we’ll also go ahead and signal some options to watch, specifically the DVBT 05/17 $7.50 & $10 Calls.
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Another Fresh Idea:
International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. IFF 02/15 $130 & $135


Extended Watchlist:
SESN, SBGL, LILAK, PSTI, MYSZ, WFT, TVIX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ATVI Review & More

Activision Blizzard, Inc. ATVI

On Friday, our primary focus was a bottom play in the form of ATVI, which had just been beaten back to its lowest prices since December of last year. Our inclination was to signal a range of longer term calls in the options chain, and we had instant results from those ideas.

All four of the contracts contained within our designated range produced single-session gains of a significant nature.

$55 Calls – Range: 3.20-5.00 - Max Gain: 56%
$57.50 Calls – Range: 2.30-3.60 – Max Gain: 57%
$60 Calls – Range: 1.40-2.68 - Max Gain: 91%
$62.50 Calls – Range: .90-1.84 – Max Gain: 104%


Aurora Cannabis, Inc. ACB

We have followed ACB for years, but this is the first time we’ve done a feature on the stock since it was ACBFF trading on the OTC Markets. The company uplisted to the NYSE, making it one of the few cannabis plays to do so.

After having been trading at a relative bottom toward the end of last month, the stock has been gaining some ground, and is gapping up a bit this morning on the heels of its quarterly earnings report.

Aurora’s revenue increased four-fold, and its earnings surpassed $100M in the first report issued by the company since the legalization of marijuana in Canada barely a month ago. We’ll be very interested to follow up with its conference call and expected guidance, as well as track it more closely through this new quarter.


Cronos Group, Inc. CRON

Speaking of earnings, CRON has a report upcoming early this week, and despite the PPS tapering back over the past couple of sessions, we’ll be interested to follow along with its post-release activity.

We tracked CRON over its recent solid 53% run from 6.50-9.95, and we’ll be eager to see if a solid earnings report can help reinvigorate the stock. We also made some great options calls on CRON last week, which we may swing back around and do again tomorrow, with favorable enough quarterly figures.


Extended Watchlist:
AMH, APTI, UPL, GSL, TTNP, ONVO, SBGL, VTL(Bottom play)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MCD Options & More

McDonald’s Corp. MCD

As we were looking for stocks that appear to be in position to buck the  bearish market trend we’ve experienced this week, we’ve settled on McDonald’s.

The hamburger giant posted some beefy Q3 numbers this morning. including a solid beat on earnings and worldwide same store sales, even as US same store sales missed expectations.

We’re going to signal a range of weekly calls to try to take advantage of the situation, and those are going to be the MCD Weekly $165-172.50 Calls.



PetMed Express, Inc. PETS – Update

We also want to rehash yesterday morning’s fresh options idea, which focused upon the PETS 12/21 $30 & 35 Calls. This pair of contracts recorded a solid first day for us, despite the tumultuous market conditions.

Both plays exceeded single-session gains of at least a hundred percent, and will retain their spot on our watchlist for the remainder of the week.

The $30 Calls traded up from a low of 1.55 up to 3.70 for a gain of 139% while the $35′s ran from .51-1.21, marking a 137% move on the day.


SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

With such a sharp and rapid downturn in the markets, a rebound is certain to be headed our way at some point soon, so we’re going to signal a range of calls in the SPY. We’ve generally posted a very good track record in terms of utilizing the SPY’s options chain to our advantage in the past.

Our targets for the next week will be the SPY 10/31 $275-277 Calls as we await a recovery from this week’s early losses.


Extended Watchlist: 
HMNY, ESES, OHGI, GFI, SBGL, AU

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DAL Options & More

Delta Airlines Inc. DAL

Despite a tumultuous day for the markets yesterday, and mostly everything taking on a bearish characteristic, we’re still going to go bullish on DAL in the wake of the company’s quarterly earnings report released this morning.

Despite rising fuel costs, the company revealed that profits soared well past expectations as a result of increased demand leading to higher ticket prices.

As we always try to do when a company posts a solid beat, we’ll designate a range of options to place on watch, in this case the DAL Weekly $49.50-52 Calls. We’ll go ahead and track these into the end of the week. DAL stock was already oversold, getting hammered for weeks, so this report may be just the catalyst needed to effect an impressive reversal.



SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

We had great success with the SPY earlier this week, and we want to come back to it this morning in the wake of the markets getting crushed yesterday. With the amount of uncertainty and potential volatility out there, we want to set ourselves up to have an active idea no matter which way the winds blow.

Should the SPY fall below $276, we will target the SPY Weekly $277 & $276 Puts. If it pulls above $276 we will focus on the $276 and $277 Calls, so either way, we should be able to quickly identify the proper course once trading commences. .


Extended Watchlist: 
SBGL, PRPO, RH, HEAR, CEI, HMY, ACST, HSGX