Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review, Fresh Ideas & More

Speed Commerce, Inc. SPDC

We were just reminding our readers about SPDC yesterday, which we’ve now tracked for three sessions since  our premarket report on Friday. We observed a low of .018 that day, and the stock hasn’t looked back since.

After another excellent PPS-enhancing performance on Monday, we suggested our subscribers continue to watch yesterday for the possibility of a protracted uptrend, and what followed was the biggest single-session move yet, and new highs for SPDC.

From an early low of .038, the stock rushed to .057 in the closing minutes. That represented a 50% intraday pop, and an overall three-day increase above our observed low of .018 amounting to 217%


Options Ideas

Rambus, Inc. RMBS – Recap

RMBS was the subject of an options trading idea we submitted yesterday morning, after noticing the stock gapping up in the premarket on a post-market earnings beat from the prior day. We targeted the RMBS 02/19 $12 Calls, and those contracts traded in a range from .37-.59; good for intraday gains of up 59%

Apple, Inc. AAPL

It’s been awhile since we signaled any AAPL options, but we’re presented with an opportunity this morning as the stock is down considerably in early trading on deflated sales forecasts, amongst other things. We’ll look for chances on the bearish side of things, namely the AAPL Weekly $97-95.50 Puts to try to take advantage of the consequences of shaken investor confidence.

Biogen, Inc. BIIB

An impressive beat on revenues and EPS is leading BIIB to a notable gap-up this morning,  we’ll definitely want to look for the possibility of a nice intraday upswing from the stock. To ensure we catch the heaviest action we’ll begin by monitoring every set of contracts in the range of BIIB Weekly $267.50 through $280 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
CDII, LTNC, GNPT, GDSI, TPIV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPDC Update, Options Ideas & More

Speed Commerce, Inc. SPDC

We tagged SPDC for observation in our premarket report on Friday, and what has followed is two consecutive days of upward momentum.

We observed a low of .018 on Friday morning, and a subsequent high of .0289 for an intraday gain of 61% Then yesterday the stock traded in a range from .0289 to .041, for a 42% intraday rip. All told, SPDC made an total session-over-session swing of 128% since we began tracking the stock.

We’ll continue to do so for the time being- the recovery off of recently recorded annual lows has been rapid, as can be seen on the following chart snapshot. A return to PPS-levels of just a few weeks ago would mean significant gains from the current price, so we’ll have our eyes peeled for the possibility of a continued uptrend.


Fresh Options Ideas

After poring over the earnings calendar from post-market yesterday and this morning, we came across a pair of interesting plays for which we’ll formulate a couple of correlated options ideas.

FirstMerit Corp. FMER

Despite an earnings miss this morning, FMER is flying in premarket trading on concurrent news of a $3.4B buyout/merger with Huntington Bancshares in a deal that will effectively create the state of Ohio’s largest regional bank. We’re going to tag the FMER 02/19 $17.50 and $20 Calls for potential dip-and-rip scenarios.

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Rambus, Inc. RMBS

Regarding RMBS, we’re seeing a classic earnings-beat gap up to the tune of 7% in early trading today. Better than expected figures were released post-market yesterday, so we’ll be tracking a set of contracts here as well. Specifically, the RMBS 02/19 $12 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
AEZS, AMBS, SBFM, PGSY, BVAP, VRCI,

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Calls, Bottom Bouncers & More

Fresh Options Idea

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – The SPY is one of our favorite funds to take advantage of when market conditions permit, and based on the general atmosphere this morning after crude oil’s impressive rally yesterday, we definitely want to signal a range of contracts for tracking.

We’re specifically looking for the heaviest activity to fall within the SPY Weekly $187-191 Calls*, with the SPY trading in the $189-range here in the premarket. If we do see a dip to start the day, we’ll need the subsequent bounce to occur above that $187-level for this idea to remain valid.

*Don’t forget that trading weekly options contracts on a Friday is an inherently risky proposition, as they are on the verge of expiration. It can, however, be a chance for experienced traders to take advantage as premiums dissipate and volatility increases. 


Decision Diagnostics Corp. DECN

DECN was included in our pool of interests from yesterday’s premarket report, and the stock went on to put up a respectable performance.

From a low of .15, DECN ran as high as .24 for potential intraday gains of up to 60% and the move happened with the aid of roughly nine times the monthly average volume.


TubeMogul, Inc.  TUBE

There have been a couple of events that have TUBE flirting with new relative lows this week. A nominal amount of insider selling seems to have coincided with some  third-party content in its news feed casting the stock in a disparaging light.

Events like these awaken the bargain hunters within us. The stock is approaching previous levels of support as we’ve pointed out on the chart below, so we’ll be monitoring for a possible reversal to occur in that channel in forthcoming sessions.


Synergy Resources Corp. SYRG

We’ve noticed SYRG trending up off of its own recent bottom over the past couple of sessions, and we like the overall look of the chart and the strength building therein. We’re looking for this stock to record higher highs and higher lows and continue to build momentum.


Extended Watchlist:
BLDP, NESC, EKSO, SPDC