Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Success

OPTIONS RECAP

Both of the fresh options ideas we submitted in yesterday morning’s premarket report turned out to be multi-bag winners, with the MCD $170′s turning in the winning card of the day with nearly a three thousand percent pop!

McDonald’s Corp. MCD

We selected thethe MCD Weekly $165-172.50 Calls yesterday, and as we just stated, one of those contracts absolutely exploded for close to a thirty-bagger! All the other contracts in our highlighted range posted big-time gains on the day as well.

$165 Calls – Range: 4.10-12.50 - Max Gain: 205%
$167.50 Calls – Range: 1.24-10.34 – Max Gain: 734%
$170 Calls – Range: .28-8.48 - Max Gain: 2929%
$172.50 Calls – Range: .67-5.85 – Max Gain: 773%
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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – The other plays we had placed on our radar yesterday morning was the SPY 10/31 $275-277 Calls as we awaited a recovery from this week’s early losses. While the markets didn’t gain any ground from the open, there was a big dip-and-rip scenario which allowed for some very solid gains in our designated plays.

$275 Calls – Range: 1.11-3.00 - Max Gain: 170%
$275.50 Calls – Range: 1.02-2.69 – Max Gain: 164%
$276 Calls – Range: .68-1.93 - Max Gain: 184%
$276.50 Calls – Range: .74-2.13 – Max Gain: 188%
$277 Calls – Range: .65-1.93 - Max Gain: 197%
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Fresh Options Idea:
The Boeing Co. BA Weekly $357.50-367.50
Caterpillar, Inc.CAT 11/16 $120-123 Calls


Barrick Gold Corp. ABX

We want to provide a quick update on a recent tag of ours this morning. Exactly 4 weeks ago to the day, we placed ABX on watch, and the stock has enjoyed a continuous uphill climb ever since, even despite the markets at large having a rough couple of weeks.

Subsequent to our alert on the 24th of last month, we witnessed a low of 10.72, and yesterday the stock reached a PPS of 14.10, marking a solid 32% increase, which is nothing to sneeze at with a $10+ stock in just a month. We’ll continue to track its movements going forward.


Extended Watchlist: 
ZIXI, ACB, TOPS, NDRA, ACB, ESEA, FRO, AGRX, CPHI

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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: Options Roundup & More

Morgan Stanley MS – Recap

Morgan Stanley had a solid beat on profits yesterday in its premarket Q3 earnings report, which led us to signal interest for the MS Weekly $43.50 & $44 Calls in our report.

It turned out to be an excellent set of ideas, which each contract making a hundred percent move or better. With the market on the rebound, it was like taking candy from a baby, and we may see more similar activity if we get another strong session as a whole.

The 43.50 Calls ran from a low of 1.32 and reached 2.65 for an intraday gain of 101% while the range on the $44′s was .85-2.20, going down as a single session move of 159%
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Fresh Options Ideas

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) - Should the markets be in for another day of recovery after last week’s backslide, we’re going to also be interested in tracking the activity of the SPY Weekly $279-280.50 Calls.

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – We’ll also take advantage of the market resurgence with an idea pertaining to the NFLX chain. We’ll have our eyes on the NFLX Weekly $377.50-385 Calls as well.

Moody’s Co. MCO – Lastly, we like the technical setup of the Moody’s chart, along with its volatility. It may produce some good chances in the  MCO 11/16 $170-180 Calls, so we’re going to throw those on our track list as well.


Extended Watchlist: 
OHGI, ISR, MNGA, SLS,

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

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Puts Recap & More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Review

We went bearish on the SPY yesterday morning, and offered up a set of corresponding ideas in the options chain. We signaled our interest in the SPY 10/08 $288.50-$287.50 Puts which just had the one session before expiration.

It turned out to be a great rapid-strike play for anyone who cared to take advantage. Every single contract in our designated group produced legitimately impressive multi-bag intraday gain opportunities.

$288.50 Puts – Range: .71-2.90 – Max Gain: 308%
$288 Puts – Range: .47-2.50 - Max Gain: 432%
$287.50 Puts – Range: .31-2.00 – Max Gain: 545%


Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. KALA

Catching our eye as a potential bottom bounce play this morning is KALA, which is presently exhibiting all of the bottom play indicators we typically look for. The RSI is in indicating that the stock is oversold, but with strength rising, and the MACD is sharply converging toward an impending cross.

Meanwhile the PPS showed its first inclination yesterday of attempting to fill in the topside gap we can also plainly see on the snapshot below. We’re going yto place the stock on watch for a continued rebound, and also tag the KALA 01/18 $10 & 12.50 Calls for observation in the days and weeks ahead.





CorMedix, Inc. CRMD

We placed CRMD on watch beginning on last Monday, October 1st, and subsequent to that report, would observe a low of 1.06 in the stock. Yesterday, CRMD attained a new high of 1.65, marking a notable 56% upswing in just a weeks time.


Extended Watchlist: 
CZNI, AGRX, OGEN, MOSY, HELE, PYX, DGLY