Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MMM Update & More

3M Co. MMM – Update

Fresh for yesterday morning’s report, we decided to highlight some MMM calls on the heels of the company’s earnings report, so we put the MMM Weekly $195-202.50 Calls on the radar.

Thanks to a solid intraday performance wherein the stock ran from a low of 194.20-199.89, there were some huge intraday moves from for traders to take advantage of promptly following the opening bell, which were as follows:

$195 Calls – Range: 2.24-6.00 – Max Gain: 168%
$197.50 Calls – Range: .67-4.34 – Max Gain: 548%
$200 Calls – Range: .71-2.80 – Max Gain: 294%
$202.50 Calls – Range: .27-1.55 – Max Gain: 474%

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Fresh Options Ideas:
AAPL Weekly $160-162.50 Calls
SPY Weekly $264-265.50 Calls



TrovaGene, Inc. TROV – Review

We last mentioned TROV on December 18th, and at the time the stock was trading down to an annual low of .503. Since then, we’ve seen a slow and steady recovery, which was kicked into a higher gear yesterday following news of Trovagene and PoC Capital entering an agreement to fund the development of Onvansertib in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

The stock ended up hitting .73, marking a 45% rise since we mentioned it. We will want to continue monitoring TROV for further advances from this point forward.


Extended Watchlist:
STAF, CREG, CRMD, EKSO, RGS, CLF, TOPS, WFT, ZYNE, IBN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Eye-Popping Profits Pouring In!

Canopy Growth Corp. CGC

It’s been just under two weeks since we alerted readers that we were interested in the CGC 09/21 $30-40 Calls. This was as a direct result of beverage behemoth Constellation Brands’ (STZ) adding a multi-billion dollar block to its stake in CGC.

CGC shares themselves have risen 66% over the same period, from a low of 29.05 to yesterday’s new high of 48.19.

What this continued bullish surge has done for our options ideas has been nothing short of eye-popping. The update ranges and total possible gains so far are as follows:

$30 Calls – Range: 1.76-18.20 – Max Gain: 934%
$35 Calls – Range: .56-13.90 – Max Gain: 2382%
$40 Calls – Range: .16-8.75 – Max Gain: 5369%

The $40′s especially have obliterated our wildest expectations. A paltry $16 investment on a single $40 Call contract at the lows, would have been been worth roughly $859 at the highs!


FRESH IDEAS

As you can very plainly see, options are where the biggest potential profits lie, so we will of course be offering up a couple of fresh ideas this morning.

Both TIF and DSW are coming off of good receptions in the wake of their quarterly earnings reports today. We’ll take that into account and keep the following plays on watch:

Tiffany & Co. TIF Weekly $136-140 Calls
DSW, Inc. DSW 09/21 $30-35 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
RGSE, EGLT, MARA, CDXS, ECR, STAF, NEPT, CHFS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAP Recap & More

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP

One of yesterday’s two options ideas that we offered up to our readers, AAP’s daily performance was the most pronounced. The machinations of the stock allowed for notable intraday gain opportunities, on the heels of the company’s Q2 earnings call. Those gains were as follows:

$145 Calls – Range: 8.92-14.55 – Max Gain:  62%
$150 Calls – Range: 4.80-9.67 – Max Gain: 40%
$155 Calls – Range: 2.50-5.40 – Max Gain: 51%

We’ve also caught word of a large share repurchase, so despite the fact that AAP is already in blue skies, we’ll continue to monitor these ideas.



The Home Depot, Inc. HD

The other fresh idea from yesterday’s report were the HD Weekly $195 & 197.50 Calls, and those also managed to produce significant chances for profits on the day.

The $195′s traded in a range from .81-2.46, a gain of 204% while the $187.50′s ran from .39-1.28. That was good for intraday gains of 228%



Energen Corp. EGN

Another longer-term set of ideas we recently offered up, the EGN 09/21 $75 & 77.50 Calls, have also begun to produce results. The $75 Calls gone from  1.10-1.95 (+77%), and the $77.50′straded from .90-1.10 (+22%).

While those are merely marginal moves, the stock is gearing up for another bullish session, gapping up significantly here in the premarket. We expect to see the ranges on these calls extended by a significant margin today.


FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS:
Constellation Brands, Inc. STZ 
just purchased an additional $4B stake in Canopy Growth Corp. CGC,putting the beverage manufacturer effectively into the cannabis business. We will signal some calls here in both cases.For STZ, the 09/14 $220 & 222.50 Calls, and for the Canopy chain- the CGC 09/21 $30-40 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
VLRX, GST, SXE, IDRA, STAF, NEPT

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FAST Review & More

Fastenal Co. FAST – Recap

We have had a continuous run of good fortune with our past several options calls over the last few weeks, and we continued to press our luck yesterday in signaling a range of options ideas for FAST.

We highlighted the FAST Weekly $50-55 Calls  as our fresh idea in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and not only did each of them provide chances for single-session profits, but they did so in absolutely grand fashion.

Serious multi-bag moves were on the menu regardless of which of the three strike points in our selected range was chosen by traders, with the $55′s being the most eye-popping with 38-bagger!

$50 Calls – Range: 1.65-6.50 – Max Gain: 294%
$52.50 Calls – Range: .45-4.00 – Max Gain: 789%
$55 Calls – Range: .05-1.98 – Max Gain: 3860%
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Fresh Idea :
Delta Airlines, Inc. DAL Weekly $49.50-51.50 Calls


Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. IDRA

We also want to place IDRA on bottom watch this morning after noticing how oversold the stock has become.

A merger agreement, one that wasn’t particularly favored to begin with, was cancelled, causing a big selloff. The kicker, is a literal ‘kicker’, a cancellation fee of $6M payable to IDRA by the proposed merger partner. That’s why we feel now is a good time to begin watching IDRA for a possible bottom bounce.


Extended Watchlist:
STAF, ZGNX, PZZA, NTRA, BBOX, CHFS, FTWS, RDGL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DMTX Review, Options & More

Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. DMTX

We alerted on DMTX after a sizable gap-up few weeks back on the morning of August 25th. That day we would observe a low of 2.90 in the stock, and it never looked back.

Throughout the month of September the stock has mostly been stair-stepping its way up in steady fashion, but news of an unsolicited buyout offer (@5.50/share) kicked this play into a much higher gear to start things off this week, and yesterday DMTX attained a high of 5.90.

That works out to a three-week double-bag swing of 103% We wouldn’t expect to see the stock travel much higher, certainly not without confirmation or further details on a proposal, but will still keep our eyes open for further activity after a very strong session yesterday.


Fresh Options Ideas

We’ve got a pair of options possibilities  to present this morning. Yesterday’s market sentiment was exceedingly bullish, with more than 65% of NASDAQ quoted stocks trading at or above their 50-day moving averages.

Today, better than expected numbers on Housing Starts and Building Permits were reported, which could assist in keeping the momentum moving.

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – For a direct market analog, we generally turn to the SPY, having had immense success with it on several separate occasions in the past. We’re going to signal the SPY Weekly $249.50 & $250 Calls for observation as we approach midweek.
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The Kroger Co. KR – We’re also noticing a heck of a bottom setup on KR. A strong multiple bottom signal showing the stock at a solid support level, and a couple of gaps to the upside on the chart leaves us looking at a pair of longer-term contracts. We’re going to place the KR 11/17 $23 & $24 Calls on watch in the event of a recovery for Kroger.


Extended Watchlist:
STAF, CAPR, MRTX, NTEC, NBRV, RNVA, AGTC