Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Gainers & More

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – Recap

Yesterday morning in our premarket report, we formulated a fresh options idea with the SPY 05/15 $281-282.50 Calls after seeing that market conditions appeared to be gearing up for another session-over-session reversal after Monday’s selloff.

Our hunch proved accurate, with a bullish session similar to Friday’s going on the books yesterday, and it provided for some nice chances in our highlighted contracts.

$281 Calls – Range: 2.13-4.35 – Max Gain: 104%
$281.50 Calls – Range: 1.87-3.85  – Max Gain: 106%
$282 Calls – Range: 1.55-3.39 – Max Gain: 119%
$282.50 Calls – Range: 1.30-3.03  – Max Gain: 133%


Amplitech Group, Inc. AMPG – News

We’re revisiting AMPG again for the third straight time this week, after the company’s quarterly report was released yesterday, containing highlights for Q1 2019, which included bolstered sales, profits, and cash on hand. 

Some of the key financial highlights were as follows:

-Sales were $678.3K, up from $428.5K a year earlier, an improvement of $249.8K, or 58.3%

-Gross profits were $324.1K, up from $254.9K a year earlier, an improvement of $69.2K, or 27.1% Gross margins in Q1 were 47.8%, down from 59.5% the prior year.

-Operating Income in Q1 increased to $82.6K, up from $44.2K a year earlier, an improvement of $38.4K, or 86.9%

-Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for Q1 increased to $119.7K from $52.1K the prior year, an increase of $67.6 thousand, or 129.8%  EBITDA margins for the current quarter were 17.6 percent vs 12.2 percent in 2018, an improvement of 44.3 percent.

-Cash on hand increased from $442.1K in Q1 of 2018 to $783.6K in 2019, helped by improved profits as well as a new term debt facility which was secured in the first quarter. (>>View Full PR)

Be sure to check out the recent acquisition news from AMPG as well, which figures to improve the company’s sales by a significant margin.


FRESH OPTIONS IDEA:
Macy’s, Inc. M Weekly $22-23.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CLRB, XXII, CEI, TLGT, HIIQ, HTBX, PEIX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Earnings-Related Options Ideas

OPTIONS REVIEW

We closed out the short week on Thursday with a pair of last minute options ideas, and both of those provided our readers and ourselves with the opportunity to take significant intraday profits.

United Rentals Inc. URI Weekly $134-136 Calls
$134 Calls – Range:
1.65-4.20  – Max Gain: 155%
$135 Calls – Range: .91-3.50 – Max Gain: 285%
$136 Calls – Range:
.85-2.73  – Max Gain: 221%

Union Pacific Corp. UNP Weekly $172.50 & 175 Calls
$172.50 Calls – Range: 2.61-5.07  – Max Gain: 94%
$175 Calls – Range: .84-2.95 – Max Gain: 251%

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EARNINGS RELATED OPTIONS IDEAS
Halliburton Co. HAL Weekly $31.50-32.50 Calls
Kimberly Clark Corp. KMB Weekly $125-128 Calls


Moleculin Biotech, Inc. MBRX – Recap

We highlighted this play at the end of last month, and shortly thereafter we would observe a low of .7772. Last week, MBRX reached a new high of 1.47, which translates to a gain of 89% in roughly three weeks’ time.

The move, which filled the entirety of the topside gap on the chart, was due to Thursday’s revelation that the company’s drug Annamycin had received the FDA’s Approval for fast-track designation. At 4:30PM on Wednesday, MBRX officials will conduct a call to discuss this and other developments on a live webcast, which will be available in the Investor Relations section at www.moleculin.com.


Extended Watchlist:
NBRV, TLGT, FCEL, UXIN, TENX, COMM, KEG, CEI,

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: More Bottom Plays

Motif Bio plc MTFB – Bottom-Watch Play

With not a lot happening on the premarket earnings front this morning, we are looking elsewhere for potential opportunities. We’re interested in the current setup on MTFB, which from the current are, seems far more likely to see a big increase than a big decrease at the present time.

There is an absolutely massive gap to the upside on the chart as you can see. Should it move to fill that gap once again, we could be looking at a significant chance for gains here.


Liquidia Tech, Inc. LQDA

We also want to point out the prime bottom setup on LQDA, which was a $20 stock just a month ago. Now trading at half that amount, there is a gap on the chart that needs to be filled here as well and all indicators are pointing to a strong possibility of that happening sooner rather than later.

We will reserve a space on our radar for this play over the next several sessions. LQDA could very easily return to the $15-level relatively soon without a problem.


Extended Watchlist:
TKC, BLIN, TLGT, TKC, CLSD, RUHN, LGCY, TEUM, JAGX, TYHT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MULE is Kicking & More

MuleSoft, Inc. MULE

We try to include mentions of all sorts of stocks from nano-caps all the way up to the big boards, and there can be no doubt we’ve found success with plays across the entire spectrum.  Generally, when we catch a stock for a large gain over a short time period, it trades for pennies a share or less. However MULE is yet another example of a higher priced stock that we recently put on our radar, making a series of big jumps in just over a month.

When we initially tagged this play back on February 16th, it was trading as low as 28.51. After a very bullish month was followed up by another big spike this week, MULE has kicked its way all the way up to 42.40, an impressive increase of 49%

The move was catalyzed by yesterday’s announcement that the company would be acquired in full by Salesforce. Generally you don’t get a sustained push from a buyout, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the stock didn’t go much higher, but we’ll keep an eye peeled just in case.


Aytu BioScience, Inc. AYTU

We’re going to place AYTU on watch this morning as a potential bottom bounce play. The stock produced abnormally high volume yesterday along with a marginal spike in PPS.

As you can see on the chart below, AYTU saw a precipitous decline in February, and has been oversold all month long, yet still maintaining support in the low to mid .40′s. Indicators suggest the possibility of a recovery on the horizon, so we”ll go ahead and monitor the activity here in the days ahead.


Fresh Options Idea:

General Mills Inc. GIS – General Mills has been in trouble on the chart for quite some time, and despite it already being at 3-year lows, the stock is continuing to get crushed on the heels of a disappointing earnings report. Accordingly, we’re going to be tracking the GIS 04/20 $50-45 Puts.


Extended Watchlist:
AKAO, OHGI, CPST, PTI, CATB, TLGT, TEUM