Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAPL Recap & More

Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Followup

Only seven trading days have elapsed since we slated some longer-term Apple options ideas for observation on the 1st of this month. We were looking at the AAPL 06/01 $167.50 & $170 Calls and we’re pleased to return just over a week later to report that AAPL has mounted a heck of a seven day upswing, facilitating some fantastic gains in our flagged contracts.

So far the $167.50′s have traded in a range from 4.36-19.98, an increase of 358%, while the $170′s exploded 435% from 3.30 to 17.64.

Trip Advisor, Inc. TRIP Weekly $45.50 & $46 Calls

We also had some fresh options ideas in yesterday’s morning report, the TRIP Weekly $45.50 & $46 Calls. What we got from those, was a highly respectable intraday performance.

The $45.50 Calls surged up from .85-2.30 for a single-session rip of 170%, and the $46′s ran from 1.35-2.77, a 105% pop.

Helios & Matheson Analytics, Inc. HMNY

We want to place HMNY on intensive bottom watch this morning after noticing the setup on the chart. The stock has been absolutely punished over the past couple of trading days, and as you can see below, the RSI is now in heavily oversold territory.

The last time the stock was this oversold, at the beginning of April, it recorded an upswing of over 100% so we’ll want to keep an eye on its activities. at least for the remainder of the week, and possibly longer.

More Fresh Options Ideas:
ROKU Weekly $38-40 Calls
FARO 05/18 $50 & $55 Calls

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BLNK, Bottom-Play & More

Blink Charging Co. BLNK

We signaled our interest in BLNK in yesterday morning’s premarket report via the Extended Watchlist, and we’re happy to report on what was a very productive first day of observation.

From a low of 4.34, BLNK made a highly respectable intraday run to 6.34, marking an intraday push of 46% Prior to Monday’s session, wherein the stock picked up in a big way, it had been trading sideways for quite some time. We will be interested in monitoring this play for the possibility of a more sustained uptrend in the days ahead.

Gogo. Inc. GOGO

We want to also bring some attention to the massive selloff which has occurred over the past three trading days. After trading for nearly $10/share, a disappointing earnings release and subsequent Moody’s downgrade has precipitated close to a 50% drop, leaving GOGO trading at just above $5.

We’re going to want to put this one on intensive bottom-watch, as we prepare for possible course correction leading to a bounce play opportunity.

Fresh Options Idea:
Trip Advisor, Inc. TRIP Weekly $45.50 & $46 Calls

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: WTW, TRIP Updates & More

Weight Watchers International, Inc. WTW – Options Update

Mentioning the stock for the first time in our reports after catching yesterday’s news that Oprah is taking up a 10% stake in WTW, turned out to be yet another great feat of intuition on our part. We suspected that the hype-fueled run in the premarket would be subject to a classic dip-and-rip scenario which would allow us substantial opportunities on the options-trading front, and our assumption ultimately proved to be correct.

Just to refresh your memories, our specific target range was the WTW 11/20 $10-13 Calls, and all but one set in that range produced the chances for which we were looking. The $10 Calls were a bit too far out of the money to see any notable increases, but the $11, $12, and $13 Calls were all winning selections as WTW itself traded from 10.76-15.09 (+40%).

$11 Calls – Daily Range: 1.30-3.99 – Max Gain: 207%
$12 Calls – Daily Range: 1.00-3.50 – Max Gain: 250%
$13 Calls – Daily Range: .75-2.70 – Max Gain: 260%

The stock has continued to barrel upward in the premarket today, having once again cracked the $15 mark. By now it should go without saying that we’ll have to take a look at rolling up our strike prices to stay closer to the money in the event that the uptrend is sustained.

TripAdvisor, Inc. TRIP – Options Update

We began taking advantage of the TRIP options chain last week, where we tracked several different sets of contracts to triple-bag gains and better (we even had a 650% single-session mover!). To kick off the new week yesterday, we reiterated our interest in a specific idea, and it took almost no time at all for it to bear fruit.

We mentioned that we’d continue to observe the TRIP 10/30 $85 Calls and they logged a winning session for us once again. From a daily low of 1.50, they managed to run as high as 1.93. That goes down as a respectable intraday move of 29%
We’ll look for TRIP to maintain support at or above yesterday’s swing low of 82.53 on any pullbacks to stay interested, but we will continue to track these contracts in the days ahead.

Extended Watchlist:

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Update, NESV, WTW & More

TripAdvisor, Inc. TRIP – Options Update

Last week we were continuously tracking TRIP options, and that led to several opportunities for multi-bag profits. In addition to a slew of weekly contracts, we repeatedly mentioned our longer-term interest in the 10/30 $85 Calls.

They did manage to generate substantial gains on Wednesday, to the tune of a 120% intraday swing, and Friday’s move was also rather respectable. From a daily low of .93, the 10/30 $85′s made their way to as much as 1.40, which registers as a 51% pop.

We’re anxious to see how this morning’s news of a big extension of TRIP’s partnership with the world’s largest hotel company will be received by the community at large; these contracts could be in line for even further gains, so we’re going to leave them on our radar for the time being.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and NEEDHAM, Mass., Oct. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Building on a longstanding relationship, Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company, and TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced they have extended their partnership to add the hotel group’s inventory to the TripAdvisor instant booking platform. >> FULL PR

National Energy Services, Inc. NESV

We placed NESV on our extended watchlist on Wednesday as a bottom-watch play, and it too finished the week with strength. After ultimately finding support on Thursday morning at a PPS low of .02, NESV enjoyed two straight sessions of bullish activity as it pushed its way into Friday’s close at a new high of .034; a two-session increase of 70%

Moving forward, we’ll be looking for the stock to continue logging higher highs and higher lows to establish a sustained rebound pattern.

Weight Watchers International, Inc. WTW – Fresh Options Idea

One of the bigger storylines heading into this week will assuredly be the huge spike in WTW stock after an early morning announcement today revealed that Oprah Winfrey will be taking up a 10% stake in the company and joining the board. As a result, the stock has exploded in the premarket, running from the $8 range up past $13.

Whenever a knee-jerk reaction from the investment community causes this type of dramatic rise, especially when no material changes have occurred in the involved company, we always take notice. In cases such as this, it is extremely common for the rapid rise to draw profit-takers out of the woodwork, and therefore we’re going to be watching for a classic dip-and-rip.

Our initial target contracts are going to be the WTW 11/20 $10-13 Calls, which should be in line to perform quite well if the action unfolds as we suspect it may. This is going to be a very interesting play to track as we kick off this new trading week.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SIRG Review, Options Update & More

TripAdvisor, Inc. TRIP – Options Update

After witnessing intraday gains from 380-650% from the range of TRIP Weekly Calls we tagged for tracking on Wednesday (as well as a 120% pop from the 10/30 $85 Calls we also signaled) , we continued to monitor those contracts yesterday and were met with further opportunities.

$80 Calls – Daily Range: .90-3.50 – Max Gain: 288%
$81 Calls – Daily Range: .55-2.10 – Max Gain: 281%
$82 Calls – Daily Range: .30-1.40 – Max Gain: 366%

The majority of the open interest in the original range of contracts we highlighted (78.50-82.50 Calls) fell in the $80′s and above, and that’s also where we’ll want to see the stock maintain support on any pullbacks. We’ll continue to look for action there as the week draws to a close.

We’ll also continue to keep an eye on the 10/30 $85 Calls over the next couple of weeks leading up to their expiration.

Fresh Options Idea:

Youku Todou, Inc. YOKU Is gapping up considerably in the premarket after Alibaba (BABA) submitted an offer to buy the company’s streaming video service. We’ll be looking for action in the Weekly $23-26 Calls, as well as a longer-term idea of the 10/06 $27 Calls in the event of a sustained breakout.

*Just to float the usual reminder for a Friday session: Volatility rises in options contracts with a weekly expiration which heightens the risk-reward factor considerably, so extreme caution should be exercised.

Sierra Resources Group, Inc. SIRG 

We flagged SIRG in yesterday’s extended watchlist, and the stock had a heck of a session, hurtling out of super-subpenny territory. From an early morning low of .0007, the stock stair-stepped its way to an afternoon high of .0015.

That registered as an intraday gain of 114% and the move occurred on volume which exceeded the monthly average by approximately three times.

Added Note:

Speaking of super-subpenny movers that we’ve been tracking; Manzo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MNZO appeared on our watchlist last Wednesday and has since produced a healthy swing. We observed a low of .0003 subsequent to our mention of the stock, followed by a high of .001, which is equal to a 233%

Both this and SIRG serve as good examples of why we’d never completely abandon speculation in subpenny stocks. There’s always a chance that the next high-flyer is just around the corner, and as you can see, the possible gains over a short period can be quite substantial.

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