Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TNDM Recap & More

Tandem Diabetes Corp. TNDM

First up this morning, we want to recap the performance of TNDM, since slating it for observation on April 11th. The following day, the stock found support at 6.62, and hasn’t looked back since.

Yesterday, after what has been a bullish period that has already persisted for weeks on end, the stock hit a new high of 11.30. That works out to an upswing of 71% in just a shade over a month, and the highest PPS the stock has seen for more than eight months. We’re not that far off from seeing TNDM test the highs from its huge run back in August of last year.


Stein Mart, Inc. SMRT

We also would like to backtrack to a call we made even earlier in the year that has made some excellent long term progress. We signaled interest in SMRT back on March 16th, and in these past two months the stock has done little else but continue to bull its way upward.

From the 1.33 low we witnessed shortly after that alert, SMRT has gone on  to reach a high of 3.35. That works out to a gain of 152%



The Home Depot, Inc. HD – Options Idea

HD was already looking a bit top-heavy, and that’s before the company released a an exceedingly disappointing quarterly report.

We’re going to want to track a range of bearish options ideas to correspond with the present situation- the HD Weekly $187.50-182.50 Puts.


Extended Watchlist:
INO, YUMA, NTLA, TVIX, UBQU

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FL Earnings & More

Foot Locker, Inc. FL

The markets took a beating yesterday, and we appear to be headed for another generally bearish session. On a normal day, we’d look for post-earnings plays that had a beat and were gapping up in the premarket. Today, we were looking for an earnings miss and a stock on its way down, and FL fits the mold.

The company’s Q4 earnings disappointed on sales and guidance and it appears that, coupled with current market conditions, a play on some puts may yield quick strike opportunities today. We’re going to zero in on the FL 03/16 $45-41 Puts.



iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures (ETN) VXX

As we said, another turbulent day for the markets could be headed our way to finish out the week, so we’re going to want to keep mostly to the bearish side of the street.

Much as the SPY trades with the market, the VXX trades inversely to it. Instead of SPY puts, we’ll go with VXX calls today for another possible quick strike options idea. We’re looking at the VXX Weekly $47-49 Calls.

*Trading weekly options on a Friday should never be attempted unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds.


Extended Watchlist:
FNJN, ZSAN, LPCN, FNJN, TVIX, DRRX

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TVIX Update & More

VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX ST ETN (TVIX)

As we’re sure everyone is aware, we’ve seen the biggest two-day downturn for the markets in history. Luckily, we had already added TVIX to our watchlist in our report on the morning of January 30th.

We began tracking this fund, which trades inversely to the market as a whole, and subsequently observed a low of 5.50. With the market bloodbath yesterday, the TVIX was pushed to a new high of 14.77.

That landed our total possible gain on this play at 169% but that figure has grown even further as a new high of 20.30 was registered in premarket trading this morning putting our total observed range on the TVIX at 269% over a span of just a few sessions.


Lumentum Holdings Inc. LITE

We’re also seeing a stock that is bucking the trend this morning. Even as it appears we’re headed for another down day in general, LITE is gapping up in the market after having recently bounced off of its lowest PPS since last May.

We’re actually going to go bullish on this one, and signal the LITE Weekly $44-46 Calls for observation.


Quotient Ltd. QTNT

Speaking of bounceplays, QTNT is looking interesting as well. We wanted to quickly make note of this. As you can see on the chart snapshot included below, it saw some surprising activity yesterday but came back to settle below 3.00, with the MACD on the cusp of a bullish cross and the RSI giving off a heavily oversold signal.

We’ll keep an peeled here as well, for another possible bucking of the ominous trend currently underway for the markets at large.


Extended Watchlist:
ZIOP, IPWR, TENX

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BA, MA Updates & More

The Boeing Co. BA

We signaled some options ideas for Boeing on Wednesday morning, the BA Weekly $352.50-360 Calls. We were met with moderate-to-good intraday gains ranging from 74-188%, as we reported yesterday morning.

We have to swing back around and provide yet another update after the opportunities to profit really kicked into gear yesterday. The intraday moves and gains on the table were as follows:

$352.50 Calls – Range: 2.90-8.75 – Max Gain: 202%
$355 Calls – Range: 1.70-6.99  – Max Gain: 311%
$357.50 Calls – Range: 1.11-5.15 – Max Gain: 364%
$360 Calls – Range:  .50-4.00 – Max Gain: 700%


Mastercard, Inc. MA

We added ideas for the Mastercard chain as well in yesterday’s premarket report  with the MA Weekly $170-175 Calls. Those also turned out to provide the chances for some very nice intraday gains.

After the company beat solidly on earnings with rising revenues, the stock went on a run that was sufficient to create these moves on the day:

$170 Calls – Range: 2.00-5.00 – Max Gain: 150%
$172.50 Calls – Range: .80-2.70 – Max Gain: 238%
$175 Calls – Range:  .24-1.05 – Max Gain: 338%

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Fresh for Friday:
Sony Corp. SNE Weekly $51.50-53 Calls*

*Please do not attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds.


Extended Watchlist:
MARK, PTI, S, DECK, AIPT, TVIX, LBCC, IMUC, VKTX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CVS Options & More

CVS Health Corp CVS

First up this morning, we’re taking a look at CVS, which is currently boasting an interesting chart setup along with a recent analyst upgrade.

The stock recently ran to an area of previous resistance near $84, and is currently down in the premarket along with the markets in general, but we’re going to be looking for a recovery.

As you can see on the annotated chart below, there appears to be an impending Golden Cross, with the 50DMA rising toward the 200DMA, and with the company’s quarterly earnings call slated for February 8th, we’re going to signal some options that could see some nice activity.

We’re going to radar the CVS 02/09 $77-80 Calls which will expire at the end of next week, and could explode with a favorable quarterly report.


Ballard Power Systems, Inc. BLDP – Update

We couldn’t have timed yesterday morning’s call of BLDP any better, outlining the reasons we thought the stock was ripe for a reversal. Among other things, it had strung together ten consecutive sessions of decreases or sideways trading, and yesterday brought the beginning of the rebound that we suspected was due.

From an early low of 3.39, BLDP made a modest, yet convincing move of 19% to a high of 4.04, before closing very near to the high of day at 4.02. It’s a good start, and we’ll want to see the stock continue to record higher highs and higher lows, and show some signs of sustaining its momentum.

Adding to the possibility of a continued uptrend is a PR regarding the company’s Protonex subsidiary this morning outlining a government purchase order of $1.6M for its power management systems for special operations military equipment.(>>View PR)


Extended Watchlist:
ALV, EXTR, FCSC, MNTA, PTI, NSPR, TVIX