Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Day for Options

Options Recap

Yesterday, our premarket report included two fresh sets of options trading ideas for Under Armour, and Take Two Interactive, and thanks in part to a nice rebound for the markets, we were able to see some really nice gains in our designated plays.

Both of these were companies that had just reported their quarterly earnings, which just reinforces why we continue to make these same kinds of calls over and over again. Post-earnings options trading, while just as risky as any other type of short-term trade, is also just about the most reliable way to find quick-strike opportunities to profit.

Here were the trading ranges and total possible single-session gains that could have been banked off of yesterday’s ideas:

Under Armour Inc. UAA $19-20 Calls
$19 – 2.69-4.20 (+56%)
$19.50 – 2.65-3.82 (+44%)
$20 – 1.75-3.25 (+85%)

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. TTWO $122-125 Calls
$122 – 4.00-5.60 (+40%)
$123 – 2.49-5.70 (+129%)
$124 – 2.50-4.20 (+68%)
$125 – 2.50-4.00 (+60%)
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Fresh Options Ideas: 

FB Weekly $150-155 Calls
EBAY $28.50-30 Calls
GM Weekly $35-37 Calls

SPY Weekly $269.50-271.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
PVH, TNXP, CRON, CGC, CRC, SMI, RIOT, YNDX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: HSY Update & More

The Hershey Co. HSY

Despite the miss on Q3 earnings, we were confident enough in HSY’s setup to submit an idea for its options chain in yesterday morning’s report, and those ideas returned immediate opportunities for single-session profits.

We’re used to bucking the trend when we see a good enough chance, and this was a perfect example. Even as the market itself logged another day of losses, Hershey performed just as we’d hoped. Our targets were the HSY Weekly $102-104 Calls, and they all returned sizable gains on the day:

$102 Calls – Range: 2.79-5.60 - Max Gain: 101%
$103 Calls – Range: 2.25-4.47 – Max Gain: 99%
.$104 Calls – Range: 1.40-3.70 - Max Gain: 164%

We’ll continue to monitor these plays, but as it stands, these were some really good ideas to kick off the trading week amid some touchy conditions overall.
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Fresh Ideas:
Under Armour Inc. UAA $19-20 Calls
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. TTWO $122-125 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
HZO, FAMI, EGO, CCCL, CASI, YECO,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Explosion

Big Time Options Success
We included a trio of options ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and with the type of consistent success we have had in the options trading area recently, it should come as no surprise to any of our readers that we scored the hat track.

We’re in the thick of Q2 earnings season, with big name companies reporting left and right. We will continue to milk this cow for as long as possible. Take a look at the single-session gains that were available in yesterday’s watchlist, and read on to get some fresh ideas to close out the week.

AMD Weekly $16.50 & 17 Calls
$16.50 Calls – Range: .49-1.93 – Max Gain: 293%
$17 Calls – Range: .25-1.40 – Max Gain: 460%
Updated Idea: $18-19 Calls

QCOM Weekly $62.50-64 Calls
$45.50 Calls – Range: .20-1.21 – Max Gain: 505%
$46 Calls – Range: .13-.82 – Max Gain: 531%
$45.50 Calls – Range: .10-.50 – Max Gain: 400%
$46 Calls – Range: .06-.27 – Max Gain: 350%

UAA Weekly $21.50-23 Calls
$45.50 Calls – Range: .43-.97 – Max Gain: 126%
$46 Calls – Range: .06-1.00 – Max Gain: 1566%
$45.50 Calls – Range: .14-.71 – Max Gain: 407%
$46 Calls – Range: .05-.57 – Max Gain: 1040%
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Fresh Ideas:
Whirlpool Corp WHR 08/03 $129-131 Calls
Chipotle, Inc CMG Weekly $467.50-475 Calls
Yum China Holdings, Inc. YUMC 08/17 $37.50-42.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
EXPE, CRMD, ISR, SBS, CHK, MEIP, GST

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: KO Review & More

The Coca-Cola Co. KO

Our first order of business today is to swing back around for our fresh Coke options trading idea from yesterday morning. We knocked it out of the park once again, adding to a long train of recent successes with options ideas, particularly those related to big time earnings beats.

We called for tracking the KO Weekly $45-46 Calls and are pleased to report that big gains were available throughout the entire range.

$45 Calls – Range: .83-1.56 – Max Gain: 88%
$45.50 Calls – Range: .44-1.08 – Max Gain: 230%
$46 Calls – Range: .18-.63 – Max Gain: 288%
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Fresh Ideas:
AMD Weekly $16.50-17 Calls
QCOM Weekly $62.50-64 Calls

UAA Weekly $21.50-23 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
YEXT, TRCH, CNHI, UA, SVU, BEAT, BTI, CATB

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Ripping & More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Fresh for yesterday’s premarket report was an idea we formulated for the SPY after it appeared we were headed for another bullish session, the SPY Weekly $270-272 Calls. When the markets behaved as we suspected they would, that provided us with some really great chances for single-session profits in our target contracts.

The gains were strong across the board, with the following excellent moves being made on the day:

$270 Calls – Range: .85-3.44 – Max Gain: 304%
$270.50 Calls – Range: .70-2.98 – Max Gain: 326%
$271 Calls – Range: .52-2.59 – Max Gain: 398%
$271.50 Calls – Range: .39-2.14 – Max Gain: 449%
$272 Calls – Range: .30-1.78 – Max Gain: 493%

Today, if the bonanza continues, we’ll look to roll up our strike prices to the 272.50-274 Calls today.


Under Armour, Inc. UAA – Final Update

This is the fourth day this week we’ve been tracking our UAA calls that we submitted in our premarket report on Tuesday, the UAA Weekly $15.50-16.50 Calls. We wanted to circle back around one last time to provide an update on the ranges we observed this week.

The lows listed represent those from Tuesday, and the highs were all registered yesterday, so the percentage figures given represent a three day overall upswing:

$15.50 Calls – Range: .60-2.85 – Max Gain: 375%
$16 Calls – Range: .34-2.38 – Max Gain: 600%
$16.50 Calls – Range: .16-2.00 – Max Gain: 1150%
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Fresh Options Ideas

Deere & Co. DE Weekly $167.50 Calls*
The Coca-Cola Co. KO Weekly $45* & 02/23 $46 Calls

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


Extended Watchlist:
NVAX, NSPR, MULE, SDRL, WEN, BPMX, AXL, HK(Form-4 Buy)