Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Weekly Wrap-Up

Pharma Options Recap

We cast a wide net yesterday with a trio of options ideas in the pharma space related to the reversal of the Trump administration’s position on drug rebate policy. The sector was bustling with activity in the premarket, and two out of our three ideas bore fruit.

Here were the total possible gains available to daytraders for the session:

Cigna Corp. CI $167.50-175 Calls 

$167.50 Calls – Range: 10.04-17.00 – Max Gain: 52%
$170 Calls – Range: 10.02-14.30 – Max Gain: 58%
$175 Calls – Range: 1.10-1.80 – Max Gain: 64%
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United Health Corp. UNH $250-255 Calls 

$250 Calls – Range: 2.48-11.09 – Max Gain: 52%
$252.50 Calls – Range: 2.50-8.70 – Max Gain: 58%
$255 Calls – Range: .99-6.20 – Max Gain: 70%

In addition to these plays, we’ll continue to keep an eye on the CVS Health Corp. CVS Weekly $57-58.50 Calls  through the end of the day.
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Fresh Idea:
SPDR S&P500 (ETF) SPY $299-300 Calls


Taronis Technologies, Inc. TRNX

On Monday morning, we highlighted TRNX as a prime bottom-bounce candidate, and we’d like to wrap up the week by going over the solid swings which we subsequently observed in the stock.

On Monday itself, our choice in timing on calling this play was affirmed as we saw a solid 52% run from  .25-.38. This was followed by a pullback to a low of .1832 the following day, and over the course of the rest of the week, TRNX has stair-stepped its way back up to .34, which represents an additional 86% swing.


Extended Watchlist:
MLNT, CLVS, NVCN, APLS, SFIX, ADXS, INFY, OBLN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Pharma News

Pharma News Drives Sector

Somewhat of a reversal of fortunes has befallen major healthcare middlemen this week, and for them it’s good news. The Trump administration is doing a 180° on proposed changes to drug rebates that would have cost the healthcare industry.

The development is causing healthcare stocks to rise here in the premarket, and a few that have caught our eye in particular, are UNH, CI, and CVS. Each of these plays is flying high in early trading, so what we’re going to look for is a classic dip-and-rip scenario. Profit-taking right out of the starting gate should drive these stocks down off of their lofty premarket highs, and that’s when where we come in with the following ideas.

CVS Health Corp. CVS Weekly $57-58.50 Calls
Cigna Corp. CI $167.50-175 Calls
United Health Corp. UNH $250-255 Calls 


Extended Watchlist:
PCG, NAVB, TRNX, OMER, ATOS, HTGM, DPLO, KBLB

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: More Options Success

UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH

As we near the midway point of this holiday-shortened week, we are going to be taking a look at a fresh earnings related options idea with UnitedHealth.

The company just posted an impressive across-the-board earnings beat, while the chart itself was already in a prime bottom-bounce position. We are going to track the UNH Weekly $232.50-237.50 Calls, which should be in very good shape if events play out as expected.


Fastenal, Inc. FAST

We also signaled the FAST 04/18 $62.50-67.50 Calls, last Thursday following the company’s own earnings beat. The moves we’ve observed since then have been moderate, but still impressive nonetheless.

$62.50 Calls – Range: 5.40-7.10 – Max Gain: 31%
$65 Calls – Range: 2.40-4.80  – Max Gain: 100%
$67.50 Calls – Range: 1.10-2.43 – Max Gain: 121%
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Fresh Options Idea:
Senior Housing Properties Trust SNH 06/21 $10 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CNAT, CHFS, JAGX, RWLK, JMIA, MDR, ZSAN,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CANN Recap & More

General Cannabis Corp. CANN

To kick off this week, we sent out a reminder going over the extensive list of cannabis plays we published on April 4th in anticipation of Friday’s 04/20 Holiday celebrations and connected stock activity.

We expect a rising tide of interest and activity in the cannabis space for the remainder of this week and beyond, during what is one of the busiest times of year for marijuana-related businesses/stocks.

We are already impressed with the move made by CANN since our initial alert and through to this week. On the 4th, following our report, CANN established its base at 2.25 and hasn’t looked back. Yesterday the stock hit 5.75, marking a two week bull run of 156% As we said, we expect to see more moves like this from the myriad cannabis plays we track on a regular basis. (Non-Exhaustive List Here)


vTv Therapeutics, Inc. VTVT

We also want to make note of VTVT this morning after noticing a number of attractive features on the chart. Pre-existing shareholders of VTVT are certainly not happy with the events of the past few months, but as opportunistic short-term traders, it has almost everything we look for a regular basis.

In addition to being monstrously oversold, the stock has seen a rise in average volume over the past week, after a massive gap-down which you can plainly view on the snapshot below. What makes the scenario so interesting, is that the company will need to reattain and hold the 1.00/share or risk involuntary delisting from the NASDAQ. With all these factors playing in, we’ll definitely want to put this one on extended watch in the event it attempts to fill even a portion of that gap.


Extended Watchlist:
NFLX, GS, UNH CNIT, CNET, VHC, RKDA, GWPH, KOOL