Blue Horseshoe Stocks: APHA, MDCA & More

Aphria, Inc. APHA

Yesterday morning in our premarket report, we said that the unusually high short interest in APHA was one of the factors playing into our decision to designate it as a bottom-watch play. The rebound we were looking for came instantaneously for us with APHA heating up, and the short squeeze was on.

From a low of 3.75, the stock cruised on up to a high of 5.59 for a daily burst amounting to 49% on considerable volume. We’ll be looking for APHA to continue to make up some of the ground it has lost over the past month.



MDC Partners, Inc. MDCA

Another stock we included as a bottom play yesterday, MDCA also experienced a solid performance on the day. It traded from a low of 2.57 on up to 3.29, for a moderate but respectable 28% gain.

It also factored in as the NASDAQ’s fourth largest gainer of the session. The run came to an end right around an area of previous resistance, so we’ll look for it to break that top in the sessions ahead.



Fresh Options Ideas

Cronos Group Inc. CRON Weekly $13-15 Calls* – As we were just mentioning on Tuesday, we first tagged CRON back on Halloween, at which time the stock was trading at a low of 7.10. This morning in the premarket the stock has attained an impressive new high of 14.58, marking a five week run of 105% The above mentioned calls are how we’re going to attempt to take advantage of today’s new movement on the chart.

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. LULU Weekly $130-133 Calls*

SDPR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) Weekly $268-270 Calls*

*Caution: NEVER trade options contracts with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds!


Extended Watchlist:
SGSI, DNR, NOG, RIG, OMED, WTI, WLL, CRC, CASI, KTOS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review, Fresh Ideas & More

Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN – Options Review

It was the wide range of options contracts we highlighted in the WYNN chain that stole the show among our interests from yesterday morning’s premarket report.  We signaled the WYNN Weekly $93-96.50 Calls for observation, and not surprisingly, saw appreciable intraday gains from every single one of them.

Just take a look at the excellent single-session profits that were on the table for traders who fell in step with our idea. There was literally no way to go wrong with these selections, but at the top end of the range, the $96.50′s were obviously the star of the show with a nearly incomprehensible intraday move of more than 2700%!

$93 Calls – Trading Range: 2.98-7.68 – Max Gain: 158%
$93.50 Calls – Trading Range: 3.61-7.15 – Max Gain: 98%
$94 Calls– Trading Range: 2.53-6.20 – Max Gain: 145%
$94.50 Calls – Trading Range: 3.71-6.08 – Max Gain: 64%
$95 Calls – Trading Range: 2.40-5.62 – Max Gain: 134%
$95.50 Calls– Trading Range: 2.43-5.00 – Max Gain: 106%
$96 Calls – Trading Range: 1.47-5.00 – Max Gain: 240%
$96.50 Calls– Trading Range: .15-4.30 – Max Gain: 2766%

The stock is gapping up again this morning, so we expect the figures on these gains to be pushed even higher upon commencement of trading at the opening bell. We’ll also look for opportunities at a higher strike range with the $100-103 Calls as well.


Fresh Options Ideas

We’ve formulated a number of other options trading ideas to close out the week, but please heed our standard warning regarding Friday trading of weekly contracts- Only expert traders should attempt such a high-difficulty and risky venture. Both of the following are options chains from which we’ve pulled down mammoth gains on countless occasions in the past: 

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) - For the SPY, which of course is a general market analog, we’re going to be monitoring Weekly $205-207 Calls with both the general markets and oil gapping up this morning.

Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR - For PBR we’re zeroing in on the Weekly $5-6 Calls. PBR has made notable intraday upswings on more than one occasion this week, and a continuation of that pattern could lead to some nice gain figures for these contracts.


Extended Watchlist:
FRFS, MAXD, AVXL, AXAS, LEI, ORIG, SDRL, UWTI, WTI, BGMD(Bottom-bouncer)