Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Options Gainers & More

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – Recap

Yesterday morning in our premarket report, we formulated a fresh options idea with the SPY 05/15 $281-282.50 Calls after seeing that market conditions appeared to be gearing up for another session-over-session reversal after Monday’s selloff.

Our hunch proved accurate, with a bullish session similar to Friday’s going on the books yesterday, and it provided for some nice chances in our highlighted contracts.

$281 Calls – Range: 2.13-4.35 – Max Gain: 104%
$281.50 Calls – Range: 1.87-3.85  – Max Gain: 106%
$282 Calls – Range: 1.55-3.39 – Max Gain: 119%
$282.50 Calls – Range: 1.30-3.03  – Max Gain: 133%


Amplitech Group, Inc. AMPG – News

We’re revisiting AMPG again for the third straight time this week, after the company’s quarterly report was released yesterday, containing highlights for Q1 2019, which included bolstered sales, profits, and cash on hand. 

Some of the key financial highlights were as follows:

-Sales were $678.3K, up from $428.5K a year earlier, an improvement of $249.8K, or 58.3%

-Gross profits were $324.1K, up from $254.9K a year earlier, an improvement of $69.2K, or 27.1% Gross margins in Q1 were 47.8%, down from 59.5% the prior year.

-Operating Income in Q1 increased to $82.6K, up from $44.2K a year earlier, an improvement of $38.4K, or 86.9%

-Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for Q1 increased to $119.7K from $52.1K the prior year, an increase of $67.6 thousand, or 129.8%  EBITDA margins for the current quarter were 17.6 percent vs 12.2 percent in 2018, an improvement of 44.3 percent.

-Cash on hand increased from $442.1K in Q1 of 2018 to $783.6K in 2019, helped by improved profits as well as a new term debt facility which was secured in the first quarter. (>>View Full PR)

Be sure to check out the recent acquisition news from AMPG as well, which figures to improve the company’s sales by a significant margin.


FRESH OPTIONS IDEA:
Macy’s, Inc. M Weekly $22-23.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
CLRB, XXII, CEI, TLGT, HIIQ, HTBX, PEIX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Epic BPTH Run

Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. BPTH

We’ve been talking about BPTH all week, after the stock we tagged as a bottom watch play in our morning report on January 23rd had come up from our observed low of 2.65 to nearly the $15-mark. It was an incredible gain indeed, but nothing could have prepared us for what was to come.

Yesterday, following the company’s clinical update on its Phase 2 acute myeloid leukemia drug, prexigebersen, we saw an explosion on the chart that can only be described as the rarest of the rare. BPTH shot up from a daily low of 17.01 to an astounding high of 73.52! That worked out to an intraday swing of 332% As measured from the low following our January alert on the stock, BPTH posted an increase of  2,674% in a matter of just five weeks.

The stock pulled back to the high $30′s following that epic run, so it would appear that the above-mentioned figure will be the final maximum gain on our idea. While this has a chance to go down as our best stock call of the year, the chances that we score bigger gains on options ideas are extremely high. So we encourage any non-subscribers reading this to sign up as soon as possible!


Fresh Options Ideas

Speaking of options, which have also brought us several multi-bag gain opportunities this week, we’ll go ahead and close out this incredibly successful week with a pair of ideas that seem to be good bets here in the premarket. Horrid payroll numbers are contributing to what appears to be an impending bearish day for the markets.

SPY Weekly $274.50-273 Puts*
BIG 03/15 $35-37.50 Calls

*Never trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with access to disposable funds.


Extended Watchlist:
DSKE, TRIL, SAEX, SEEL, PULM, TROV, TVIX, XXII

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Retail Stays Hot

Retail Stays Hot

We formulated a couple of earnings related ideas in the retail space in yesterday’s premarket report. The first thing we’ll do is outline the huge multi-bag gains that traders could have netted with the help of our alerts.

The sector as a whole has been producing some good opportunities recently, and with a couple more big names reporting yesterday postmarket and in the premarket this morning, we’ll also hash out a couple of new ideas as well.

Target Corp. TGT  Weekly $75-77 Calls

$75 Calls – Range: .75-1.93 – Max Gain: 157%
$75.50 Calls – Range: .57-1.58 – Max Gain: 177%
$76 Calls – Range: .38-1.29 – Max Gain: 239%
$76.50 Calls – Range: .30-.98 – Max Gain: 227%
$77 Calls – Range: .18-.75 – Max Gain: 317%
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Kohl’s Corp. KSS Weekly $68.50-70.50 Calls

$68.50 Calls – Range: .80-3.40 – Max Gain: 325%
$69 Calls – Range: .65-2.95 – Max Gain: 354%
$69.50 Calls – Range: .58-2.56 – Max Gain: 341%
$70 Calls – Range: .40-2.10 – Max Gain: 425%
$70.50 Calls – Range: .35-1.75 – Max Gain: 400%
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Fresh Ideas:
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ANF Weekly $22.50-24 Calls
Dollar Tree, Inc. DLTR Weekly $97.50-101 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
XXII, ZAYO, TSG, SGYP, ESNC, BPTH,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Happy New Year!

Huge Winners from Friday

We highlighted multiple options ideas on Friday, and are pleased to report that we found major success across the board. Despite closing flat, the markets as a whole produced an intraday run which was sufficient to push everything on our radar to huge gains. It was a great way to close out 2018 with a bang, especially considering the poor trajectory we were on just a few sessions prior.

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – For the SPY we formulated two sets of ideas, one for calls and one for puts, and because of the market, both ideas were hugely successful. They were the  SPY Weekly $248-249.50 Calls, and the SPY Weekly $251-250 Puts. For the Calls, the crux of the gains came in the 2 o’clock hour, while the heaviest moves for the Puts came at Power Hour.

$248 Calls – Range: .84-3.47 – Max Gain: 313%
$248.50 Calls – Range: .64-2.80 - Max Gain: 338%
$249 Calls – Range: .50-2.50 – Max Gain: 400%
$249.50 Calls – Range: .40-2.05 - Max Gain: 410%

$251 Puts – Range: .81-3.81 – Max Gain: 370%
$250.50 Puts – Range: .62-3.21 - Max Gain: 418%
$250 Puts – Range: .43-3.02 - Max Gain: 602%
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Tesla, Inc. TSLA

We also had a range of TSLA Calls lined up on Friday, and those all fared extremely well also. The gains were even more impressive than those of the SPY, with a five, a six, and an eight-bagger in the mix!

$322.50 Calls – Range: 2.14-13.50 - Max Gain: 531%
$325 Calls – Range: 1.39-11.05– Max Gain: 636%
$327.50 Calls – Range: .90-8.80 - Max Gain: 878%


HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM BLUE HORSESHOE!

Despite the last few weeks of horrid market conditions, 2018 as a whole was another great year for us, and it was nice to finish it on a similar high note. We focused on, and will continue to focus on high risk high reward options plays, with stocks peppered in when appropriate. We appreciate every single one of our readers, and will strive to continue serving you well, as we head into Blue Horseshoe Stocks’ ninth calendar year! Happy New Year, and we look forward to a fantastic 2019!


Extended Watchlist:
ADMP, PLUG, CPB, SFL, NE, RAD, DNR, XXII, SFET, AMRS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RKDA Explodes & More

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. RKDA

We originally put RKDA on our radars toward the end of January, but in the ensuing weeks, the stock mainly traded sideways.

This week, both Tuesday morning and yesterday, we included it on our watchlist once again as we noticed it was finally building up some momentum. Yesterday that momentum turned into an absolute explosion as RKDA blasted off to an astounding new high.

Just since Tuesday morning it has traded from a low of 11.17 to a new high of 54.9895 yesterday. That’s a two day swing of 370% and a mind numbing increase of 1244% over the 4.09 low we observed subsequent to our initial mention!


Valeant Pharma International, Inc. VRX

On Monday morning, we tagged the VRX Weekly $15 & $15.50 Calls, and after finding success with those as VRX continued to move, yesterday we expanded our target range to include the $16 and $16.50′s  as well. After another bullish session, all of those ideas produced opportunities for big gains.

The $15′s from our observed low on Monday of .65, hit 2.21 for a gain of 240%, while the $15.50′s, from .30 reached 1.73, an increase of 477%

The $16 Calls ran from .35-1.24, for a single sessions rip of 254% and the $16.50′s traded in a range from .13 to .75, a 477% upswing.



Fresh Options Idea:

Dollar General Corp. DG Weekly $94-96.50 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
ABCD, ABEO, APRN, APTO, ONCS, EVEP, RUBI, XXII,