Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SRPT Options Through the Roof & More

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. SRPT – Update

We caught SRPT Wednesday on the heels of the stock’s 52-week low, and immediately pounced with an options idea. The SRPT Weekly $10.50 and $11 Calls produced gains of 237% and 159% respectively that day, and when we followed up in yesterday’s premarket report, we made sure readers understood that those gains would “pale in comparison” to the ones we expected once the session kicked off. We were absolutely correct.

The $10.50′s which we caught at .40 on Wednesday, set a new high of 4.23 to extend our total possible gains to 958%   $11′s whose low from Wednesday was .39 rushed to a high of 4.04, marking a two-day swing of 936%

Pertaining to SRPT stock itself, the two-session move has been impressive there as well, trading up in a range from 8.00 to 15.38, for a highly respectable 92% increase. Cheers to any of our followers who caught on with SRPT, because there were profits to be made across the board!


Chatroom Reminder

We don’t inundate our readers with reminders about our daily live traders chats (Open to all, just send a Skype contact request to ‘stocksumo‘) but every so often we like to give everyone a peek into what typically goes on.

We had our old friend DJ provide the room with a trio of ideas at midday in the shipping sector and all three (PRGN, EGLE and DRYS) continued to stack on some serious gains subsequent to the alert.

Once again, we welcome participation on any level from all of our readers, even if you just want to drop in and see what’s buzzing in the room. Just send that Skype contact request to our very own ‘stocksumo’ and he’ll get you in right away!

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Bonus Shipping Play: We also want to add GLBS to the list of shippers we’ll be monitoring after this sector-wide momentum boost. We’re looking for a continuation of that today and possibly into next week.


Fresh Friday Options Ideas

We’ve got a few prime ideas based off of more Q1 earnings beats, so it’s time to put our options-trading hats back on for the following three plays:

Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN  – Weekly $670-680 Calls

LinkedIn Corp. LNKD – Weekly $132-134 Calls

Shire plc SHPG – Weekly $190-192.50 Calls

*As we always caution our readers, remember that trading weekly options on Friday is very risky. To be attempted only by expert traders!


Extended Watchlist:
ROVI, HK, MNST, P, DWA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Earnings Season Continues to Yield Results

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. SRPT – Update

We caught SRPT yesterday after the stock had just registered a new annual low on Tuesday, and recognized an opportunity to pounce on some short-term gains using the options chain. We said we wanted to see the stock flirt with the swing high from the previous session, and it did just that. Our options idea of tracking the SRPT Weekly $10.50 and $11 Calls worked out immediately.

We witnessed a range on the $10.50′s from .40-1.35 (+237%) and from .39-1.01 on the $11′s, an intraday pop of 159% But those big gains are going to pale in comparison to the new highs we’re going to witness this morning as the stock has gapped up with vigor in the premarket this morning to a new high of 14.40.

In the stock itself, that’s an impressive overnight swing of 38% and as we said, those options contracts are sure to show us new highs as things get going today. All in all we’d have to say that we made a heck of a bottom call on SRPT, and will continue to track its progress.


Options – More Updates, More Ideas

We also want to follow up with the Idea we had from earlier in the week, the BP Weekly $32-33.50 Calls, which already provided us gains ranging from 30-95% on Tuesday. There were intraday profits to be made for the second straight day, which were as follows:

$32 Calls – Trading Range: 1.55-1.88 – Max Gain: 21%
$32.50 Calls – Trading Range: 1.10-1.40 – Max Gain: 27%
$33 Calls– Trading Range: .62-1.06 – Max Gain: 71%
$33.50 Calls – Trading Range: .35-.57 – Max Gain: 63%

We had a good two-day run with BP, but with Q1 earnings season in full swing, its time to turn our attention to the next opportunity.

That’s going to come in the form of Facebook Inc. FB options. The stock is gapping up to new all-time highs at the moment in the wake of its own earning beat, currently trading over $121 in the premarket.

Provided it holds support at the previous all-time high of 117.59 on any pullbacks, we are going to want to pay close attention to the FB Weekly $118-122 Calls. If the momentum appears strong enough, we may even consider rolling up our strike price to the $123-level and higher, as the situation dictates.


Others to Watch

Finally, we have a couple of other plays to add to a watchlist this morning. Aeterna Zentaris, Inc. AEZS, and Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. IMNP.

We first began tracking AEZS in 2016 in late January, shortly before witnessing a low of 2.71 (02/11). The stock has made a couple of nice moves in recent months, and is currently gapping up in the premarket to new high 4.87. That represents an 80% over our observed low from a few months back. We’ll have our eye on its activity as things kick off this morning.

In the case of IMNP, we’ve got a stock that has seen a good deal of insider buying, and is trying to maintain an uptrend off of its recent lows over the past few sessions. It’s gapping up slightly this morning to .43, so we’re going to want to watch for a break of the current 50DMA of .46 today.

We also want to pay attention to Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. DWA which we signaled in yesterday’s report over buyout talks that were occurring. The buyout has been confirmed, so hold on to your hats if you made entry at yesterday’s prices!


Extended Watchlist:
MITK, FIT, DLB, ABKI(Bottom-bouncer)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BP Options Review & More

BP plc (BP) – Options Review

Our fresh options idea from yesterday morning’s premarket report was was to track the BP Weekly $32-33.50 Calls for possible daytrade opportunities and we got just what we were looking for.

The strength of the company Q1 earnings report kicked the PPS up high enough to produce some solid moves out of each play in our highlighted range of contracts:

$32 Calls – Trading Range: 1.20-1.56 – Max Gain: 30%
$32.50 Calls – Trading Range:  .79-1.10 – Max Gain: 39%
$33 Calls– Trading Range:  .49-.73  – Max Gain: 49%
$33.50 Calls – Trading Range: .20-.39 – Max Gain: 95%

BP closed at its highs and traded even higher in the post-market, and we’re seeing a gap-up in the premarket this morning as well. We’ll look for a continuation of momentum into today’s session, wherein those options could be in line for further gains. In addition to watching those contracts, we may look to roll our strike price up in the event BP can surge past the $34-mark.


Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. SRPT – Fresh Idea

SRPT caught our eye this morning as were searching for bottom-bounce candidates, as the stock fits the bill to a tee. After being beaten back to new 52-week lows this week, the stock posted a strong recovery session yesterday that has us thinking about potential options plays.

We’re going to monitor SRPT to see if it can test yesterday’s swing high of 11.50. We’re going to be tracking the activity in the SRPT Weekly $10.50 and $11 Calls.

Bonus Bottom-Watchlist:

That same search yielded a couple of other stocks trading at or near their own 52-week lows. We always like a good bounce-play and these are the types of stocks that most often produce them.

Active Power, Inc. ACPW took a pounding into heavily oversold territory yesterday after a sizable gap-down, so we’ll be watching that over the next few sessions for a possible snap-back.

First Acceptance,Inc FAC rebounded a little after setting a new annual low yesterday as well, so we’ll look for possible signs of a continued recovery there.


Extended Watchlist:
WRES, GEVO, UNXL, CRC, DWA(Buyout talks)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TLOG Recap, Options & More

TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corp. TLOG

We pointed out what we felt was an interesting chart on TLOG yesterday morning in our premarket report, and the stock ended up being our top performer of the day.

We witnessed an intraday run from .31 to .62, a perfect 100% double-bag rip and it came on roughly 16.5X the three-month average trading volume. The stock ended the day at .49, sustaining more than half of its daily advance into the close. That puts us on momentum alert for the possibility of another solid session today.

Remember, there’s still an enormous gap to fill on the chart from around .65-1.50, so if we can see a testing of the lower limits of that gap, things could get mighty interesting with TLOG really quickly. We’ll be sure to stay on alert.


BP plc (BP) – Options Idea

After an interesting mixed-result earnings release in which BP reported an 80% slide in profits for Q1, yet still managed to beat estimates, we’re seeing an interesting bit of premarket activity. With the stock having gapped up roughly a dollar, we’re going to go ahead and signal a range of options that should fare well if the sentiment in early trading prevails during the session.

Of course we’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for an early dip-and-rip, but if things unfold the way we suspect they may, we’ll be very interested in tracking the BP Weekly $32-33.50 for potential daytrade/swing trade chances as we head into midweek.


Eleven Bio-Therapeutics, Inc. EBIO – Update

We also want to track back to a call we made on Friday, April 15th, suggesting our readers watch the stock into last week, and it ended making an excellent six-session Friday-to-Friday swing of 227%

The stock ran from a low of .52 to 1.70, and just began to consolidate yesterday as we kicked off the new trading week. Now that we’ve followed EBIO on the way up, we’ll continue to monitor it as it comes down, staying ready for any bounceplay opportunities that might present themselves.


Extended Watchlist:
STEV, ONOV, HPTG, EARI(Bottom-bouncer)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

Options Updates

Under Armour, Inc. UA – On Thursday, we signaled interest in the UA Weekly $45-48 Calls and as you may recall, on that day we were provided the chance at gains spanning from 42-186% from contracts within the range. We mentioned the following morning that we expected to see further moves out of them. Our assumption proved accurate.

Multi-bag intraday gains were there for the taking, and the trading ranges in some cases exceeded any of the big gains we’d seen on Thursday by a wide margin: 

$45 Calls – Trading Range: .87-2.05 – Max Gain: 136%
$45.50 Calls – Trading Range: .54-1.54 – Max Gain: 185%
$46 Calls– Trading Range:  .20-1.10  – Max Gain: 450%
$46.50 Calls – Trading Range: .10-.57 – Max Gain: 470%
$47 Calls – Trading Range: .02-.20 – Max Gain: 900%

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Bank of America Corp. BAC  – We were also targeting BAC options last week, namely the BAC 07/15 $15 Calls which we signaled for observation on Wednesday morning. That day we witnessed a low of .51 in those calls, and the performance was quite respectable for the remainder of the week, culminating in a high of .85 on Friday.

We’re going to want to leave this play on our radar, with so much time remaining until their expiration, we may yet see further opportunities arise.


Lithium Corp. LTUM

We also want to make a quick mention of LTUM, which appeared on our watchlist on Friday, and subsequently made a notable move.  The stock traded in a range from .10-.1349, for gains approaching 35%


Adding to the Radar

We took a look around this morning for a few new items of interest as we kick off another trading week, and came up with the following four stocks, three of which are in the biopharma sector. Half are catching our attention with fresh news out this morning, and the other half have attractive features on their charts.

FRESH NEWS:

EP Global Communications, Inc. EPGL

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Secures Exclusive Right of First Negotiation to EP Global Communications, Inc. Ophthalmic Technologies (Mon 7:10AM EDT)

Protea Biosciences Group Inc. PRGB

Protea announces license agreement with Yale (Mon 8:00AM EDT)

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INTERESTING CHARTS:

TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corp. TLOG  & StemCells Inc. STEM are also going on our watchlist after we’ve identified gaps on both charts in need of filling. We’re going to keep an eye on this pair over the next few sessions and see how it shakes out.


Extended Watchlist:
ADCF, ASUV, AVXL, HMPQ, ROSV, SFOR