Blue Horseshoe Stocks: VTLC Review, Options Ideas & More

Voltari Corp. VLTC

VLTC is a stock we’ve been tracking since early this spring. The increased stake of billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn caused a frenzy at that time and led to the stock being one of our more successful calls to date in 2015.

Since the last time we were talking about it, VLTC has been under a general consolidation and caused us to turn our attention back with a momentous session yesterday. The stock produced a nice intraday run from a low of 6.24, and cracked through its 50DMA at 7.06 en route to a 8.33 high.

We’ll look for VLTC to maintain support at or above that 50DMA in order to retain our immediate interest, but for the long -term, we’re interested to see how the company’s recently announced shift in focus from mobile marketing to commercial real estate development will affect the stock in the future.


Diodes, Inc. DIOD

We’re seeing an interesting set of events unfold with DIOD, as it has been announced that the company will be acquiring another publicly-traded entity, (Pericom Semiconductor Corp. PSEM) in a transaction that will reportedly result in immediate accretion of PSEM’s added value to DIOD’s earnings per share.

It raises an interesting situation with a stock that is now coming off of a recent relative low, and as a result we’re going to formulate an extended-term options idea with the DIOD 10/16 $20 Calls.

We’ll want to see DIOD hold above 21.69 (50DMA), and test key resistance around $23. If it can manage to do so, those contracts should present us with the opportunity to reap tidy profits.


Potential Options Idea:

Today’s jobs numbers could render the Fed more likely to raise interest rates sooner than expected, which would put some fear into the markets and cause another dip. This morning’s premarket activity seems to suggest that’s what’s happening.  In which case, we’ll want to be standing at the ready with a corresponding options idea.

If things unfold as expected we could see some big opportunities for quick-strike intraday gains in the UVXY Weekly $73-78 Calls.


Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ASTI Recap, Options Reminder & More

Trevena, Inc. TRVN

Of all of the plays that we were monitoring via our extended watchlist in yesterday’s premarket report, the most potent intraday performance came from TRVN. The stock had made a nice move in the previous session, had pulled back, and looked primed for another nice move based on the premarket activity we observed.

As the overall markets saw a trend reversal, TRVN made a solid, steady, run from a daily low of 9.21 up to 11.47; that registered as a 25% increase on more than 12X the 3-month average volume.

The stock is increasing further in the premarket today (traded as high as 11.83 thus far), so we might want to look out for the possibility of a slight dip followed by a continuation of yesterday’s momentum.


Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. ASTI

ASTI is a stock we’re very familiar with, as a quick tag search of our archives reveals, we’ve taken advantage of this stock multiple times over the years. A couple of weeks ago, we tagged the stock as a bottom-watch play after noticing it was being beaten back to new 52-week lows.

We stated that ASTI was a prime candidate for a bounceplay, and an extreme item of interest “because when a rebound does occur, it could be very significant.” and we couldn’t have been more spot-on in that assumption.

It’s ultimate low of .10 came just three sessions hence, and the impressive multi-day recovery pushed ASTI as high as .3597 yesterday. That represents an overall swing of 260%


Options Reminder:

Last Thursday just as the markets were becoming highly distressed, we formulated set of longer-term options plays to watch once a market rebound began to occur.

Yesterday, another reversal came to pass, so we just wanted to issue a brief reminder of the potential targets we listed, and are still tracking heavily: 09/18-10/02 Calls in the FB, GPRO, GMCR, AAPL, NFLX, and TSLA chains.


Extended Watchlist:
AXPW & VRA (Nice Moves Yesterday, Still on Watch),
MEI, GBSN, GEVO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PZOO News Update

Pazoo, Inc. PZOO – Update

We began turning our attention back to PZOO at the end of last week, and provided an update on Monday on it’s 24% intraday run. We’ve talked about wanting to see it maintain support at or above the 50DMA, and so far it has done a good job of that, closing well above that mark at .0073 yesterday. Key areas of resistance are built up at .008, .01, and .011.

This morning, the company has provided a news update that we feel is quite worthy of passing along. It pertains to the growing success of the AccuVape line of multi-medium electronic vaporizers, so definitely check that out below.

We’ve also prepared a video highlighting some of the key points of the PZOO Chart:

WHIPPANY, N.J.,, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Pazoo, Inc. (OTC Pink:PZOO), is pleased to report that its 100% wholly-owned subsidiary CannabisKing Distribution, LLC. has experienced an accelerated rate of new sales of AccuVape. Over the past two weeks, over 10 new accounts have been signed up with Cannabis King…

In the next few weeks, CannabisKing expects to begin marketing additional product lines currently listed on its recently launched website at www.cannabiskinghq.com.   (>>>VIEW FULL PR)

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You can also review the PZOO earnings call released this week which contained a lot of important information. >>>Read Transcript or >>>Listen to Call


Extended Watchlist:
AXPW, XGTI,VRA,TRVN,
HRZN(Double-Bottom Setup)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MDCO Options Recap & More

The Medicines Co. MDCO

We were spot on in terms of the options ideas we offered up in yesterday’s premarket report.
After taking a look at the premarket activity being driven by some untraded-upon press, we targeted the MDCO Weekly $38-41 Calls. We specified that we’d be on the lookout for a dip-and-rip scenario to give rise to chances in that range, and it turned out quite well.

Here’s a look at the possibilities for big gains that traders were afforded with those contracts: 

$38 Calls  – Daily Range: 2.30-3.50 – Max Gain: 52%
$39 Calls  – Daily Range: 1.75-2.55 – Max Gain: 46%
$40 Calls  – Daily Range: 1.05-2.40 – Max Gain: 129%
$41 Calls  – Daily Range: .80-1.75 – Max Gain: 119%


Other Notable Gainers

A couple of the stocks we’ve had on bottom-watch which we mentioned in yesterday’s report had modest yet notable sessions to kick off the week, and we’ll continue to monitor for signs of continued recovery in both instances. 

Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. BONT - We’ve been on BONT’s trail for a couple of weeks, and yesterday the stock made a slight jump from 3.60-4.07 for an intraday move of 13% and held the majority of those gains into the close.

SFE Entertainment, Inc. SFXE – SFXE also made a nice move from a low of .91 up to 1.04, a 14% jump, and it too held the majority of its ground, closing above a dollar.


VelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN (UWTI)

We’re seeing some bullish patterns on the UWTI chart that we felt were worth pointing out. As you can plainly see on the annotated snapshot below, this particular note has traded record volume en route to logging four consecutive sessions of higher highs and higherl ows off of its recently established 52-week low.

We’ll be on the lookout for the possibility of further advances provided that Crude Oil futures can see a sustained uptrend over recent lows.


Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Play Roundup & More

Last Week’s Bottom-Bouncers

We were tracking a couple of stocks and an ETF that we put on bottom-watch heading into the end of last week, and are happy to report that we’ve seen the beginnings of some nice rebounds on those fronts.

Direxion Daily Nat Gas Bull 3X ETF (GASL)
It started with the triple-leveraged natural gas bull fund, GASL, which we caught coming off of its 52-week lows and entered into the conversation on Thursday. At the time we would witness a PPS low of 4.88, and after a nice initial run that day, GASL would go on to register a high of 6.98 on Friday. That marked a timely call on our behalf which opened the door for overnight profits of up to 43%

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LINN Energy, LLC (LINE) & Linn Co, LLC (LNCO)

We tagged this linked pair on Friday, noting that one is a publicly-traded wholly-owned sub of the other, and that the chart patterns were virtually identical. Traders could have latched on to either, and witnessed the reversal we called for on the charts.

The move for the parent, LINE, was recorded as a run from 2.73-3.83, a 40% intraday swing. The subsidiary, LNCO, ran 34% from 2.46 to 3.29. Both very respectable single-session moves.
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We’ll continue to monitor all three of these plays for the possibility of continued uptrends as we kick things off this week. We’ll look for each one to register higher lows, building a higher base of support than we witnessed on Friday.


Pazoo, Inc. PZOO – Update

We re-tagged PZOO on Friday, pointing out the recovery that had been transpiring on the chart, and we were granted another nice opportunity by the stock. We watched as it ran from a daily low of .0059 and went as high as .0073

In the video chart we drew up for PZOO in that report we mentioned we wanted to see a break of the 50DMA (.0061) and we’ll look for the stock to maintain support at or above that level on any pullbacks. The next area of key resistance crops up at the 200DMA of .011.

The company had a conference call last week (>>>Read Transcript or >>>Listen to Call) which went over a vast array of important topics. We suggest taking the time to go over that; highlights included financial and share structure data, as well as information regarding all branches of the company’s rapidly expanding marijuana testing business.


The Medicines Co. MDCO

Setting off our abnormal volume scanner this morning was MDCO, which looks ready to fly with un-traded upon news regarding a cholesterol study hitting the wires on Sunday. The stock is up considerably in the premarket, so we’re going to formulate a potential quick-hitting options idea for intraday/intraweek flip opportunities- We’ll be looking for the possibility of dip-and-rips in the range of MDCO Weekly $38-41 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
SIRG (Subpenny Momentum Play)
BONT, SFXE, GBSN (Bottom-Watch)