Blue Horseshoe Stocks: LOGL, CYTX Reviews & More

Legend Oil & Gas, Ltd. LOGL

We’re wrapping up what has been one of our most fruitful weeks of 2015 so far by taking a look at the move LOGL made after we flagged it in yesterday morning’s premarket report. It isn’t too often that we run across a play that goes from a low-subpenny PPS to barrel its way well past a penny in a single session, but that’s just what happened.

The stock rose steadily from a morning low of .0038 until early afternoon, when it broke through the 200DMA of .0077 and then really took off, reaching a high of .017 on volume which exceeded the monthly average by nearly six times.

That incredible run gave our readers the chance at intraday gains of up to 347%, so hearty congratulations are in order for anyone who was able to take advantage of our timely call!

The huge move was driven in part by the same acquisition news released Wednesday morning, which caused us to flag it in our extended watchlist at that time.

Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. CYTX

We tracked CYTX to modest gains earlier this week, and yesterday the stock really began to move on news that the FDA had given clearance for CYTX to expand the scope of clinical trials of ECCS-50, a treatment for Scleroderma. >>> READ PR

From an early low of .78, the stock trended up to a late afternoon high of 1.25, which registered as an 60% intraday run on huge volume of more than 20x the 30-day average!

Options Idea

We also have a possible daytrading idea for Monster Beverage Corp. MNST which is gapping up in the premarket today. The company just beat earnings expectations, sending it into blue skies.

In the likely event that we see a continued uptrend, we’re going to be looking at Weekly $135-137 Calls for potential quick-strike trades.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: EYES, BIOC Recaps, RSHCQ & More

Biocept, Inc. BIOC

BIOC continued to roll for the third straight day yesterday since we tagged the play in Monday’s extended watchlist. We witnessed a trading ramnge from 3.90-4.91, which marked an intraday move of 26% on nearly 12x its monthly average volume.

Calculated from the low of 1.71 which we observed on Monday, yesterday’s high represented an overall increase of 187% in a span of just three sessions.

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.  EYES

We added EYES into the mix in Tuesday’s report, and it too continued to trend up yesterday. The stock traded in a daily range from 11.25 to 14.75, a healthy 31% intraday run.

From our observed low of 9.55 on Tuesday, yesterday’s high was equal to a 54% session-over-session move.

RadioShack Corp. RSHCQ

We want to update our readers on RadioShack today, which despite its ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, has been a winning selection for us this year. We first jumped on it in our report published on the morning of February 9th, whereupon we witnessed a low of .1251 and on Tuesday, the stock hit .37, which comes out to a twelve-session increase of 196%

Yesterday we received word of the approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge to auction off roughly 2,000 RadioShack stores, with an initial bid of $200M having been entered by the Standard General hedge fund.

Lawyers for RadioShack claim that the company has received bids on the leases of more than 200 of the 1,100 locations slated for immediate shutdown, including interest from a unit of GameStop Corp. >> View Article

We’ll be interested to monitoring RSHCQ as events continue to unfold in coming weeks.

Yesterday’s Extended Watchlist Movers 

We also had a number of plays from yesterday’s extended watchlist make notable moves:

Legend Oil & Gas, Ltd. LOGL enjoyed an early pop, running straight out of the gate from a low of .0038 to as high as .0049; good enough for a quick intraday scalp of up to 29%

BenefitFocus, Inc. BNFT produced a substantial spike for a stock trading in its price range, rising steadily from its low 32.15 to hit 37.94, a gain of 18%

SFX Entertainment, Inc. SFXE also recorded a modest intraday increase of 14% as it traded in a range from 4.36 to 4.95. It’s worth mentioning that while the CEO of SFXE is attempting to take the company private, the board has come under investigation regarding the equitability of the proposed terms of that deal. Anyone considering SFXE should make themselves fully aware of that situation as it unfolds. >>> GO TO PR

Extended Watchlist:
ELX, PVA, ATOS, FRO, NXTD, GOGO(Signed deal with Delta)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BIOC, EYES & More

Biocept, Inc. BIOC

We watched as BIOC set new highs for the second day in a row yesterday. After gapping up in the premarket, the stock came down slightly to bounce off of support at 2.62 before running as high as 3.60 later in the afternoon. That 37% intraday move came on over 31x the 3-month average volume, and the high represented an overall rise of 110% over our observed low of 1.71 on Monday.

Calculated from the premarket high so far this morning (4.20), that figure is extended to a 145% increase overall since Monday.

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.  EYES

EYES performed nicely for us after appearing in yesterday’s extended watchlist. It saw its low of 9.55 shortly after 10AM, and built steadily throughout the session, reaching its daily high at 11.64. That was good for tidy gains of up to 21% on the day on extreme heavy volume, and like the previously mentioned play, the stock is gapping up in premarket trading today.

It’s possible that we’ll see similar action as the session kicks off this morning with yesterday’s momentum driving the gap-up, followed by another potential dip-and-rip scenario.

Other Notables From Yesterday’s Report

Chegg, Inc. CHGG was another mention from yesterday’s watchlist that ended up faring well with an early low of 7.44 followed by a steady uptrend throughout the day. The run topped out at 8.71 just prior to the close, marking a respectable 17% increase.

Matching that intraday gain with a 17% move of its own was Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. CYTX, trading in a range from .70-.82. on 10x the 3-month average volume.

Extended Watchlist:
WGBS, SSH, SFXE, SMSI, AVXL, BNFT, LOGL(Big Aquisition News)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BIOC, Options Ideas & More

Biocept, Inc. BIOC
BIOC came off of yesterday morning’s extended watchlist making a big move to start the week. The stock traded up from a low of 1.71 and ran as high as 2.95, registering as an intraday increase of 72%  on heavy volume in the neighborhood of 17X the 30-day running average.

After pulling back slightly into the close at 2.20, BIOC is presently gapping up in the premarket this morning( High of 2.64), so we’re going to keep it on our watchlist for the time being.

The strong session came in conjunction with a positive PR which hit the wires yesterday:

SAN DIEGO, Feb 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq:BIOC), a molecular oncology diagnostics company specializing in biomarker analysis of cell-free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) and circulating tumor cells (CTCs), today announced that its blood-based diagnostic, OncoCEE-BR(TM), was used to determine hormonal status of metastatic breast cancer patients in a prospective study performed at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Findings from the Columbia study were recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical and Translational Oncology.>>> FULL PR

Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X ETF (RUSS)

The idea we brought forth yesterday of monitoring RUSS, which trades inversely with the Russian economy, is probably going to be one that we follow for a longer period of time given the drawn out nature of the events currently playing out in the Ukraine, and how they’re affecting Russia.

That being said, we did see some immediate upward price action as RUSS ran into the close, recording a daily trading range from 12.58 – 13.74, a modest, yet solid 9% appreciation on the day.

Added Note:

We also want to make note of a proposed joint venture in the works between two companies whose stocks we’ve mentioned in the past: First Solar, Inc. FSLR and SunPower Corp. SPWR. Both stocks began to move on word of a possible IPO for a new vehicle to be comprised of existing assets from each party. We’re going to keep them on watch as we await further updates on the situation.

They’re both gapping up further this morning, so we’ll be on the lookout for potential dip-and-rip scenarios caused by profit-taking. In such an event, we’ll be fixating on In-the-money Weekly Calls for options daytrading possibilities.

TEMPE, Ariz. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) and SunPower Corp. (SPWR) announced today that they are in advanced negotiations to form a joint YieldCo vehicle (the YieldCo) to which they each expect to contribute a portfolio of selected solar generation assets from their existing portfolio of assets. Upon the execution of a master formation agreement, the parties intend to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) for an initial public offering of limited partner interests in the YieldCo (the IPO). >>> FULL PR

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RUSS & More

Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X ETF (RUSS)

By now we all have at least a limited awareness of the conflict currently underway in the Balkans, but just in case, let us provide a brief synopsis.

Ukrainian forces in the country’s eastern region have been clashing with militant separatists, even despite a recent cease-fire agreement. The separatists desire a return to Russian rule, and it appears that the group’s efforts have been aided by the Russian government.  As a result, heavy economic sanctions have already been placed on Russia, and it has been said that more are being explored.

The RUSS ETF trades with an inverse relationship to the Russian economy, so it’s conceivable that while Russia struggles with the economic repercussions of the conflict in the Ukraine, we could potentially see a protracted rise in this fund.

As you can see on the snapshot below, already it is showing indications of a reversal on the chart, exhibiting many of the characteristics of a prime bottom-play. As we kick off a new trading week, RUSS will be one of our primary items of interest.

Notable Mention From Friday

If you recall, we included a side note at the end of Friday’s report wherein we ventured that a market reversal and downturn could lead us to some interesting opportunities $22 UVXY Calls. While the markets overall continued their upward momentum, those traders who were quick on the draw could still have made a substantial profit from those contracts before they saw a pullback.

The $22 Calls made a strong initial push right out of the gate, running rapidly from 36-.63, a 75% intraday spike.

As you can see from the snapshot of the actual trade data of one of our top traders, significant profits were there for the taking early, even if one didn’t catch the low. From an initial block of $1860, he was able to cash out at the high of day for a 34% return in less than a half hour, leaving him with nearly $2500!

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