Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NOUV Update & More

 Nouveau Life Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NOUV

As if the two-day, 1102% swing we had already witnessed from NOUV between Thursday and Friday weren’t enough, the stock continued to show volatility with a nice intraday move yesterday following its inclusion in our morning report.

NOUV traded in a range from .0046 up to .008, marking an intraday rip of 74% which came on roughly eight times the 3-month average volume. It also closed having held more than half of its daily advance, which puts us on alert to continue monitoring its activity as we progress through the week.

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New Gold, Inc. NGD

We want to place NGD on an extended bottom-watch after the activity which has transpired over the past few sessions. The stock fell off of a cliff, dropping more than a third of its total value in less than a full trading week. The move comes in conjunction with the announcement that production costs per ounce would rise in 2017, as well as the company coming up short on financing for the buildout of its ‘Rainy River’ mine by more than $100M.

While those are certainly noteworthy occurrences, we look at the rapid drop-off in PPS more as an opportunity to get some skin in the game at a discounted price. We’ll be watching NGD closely for a reversal, which admittedly might not happen right away, but could be quite a prime rebound opportunity when it does.

It’s worth mentioning that despite production costs per ounce rising from just under $700 to more than $800 for NGD, even at the higher figure, it still places them well in the profitability range (gold currently trading for, and at a significantly lower cost than many mining outfits.


Wal-mart Stores, Inc. WMT – Options Idea

Speaking of longer-term ideas, we’re looking at WMT this morning after the stock posted a near 9-month low on Friday, followed by a bullish candle to kick the week off yesterday.

It comes on the heels of the news that the retail giant had fired a shot across Amazon’s bow, with the revelation that it would be offering free two-day shipping on over 2 million items via Walmart.com, which cuts Amazon Prime’s main incentive off at the knees.

We’ll be very interested to see how the market responds to such a development over a longer time frame. In correlation, we’re going to be monitoring the activity in the WMT 03/03 $68-69.50 Calls in the days and weeks ahead.


Extended Watchlist:
QSIM, CEGX, ISBG, GMNI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Bottom-Bouncers & More

Potential Bottom-Bouncers

We’re noticing a couple different possible bottom-plays that we want to start the week off by highlighting this morning:

Rite-Aid Corp. RAD – This stock has been repeat target for us at various times in the past, and we want to circle back around to it today as we’re noticing the recent activity. The stock plunged to new lows on Friday, yet regained almost all of that ground before closing nearly flat.

From the current place on the chart, and given the present indicators suggesting that a rebound could soon be forthcoming, we’re going to want to radar RAD on both the stock side of things, as well as signaling an idea in the options chain. In that case, we’re going to be interested in the RAD 02/25 $6-7 Calls, which gives us plenty of time for the stock to realize the recovery that we’re after.

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Cymabay Therapeutics, Inc. CBAY -  CBAY is another play we’ve caught this morning as began showing signs of life after having hit its lowest PPS levels in over two months on Friday, as well as gapping up moderately in the premarket today (High: 2.15)

We’ll be looking for the stock to maintain support in the channel between the 50DMA (1.89) and 200DMA’s (1.96) on any pullbacks as things get going today. As you can see on the chart snapshot below, various indicators leading into today’s session appear favorable for CBAY.


Chatroom Call

One of the regular participants in our daily traders chats via Skype hit it big with an excellent call that was shared with the room last week. He swooped in with a sell suggestion on Friday that was perfectly timed.

Our members had a chance to jump into Nouveau Life Pharmaceuticals, Inc. NOUV at .0008 on Thursday, and the stock hit .0089 on Friday just after the following message was communicated, marking a two-day swing of 1102% The stock subsequently tanked, outlining the accuracy of DJ’s call.

As we always remind our readers, anyone is welcome to participate in our daily traders chats. Simply send a Skype contact request to username: ‘stocksumo’ and we’ll fill you in on how to join in!


Players Network, Inc. PNTV

We initially began tracking PNTV this fall, mentioning it on Oct. 20th and Nov. 8th, subsequent to which time we would witness the stock trading at a low of .0089.

We added a reminder in our report on Thursday as it had begun to ramp up heavily, and on Friday it went on to hit a new 52-week high of .048. It extends the overall gain we’ve observed in this play over the past couple of months to an impressive 439%


Extended Watchlist:
TQLA, SDVI, IFAN, PXYN(Bottom-Bouncer)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: VNR Recap & More


Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC. VNR

We began watching VNR as it hit its annual lows back in the fall, initially tagging it in our report from October 6th. We’ve seen some pretty impressive swings since then, and have routinely included the stock in several of our reports.

Most recently was the first trading day of 2017, and we’ve since witnessed another bullish push out of VNR as it has traded in a range from .70-1.11 (+58%) over the past couple of weeks. From our overall observed low of .46 in VNR just after our first alert in October, this week’s new high represents a 141% increase.

Next we’ll be looking for the stock to make a run at a key resistance point sitting at the 200DMA of 1.17



Alkame Holdings, Inc. ALKM

We’ve been tracking ALKM since Wednesday’s premarket report, and over these couple of sessions, we have seen a decent trading range on the stock.

From Wednesday’s early low of .0014, ALKM has touched a high of .002, which works out to a swing of 43% to the upside. We’ll leave the stock on our radar, and be on the lookout for the recording of higher highs and higher lows.

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Avinger, Inc. AVGR – Reminder

We noticed AVGR getting ready for a heavy gap-up after bouncing off of its bottom yesterday. Although it only rose a modest 17% upon the open from 2.90-3.40, we’re going to still want to track its movements heading into next week, as it may yet continue to pile up more gains.

Several indicators on the chart are still looking ripe for that possibility despite all the lost ground it recovered  with yesterday’s gap-up.


Microsoft Corp. MSFT -  Options Idea

We wanted to signal a range of options ideas we feel have potential after Microsoft beat the Street’s estimates in yesterday’s post-market earnings report.

We’re going to be tracking the MSFT Weekly $64.50-66 Calls, starting at the lower strike price, and rolling up if the stock looks like it’s going to continue to break out and push the strike price into the money. The premarket high on MSFT is 65.68, so in order to consider rolling up to $66′s, we would want to see a break past that mark.


Extended Watchlist:
EEGI, TRCH, OPGN, AUPH, DELT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Recap & More

Seagate Technologies plc. STX – Options Recap

Although it would end up reversing and heading lower as the day progressed, STX did ride the bullish wave off of its healthy earnings beat for a solid upswing inside the first hour of trading yesterday.

That did facilitate a window of opportunity on the options contracts we were tracking, the STX Weekly $41-43.50 Calls. Traders who were quick on the draw yesterday morning could have taken away a piece of the following moves:

$41 Calls – Range: 1.78-5.28 – Max Gain: 196%
$41.50 Calls – Range: 2.00-4.48 – Max Gain: 124%
$42 Calls – Range: 1.99-4.50 – Max Gain: 126%
$42.50 Calls – Range: 2.11-3.45 – Max Gain: 63%
$43 Calls – Range:  .86-3.00 – Max Gain: 249%
$43.50 Calls – Range: .78-2.77 – Max Gain: 255%

We did signal our hunch that there would be a reversal in-session and a corresponding idea for the Weekly $46 Puts in our live traders chat, and those ended up doing quite well also, subsequently running from .60-3.29 (+448%) as STX continued to consolidate into the close.

It’s another example of why we urge any of our readers that want to get in on our daily traders chats to get a Skype contact request over to username ‘stocksumo’. That’s all it takes, and you can stay up to the minute on changing ideas throughout the day, and submit some of your own!


Avinger, Inc. AVGR

The current situation with the AVGR chart has caught our eye this midweek as the stock reversed course this week after a steep and rapid decline. We’re seeing increased activity in the premarket and AVGR has pushed its way up regaining much of the ground it has recently lost.

Currently trading around the 3.00 mark, a return to its recent swing high from roughly a month ago would mean gains of up to 50% so we’ll be monitoring AVGR over coming sessions for a possible continuation of the recovery that is presently in effect.


Extended Watchlist:
ALKM, PNTV, RJDG, LEXG, EXAD, EEGI, GNBT,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options, Updates & More

FRESH OPTIONS IDEAS

Seagate Technologies plc. STX -We’re interested in the situation with STX this morning after the company impressed with its post-market earnings report yesterday. Expectations were exceeded for revenues and earnings-per-share, while a bullish outlook for the remainder of 2017 was provided.

Our first inclination here would be to place the STX Weekly $41-43.50 Calls on watch for the rest of the week in an attempt to ride the wave of enthusiasm for the company’s impressive quarterly figures.

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General Electric Co. GE – GE showed signed of a possible reversal yesterday as it began to rebound off of the precipitous decline effected by Friday’s underwhelming earnings report.

The stock perhaps over-corrected with its PPS loss of more than a dollar between Friday and Monday, and we’re interested in potentially hitching a ride with some extended-term options calls.  Provided the stock doesn’t fall further than the $30-mark on any pullbacks, we’ll be tracking the GE 03/03 $30-31.50 Calls.


Heron Therapeutics, Inc. HRTX – Form-4 Alert

We always glance at the chart of a play for which there are insider buys of a significant nature, and that’s just how we’d classify the Form-4 that came in on HRTX late last week.

Director Kevin Tang executed an order for nearly $30M worth of HRTX stock at the stock’s 52-week low of 12.20, per the filing (>>View Here).

We’ll be very interested to see if that indeed was the bottom on this play, which has a relatively recent track record of making volatile swings to more than $20.


Added Note: Puration, Inc. PURA

We also want to provide a quick update as to the progress of PURA, which we initially signaled on Thursday the 12th, subsequently witnessing a low of .03.

Yesterday, despite tapering back slightly into the close, the stock did achieve new highs for us, reaching as much as .094 during the session, a new 52-week high. It extended our observed range on the play in just a few week’s time to an impressive 213%


Extended Watchlist
AGTK, PPCH, SHOM, ALKM