Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Great Start to the Week

T2 Biosystems, Inc. TTOO

This past Thursday morning, we cautioned our readers that TTOO was heavily oversold, and sniffing out a bottom with a massive gap to the upside. As it turned out, our timing on that alert could not have any better. The stock saw its low of .52 that day and hasn’t looked back since. Yesterday, TTOO reached .76 which works out to a three-day upswing of 46%, a modest yet respectable move.

More importantly, the stock is once again taking off on the heels of a fresh PR this morning (below), reaching a new high of 1.13 in premarket trading. That further extends our observed range on this play to 117% as TTOO begins to fill the gap on the chart that we mentioned which runs up to the 1.36 mark.

LEXINGTON, Mass., Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTOO) announced today that the United States Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted approval for a New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) for the T2Bacteria® Panel for FY 2020.

The T2Bacteria Panel, the first and only FDA-cleared test to identify sepsis-causing bacterial pathogens directly from whole blood in 3 to 5 hours without the need to wait for blood culture, is now also the first and only in-vitro diagnostic test to ever receive approval for NTAP. (>>View Full PR)


Options Reviews

SPDR S&P500 (ETF) SPY -  As a fresh options idea to start the week yesterday morning, and in light of the bearish market sentiments that we were sensing in the premarket, we went with SPY Weekly $290-288 Puts as our targets. Early indications ultimately proved to be correct, as the markets tanked on the day, sending those contracts on a huge ride.

The following multi-bag gains were there for taking: 

$290 Puts – Range: 2.27-8.19 – Max Gain: 261%
$289.50 Puts – Range: 1.98-7.30 – Max Gain: 269%
$289 Puts – Range: 1.51-7.10 – Max Gain: 370%
$288.50 Puts – Range: 1.29-5.54  – Max Gain: 329%
$288 Puts – Range: 1.18-6.10 – Max Gain: 417%

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Allakos, Inc. ALLK - We also signaled interest in the ALLK 08/16 $45-60 Calls yesterday in opposition to the market activity we were observing, and those targets bucked the trend quite nicely, with three out of the four producing notable opportunities on the day:

$45 Calls – Range: 16.41-25.53 – Max Gain: 56%
$55 Calls – Range: 9.00-15 60 – Max Gain: 73%
$60 Calls – Range: 6.75-14.20 – Max Gain: 110%
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Fresh Idea:
Emerson Electric Co. EMR 08/30 $63-64 Calls
Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. IIPR 08/16 $100-105 Calls


Extended Watchist: 
ACB, ATRS, TOPS, KALA, PAYS, TELL, MYSZ, PLUG, CARS(Bottom-watch)