Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Form-4 Alert & More

Snap, Inc. SNAP – Update

Even as the markets got crushed yet again yesterday despite it appearing as if the worst of the downturn was over, SNAP still managed to produce gains in our updated options trading targets.

It was in our premarket report yesterday that we were updating readers on the previous idea we had with the SNAP $16-17.50 Calls, which made moves ranging from 335-700% the day prior.

The stock had risen by such a large margin that we rolled up our potential strike prices to the $21-22.50 levels, and we got very nice activity out of half of those calls to keep our success with the SNAP options chain rolling.

The $21 Calls ran from .04-.32, for a fantastic 700% rip, while the 21.50′s made a 400% from .03-.15.
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Fresh Options Idea:

Provided the SPY holds above 259.50 we’ll be interested in the SPY Weekly $260.50-262 Calls*

*Please do not attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds.



LendingClub Corp. LC

With turmoil in the markets persisting, this is a time when we want to stick to our technicals, and look for stocks that are currently boasting the type of chart setups we routinely scan for, and LC currently matches the profile.

The stock has come down to double-bottom with a gap to fill to the upside, as you can see on the included snapshot. We feel that over the next few weeks, LC could be in line for a solid recovery.

In addition to the stock itself, we’re going to radar a pair of options contracts to track over a more extended period of time, with the LC 03/16 $3.50 & $4 Calls.


Seattle Genetics, Inc. SGEN – Form-4 Alert

While we’re on the subject of bottom-plays, we’ve got SGEN hitting our scanner this morning. We’ll include a chart snapshot of this one as well, so you can see what we find so attractive about it. We’ve got a triple-bottom formation happening with the stock coming down to he $50-range, and a recent track record of the type of volatility we’re after.

To sweeten the pot, a major Form-4 buy came in the last week at $52, to the tune of $200M (View EDGAR Filing) in addition to a multi-program immuno-oncology collaboration with Pieris Pharmaceuticals announced this morning.

We’re going to track the SGEN 03-16 $50 Calls in the days and weeks ahead.


Extended Watchlist:
PIRS, AVIN, CTRL, CFMS, CNET, INPX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SNAP Rocking & More

Snap, Inc. SNAP

After we signaled our interest in a range of SNAP calls yesterday morming, the stock turned in quite a performance. In fact, SNAP ended up being the top gainer on the NASDAQ for the session.

That activity paved the way for some excellent intraday moves for our designated contracts, the SNAP Weekly $16-17.50 Calls, which all more than

$16 Calls – Range: 1.15-5.00 – Max Gain: 335%
$16.50 Calls – Range: .93-4.38 – Max Gain: 371%
$17 Calls – Range: .50-4.00 – Max Gain: 700%
$17.50 Calls – Range: .45-3.51– Max Gain: 680%

We feel good about a continuation of the same kind of volatility we saw with SNAP yesterday, and will roll up our potential strike prices, and begin to monitor the SNAP Weekly $21-22.50 Calls as we finish out the week.
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Fresh Options Idea:
GrubHub, Inc. GRUB – Weekly $80-85 Calls

Twitter. Inc. TWTR – Weekly $31-33 Calls


Biocept, Inc. BIOC

We want to keep tabs on BIOC after the announcement of a public offering precipitated what we would consider an over-reactionary selloff.

The company raised a sum of roughly $14.8M after offering approximately 32M shares at an exercise price of .45, along with immediately exercise-able warrants to purchase another 32M shares at .50.

We would classify it fall to a new annual low of  .30 yesterday as a kneejerk response, and with the stock being this heavily oversold, we’ll want to put this one on bottom-bounce watch immediately.


Extended Watchlist:
TEUM, SNCR, FOLD, SWN, GCAP, NETE, RIOT, ONTX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

Lumentum Holdings Inc. LITE

We noted yesterday morning that LITE was bucking trend of the two-day market bloodbath we witnessed this week. We made it clear that we were interested in the LITE Weekly $44-46 Calls regardless of which way the markets went, and it turned out to be a solid idea.

The markets did of course see a reversal, and LITE did perform well on the day, creating the following gains in our tracked contracts:

$44 Calls – Range: 2.00-8.00 – Max Gain: 300%
$45 Calls – Range: 2.50-6.98 – Max Gain: 179%
$46 Calls – Range: 1.25-6.00 – Max Gain: 380%

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Fresh Options Ideas:

The Walt Disney Co. DIS – Weekly $107-109 Calls
Snap, Inc. SNAP – Weekly $16-17.50 Calls


Quotient Ltd. QTNT

Another stock we went bullish on in yesterday morning’s report, despite coming off the biggest two-day losses for stocks in history, was QTNT.

It boasted a solid bottom setup, and had already exhibited some bottom-bounce activity in the prior session. It also performed well on the day, trading up from a low of 3.36 to a high of 4.39- a respectable intraday run of 31%  We’ll look for the stock to establish a trend of higher highs and higher lows over the next few sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
RIOT, NETE, DRYS, DPW, MARA, CFRX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TVIX Update & More

VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX ST ETN (TVIX)

As we’re sure everyone is aware, we’ve seen the biggest two-day downturn for the markets in history. Luckily, we had already added TVIX to our watchlist in our report on the morning of January 30th.

We began tracking this fund, which trades inversely to the market as a whole, and subsequently observed a low of 5.50. With the market bloodbath yesterday, the TVIX was pushed to a new high of 14.77.

That landed our total possible gain on this play at 169% but that figure has grown even further as a new high of 20.30 was registered in premarket trading this morning putting our total observed range on the TVIX at 269% over a span of just a few sessions.


Lumentum Holdings Inc. LITE

We’re also seeing a stock that is bucking the trend this morning. Even as it appears we’re headed for another down day in general, LITE is gapping up in the market after having recently bounced off of its lowest PPS since last May.

We’re actually going to go bullish on this one, and signal the LITE Weekly $44-46 Calls for observation.


Quotient Ltd. QTNT

Speaking of bounceplays, QTNT is looking interesting as well. We wanted to quickly make note of this. As you can see on the chart snapshot included below, it saw some surprising activity yesterday but came back to settle below 3.00, with the MACD on the cusp of a bullish cross and the RSI giving off a heavily oversold signal.

We’ll keep an peeled here as well, for another possible bucking of the ominous trend currently underway for the markets at large.


Extended Watchlist:
ZIOP, IPWR, TENX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Watch Play & More

Eastman Kodak Co. KODK – Update

It was a few weeks ago on the 12th of January that we signaled a range of puts in the Kodak options chain.  The company had seen a considerable surge in price after announcing its own unique crypto-coin, but we took a skeptical position as to its sustainability.

We highlighted the KODK 02/16 $15 & $12.50 Puts.
and wanted to come back around to it this morning to check out the gains that were made possible as the stock has predictably failed to maintain its uptrend, and instead has fallen significantly since our alert.

As a result, the $15 Puts have run from 4.70-8.80 for an 87% pop, while the $12.50′s traded from a low of 2.60 up to 6.50, a gain of 150%


Auris Medical Holding Inc. EARS

We lso want to add a quick bottom watch play in EARS to kick off the week this morning.

It’s got multiple gaps to fill to the upside and is currently considerably oversold. We’ll want to watch this stock for a potential rebound in the days and weeks ahead.


Extended Watchlist:
JAGX, MARK, USLV, BUR, GERN, XNET