Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Kicking Off a New Trading Week

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. ORIG

We’ve had ORIG on bottom-watch for just under a month now, as the stock was undergoing a consolidation that appeared unsustainable. It seemed just a matter of time before it began to rebound, so we were monitoring it for a signal and got one in a big way on Friday.

ORIG came off its newly-registered annual low of .12 and traded up as high as .237, a 98% rise which occurred on ten times the monthly average volume. More importantly, the stock managed to crack through its 50DMA at .19, and held above that mark with a closing price of .20.

We’re going to want to continue to track ORIG, looking for the registering of higher lows off of its recent bottom. The RSI is also screaming toward the power zone, so we’ll hope to see ORIG string together a multi-day run.

Camber Energy, Inc. CEI

Speaking of stocks that are gaining strength, CEI has been in a pretty convincing ascending wedge pattern recently, routinely recording higher highs and higher lows off of its annual lows established late June.

We’ve pointed out on the chart below where the next key areas of resistance are, so we’ll want to track CEI to see if it can maintain its current trajectory and make a run at those areas on the chart.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ITEK Recap, Options Ideas & More

Inotek Pharmaceutical Corp. ITEK

Our report for yesterday brought a couple of nice opportunities, with ITEK standing out as the most impressive. We caught this play on our routine morning scan, after noticing some abnormally elevated premarket activity. The company had released some information regarding its glaucoma treatment exiting Phase II studies and laying a strategic path for Phase III, and needless to say, it was very well-received.

This wasn’t a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sort of move either, with just a small move up to start the session, ITEK traded sideways for most of the morning. Just prior to lunchtime is when we started to see the beginnings of an epic intraday run, especially for a stock in this price range.

From a low of  7.66, the stock exploded to reach a daily (and new annual) high of 16.75, standing as a single-session surge of 119%  The overall move as of this morning’s premarket high of 18.20 registers as an overnight increase of 138%  Cheers go out to any of our readers who caught our alert!

Inotek Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive End-of-Phase 2 Meeting with FDA and Phase 3 Development Strategy for Trabodenoson, a Novel Treatment for Glaucoma (Thu, Jul 23)

WindStream Technologies, Inc. WSTI

It was Tuesday’s Letter to Shareholders that caught our eye in the premarket news feed, causing us to raise a flag on WSTI that morning.

We’ve covered it every day since, and have been rewarded with incremental gains throughout, with the stock recording higher highs and higher lows each session. Yesterday, we witnessed an intraday run from .0172-.0244, which yielded the chance at gains of up to 42% on the day.

From our observed low on Tuesday (the 52-week low of .0085) we’ve now seen an overall jump in WSTI amounting to 187% in just three session’s time. Refer to the annotated chart below to evaluate WSTI’s chances of making further advances from this juncture.

Friday Options Ideas

If you recall last Friday, we came up huge with an alert on Weekly GOOG Calls.  We mentioned how time-decay at this point in the week begins to evaporate premiums in contracts with a weekly expiration, and generates a high-octane volatile environment where big gains are often there for the taking for those who can assume a higher-than-average risk.  A 694% intraday run from one of the sets of contracts we highlighted in that report was there to prove our point.


We’re going to venture a similar set of ideas this morning for Weekly AMZN Calls in the $575-595 range. The stock is gapping up hard this morning to the tune of 20%, thus we will have our eyes peeled for a classic dip-and-rip scenario.


We’re also going to put a marker flag on Weekly FB Calls from $96-50-97.50. The stock is rebounding off of a pullback over the past couple of days, after performing extremely well for the majority of this month.

Extended Watchlist:
AMDA, ACRX, CALA, ICLD, CRGP(news), HERO(52-wk lows)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ACRX, DSCO & More

Tesla Motors, Inc. TSLA – Options

Yesterday, those of our readers following our recent coverage of TSLA were once again presented with opportunities coming out of the 05/22 $230-240 Calls that we’ve been monitoring since Friday. TSLA registered a higher high and a higher low for the fifth consecutive session, topping out at 248.30. As a result, the total possible gains on our initial calls were pushed even further into the green, so we wanted to provide an update on those figures:

$230 Calls  – Friday’s Low: 6.85 – Yesterday’s High: 17.95 – Max Gain: 162%

$232.50 Calls  – Friday’s Low: 5.32 – Yesterday’s High: 16.90 – Max Gain: 217%

$235 Calls  – Friday’s Low: 5.96 – Yesterday’s High: 13.95 – Max Gain: 134%

$237.50 Calls  – Friday’s Low: 3.16 – Yesterday’s High: 12.00  – Max Gain: 280%

$240 Calls  – Friday’s Low: 3.84 – Yesterday’s High: 10.50 – Max Gain: 173%

These moves are a perfect example of what draws us to options trading; with just a 6% increase in TSLA stock, we’ve witnessed huge gains across the board in the options chain. These contracts don’t expire until next Friday, so we’ll keep our fingers on TSLA’s pulse until that time.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ACRX

Popping up on our scanner this morning is a play that has both an interesting chart as well as a blockbuster PR out today that is leading to a gap-up in premarket trading (3.30-3.80′s).

We’re catching the stock as it comes up off of a relative bottom, and as we point out on the snapshot below, there are several attractive features of the current ACRX chart.

Couple that with this morning’s revelation of a contract the company has struck with the US Dept. of Defense, and ACRX becomes instantly worthy of our attention as the week draws to a close.

Discovery Laboratories, Inc. DSCO

Speaking of pharma stocks with fresh news, DCSO is also cropping up on our scanner this morning. Like the aforementioned play, this morning/s PR is resulting in a gap-up, and we’ll want to have our eyes peeled for potential advantageous activity on the chart once the session commences.

According to the release, Phase II testing of its AEROSURF® product has yielded “encouraging safety and physiological data suggest that aerosolized KL4 surfactant can be delivered to the lung of premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome”

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RUSS Recap, Gap-Up List & More

Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X ETF (RUSS)
A few weeks back, on February 23rd, we radared the RUSS, which is a fund that trades with an inverse relationship with the Russian economy.

The past week has been particularly troubling for Russia, as its central bank slashed the primary interest rate by a full percent while revealing that its growth forecast predicted a shrinking of the economy by as much as 4% this year.

These and other economic curve-balls, including the continued lag in oil prices, have fueled a healthy rebound in the RUSS from the recent low we observed at 11.22. Friday’s high of 15.77 marked a 40% swing in a matter of eight trading sessions.

With some holding the belief that an even more severe and protracted economic meltdown could be in the cards for Russia, we’ll want to monitor RUSS on an ongoing basis.

Morning Gapper Watchlist

These are a few stocks that are cropping up on our scanner this morning as they gap up in the premarket. We’ll be on the lookout for the possibilities of continued momentum and/or dip-and-rip scenarios:

Microvision, Inc. MVIS  has been in blue-sky breakout mode for the past several sessions, and is gapping up today on the heel of the following PR:

Midstates Petroleum Co. Inc. MPO  is trading up in early activity this morning on a Q4 earnings and revenue beat:
Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. OMEX  is also up considerably, following Friday’s news of its entry into a financing agreement to facilitate offshore mineral and resource exploration.The company also has an earnings conference call slated for 10AM today, to discuss the contents of this morning’s filings:

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PSID, KNDI, PBR & Extended Watchlist

PositiveID Corp. PSID

The first thing we’d like to do this morning is go over how well PSID performed yesterday following our pre-market alert. Our timing proved to be spot-on in calling the bottom on this play, and after putting it on high alert in our report, we were rewarded with a couple of chances to gain over the course of the session.

The stock ran hard out of the starting gate, with trading opening up at .043 and rapidly reaching the day’s high at .064, a spike of 48% That was followed by a pullback to .049 where we got another upswing, this time to .058, a modest yet respectable intraday move of 18%

Those two significant swings combined for cumulative total gains of 66% on the day, and the stock managed to close at .057, holding on to much of the day’s forward progress. This all occurred on roughly 6x PSID’s 3-month average volume.

Congrats to anyone who was able to make PSID work for them, and be sure to stay tuned, as a performance like that could lead to a strong finish to the week.

Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. KNDI

This is a stock that we’ve been tracking for over a year now, as a quick look at KNDI’s archive on our blog will reveal. Our most recent tag of this stock came via Monday morning’s extended watchlist, and over the course of the week, it has yielded quite a nice move; We saw a low of 15.76 on Monday, and by yesterday’s session we observed a high of 20.96, an intraweek gain of 33%

Those who may have picked up on this play following our next most recent alert of this play (June 12th ) could have caught a low of 12.30. Yesterday’s high marked a 70% move up from that level.

Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR

Our regulars are aware of how tenaciously we’ve covered PBR this year. On March 21st we added it to our watchlist as it was coming off of 10-year lows. Our observed low that day was 11.25, and the stock never looked back. We’ve traded primarily in the options chain of PBR and have made percentage gains in the thousands over the course of several months, but even the overall action on the stock itself has been impressive.

Yesterday’s session set a new high of 16.43 and in premarket trading today that has been pushed to more than $17, from the low we saw this spring, that’s an overall move of over 50% on the chart.

However, the swing action on this play over the past few months has been terrific, as we’ve pointed out on the following chart. As you can see, after our initial alert, there have been no less than three major swings. The current positioning breaks PBR out of the channel we illustrate below, signaling potential for further moves to the upside.

As far as the options chain is concerned, we’ll be looking for a pullback from profit taking on this major spike, and after that, we’re interested in the potential of the $16.50 and $17.00 Weekly Calls for an intraday flip opportunity today.

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