Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DCTH Review & More

Delcath Systems, Inc. DCTH
We flagged DCTH in Friday’s premarket reportas a prime bottom-bounce candidate that could be in line for a serious rebound, and even despite the markets as a whole taking a gut punch, it ended up being a great single-session play, and the NASDAQ’s top gainer.

From an early low of .0501 the stock surged as high as .0845, which works out to an intraday rise of 69% and it occurred on more than ten times the 30-day average volume, with DCTH logging its second-highest daily volume of all time.

We’d say our timing was extremely fortuitous on this rebound play, and with the kind price action and liquidity that we witnessed Friday, we’ll definitely be interested to see how the action unfolds to kick off this new trading week.


TrovaGene, Inc. TROV

We wanted to make mention of TROV this morning after noticing a cherry of a PR buzzing over the newswires. The company announced an agreement to provide tests and services for pharma giant AstraZeneca.

Whenever we see one of these smaller pharma company’s have joint news with a big player in the sector, we always want to pay attention to the stock. A perfect example of this is Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PIRS, which we signaled back on May 4th when that company also had news tying it to none other than AstraZeneca. What followed was a 55% run lasting nearly a month that took it from 3.26 the following day to a high of 5.06 last Monday, the 31st.

On the chance that TROV experiences a similar bullish push on the heels of its own AstraZeneca announcement, we’re going to be sure to have this one on watch in coming sessions.


Ascena Retail Group, Inc. ASNA

We’re also taking notice of a nice technical setup on ASNA, which owns the Lane Bryant retail brand among others, and was another of the NASDAQ’s top gainers of the day on Friday.

The activity came in the wake of a rather disappointing earnings release in terms of financials, but investors clearly responded well to the company outlook moving forward.

As you can see on the included snapshot, the stock picked up speed in its recent ascent off of a bottom, and began to fill a gap on the chart to the upside. We also have a number of other indicators pointing to a possible continued uptrend, so we’ll afford this stock a slot on our watchlist.


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XBIT, DXTR, RWLK, ABIL, ADHD, ENRJ

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BABA, ABIL Recaps & More

Options Recap

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA- There was quite a to-do yesterday morning after BABA went rocketing up in the premarket on raised revenue guidance, and we jumped at the chance to signal some options ideas to correspond with the activity.

In our premarket report we highlighted the BABA Weekly $140-145 Calls  with the explicit warning that “Whenever a stock has gapped up this hard, we must be on the lookout for an early pullback into a dip-and-rip pattern” and we really couldn’t have been more spot-on with how we approached this play if we had a working crystal ball.

We don’t have that, but we do have loads of experience identifying winning options plays, and not only did the stock behave exactly as we said it would, selling off before exploding to new highs, but every single contract we highlighted went bananas as a result.  Regardless of which of our four highlighted contracts was chosen as the strike price, gains ranging from the 1100% to the 3100% range. Not bad for a day’s work!

$140 Calls – Range: .34-4.40 – Max Gain: 1167%
$141 Calls – Range: .25-3.65 – Max Gain: 1360%
$142 Calls – Range: .16-2.87 – Max Gain: 1694%
$143 Calls – Range: .12-2.41 – Max Gain: 1908%
$145 Calls – Range: .05-1.63 – Max Gain: 3160%

We’re going to look for similar chart activity today to lead to further gains in these plays, but as we always do when discussing weekly options on a Friday, we feel obligated to warn our readers that trading such contracts is for EXPERT traders only!
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Yahoo! YHOO – We were also looking at some YHOO contracts yesterday, although they didn’t have much open interest with the exception of the Weekly $55 Calls. Those ran from .10 to 1.01 for a 910% rip on the day.


Ability, Inc. ABIL

On Wednesday morning we flagged ABIL as a possible bottom-play and the subsequent activity over the ensuing two sessions has been excellent.

The first day it ran from .6298-.91, for a solid 44% rise, and yesterday, it one-upped its performancde with an intraday run from .80 to a new high of 1.69. It was good for a daily pop of 111% and a total two-session upswing over our observed low amounting to 168%


Delcath Systems, Inc. DCTH

We also want to mention DCTH this morning, a stock that had been in a continual downtrend for months on end. It just began to show life yesterday and is gapping up in premarket trading this morning, so we’ll just want to keep an eye peeled.

As we said, this stock has been ridiculously oversold for a long while, so the resulting snapback could turn out to be pretty impressive. .


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ADHD, CAMT, GMO, OPTT, RADA

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