Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DRYS Historic Run & More

Dry Ships, Inc. DRYS – Update

We thought DRYS was a prime play on Monday morning when we included the stock in our watchlist, and even after seeing an incredible gain of 215% that first day and reiterating our interest yesterday morning, nothing could have prepared us for the epic run-up that has followed.

The chances of ever catching a stock in the $13-range and watching it surge to over $100 in a matter of two sessions are razor thin to say the least, but the fantastic performance of DRYS (and indeed, the shipping sector as a whole) this week has delivered it right to our doorstep.

Yesterday the stock extended its gains by trading in a range from 45.47 to 102.00, marking an intraday boost of 124% and an overall two-session jump amounting to 650% over Monday’s low of 13.60! Here we are for a third straight day, watching the stock gear up with strength in the premarket, indicating that even more gains could be on the immediate horizon.

We’ll also be in line to catch the eventual dip-and-rip that’s likely to occur when this historic run finally does peter out, and based on the volatility we’ve witnessed thus far, it stands to be quite significant when it does come to pass.

Subpenny Movers

Staying true to our modus operandi, which dictates that we spread our focus between big boards and penny stocks alike, we had a number of subpenny interests yesterday as well, and those also saw some nice moves.

Anchorage International Holdings Corp. AHCP -  This play started out as a subpenny in the morning, and finished it out in Pennyland, cracking the penny barrier as it ran from .006-.015 on the day. That works out to a single-session move of 150% on just over eight times the monthly average volume.


Bulova Technologies Group, Inc. BTGI - A modest yet notable swing was recorded by BTGI, as the stock ran from .00275 to .0038. That went down as a 38% pop, and came on absolutely massive volume, to the tune of more than 28X the monthly average.


ViaDerma, Inc. VDRM – Chatroom Call

Rounding out our subpenny package yesterday was a call that we made available in our daily traders chat. VDRM was as low as .0031 after we caught the news that it was getting into the marijuana space, and it ended up rallying all day to close at its high of .0073 (+135%).

We are always keeping our eyes and ears open for anything that could turn into the next big runner and we relay that information to our loyal followers anytime anything special comes across our trading desk after our premarket newsletters are published. To participate in these free daily chats, all you need to do is send a Skype contact request to username ‘stocksumo’. That’s it! We welcome any of our readers to join us!

Fresh Options Ideas 

TGT had an earnings beat this morning, and BAC is down in the premarket after topping out yesterday on the heels of a vigorous run-up. We’ll go bullish on the former, and and bearish in the latter, in an attempt to leverage the current activity in our favor.

TGT Weekly $75-79 Calls

BAC Weekly $20.50-19.50 Puts 

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DRYS Recap & Much More

Dry Ships, Inc. DRYS

Yesterday we noticed that DRYS, a stock that has been in heavy decline since early this spring, had strung together a couple of decent sessions last week, so we tagged it for observation in our watchlist.

It was a good thing that we pointed it out when we did, because the move it made yesterday made the previous sessions’ activity seem like small potatoes by comparison. The Greek shipper made one of the largest single session leaps in its history, and we were right there waiting to take advantage.

From an early low of 13.60, the stock ran as high as 42.86 affording traders the chance to bank profits of up to 215% on the day. For a $10+ stock, that’s an absolutely incredible single-session move, and it came on well over two times the 3-month average volume. DRYS is now at its highest PPS since June, so congratulations to anyone who tagged along for the epic ride!

The stock is gapping up past the $50 mark in the premarket, so we could stand to see even further increases from this juncture.

Added Note:  We’re seeing ripple effects throughout the shipping sector, which is as hot as we can ever remember it being. As a result, we’ll place a couple other related plays on watch as well with SALT and TOPS.

Nokia Corp. NOK

We’ve had plenty of experience with NOK in the past, although we haven’t talked about it since May. We;re swinging back around this morning as we’ve noticed the establishment of a new 3-year lows on the stock.

We want to place the stock on bottom-watch at the present time as the chart is beginning to crack into heavily oversold territory, with the addition of a bullish MACD cross which just occurred. As you can see below, the histogram is also set to flip to the upside.

There’s potential for a good play on the stock itself, but of course, we’d also like to highlight a range of extended-term options ideas to use to our advantage if the eventual recovery plays out as we suspect it might. Our targets for the time being are going to be the NOK 01/20 $4 and $5 Calls.

Five Star Quality Care, Inc. FVE

We have an interesting scenario unfolding with FVE that we’d like to point out as well. On Friday, a Form-4 was filed on behalf of an FVE insider outlining the purchase of just under $54M worth of common stock executed at 3.00 (>>View Filing). The interesting thing is, the PPS on FVE was in the mid-$2 range at the time, where it still remains.

Such a vote of confidence by someone with inside knowledge of the company’s inner workings and future, is more than enough to sound the alarms for us. We’re going to immediately place FVE on watch and begin monitoring the stock for a reversal.

Added Reminder: Cannabis stocks are continuing to come back after a period of consolidation, after several new states voted put either recreational or medical marijuana on the books. Despite having many other things to focus on in the current markets, we don’t want to let marijuana plays slip off of our radar for even a moment, as the next big leg up could be just around the corner.

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