Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Recaps, Fresh Ideas

Pier 1 Imports Inc. PIR

It was just Monday morning that we were heralding the performance of PIR following our recent tag of the stock as a bottom-watch play just shy of three weeks ago on August 23rd. The day after that alert, we would observe a low of 3.76. At the time we mentioned that we felt a double-bagger was possible, and as of Monday, it had fallen just short of that mark with a 91% increase.

Yesterday, the stock blew through that mark with its biggest session yet. It traded in an impressive intraday range from 6.10-10.48 (+64%). That pushes our overall gains since our initial flag to a very nice  179% well past the double-bag mark that we had targeted!


Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. ENDP 

Speaking of other very respectable stock calls we’ve made recently, we tagged ENDP on August 7th, as it was trading for as little as 2.14.

Yesterday, after its second big bull session of the past week, the stock hit a new high of 4.07, leaving us with total possible gains of 92% since our initial call on ENDP.


Fresh Options Idea:
Zscaler Inc. ZS Weekly $51-49 Puts 



Extended Watchlist:
CBDL, IGNG, AIMT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: GNCA Review & More

OPTIONS REVIEW

We wrapped things up on Friday by going over some of our successes for the week,. and we also provided readers with a couple of quick strike options ideas for Friday’s session itself. It should come as no surprise, given the sheer numbers of winners we routinely unearth, that both of our ideas proved to be excellent chances to finish the week on a very high note.

Here are the ideas along with the total possible gains that could have been achieved on the day.

OKTA Weekly $111-113 Calls
$111 Calls – Range: 2.20-8.62  – Max Gain: 292%
$112 Calls – Range: 1.81-7.69 – Max Gain: 325%
$113 Calls – Range: 1.28-6.20 – Max Gain: 384%

BIG 06/21 $30-32.50 Calls
$30 Calls – Range: .15-.35   – Max Gain: 133%
$32.50 Calls – Range: .05-.15 – Max Gain: 200%
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SPY OPTIONS:
If the SPY can break 275.27, we’ll be looking at the Weekly $275.50 Calls, and if it falls below 274.50, we’ll be tracking the Weekly $274 Puts.


Genocea Biosciences, Inc. GNCA

We originally began tracking GNCA in our very first report of the new year (01/02) and we wanted to follow up with it now, five months later, as we are very impressed with where the stock has ended up. The stock actually set its 2019 low of 2.50 on January 2nd and it hasn’t looked back since.

By the end of February, the stock had doubled to five dollars, and now, it has doubled again. This morning in premarket trading, we’ve witnessed a new of 12.22 from GNCA, representing an total rise of 388% over our observed low. We’re going to be very interested to see what it’s going to do in this newfound blue-sky territory.


Extended Watchlist:
AMPG, MRTX, CYTR, AIMT, TRVN, APL, HEB, FSM, MYT, IGLD, VSTM, LODE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: APTI Recap & More

Apptio, Inc. APTI – Review

Despite a lousy day for the markets as a whole, yesterday brought a very interesting development in APTI, in the form of an enormous gap-up. We signaled APTI as a bottom-play in our premarket report on the first of this month, after the stock had begun to rebound following a dip to new annual lows a couple of days earlier. At the time the stock traded for as little as 24.48 a share.

We included it in yesterdays report as well, and the new high after that incredible gap-up came in at 37.80. That marks an upswing of 54% in just under two weeks, made even more impressive by the fact that the markets tanked on the day. The rapid hike was due to Sunday’s revelation that the company would be sold in an all cash deal equal to $38/share.


Fresh Options Ideas

We scan the earnings calendar each morning to ID earnings plays with the biggest potential, and today we have a pair of big name releases for which we will formulate some quick strike ideas:

HD Weekly $180 Calls
AAP Weekly $170 & $175 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
AIMT, HUSA, RGSE, ARDX, PAYX, NMM, DXR, HDSN