Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Stellar Options Calls & More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX – Options Recap

In yesterday morning’s premarket report, we noted that VRX had been coming off of recent annual lows, had a beat on earnings, and was up considerably in early trading.

Our exact words were “We want to formulate an options idea to coincide with the increased activity and expected price action in a stock in this position. We’ve seen this sort of pattern many times before, and if things play out similarly here, the VRX Weekly $10.50-12 Calls could be in line to see considerable gains.” Things did play out similarly. We did indeed see considerable gains, and quite frankly, that’s an understatement.

As VRX itself traded from 10.57 to 12.43, our targeted options calls posted astronomical moves on the day, giving traders a chance to grab a piece of the following gains:

$10.50 Calls – Range: .40-.1.92 – Max Gain: 380%
$11 Calls – Range: .18-1.50 – Max Gain: 733%
$11.50 Calls – Range: .08-1.05 – Max Gain: 1212%
$12 Calls – Range: .02-.74 – Max Gain: 3600%

This wasn’t even the first percentage gain in the thousands that we’ve rooted out in the past week. The SPY Weekly $238-50-239.50 Calls that we highlighted in Friday morning’s premarket report yielded a 4600% gainer on that day. Both of these plays serve as perfect examples of why we don’t limit our daily reports to stocks alone.


Cleantech Solutions International, Inc. CLNT

We did have a very nice play on the stock side of things as well yesterday, after we tagged CLNT in our extended watchlist. It ended up making a solid early push from a low of 4.11, and ran as high as 6.99 inside the first hour of trading.

That was good for intraday gains of up to 70% which we feel is quite good for a stock in this price range. CLNT is pulling back in premarket, but we will remain interested in possible bounce activity in the event that it holds support above yesterday’s swing low.



Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. PRTO

There’s an interesting situation unfolding with PRTO that warrants placing the stock on watch today. Despite reporting Q1 losses of $6.5M, the stock is gapping up heavily on the strength of a concurrent announcement. It pertains to the fact that the company’s investigatory treatment, vonapanitase, has received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Whenever such FDA news hits wires the resultant activity on the chart is sure to be interesting, which is evidenced by the the fact that traders are ignoring the disappointing quarterly figures that coincided with this event. Thus we are eager to track PRTO as we head through midweek.


Extended Watchlist:
ASTI, BZUN, LBIO, AAXN, ARGS, MTBC, REXX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ASTI, TEUFF Reviews & More

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. ASTI

We’ve been quite familiar with ASTI in the past, and circled back around to it yesterday morning, in time to catch what was ultimately one heck of a solid session.

We had noticed it recently producing some bottom-bounce action, along with a huge increase in volume and they proved to be huge indicators of a continued surge. The stock traded in a range from .051-.0779, for a healthy 53% jump, and maintained well over half of that gain into the close at .074.

We’ll definitely want to see ASTI take a run at its previous swing highs of .085 and .119, followed by the 50DMA of .13, as pointed out in the chart snapshot here:


Time Warner, Inc. TWX – Options Update

We brought an options trading idea to the table yesterday morning in the wake of an earnings beat for Time Warner, the TWX Weekly $77-79 Calls, and every set of contracts in the range performed really well, with each one yielding a multi-bag gain opportunity on the day.

$77 Calls – Range: .76-2.06 – Max Gain: 171%
$77.50 Calls – Range: .59-1.57 – Max Gain: 166%
$78 Calls – Range: .37-1.37 – Max Gain: 270%
$78.50 Calls – Range: .20-.65 – Max Gain: 225%
$79 Calls – Range: .09-.69 – Max Gain: 422%

With news hitting in the post-market yesterday that TWX will be taking up a 10% stake in Hulu, it will be interesting to see how the activity unfolds from here.


Box Ships, Inc. TEUFF

Another inclusion in yesterday’s premarket report was TEUFF, which, similar to ASTI, was in the midst of a spike in upward momentum off of a recent bottom. We were banking on seeing some of that carry over into yesterday’s session, and that’s just what happened.

TEUFF traded up from a low of .018 and hit .0276; another 53% intraday gainer for what was a very productive day all around.


Extended Watchlist:
APHB, GMEV, OCUL, LEXG, MJMI, DNRG(Potential bottom)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AGTK Recap, Options & More

Agritek Holdings, Inc. AGTK

The standout runner from yesterday morning’s premarket report ended up being AGTK. We noticed it had been ramping up in PPS over the preceding two sessions, and figured it was worth tracking. We were right on in our assumption, as the stock traded in a respectable daily range, running into the close with strength.

AGTK saw an early low of .00168 before running to a high of .0025, representing a single-session spike of 49% The move came on stronger-than-average volume, and marked the third straight session of higher highs and higher lows.

We’ll remain interested in tracking the activity in AGTK provided it can hold support at or above .002; next key areas of resistance are at the 50 and 200DMA’s at .0029 and .0031, respectively.


Options Ideas:

We’ve got a pair of options chains to watch as well, for the following ideas:

Ford Motor Co. F – Our idea concerning Ford is based more off of technical factors of the current chart. As you can see, there are a number of indicators pointing to the possibility of a forthcoming recovery. We want to select a set of contracts with an extended expiration to give our idea time to manifest; the F 09/16 $12.75 Calls. The stock is searching for a bottom, and we’ll need to wait until just the right moment when it begins to rebound and possibly make a run at filling the gap.


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Time Warner, Inc. TWX – The other plays we’re going to be keeping an eye on are short term, weekly expiration ideas: TWX Weekly $77-79 Calls.


Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. OMEX

Lastly, we want to put another new play on watch, based purely off of the look of the chart. As you can see, OMEX is in the process of filling a major gap on its chart from this spring, and it just bulled through its 200DMA yesterday. The RSI has also cracked into the power zone, so we’ll definitely be observing the near-term activity on this play.


Extended Watchlist:
ASTI, COSI, TEUFF, MGT, PTX, SHIP, GLBS