Short-Term Traders Unphased by Virus

Novint Technologies, Inc. NVNT

As we were just mentioning yesterday morning, the OTC often becomes a haven from uncertainty on the larger exchanges. As the DOW reached terminal velocity in the largest single day loss in history, NVNT, an OTC play we’ve been tracking since nearly the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, enjoyed another solid session of gains.

Subsequent to our initial alert on NVNT last month on the 5th, the stock was trading for as little as .017 a share, and as its newly attained high of .06 yesterday, has risen by a margin of 253%


Fresh Options Ideas

We’ve also got a couple of earnings-related options ideas, as the markets appear ready to regain some of the lost ground from yesterday’s session. Dick’s posted a solid bump of same store sales in their Q4 report, while StitchFix cut guidance on annual sales and profits. We’ll also throw in an idea for the SPY in anticipation of some measure of a rebound for stocks today.

DKS Weekly $36-38 Calls
SFIX Weekly $19-16 Puts
SPY Weekly $285-288 Calls



Extended Watchlist:
ATVI, AYTU, PBR, OVV

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PIRS Review & More

Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc. PIRS – Review

Of all the types of plays we search for, bottom watch plays can require the most amount of patience as compared to other quick-strike ideas that we formulate. We highlighted PIRS as such back in mid-February, and over the past quarter, the stock has produced some very favorable results in two distinct runs.

When we initially signaled our interest in this stock, or shortly thereafter, it was trading for as little as 2.83 and over the course of the next two months, it gradually made its way to 4.00 (+41%). After a pullback down near its original level at 2.81 halfway through last month, the stock has begun to run once again. This time it has reached all new highs, with the stock changing hands for as much as 4.68/share on Friday. That second push allowed us to see an overall increase of 67%

We wouldn’t be at all surprised to have to come back to PIRS once again in the near future. In addition to the company’s joint clinical venture with pharma super giant AstraZeneca, the stock itself has recently received analyst upgrades that could just be the beginning of PIRS’s next leg-up.


Xalles Holdings, Inc. XALL

We are also looking at the incredible momentum recently built up by XALL, which has been assisted by the resurgence of Bitcoin here in 2019, which began in January in the mid-$3000 range, and has persisted to the present time to the current highs near $8700.

The company also recently decreased its public float by around 50%, making it that much easier for the stock to move. We’ll be interested to continue to monitor its progress, especially if the latest Bitcoin boom continues to persist as it has in recent months.


Extended Watchlist:
DRRX, CBLK, BLNK, CTRV, MOSY, SNSS, NVCN, ATVI, LAHO(>>News Alert)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Ideas & More

OPTIONS UPDATES

Activision Blizzard. Inc. ATVI – To follow up with our idea from Wednesday morning in our premarket report, the ATVI Weekly $42-43.50 Calls, we wanted to provide one more update after another big move from the stock pushed our highlighted targets to new highs yesterday, and registered a really impressive two-day swing.

The following moves are the overall increases from the lows we observed on Wednesday: 

$42 Calls – 1.32-4.50 (+241%)
$42.50 Calls – .98-4.00 (+308%)
$43 Calls – .70-3.50 (+400%)
$43.50 Calls –  .44-3.05 (+593%)

Today, we are going to turn our attention to a slightly higher strike area, the ATVI Weekly $44.50-46 Calls*.
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AstraZeneca plc AZN – The AZN Weekly $38-39.50 Calls  were on our radar yesterday morning as our fresh options idea, and despite the lower end of that range being pushed too far in the money, we still saw some solid moves out of the $39’s and $39.50’s.

The $39’s ran from .55-.90 for a gain of 64%, while the $39.50’s cruised from a low of .19 to hit .55; a big-time intraday pop of 189%  We want to continue to watching this chain as well, with the 39.50’s, and also rolling up to include the $40 and $40.50’s*.
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FRESH IDEAS:

SPY Weekly $274.50-276 Calls*
CGC Weekly $46.50-48 Calls*
EA Weekly $107-109 Calls*
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*Trading Weekly contracts on Friday should not be attempted unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds.


Invacare Corp. IVC – Recap

Also appearing in yesterday’s report, was IVC, which we tagged in our extended watchlist. The stock made a good move on the day, which warrants further observation in coming sessions.

From a low of 7.21 IVC reached 9.54, which was good for an intraday rise of 32% which made it the second highest gainer on the NASDAQ for Thursday. We’ll continue to monitor this one as well.


Extended Watchlist:
ARSN, CBAY, SLDB, ICON, NGL, ADMA