Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Updates & More


Snap, Inc. SNAP – Options Idea

We ‘d like to signal our interest in tracking some SNAP puts in the wake of a poor earnings report wherein it was revealed that the company’s quarterly nearly tripled over Q2. Conversely, we were also hit with the news that China based Tencent Holdings would be taking up a 12% stake in its parent company.

Despite a mixed bag of news this morning, we’re getting a bearish feeling on SNAP, and would like to track some puts through the rest of the week. We’ve had some pretty good success with options ideas for this chain in the past, and conditions appear favorable to possibly see some nice activity in the SNAP Weekly $15-14 Puts.



Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. VRX – Options Update

Yesterday’s options idea pertained to VRX after a solid earnings report, for which we signaled the VRX Weekly $13-14 Calls.

Fast-acting traders had some nice chances for profits early on in the session as those contracts displayed the following moves inside the first hour of trading.

$13 Calls – Range: .82-1.42 – Max Gain: 65%
$13.50 Calls – Range: .52-1.04 – Max Gain: 100%
$14 Calls – Range: .28-.66 – Max Gain: 136%


Chatroom Call

RLOG came up on a routine scan right before the open yesterday after we published our premarket report, but we did catch it in time in our chatroom.

The stock made a run from .67 low to a high of 1.93 for an impressive 188% move. This is another example of why it’s so important to be a part of our daily traders chats- often we find plays that are alerted in the chatroom after our morning reports are published!

All of our subscribers are free to join in these chats, by simply sending a Skype contact request to username ‘stocksumo‘.



Extended Watchlist:
NPTN, CHRS, PTOP, BPMX, TTWO, GOL, PCRX,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BBRY Recap & More

Cumulus Media, Inc. CMLS

We’re looking at CMLS as a possible momentum play. The stock has been building up quite a head of steam over the past few sessions, trading an inordinately high amount of volume yesterday.

Since hitting its lows toward the end of last month the stock has been in a general uptrend. Every time it has receded, it has rebounded back to set new highs. We’ll place CMLS on watch to see if it can maintain the powerful trend it has established.

CMLS is gapping up in the premarket this morning. On any pullbacks, we’ll want to see CMLS maintain support at a minimum of .50 in order to maintain our immediate interest.



BlackBerry Ltd. BBRY

Normally, when we alert on a big board play without including some type of options idea, as we did with BBRY back on March 31st (and April 12th), it’s because we feel the stock itself is generally undervalued. Where BlackBerry is concerned, we have thus far turned out to be right on the money. We saw a low of 7.47 on the morning of March 31st, and BBRY hasn’t looked back since.

In its largest single session move of the year, the stock hit 11.38 yesterday. That represents an increase of 52% over our observed low, as we’ve pointed out on the chart below. .

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FerroGlobe PLC (GSM) – Along the same lines, we highlighted GSM yesterday, a stock which is priced similarly to BBRY. It managed a slight increase after gapping up, and we’re going to continue watching this one as well.


Extended Watchlist:
PGPM, HMNY, ETRM, RGSE, PLX, BPMX, FRTA(Bottom watch)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FNBC Review & More

First NBC Bank Holding Co. FNBC

As we were just mentioning yesterday morning, we first alerted on FNBC in Monday’s premarket report after noticing that the stock was looking oversold and searching for a bottom.

It did indeed find that bottom at .0932 on Tuesday, from which point it has launched a multi-day recovery, setting an amazing new high of .89 yesterday. From its morning low of .29  it ran 207% intraday, and from our observed low, a whopping 855% move up in a span of three trading sessions! It’s also worth it to mention that there is still a gap to fill on the chart up to the 2.50-range.

This definitely goes down in the books as our most exciting call to watch this week, and cheers go out to any of our readers who caught on and made a pretty penny!



Ampliphi BioSciences Corp. APHB

APHB was among our tracked stocks from yesterday morning’s report, and it yielded a very nice intraday chance with its daily performance. The stock traded up from a morning low of 2.17 and hit 4.88 just prior to lunch hour on massive volume to the tune of more than 87 times the 30-day average!

That worked out to a great move of 125% on the day, so despite gapping down in early trading this morning, we’re pleased with the opportunity APHB offered during yesterday’s session. Additionally, with the extreme volume and volatility in this stock, we won’t rule out seeing another pop from APHB on the eventual rebound.



Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. NAK

We also want to give an update on NAK, which we last tagged at the end of March. Early April brought a considerable upswing from 1.21-1.85, a 53% move. Over the past several sessions that followed the stock has been under consolidation, and we want to come back around to put it on our radars again, as it looks as if it may be getting ready for its next leg up.

The RSI and MACD, which are typically some of our favorite technical indicators aren’t giving off strong signals either way at the moment, but the stock recorded a hammer candle yesterday. In a downtrend, that can be a bullish reversal signal, so we want to keep an eye on NAK as we close out the trading week.



SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Options Idea

We also wanted to make it known that we are going to be tracking some SPY Calls today to coincide with a promising jobs numbers release, and what seems like it could be a bullish day for the markets as a whole. We’ll have the SPY Weekly $238-50-239.50 Calls* on our watchscreens today.

*Never attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are a highly experienced trader- it’s an exceedingly risky proposition.


Extended Watchlist:
COTE, GOGL, SSH, BPMX, CTRV,

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: USRM, TSLA Updates & More

U.S. Stem Cell, Inc. USRM

On Wednesday morning, we followed up with USRM after tracking it over a 289% rip subsequent to our alert on the play on February 27th. The stock had come down quite a bit off of those highs, and started to take on the appearance of a possible bottom-play. We mentioned the need to “return to monitoring this play more closely on the chance that it could be gearing up for another run.

It did find its bottom and it most certainly was gearing up for another run, which took up the entirety of yesterday’s session. The stock traded in a range from .0181 to .03, for a solid intraday rip of 66%, nearly all of which was held into a strong close .0289.

That type of blatantly bullish activity warrants continued close observation of USRM as we close out the week.


Tesla, Inc. TSLA – Options Update

Just yesterday, we identified TSLA as being ripe for a recovery, citing the TSLA 04/07 $270-277.50 Calls as our targets of interest. It was another solid options trading idea for us, with every single set of contracts in the range providing opportunities for solid single-session gains.

$270 Calls – Range: 3.37-6.65 – Max Gain: 97%
$272.50 Calls – Range: 2.77-5.35 – Max Gain: 93%
$275 Calls – Range: 2.52-4.70 – Max Gain: 87%
$277.50 Calls – Range: 1.93-3.85 – Max Gain: 99%

We also could see more bullish activity out of these plays, which we chose to hopefully take advantage of a more extended-term recovery for TSLA.

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Fresh Options Ideas:

We’re  looking to ABDE on the heels of an earnings neat, and will be after some potential quick-strike gains out of the ADBE Weekly $125 and $130 Calls*.

After trending down a bit over the past week, SNAP has received an analyst downgrade, so we’ll want to radar the SNAP Weekly $20 Puts* today for potential intraday swing trades.

*DO NOT trade weekly options on a Friday unless you’re a highly experienced trader!


Extended Watchlist:
POTN, SFOR, ICNB, AREX, ZFGN, BPMX,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NUGT Options Recap & More

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NUGT)

NUGT has been on a fairly consistent rise for the past few weeks along with gold itself, and we were able to use the continuation of that trend to our extreme advantage yesterday.

We dropped a quick options idea for the NUGT Weekly $9-9.50 Calls into our watchlist, stipulating that we’d need to see a break of the 50DMA. We got what we were looking for, and the potential gains that followed were substantial.

$9 Calls – Range: .56-1.53 – Max Gain: 173%
$9.50 Calls – Range: .30-1.07 – Max Gain: 257%

Chat reminder: Also, we noticed the magnitude of the activity was going to allow for gains to made at higher increments, so we also suggested rolling up to the $10 Calls shortly after the open. Those ended up running 172% from from .25-.68.

We were just mentioning the benefits of our daily traders chats the other day, and here we have a fine example of why reading our premarket reports can be greatly augmented by participating in our in-session chats as well. Again, just send a Skype contact request to ‘stocksumo’ if you wish to join us!  Any of our readers are welcome!


TransEnterix Inc. TRXC – Insider Buying

We noticed a filing for a huge $5.2M insider position increase on TRXC at a price of 1.40, which coincides closely with recent relative lows, and isn’t too far above the stock’s annual low. We’ll be very interested to follow along with this stock after such a vote of confidence from an existing investor.  (>>View Filings)

Added Note: Speaking of insider trading plays, we also wanted to add a quick reminder on the one we submitted yesterday in STON. The stock made modest headway in continuing its established uptrend with a light 8% increase on the day, and will continue to be on our radars moving forward.


Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc. IMNP

Additionally, we have a reminder to put out on IMNP, which we put on bottom-watch in our report dated December 27th. It took roughly a week of sideways trading for the stock to begin to perk its head up, but yesterday it began to gain some ground so we just wanted to remind readers that we still have this one on our viewscreens.


Extended Watchlist:
AMFE, GIGL, LIGA, GSAT, URRE, BPMX