Blue Horseshoe Stocks: OPK, CAT & More

Opko Health, Inc. OPK

We’re going to start things off this morning by highlighting a potential bottom-bounce play in OPK which is presently boasting a ripening chart setup.

Not only that, but we’ve got a Form-4 alert on this one as well, with CEO Phillip Frost purchasing 100,000 shares yesterday at 4.89. We generally take insider buying at a bottom, especially a strong double bottom like OPK is exhibiting, as a sign that a more sustained recovery could be on the way.

We’ll place this stock on watch in the days and weeks ahead as well as keep an eye on an options idea, the OPK 03/02 $5-6 Calls.


Caterpillar Inc. CAT

Speaking of options ideas, we wanted to submit one for CAT as well in the wake of its premarket earnings release, wherein the company reported a 35% sales increase and a solid beat on profits.

The stock is gapping up into blue skies this morning in the $175 range, so we’ll be looking for a classic early dip-and-rip, and tracking the CAT Weekly $170-175 Calls for potential quick-strike trades.


Extended Watchlist:
RMGN, ATOS, CLF, MYSZ, GALT MDZ, LODE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: INFI Review & More

Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. INFI

The stock with the most notable performance from yesterday morning’s watchlist was definitely INFI, which began trending up in the premarket, and continued its climb throughout the entire session.

The stock traded up from a low of 2.44 to 3.75, which works out to an intraday rise of 54% and it came on roughly 38X its monthly average volume. An early pullback from profit taking this morning would be a likely scenario, but if INFI can find support at a higher point than yesterday’s low, from



AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ACRX

After the FDA’s rejecion of the company’s ‘Dsuvia” opioid painkiller, ACRX took a monstrous pounding yesterday down to its lowest price in three months.

As you can see on the chart, it fell all the way down to an area of support it had established back in July. We’ll be interested to monitor this play for a bottom, which could come at any time. Moves generated by FDA news, whether positive or negative, tend to be over-exaggerated and are almost always followed by a course correction.


Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corp ITEK

Here we have an example of being extremely ‘early to the party’ as we sometimes say. We alerted on ITEK back in July, after which point it saw a low of .89. It mostly traded sideways throughout the remainder of the summer, but recently began quite an impressive climb.

This morning, the stock hit news highs of 4.15 in premarket trading on news of a proposed merger with a clinical stage gene therapy company. It may have took a few months to realize, but it works out to an increase of 366%

For an added angle going forward, we’ll also signal the ITEK 10/20 $2.50 Calls for possible daytrades and/or swing trades into next week, and the 11/17 $2.50 & $5.00 Calls for a longer term idea.


Extended Watchlist:
SONS, MARK, HSC, DPW, AKS, CLF, RIG, ATNM, MGEN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Ideas & More

DSW Inc. DSW

In terms of things we routinely look for in stocks that we set our sights upon, DSW seems to currently have a lot to offer. It’s a stock that has just registered a new annual low, while rapidly approaching heavily oversold territory according to indicators on the chart.

The company also happens to have released its quarterly earnings this morning, the results of which exceeded expectations as DSW recorded its first same-store sales increases since 2015.

With all these things going for it, it seems only logical for us to formulate an options idea to put on our radars and monitor over the next few weeks. We’re going to have our eye on the DSW 09/15 $17.50 & $20 Calls.


Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. ZN

We’ve spotted a nice chart setup on ZN as well on our routine morning scan today. We’ve pointed that out on the chart below.

The stock had a really nice run back in June that carried it from the 1.40 area up to $7, and after consolidating off of those highs during the past several weeks, it seems to have found support and begun its next up-cycle.

Hypothetically, a return to the highs it saw earlier in the summer, would mean more than a double-bagger from current pricing.


Extended Watchlist:
ARCI, F, CLF, MTBC, FALC, WATT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Potential Bottom-Plays & More

 Bottom-Watch Plays

We want to start things off this morning by highlighting a couple of stocks on the higher exchanges that are both currently trading at a low multiple. Stocks that trade on the NASDAQ and NYSE at less than a dollar per share for at least a month can face de-listing procedures, so companies in danger of this tend to go to great lengths to buoy their stock price.

We’re always on the lookout for possible bottom plays so we’re going to be tracking both of the following in coming sessions.

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. CIE – The de-listing alarm bells haven’t quite gone off yet at with CIE, as the PPS just fell below a buck toward the end of last month. The stock also has a recent track record of brief periods of sub-1.00 trading from which it has promptly recovered each time.

This leads us to believe that the company may not even get to the point of receiving a notice from the NYSE before share price sees a recovery. We’re going to want to be on the lookout for that potential rebound.

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Alliqua Biomedical, Inc. ALQA – In the case of ALQA, a NASDAQ play, the situation is a bit more pressing. Shares fell below the dollar mark at the beginning of September, and the company did receive its ‘failure to satisfy listing requirement’ notice back in October. The PPS has lagged ever since, and has only until the end of April to re-attain the dollar mark, or face delisting.

We’ll be interested to follow along to see what efforts are untaken to once again satisfy listing requirements. In the meantime, the stock has found a reasonably solid base of support off of recent lows, so we’ll be on the lookout for possible rebounds.


Viacom, Inc. VIAB – Options Idea

Our regular readers know full well that we love a good earnings-related options idea, and that’s what we’ve got this morning with Viacom. The company just posted an impressive earnings beat, along with strategic guidance updates that has the stock rocking in the premarket.

We’re going to be keeping our eyes open upon the opening bell, and tracking the activity in the VIAB Weekly $44-45.50 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
MMEG, SDVI, ISBG, ETRM, CLF, TSLA,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BOTY Recap & More

Lingerie Fighting Championships, Inc. BOTY

We placed BOTY on watch on Friday after noticing that the stock had begun to launch off of its bottom, posting unusual activity the session prior. It was a good thing that we tagged it when we did, because Friday brought an even more considerable surge to the updside.

BOTY traded in a range from a low of .0056, cracking through the penny barrier, and reaching as high as .015. That was good for intraday gains of up to 168% and the excellent move came on volume of nearly six times the monthly average.

As the company name suggests, BOTY’s business is an actual women’s MMA league where the combatants wear lingerie instead of athletic wear. Being something so unique and potentially lucrative, it adds to our interest in continuing to track this play.


Solaris Power Cells, Inc. SPCL

SPCL is another one we want to provide an update on this morning. We initially witnessed a fantastic run from .0075 to .02 on this play when we called it back on 11/18, and after a period of consolidation in the following weeks, we observed the beginning of the stock’s next leg up on Friday.

SPCL traded in a daily range from a new low of .0041 and promptly returned to .02. That’s a big-time swing of 387%


Bridgegate Pictures Corp. BBGP

The run that BBGP made between the months of August and November this year was excellent, moving from the .20-range to more than 2.70. A recent dramatic selloff slapped the stock back down to the .20-level and just below, before the current bottom-bounce commenced.

We’re interested in tracking BBGP from this juncture in the event that the momentum we’re seeing gathered off of those lows should continue into this new trading week.


Insulet Corp. PODD – Options Idea

We’ve formulated an options trading idea for PODD, after noticing a few things about the stock. First, it’s in a good place on the chart, having exhibited the beginning sign of a bottom-bounce on Friday, reversing a downtrend that had persisted for over a week.

Next, we caught a Form-4 submission showing a significant buy by the CEO, in the amount of roughly $1.3M at the stock’s lows. Whenever we see directors of a company adding shares at relative lows, it piques our interest.

Accordingly, we are going to radar a set of contracts to watch in sessions to come, namely the PODD 01/20 $35 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
IFAN, BPMX, CLF, MXSG, ONCI, PFTI