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: IMNG Goes Parabolic & More

Innovativ Media Group, Inc. INMG

Our regular readers may be tiring of so many mentions of INMG in such a short span, but the stock continues to soar to new heights on practically a daily basis, and yesterday, the intensity of the bullish pattern increased to impressive levels.

As we were just saying in yesterday morning’s report, we had already seen no fewer than three separate multi-bag rips from INMG in the past week. We also noted Tuesday’s strong close on heavy volume, and that we’d continue to stay on its heels. It’s a good thing we did, as INMG traded in a daily range from .012 to a new high of .0285, for an intraday pop of 138%

From last Thursday, over a span of just four sessions, we’ve now witnessed a total increase of 470% over our observed low of .005. Of course, participants in our daily chats* could have caught our original alert the previous day when the stock traded as low as .0019, from which yesterday’s high represents a five session swing of 1400%

Once again, the stock maintained more than half of its daily increase into the close on more than five times the monthly average volume, so we’ll need to continue to keep our heads on a swivel with INMG. At some point, the stock will peel back off of these impressive highs and that’s when we’ll be looking for what could be a serious dip-and-rip pattern.

*We encourage all of our readers to join in on our daily in-session live chats. To participate, simply create/sign into your Skype account and send a contact request to ‘stocksumo’.


SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. SPU

We alerted on SPU in Monday’s premarket report after noticing the stock was searching for a bottom, with a monstrous gap to fill on the chart to the upside.

Tuesday’s session brought an end that search for a reversal, with SPU bottoming out at 2.30 before reaching 3.3299 yesterday. That’s an upswing of 45% and we will certainly want to continue to monitor SPU, which still has a mammoth gap to fill on the chart.


04/20 Holiday Reminder: We always have our eyes on the cannabis sector, but will intensify our focus today especially, given that it is the marijuana counter-culture’s main day of celebration for the year! Many companies in this arena use it as a promotional tool, and activity in the recreational space usually reaches a frenzy during this period, so be vigilant, and Happy 4/20 to all!


Extended Watchlist:
COTE, CSX, IMNP, ENDP, PLG, AMH, GEVO, MVIS

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Roundup & More

Options Roundup

We produced three sets of options ideas in yesterday morning’s premarket report, and considering our recent track record with options plays, it should come as no surprise that we hit on some big gainers with all of them.

Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) PBR

We’ve successfully come up with winning options ideas for PBR on so many occasions, we’ve lost count at this point. Our targeted contracts yesterday were the Weekly $5 and $5.50 Calls, and both sets recorded solid moves on the day.

For the $5′s we saw a nice run from .42-.77, an intraday swing of 83%, while the $5.50 Calls doubled that performance with a 166% pop from .12-.32. 

We mentioned that the idea could serve for swing trades into today, and it appears as if PBR’s gap up will extend the gains we’ve seen thus far, especially considering that oil is presently at its highest price in months. In addition to staying on top of those 5.50′s, we’ll explore the possibility of rolling up our strike price to the 6.00-level. We’ll just need to see the stock hold support at its previous resistance point of 5.72 on any early pullbacks.

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United Parcel Service, Inc. UPS

The next idea we came up with was to take a look at UPS April 8th $104 Calls, which we found attractive for a number of reasons that we listed in our report, and those contracts put up a top-notch performance as well.

They started out from a low of .47 and would end up hitting a daily high of 1.50; gains of up to 219% were there for the taking.

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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. SEAS

We were very interested in Seaworld’s PR concerning the halting of the Killer Whale breeding programs and theater show phase-out yesterday(>>View PR). The announcement was received well by the investing community, as well as the company seeing goodwill on social media for doing the right thing- at one point on Twitter, #Seaworld was trending in the Top 3 for the US in the wake of the news.

We set our sights on SEAS April 15th $18 Calls, and were met with an excellent intraday gain opportunity as they ran 150% from .40-1.00.


Sparta Commercial Services, Inc. SRCO

We also want to give ourselves a pat on the back for SRCO, which we included in yesterday’s extended watchlist. The stock made a respectable intraday move for us, to the tune of 60% as it traded in a range from .003-.0048 on roughly six times the 3-month average volume.


Bank of America Corp. BAC – Fresh Options Idea

BAC is currently gapping up in the premarket on news that the company will be increasing the scope of their share buyback program, and we’re going to signal a set of options contracts for observation to correspond with that. We’re going to be taking a look at BAC Weekly $13.50 Calls for a possible daytrade*.

*Don’t forget, trading weekly options contracts on a Friday is a very risky proposition, and is recommended for seasoned traders only.


Extended Watchlist:
DNR, CHK, WLL, XCO, GRPN, GDPM, LEGX, COTE(Possible bottom bouncer)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Form-4 Watchlist, Options Ideas & More

Insider Buying Watchlist

Both of the following are plays that we’ve tracked in some capacity in the past, and each of them grabbed our attention with recent insider transactions of a sizable magnitude which were executed at higher levels than the current PPS. We like to monitor stocks whose directors have confidence in future price performance, and that’s the impression we get when they soak up large blocks of shares in this manner. Each of these stocks is also currently trading at a relative bottom, so we’ll be watching in the days and weeks to come for signs of bounceplay opportunities. 

The ExOne Co.  XONE

In the case of XONE, CEO Kent Rockwell last weekend filed a Form-4 indicating the purchase of a $13M block of XONE at 9.13, more than a dollar per share higher than the current PPS. This is a significant development that warrants heavy monitoring for XONE.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. ESPR

The traunch of shares purchased by ESPR director Tim Mayleben wasn’t nearly as large as the previously mentioned block, but still, a $100K investment is nothing at which to sneeze. The trade was executed at 14.08 (Current PPS:13.77). ESPR has just come up off of its newly established 52-week lows, and has been going through a bout of serious under-performance, so we’ll want to keep our heads on a swivel for any developments that might kick this thing into gear.


Fresh Options Ideas

To kick things off this week on the options front, we’ve formulated a couple of ideas based on announced and expected earnings, and the resultant activity we’re observing here in the premarket.

Tiffany & Co. TIF

We’re looking at going bearish on TIF, which, on the heels of a lackluster holiday season in terms of jewelry sales, failed to meet or beat earnings expectations and is currently gapping down in early trading. We’re going to track a range of contracts here, namely the TIF Weekly $66.50-64 Puts, for potential daytrades.

Netflix, Inc. NFLX

NFLX has its earnings call slated for the post-market today, and we’re going to want to track a range of calls in anticipation of that event. We’ve witnessed runs into earnings so many times before, it’d almost be foolish to ignore NFLX under the present circumstances. We’re going to keep an eye on NFLX Weekly $105-107 Calls to take advantage of a possible continued run-up for the stock.


Extended Watchlist:
SBS, AEZS, SHOP, COTE, GDPM, BVAP, PLKD(Bottom-Watch), FREE(1-for-60 Reverse Split)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Recaps, Recovery Play & More


Options Recaps

Our closing thoughts in Friday’s premarket report included some options ideas pertaining to our bullish feelings on AAPL and the SPY.

Specifically, we targeted SPY Weekly $193-194.50 Calls, and AAPL Weekly $115 and $116 Calls and included the following warning: “Trading options with a weekly expiration on a Friday carries an inherently elevated risk-reward factor, and is certainly not for the faint-of-heart, or beginning traders.” That would have been an important thing to remember, because the markets did pull back toward the end of the day, eventually rendering those contracts worthless, but not before opportunities for some big intraday gains were presented.

Early trading ranges in our SPY Calls rendered the chance at gains between 70-130% while the AAPL Calls did considerably better. The $115′s made a 293% move from .27-1.06, and the $116′s took the cake with a 520% surge from a nickel up to .31!

Heron Therapeutics, Inc. HRTX Puts

We also had some successful ideas going in the opposite direction; our bearish sentiment on HRTX paid some excellent dividends via the options chain last week, as we were mentioning on Friday. The stock continued to backslide into the close, reaching the $30-range with a daily low of 30.06. From our observed high of 42.25 at the time of our initial alert last Wednesday that’s roughly a 30% loss.

It will be interesting to see if this morning’s PR from HRTX affects the dynamics of the chart.


Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. CCTC

We also want to make another quick mention of CCTC, which has continually set new highs for us in the month of September.

We tracked the stock to some more nice gains last week, as it made a healthy intraday move of 21% from .72 to .87. That extends the total range we’ve observed following our initial alerts earlier this month from a low of .36 to Friday’s high; a total move of 142% in just two weeks’ time.


Totally Hemp Crazy, Inc. THCZ

We tagged this old familiar play on Friday for the first time since spring, and it turned out to be fortuitous timing as the stock made a noteworthy intraday jump.  THCZ traded from a low of .09 up as high as .1189, a 32% spike.

We’ll begin to pay closer attention to this and other cannabis-related stocks as election time draws nearer and the issue of marijuana is once again tested on ballots. We’ll be open to the possibility of new waves of attention for the sector as a whole, and be sure to keep our ear to the tracks for relevant developments.



Pier 1 Imports, Inc. PIR

A failure to beat Wall Street’s expectations on both guidance and earnings led PIR to gap down on Friday, though the dip wasn’t sustained. After seeing a low of 6.84 the stock did manage to recover quite a bit of ground into a 7.61 close. This transpired at a time when the chart was already fairly oversold, and that effect has been magnified as we point out on the chart snapshot below.

We’re going to have PIR on an extended-term recovery watch. A return to even the 50DMA would spell significant gains from the current juncture.


Extended Watchlist:
GEQU, COTE, EQLB, IMUN, NESV, PBMD

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