Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TJX, ECYT Recaps & More

The TJX Companies, inc. TJX

Yesterday we noted that TJX was exhibiting some interesting premarket activity despite missing EPS estimates on its Q4 earnings call. We also mentioned that we’d look for the very common dip-and-rip scenario, which occurred on cue.

Our options targets were the TJX 03/16 $80-85 Calls, and unsurprisingly, we got considerable gain opportunities out of all three sets of contracts in that range:

$80 Calls – Range: 3.30-5.10 – Max Gain: 55%
$82.50 Calls – Range: 1.70-3.00 – Max Gain: 76%
$85 Calls – Range: .75-1.56 – Max Gain: 93%



Endocyte, Inc. ECYT

Yesterday morning, we took the initiative to tag ECYT in our premarket report for the first time since November. The stock had already been steadily rising for a few weeks despite the reporting of Q4 losses, and the company revealed the pricing of a public offering at 4.20/share.

That helped to bring the biggest single session upswing for the stock since October, with ECYT running from a low of 4.51 up to 6.08. It was good for a highly respectable 35% increase, and sufficient to have the stock claim the title of top NASDAQ gainer of the day.


Extended Watchlist:
MARA, FCEL HIIQ, DDD, NVCM, NWL, AKRX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Cannabis News Play & More

Stereo Vision Entertainment SVSN

We had SVSN hit our scanner this morning after we noticed an interesting PR coming across the wires. We’re always looking for new interests in the cannabis space, and SVSN fits that bill. Unlike many of the companies in the business conduct their activities primarily in the western states, SVSN has an operation in Florida.

The company just announced a February 1, 2018 Grand Opening of its majority owned subsidiary CannaVision’s Bay Pines medical cannabis and holistic pain management clinic in St Petersburg, Florida. (>>View PR)

We’ll be interested to track the progress of this new facility, and SVSN stock itself going forward.


SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

We also want to throw in a quick options idea for the SPY, which despite a momentary hiccup in its week’s-long bullish trend yesterday, looks to be gapping up and ready to get back on track today. There are a set of contracts expiring today that we want to radar: the SPY 01/17 $277.50-279 Calls*.

Please be aware that contracts approaching expiration are subject to evaporating premiums due to time decay, so these are quick-strike opportunities only. We’ll be looking for the classic early dip and rip pattern, which should present those chances for intraday flips.

*Be aware that this idea is extremely high risk, and for advanced level traders only!


Extended Watchlist:
TVPC, DDD, MITK, ADAP, ARGS, IOVA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Friday’s Movers & More

Options Review

We absolutely crushed it on the options front over the past few weeks, and the fresh ideas we floated in our premarket report on Friday morning were no exception. We signaled our interest in tracking a broad range of contracts in both the Foot Locker and Verizon chains, and most of those ideas were successful in providing traders with a chance at sizable single session gains.

Foot Locker, Inc. FL Weekly $38-42 Calls
$38 Calls –
Range: 1.17-2.98 – Max Gain: 155%
$39 Calls – Range: .45-1.94 – Max Gain: 331%
$40 Calls – Range: .20-1.00 – Max Gain: 400%

The $41 and $42 Calls ended up being too far out of the money to see any notable activity, but the contracts that did move, did so very nicely.
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VZ 01/19 $45-48 Calls
$45 Calls – Range: 1.08 -1.66 – Max Gain: 54%
$46 Calls – Range: .59-1.10 – Max Gain: 86%
$47 Calls – Range: .39-.67 – Max Gain: 72%
$48 Calls – Range: .23-.42 – Max Gain: 83%

In the case of Verizon, it appears the stock is getting a push from an analyst upgrade, news of special holiday deals the company is offering, and a great chart setup even before last week’s earnings beat. We seem to have come along at an opportune time, and could very well see further gains in these contracts. We’ll definitely continue to track these ideas.


Aurora Cannabis, Inc. ACBFF

Aurora was among the many cannabis stocks we highlighted a couple of weeks ago in our Cannabis Commentary report,. and between that week, and last week, the stock made a very nice run. It traded up from a low of 2.777 to a high of 5.45; a move of 96%

That was followed by a consolidation, and this week were going to want to watch out for ACBFF to find support and potentially make another run at its previous resistance point. The company also reported a possible takeover of another firm this morning, so we’re really going to keep paying close attention to Aurora this week.


Extended Watchlist:
DDD, GLBS, DCIX, MYSZ, MRVL, CAVM, CRMD

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Pharma Watchlist & More

Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ATNM

We want to start things off this morning by taking a look at ATNM, for a couple of reasons. First, from a technical standpoint, the chart appears to be coming off of a relative bottom, and a number of indicators suggest that a sizable upswing could occur in coming sessions.

Those include a MACD and Histogram that look to be gearing up for a possible cross into bullish territory. Each of the past two times that occurred, the stock saw an appreciable move to the upside. The RSI also looks to be coming off of being oversold- we’ll be looking for a break of that 50-line, and the registering of higher lows and higher highs as ATNM attempts to establish a continued trend off of its recent lows.


The other factor that is indirectly drawing us to ATNM is the fact that it operates in the Pharma sector, which is sure to be at the forefront of the news with a couple of huge buyouts. Pfizer has bought Anacor (ANAC) and Luminex bought Nanosphere (NSPH). Whenever we see groundbreaking events happening in biopharma, there tends to be a rise in overall activity for the industry.

That’s why, in addition to ATNM, we’ll be placing the following couple of stocks on watch as we kick off another trading week: Inovio Biomedical, Inc. INO, and Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. SRNE


3D Systems Corp. DDD

After an impressive run-up on the chart which lasted from January to April, DDD has taken a pretty substantial pounding in the month of May.

The stock came down to bounce off of its 200DMA on Thursday, and recorded higher highs and higher lows on Friday. We’ll look for a continuation of that trend into today, and monitor DDD for a possible recovery. We will need to see the stock hold support at or above the current 200DMA of 11.73 on any pullbacks in order for it to hold our interest. A return to its PPS levels from the end of April from this juncture would produce potential gains of at least 50%


Extended Watchlist:
STVF, ELTP, CSOC, GSAT, BCEI, PTX(Coming Off Bottom)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PBR Options Recap & More

Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) PBR - Options Recap

We seem to have an uncanny knack for using the PBR options chain to our advantage, having done that so many times over the past few years that we’ve actually lost count.

Yesterday was no different, as we signaled interest in a pair of contracts that both ended up making appreciable intraday moves. Our highlighted plays were the PBR Weekly $6 $ 6.50 Calls. The 6′s traded in a range from .21-.35 for a gain of 66%, while the 6.50′s ran 49% from .53-.79. Should PBR continue along the bullish path we could see these figures extended even higher.

We also noted an exceedingly large amount of open interest (volume) in the contracts one increment up the chain, so we’ll also be watching the PBR Weekly $7′s for today, and most likely tomorrow as well.


3D Systems Corp. DDD

We began tracking DDD on February 2nd, and despite the Groundhog’s prediction being wildly inaccurate, ours was absolutely spot-on!  We witnessed a low of 7.40 in the stock that morning and have not seen it head lower since. As you can see on the beauty of a chart, it has been virtually one continuous uptrend over the past couple of months.

As of this morning’s premarket high of $18, we’ve witnessed a 143% upswing over the time that we’ve been monitoring the stock. Recent bullish patterns that we’ve highlighted on the chart below seem to indicate the possibility of even more gains from here, so we’ll want to watch closely.

The latest surge of momentum has been helped along by a PR released on Tuesday:



SunEdison, Inc. SUNE

SUNE was a stock that we began monitoring for a bottom several weeks back, however, at the time it appeared that a rebound could be a long way off. We drew our readers attention back to the stock exactly a week ago, and after some more sideways trading, this morning we’re finally catching the break we were looking for.

The investigation which has arguably held the stock back for quite some time, yielded no findings of fraudulent activity, as can be referred to in the following piece >> Read Article @ USA Today

In the premarket we’ve seen the stock gap up more than 50% which means we should be on the lookout for the possibility of a dip-and-rip to start things off today.


Extended Watchlist:
MKAU, SNTA, CTIC, PLCM, GOGL,