Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Retail Focus

Retail Focus

Macy’s, Inc. M - With the holiday season fast approaching, we’ll be on the lookout for retail plays with good upside potential, and Macy’s could be a good fit in that regard.

You can take a look at the chart below and see that the stock has just begun to show signs of a rebound after getting absolutely hammered earlier this month. Indicators suggest that the stock is rather oversold.

We’re going to radar a set of longer-term contracts, the M 11/17 $23 Calls, which should see a nice move if the stock can indeed regain the ground it’s lost over the past few weeks. There’s also a gap on the chart to the $28 area, the filling of which would propel those contracts to huge gains.


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JC Penney Co. Inc. JCP - Another retailer we’ve talked about many times in the past, particularly leading up to and during the holidays, is JCP.

Similar to the above mentioned play, the stock took a punishing hit to its PPS over the past few weeks, and has shown the beginnings of a rebound. It has an even larger gap on the chart, and a chance to fill it even quicker.

The stock itself could end up being a good recovery play, but we’ll also want to put a couple sets of options contracts on watch as well, with the JCP 11/17 $4 and 4.50 Calls.


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More Retail Ideas – Also in the retail sector, and each with premarket earnings beats, are American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. AEO and Express, Inc. EXPR. We’re going to radar the AEO Weekly $12 & 12.50 Calls, and the EXPR 09/15 $6 & $7 Calls.


Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. ZN

We also wanted to quickly update readers on the performance of ZN, after it was a topic of discussion in yesterday’s premarket report. While the stock didn’t break out by any means, it did trade from a low of 2.95 to a high of 3.42 for a modest 16% intraday move.

It did, however, manage to close just two cents below its high of day, so we’ll have it on continued watch this midweek, looking for the recording of higher highs and higher lows.


Extended Watchlist:
BLKG, RMRK, IMUC, NVAX, SCYX, DXTR,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: IDXG Recap & More

Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. IDXG

Prior to yesterday morning’s report, we last mentioned IDXG last Thursday, and the stock has made quite a nice upswing from between then and now. We witnessed a low of .72 in IDXG subsequent to our alert last week. Yesterday’s session carried the stock from .8825-1.13, for an intraday push of 28% and a total move off of last week’s lows amounting to 57%

This morning in premarket trading IDXG reached yet another new high at 1.28 extending our total observed range in under a week to 78% We’ll look for IDXG to continue to register higher highs and higher lows and put together a more sustained rebound.


 Urban Outfitters- Options Idea

It’s been over a year since our last options idea for the URBN chain, which incidentally yielded multi-bag profit opportunities.

We’re going to come back to URBN this morning on the heels of the company’s post-market earnings report,the effects of which have boosted the stock considerably here in the premarket.

We’re going to play it the way we normally do in these instances where an earnings beat causes a rapid gap-up, and be on the lookout for a dip-and-rip pattern. We’ll be tracking the activity in the URBN Weekly $19-20.50 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
RADA, PSTI, DXTR, IMMY, BITCF, BTSC, BSTC, GAHC, ZRZH

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DXTR, Options Recaps & More

Dextera Surgical, Inc. DXTR

Among our extended watchlist plays slated for observation in yesterday’s premarket report, was DXTR, a stock that we intially tagged on June 1st, and in which we witnessed a subsequent low of .1745. We included a second reminder on June 12th, and of course once again yesterday morning.

Yesterday the stock put up a fine intraday performance en route to setting new highs for us. From its daily low of .275, it ran as high as .3855, which comes out to a 40% jump. From our original low earlier this month, DXTR has risen 121% Volume over the past week has picked up considerably, and yesterday the stock traded more than five times its monthly average volume.

It also held more than half of its daily gains on that volume. In such instances, we always lookout for a continuation of momentum into the ensuing session.


Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI – Options Idea

In the wake of a hearty earnings beat on DRI, whose chains include Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse among others, we focused on some options ideas, the DRI 07/21 $90-97.50 Calls.

While the moves weren’t quite on the level of many of our options calls, which often yield percentage gains in the hundreds and thousands, there’s still plenty of time before expiration and all the contracts in our observed range got off to a solid start.

$90 Calls – Range: 3.40-5.70 – Max Gain: 68%
$92.50 Calls – Range: 1.94-3.50 – Max Gain: 80%
$95 Calls – Range: 1.02-1.95 – Max Gain: 91%
$97.50 Calls – Range: .52-.94 – Max Gain: 81%

As we pointed out, these contracts don’t expire for a few weeks, so we’ll continue to keep an eye out for further activity in DRI.

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Fresh Options Idea: Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. CBI Weekly $20-22 Calls


Sophiris Bio, Inc. SPHS – Update

We want to keep SPHS on watch as well. We tagged this as a bottom play on Monday, and it has since made a modest move from a low of 2.07 to 2.41. While it just works out to a nominal gain of 16% so far, we’ll remain interested for as long as it maintains its new trend of recording higher highs and higher lows as it has each day this week.


Extended Watchlist:
ALQA, IDXG, ITKG, ANY, NVIV, HUSA

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MARA, AVEO Recaps & More

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. MARA

Our initial alert on MARA came on Thursday morning along with a low of .22, as we were just mentioning in yesterday’s premarket report. We had already seen a 100% move on Friday leading into yesterday’s session. We mentioned that MARA could see the .50 range or better yesterday before the session kicked off, and it’s as if we had a crystal ball.

MARA ran from .3718 – .5515 on the day, a 48% push, extending our total observed range on the stock from last Thursday until now, to an impressive 151%


AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AVEO

After signaling AVEO on Friday morning and watching it set a new 52-week high on the day on enormous volume, we doubled down in yesterday’s report, stating that we wanted to continue to track its progress for continued upward activity, and it was good thing we did.

AVEO wasnt finished, and yesterday’s session was the strongest performance we’ve seen yet. The stock ran fom 1.33 to 2.11 for a 58% intraday rip, and a total two-session swing over our observed low on Friday (1.05) of 100%


Rennova Health, Inc. (Warrants) RNVAZ

We tagged RNVAZ in yesterday’s premarket watchlist, and it turned out to be a great play for the day. It traded up from a low of .05 to as much as .1446 inside of the first 40 minutes of the session.

That worked out to an intraday pop of 189% and it happened on a daily volume of more than 21X the monthly average.


Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI – Options Idea

DRI (owner of Olive Garden) posted boosted sales and outlook in an impressive earnings beat, and we want to signal a range of options to coincide with what could be a surge of bullish activity. We’ll be focusing our attention on the DRI 07/21 $90-97.50 Calls for potential swing trades.


Vivint Solar, Inc. VSLR

We tagged VSLR back on May 18th at a low of 2.75. On Friday, we were just mentioning how the stock had continued to bull its way up the chart, and we’ve yet to see a down day in nearly twenty trading sessions.

Yesterday VSLR hit a new high of 5.85 marking a total swing of 113% over our witnessed low, and closed at that mark as well. At some point very soon the growth will become unsustainable, granted how overbought the stock is at the moment, but for what it’s worth, to this point, VSLR has been one of the most steady risers we’ve seen in recent weeks.


Extended Watchlist:
ABIL, DXTR, NVIV, SYN, IGC, PTN

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DCTH Review & More

Delcath Systems, Inc. DCTH
We flagged DCTH in Friday’s premarket reportas a prime bottom-bounce candidate that could be in line for a serious rebound, and even despite the markets as a whole taking a gut punch, it ended up being a great single-session play, and the NASDAQ’s top gainer.

From an early low of .0501 the stock surged as high as .0845, which works out to an intraday rise of 69% and it occurred on more than ten times the 30-day average volume, with DCTH logging its second-highest daily volume of all time.

We’d say our timing was extremely fortuitous on this rebound play, and with the kind price action and liquidity that we witnessed Friday, we’ll definitely be interested to see how the action unfolds to kick off this new trading week.


TrovaGene, Inc. TROV

We wanted to make mention of TROV this morning after noticing a cherry of a PR buzzing over the newswires. The company announced an agreement to provide tests and services for pharma giant AstraZeneca.

Whenever we see one of these smaller pharma company’s have joint news with a big player in the sector, we always want to pay attention to the stock. A perfect example of this is Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PIRS, which we signaled back on May 4th when that company also had news tying it to none other than AstraZeneca. What followed was a 55% run lasting nearly a month that took it from 3.26 the following day to a high of 5.06 last Monday, the 31st.

On the chance that TROV experiences a similar bullish push on the heels of its own AstraZeneca announcement, we’re going to be sure to have this one on watch in coming sessions.


Ascena Retail Group, Inc. ASNA

We’re also taking notice of a nice technical setup on ASNA, which owns the Lane Bryant retail brand among others, and was another of the NASDAQ’s top gainers of the day on Friday.

The activity came in the wake of a rather disappointing earnings release in terms of financials, but investors clearly responded well to the company outlook moving forward.

As you can see on the included snapshot, the stock picked up speed in its recent ascent off of a bottom, and began to fill a gap on the chart to the upside. We also have a number of other indicators pointing to a possible continued uptrend, so we’ll afford this stock a slot on our watchlist.


Extended Watchlist:
XBIT, DXTR, RWLK, ABIL, ADHD, ENRJ

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