Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Cannabis Commentary & More

NeoPhotonics Corp. NPTN

We’re always bargain hunting for stocks that have been recently beaten back to what appear to be unsustainably low levels, and we’re observing one heck of a double bottom setup on NPTN at the present time.

Twice now the stock has touched and rebounded off of the mid-$4 range, with the annual low coming in at 4.56. We’re going to want to place NPTN on watch in sessions to come and look for the stock to establish higher levels of support.



Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. VRX

It’s been awhile since we had a look at VRX, and as it turns out, this is another stock that looks ready to start a trend off of a recent relative low.

VRX is gapping up considerably into the $14-range this morning on the heels of a solid earnings beat. We’re going to signal a range of options contracts to watch for some possible dip-and-rip activity. This is just the type of setup we routinely look for, and we’ll be tracking the VRX Weekly $13-14 Calls for the remainder of the week.



Cannabis Commentary

It has been a slow year in general for many domestic cannabis stocks, due, at least in part, to a DOJ led by outspoken marijuana opponent Jeff Sessions. It has created an environment of uncertainty pertaining to the federal government’s likelihood of creating problems for marijuana businesses, even in states where voters have officially spoken and legalized the plant. The marijuana movement is here to stay, but at present, is dealing with this roadblock of sorts.

That doesn’t mean our interest in the sector has diminished. In fact, we’re as exuberant about the future of the cannabis industry as we ever were. North of the Border, Canadians will enact a nationwide end to prohibition just 8 months from now.

The World Anti-Doping Agency, which was formed by the International Olympic Committee to police the use of performance enhancing drugs in athletics, also recently removed Cannabidiol (CBD) from its list of banned substances, opening up a huge market for the hemp-derived product.

Here are just a few of the cannabis plays that we track on a regular basis, and will continue to do so as we head into 2018, which we feel is going to be a big year for the industry and all of its subsectors. Maybe the biggest one yet!

MJNA, TRTC, MJTK, AGTK, GRNH, HEMP, ACBFF, APHQF,  TWMJF, CBIS, XXII,


Extended Watchlist:
TXMD, EVEP, DXTR, COLL, CRC

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TWTR Recap & More

Twitter, Inc. TWTR

Twitter posted its quarterly figures showing the company was nearing profitability, so we took the opportunity to signal a range of options, and what followed was Twitter’s biggest bullish session since last year, and some great chances for gains in our designated contracts, the TWTR Weekly $18-19.50 Calls.

$18 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.60 – Max Gain: 160%
$18.50 Calls – Range: .64-2.02 – Max Gain: 216%
$19 Calls
– Range: .38-1.65 – Max Gain: 334%
$19.50 Calls – Range: .18-1.15  – Max Gain: 539%

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Fresh Ideas:

Microsoft Corp. MSFT Weekly $82-85 Calls*

Apple Inc. AAPL Weekly $157.50-160 Calls*

*Never trade options with a weekly expiration on a Friday unless you’re an expert trader with disposable funds. It’s just about as risky as it gets.


ITUS Corp. ITUS

We’ve been tracking ITUS since September 21st, subsequent to which point we witnessed a really great move in the stock from 1.92-5.15 for gains of up to 168% over just a few sessions.

In the past few weeks ITUS has been under consolidation, but yesterday the stock came down and kissed the 50DMA before bouncing. It’s gapping up this morning in the premarket, so we’ll want to watch closely for it to hold the 200DMA of 2.19 on any pullbacks. If it can manage that, we like the chances of seeing what could be more sizable moves for the stock in coming sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
EVOK, INTC, ATEN, AVXL, THC, WWR, DXTR, KTOV,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: CAT Breakout & More

PetMed Express, Inc. PETS

We signaled a longer-term options idea for PETS yesterday which needs some time to ripen, but with the solid move in the stock itself, we figured we’d recap its performance since our initial alert on it six weeks ago.

We caught PETS at a low of 32.90, which makes its 43% run to 46.94 this week that much more impressive. For a thirty-dollar stock to gain more than a third of its value in a matter of just a few weeks, is no small feat.

We’ll continue to keep our selected options, the PETS 11/17 $40-50 Calls on watch over the next few weeks.


Caterpillar, Inc. CAT

Speaking of high dollar stocks that we’ve alerted and then gone on to see impressive gains, we’ve got CAT in our sights again this morning after a solid earnings beat. We’re going to want to highlight some options ideas here as well, but first, let’s talk about the incredible bullish run of Caterpillar this year.

We were talking about this stock back in March, and that same month, the stock traded for as little as 90.34, and has essentially been in a continual uptrend ever since. Measured to this morning’s new premarket high of 141.98, it represents an increase of 57% in just over six months.

As for the options we’ll want to track on the heels of CAT’s earnings beat this morning, we’ll be looking at the CAT Weekly $136-141 Calls.


Atossa Genetics, Inc. ATOS

We’d also like to quickly recap the respectable intraday performance recorded by ATOS following our alert on the stock yesterday morning.

From an early low of .50, ATOS ran to .636 for a solid 27% move which came on more than three times the monthly average volume.

On a side note, the company has also announced that it will hold a conference call tomorrow morning at 10am EDT to discuss preliminary results from the Phase I study of its proprietary oral Endoxifen, an active metabolite of the FDA-approved breast cancer drug tamoxifen. The conference call will be available through a live webcast at www.atossagenetics.com so we’ll be sure to tune in for that.


Extended Watchlist:
HMNY, RCON, ZYNE, KNL, CEMP, DXTR

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AMZN Review & More

LiNiu Technology Group, Inc. LINU

Among yesterday’s tracked stocks was LINU, which we signaled after noticing some abnormal volume and price action in the previous session.

While the stock didn’t necessarily break out in a big way, the intraday move it did make was reasonably solid. From a low of  1.79, it ran as high as 2.36 on the day, marking a 32% pop. The move came on 39X the monthly average volume, and the stock did hold more than half of its daily advance into a strong close.

With that kind of momentum built up, we’ll certainly want to let LINU remain on our radar in upcoming sessions and look for the continued establishment of higher highs and higher lows.


General Electric Corp. GE

We like the setup on the current GE chart, which as you can see from the included snapshot below, has been pounded down to new lows this week.

We’re always looking to track the potential recoveries of heavily oversold stocks, and GE is certainly in that category. There’s also a sizable gap from July which needs to be filled, as well as some insider buying being logged near these lows last week.

We’ll put this one on watch for what seems like an inevitable rebound, while signaling a pair of options contracts to add to our radars, the GE 11/17 $26 & $27 Calls.


Amazon.com Inc. AMZN

We also have to swing back around to pat ourselves on the back for our options ideas on AMZN, which we submitted on Monday morning.

We noted that the AMZN 10/06 $965-980 Calls should have some nice moves once the stock saw a reversal, and it turned out to be a good hunch. The $965′s traded from 19.25-27.00 (+40%), the $980′s went from 11.39-20.20 (+77%) and the five contracts in the range in between those two all made similar gains.

AMZN is gapping up in the premarket this morning, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see our overall observed gains increase further.


Dextera Surgical, Inc. DXTR

Starting a couple of weeks ago on the 16th, and then again midway through last week, we’ve been signaling DXTR, which was coming up off of recent relative lows just a few sessions earlier.

We wanted to quickly point out its performance over that span, which started from a low of .26 and has run up to new highs in premarket trading today. It’s thus far hit a high of .43, which works out to a respectable two-week swing of 65%


Extended Watchlist:
IDXG, NXTD, STDY, APRI, MNKD, OTIC

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,