Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ECYT Recap & More

Endocyte, Inc. ECYT

Our first order of business this morning is to review the recent performance of ECYT, which we initially slated for observation in our report on February 28th. At the time, the stock had been slowly gaining momentum for much of February, and it looked ripe for a more pronounced breakout.

That day, as the stock was trading for as little as 4.51, we witnessed an explosion in volume that has precipitated a very impressive run, persisting for over two weeks up to the present time. Yesterday’s session brought a new high of 11.54 in ECYT, which marks an upswing of 156% in a relatively short time frame.

Valeant Pharma International, Inc. VRX

On Monday morning, we came up with some options ideas for VRX, which we noted was “ready for a bottom bounce”. We also made reference to a huge Form-4 buy of $108.8M came in as well, which led us to postulate that “for now the stock has gone as low as it’s going to go.”

We couldn’t have been any more spot-on in our assessment of VRX, and the result has been a solid performance for the short-term calls we put on watch, the VRX Weekly $15 & $15.50 Calls. The $15′s ran from .65-1.15 for a gain of 77%, while the $15.50′s moved from a low of .30 to .71, an increase of 137%

We had some longer-term ideas as well which we will likely come back to in an upcoming report, as it appears VRX will continue to head up. On that note, we’ll also look to roll up our strike prices on the weekly calls to the $16 & $16.50′s.


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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.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Ideas & More


As you are probably aware the SPY (the markets as a whole) had been on a historic run starting in early 2016 which persisted through January of this year, when we experienced some of the biggest selloffs in market history. The SPY began to rebound earlier this month, and was making a pretty good run at a recovery until yesterday brought another significant backslide.

Despite yesterday’s hiccup, the SPY has been in a general uptrend for the last couple of weeks, and today, it looks like we could resume the path toward ascension. We’ll be ;looking for the markets to go green today, which could produce some notable opportunities in the SPY 02/28 $275-276 Calls*.

*Please note that these contracts expire today, thus the associated risk is that of trading weekly options on a Friday. It should never be attempted unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds.

The TJX Companies, inc. TJX

TJX is exhibiting a considerable surge in premarket trading today. Despite missing EPS estimates in their Q4 earnings call, the stock is gapping up to the tune of 8% this morning.

When we see a monster gapper like this, we generally look to signal a range of options calls that will come into play in a dip-and-rip scenario, which are quite common in instances such as these. We will be tracking the TJX 03/16 $80-85 Calls.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: KOOL, TIF Recaps & More

Endocyte, Inc. ECYT

We initially took notice of ECYT on Monday morning just as the company announced it had completed a worldwide license for its prostate cancer treatment now moving into Phase-3 development.

The stock made a solid 130% rip from 1.63 to 3.75 that morning, but it was only just getting started. Yesterday morning the stock ran hard once again, reaching its peak at a new annual high of 6.55. That puts the total on our two-day observed increased of 302% while volume over the same period has been literally hundreds of times greater than the monthly average prior to Monday’s bombshell PR.

Tiffany & Co. TIF – Options Update

As we were just mentioning yesterday morning, we’ve been tracking the TIF 10/20 $92-93 Calls since the morning of September 28th. TIF stock has maintained its gradual ascent since that time, and with that, we’ve seen the potential gains made off of our ideas grow along with it.

The following ranges represent the lows from the 28th to the highs achieved during yesterday’s session:

$92 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.20 – Max Gain: 120%
$92.50 Calls – Range: .85-2.19  – Max Gain: 158%.
$93 Calls – Range: .83-2.15 – Max Gain: 159%

Cesca Therapeutics Inc. KOOL

After including KOOL in yesterday morning’s watchlist, we watched as the stock made a very nice intraday run on the chart with the help of some positive news.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a Notice of Allowance on the company’s patent application for its proprietary method for separating target cells from blood, marrow, and other sources.

That prompted a solid boost from 3.96 to 6.44 on the day, marking an intraday push of 63% which was accompanied by the trading of 223X more shares than the monthly average!

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ECYT Recap & More

Endocyte, Inc. ECYT

We took notice of ECYT yesterday morning during our routine premarket scan, and due to some abnormal activity, we decided to include it in the daily watchlist.

It turned out to be a splendid idea, with the stock ultimately recording a hugely bullish session. ECYT traded from its low of 1.63 just following the open, to its high of 3.75 just prior to the close. It worked out to a single-session rip of 130% and it came on over 180X the monthly average volume. The stock has also hit a new high of 6.07 in the premarket this morning, pushing our observed move in less than 24 hours to a whopping 272%

It was especially impressive because of the timing, which couldn’t have been any better. Prior to yesterday’s session the stock was stagnating for several months. The move was catalyzed primarily by the announcement of the completion of a worldwide license on the company’s prostate cancer treatment, which will be moving on to Phase III development. (>>View PR)

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RIGL

Speaking of solidly-timed calls on pharma plays, we also caught RIGL and included it in yesterday’s premarket report. It didn’t see the type of move that the previously mentioned stock, but got off to a respectable start.

RIGL traded in a range from 2.85-3.42, a modest rise of 20%, but did so on nearly 17X the monthly average volume, and closed near its high of day. We’ll continue to observe this play to see if it can establish a sustained uptrend.

Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. CAPR

We were just updating our readers yesterday morning on the moves CAPR had made since we had alerted it onSeptember 20th from its low of 1.80.

What followed was another nice session for the stock, which ran to a new high of 4.25; a total increase of 136% in a span of just eight trading days.

Tiffany & Co. TIF – Options Update

We also want to quickly update readers on our TIF options ideas that we submitted on the morning of September 28th, the TIF 10/20 $92-93 Calls. The stock has been in a continuous bullish pattern since then, and those calls made some pretty nice gains in the process.

$92 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.13 – Max Gain: 113%
$92.50 Calls – Range: .85-1.74  – Max Gain: 105%.
$93 Calls – Range: .83-1.88 – Max Gain: 127%

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