Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MMM Update & More

3M Co. MMM – Update

Fresh for yesterday morning’s report, we decided to highlight some MMM calls on the heels of the company’s earnings report, so we put the MMM Weekly $195-202.50 Calls on the radar.

Thanks to a solid intraday performance wherein the stock ran from a low of 194.20-199.89, there were some huge intraday moves from for traders to take advantage of promptly following the opening bell, which were as follows:

$195 Calls – Range: 2.24-6.00 – Max Gain: 168%
$197.50 Calls – Range: .67-4.34 – Max Gain: 548%
$200 Calls – Range: .71-2.80 – Max Gain: 294%
$202.50 Calls – Range: .27-1.55 – Max Gain: 474%

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Fresh Options Ideas:
AAPL Weekly $160-162.50 Calls
SPY Weekly $264-265.50 Calls



TrovaGene, Inc. TROV – Review

We last mentioned TROV on December 18th, and at the time the stock was trading down to an annual low of .503. Since then, we’ve seen a slow and steady recovery, which was kicked into a higher gear yesterday following news of Trovagene and PoC Capital entering an agreement to fund the development of Onvansertib in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.

The stock ended up hitting .73, marking a 45% rise since we mentioned it. We will want to continue monitoring TROV for further advances from this point forward.


Extended Watchlist:
STAF, CREG, CRMD, EKSO, RGS, CLF, TOPS, WFT, ZYNE, IBN

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TSN Recap & More

Tyson Foods Inc. TSN – Update

We started the week off yesterday by formulating some options ideas for TSN. The company had a mixed earnings call, with a beat on Q3 profits, and a miss on sales. We pointed to the technical setup of the chart as our primary reason for being interested, and as it turns out we called the bottom perfectly.

We came up with a short and longer term set of ideas, and while we may yet come back to the long terms, we are looking at the weekly calls we designated today after some solid performances. Those were the TSN Weekly $58-59.50 Calls, and all but the $58′s produced double-bag gains on the session.

$58.50 Calls – Range: .90-2.25 – Max Gain: 150%
$59 Calls – Range: .80-1.68 – Max Gain: 110%
$59.50 Calls – Range: .75-1.50 – Max Gain: 100%



Fresh Options Ideas

Our success with options over the past several weeks has been so pronounced, we see absolutely no reason to stop now, especially being in the thick of another earnings season. We’ve got another pair of earning related options ideas to bring to the table today.

Etsy, Inc. ETSY Weekly $40-50 Calls
Zillow Group, Inc. Z Weekly $48-49 Calls


Extended Watchlist:
TIS, NPTN, RNG, ACRX, MNK, EKSO, VCEL, TWLO

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: EKSO New Highs & More

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. EKSO

What started as a nominal gainer that came off of our extended watchlist on Wednesday, EKSO rolled its 37% performance over into yesterday’s session, carrying on the multiday action. After a  strong close at 1.81 on Thursday, we said we’d be interested in continuing to track EKSO as we head into week’s end, and it was a great idea.

The stock continued its ascent to a new high  and reached 2.18. From Wednesday’s low of 1.40, it works out to a respectable two day swing of 56% Just as we mentioned yesterday, the stock closed strong again, and we’ll want to keep monitoring for higher highs and higher lows .


Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX – Options Idea

Valeant has been working its way down to an area of relative support recently, consolidating after a nice run off of its 52-week lows from April to May. This morning in the premarket, we’ve taken notice of the fact that VRX is gapping up considerably in the premarket.

We want to be waiting in the wings with an options idea to take advantage of the action following what could very well be an early dip-and-rip formation. We’ve called VRX and a ton of other such stocks in these positions, and done very well in the past.

We’ll be looking to the VRX Weekly $12 and 12.50 Calls* for possible swing trades today.

*We never include mentions of weekly options contracts on a Friday without explicitly warning our readers that trading weekly options at the end of the week is a hugely risky proposition that should not be attempted unless you are an expert trader! 


Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AMPE

We want to point out a possible momentum play in AMPE. We’ve talked about this stock in the past, and as you can see from the included chart snapshot, it has been mounting a decent rebound effort off of a double bottom over the past few sessions.

We’re going to place AMPE on watch into next week, as a similar move to the one exhibited by the stock earlier this spring would mean considerable gains from this point.


Extended Watchlist:
HOS, MYO, CLSN, TAUG, GAHC, BTSC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: EKSO Recap & More

Yesterday’s Notable Gainers:

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. EKSO - On a choppy day for the markets as a whole, we managed to root out a decent intraday mover in EKSO. This stock traded in a daily range from a low of 1.40 and ran as high as 1.92. That works out to 37% pop, and it occurred on roughly 12.5X the 30-day average volume.

With a strong close at 1.81, we’ll be interested in continuing to track EKSO as we head into week’s end, keeping an eye out for the registering of higher highs and higher lows.
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LiNiu Technology Group, Inc. LINU -  Also contained in yesterday’s premarket report was a reference to LINU, and it too made a moderate move on the day.

From its low of .42 LINU managed to get up as high as .5569, which marked a 33% upswing and that came on just a hair under five times the monthly average volume, so we’ll continue to keep tabs on this play as well.


Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. IDXG

As you can see on the chart below, IDXG has taken a bit of a beating of late, and we noticed it gapping up significantly in the premarket this morning, so we want to signal it for observation.

The early activity could be due in part to a bullish IDXG blurb published on Seeking Alpha this morning, but as we mentioned above, this in an interesting play purely from a technical perspective as well. We’re always looking for bottom bouncers to track and IDXG currently fits that bill. .

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HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. HTGM

Speaking of bottom bouncers showing life in the premarket, we also want to point out similar activity in HTGM. Like the above-mentioned play, the stock has recently experienced an extended selloff period, and could be ready to mount a comeback, so we’ll be on the lookout for that. .


Extended Watchlist:
AVXS, CTIC, SKLN, ROX, XXII

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: LODE, Options & More

Potential Bottom-Plays

Comstock Mining, Inc. LODE - We’re coming across a serious bottom-bounce candidate in LODE this morning. The stock has been in a general downtrend all year long, and was recently beaten back so severely that a rebound was inevitable. That began yesterday, and now we’re very interested to track the activity and see if we can confirm a sustained reversal on this one.

Taking a look at the included snapshot of the LODE chart, it would quite frankly be a little surprising if this play didn’t see a continued rebound, and it’s currently trading up in the premarket, so we’ll surely want to keep an eye peeled as the session kicks off.

Another notable aspect of this play is that the company must find a way to re-attain a share price of at least a dollar by November, or face delisting from the AMEX.

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MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. MBVX -  Another similar looking chart striking us as a potential bottom-bounce play. MBVX has been trending down since last fall, and it appears as if it’s ready to make a move off of its recently established annual lows, helped along by a key PR.

The company reported positive phase I results for its MVT-2163 ImmunoPET Imaging Agent, an antibody discovery platform focused on the treatment of cancer. (>>View PR) It’s causing a considerable gap-up here in the premarket, and we’ll be quite interested to follow along with the activity.


The Kroger Co. KR  – Options Idea

KR set its own 52-week lows this spring, and has recently been making a comeback on the chart. They’ve also got earnings coming tomorrow, so we thought we’d formulate an options idea running into that release.

We’ll be looking at the KR Weekly $29 and $30 Calls, which could see some nice action, especially if the company’s earnings beat expectations tomorrow.


Extended Watchlist:
ABIL, MTBC, MBOT, SBGL, LINU, EKSO