Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SNAP Review & More

Snap, Inc. SNAP – Options Idea

After a mixed bag of news yesterday that included a 12% stake being bought in SNAP by China’s Tencent Holdings, and a poor quarterly earnings report, we signaled our interest in tracking the  SNAP Weekly $15-14 Puts for quick strike trades.

It turned out to be a good idea as the stock gapped down and continued to plunge, sending our observed contracts hurtling upward.

$15 Puts – Range: 1.10-2.85 – Max Gain: 159%
$14.50 Puts – Range: .76-2.30 – Max Gain: 203%
$14 Puts – Range: .50-1.89 – Max Gain: 278%


Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. VRX – Options Update

We began tracking the VRX Weekly $13-14 Calls on Tuesday morning, and saw some pretty nice moves out of them early on in that session.

With the help of another, even more bullish session we were able to see our observed ranges on the specified contracts extended by a considerable margin. The following table represents Tuesday’s lows to yesterday’s highs, and the two-day, multi-bag gains that were possible.

$13 Calls – Range: .82-2.28 – Max Gain: 178%
$13.50 Calls – Range: .52-1.75 – Max Gain: 237%
$14 Calls – Range: .28-1.30 – Max Gain: 364%


Fresh Options Idea: AT&T, Inc. T

We’ve had our eye on AT&T for awhile as it was recently searching out a bottom, waiting for the proper time to pounce with a potential recovery play. Over the past couple of sessions, the stock has establish a solid base of support and begun to try to come up off of those lows, which are the lowest of the year so far.

We’re going to be looking after the T 01/19 $34-36 Calls for a longer-term rebound play, in the days and weeks ahead.


Extended Watchlist:
NPTN, KBSF, UUUU, COTY, DNN, PRTY, SAGE, ENRJ

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

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options, Bottom-Plays & More

OPTIONS IDEAS

Wynn Resorts, Ltd. WYNN  - This play was part of a casino-related watchlist we put together at the beginning of this month, and it has essentially spent the last two weeks in a constant uptrend, culminating in a new 52-week high yesterday.

Despite having been in blue sky territory for so long, we’re still interested in setting a range of options calls to track over the next couple of sessions. The outlook on Macau gaming is bullish, and as a result, a lot of folks have casino stocks like this one on high alert. We’ll have the WYNN Weekly $108-110 Calls on watch today and tomorrow.

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AERI – We’ve got a news-related runner in AERI this morning, which is soaring in the premarket today on the heels of positive trial results for its eye pressure drug.

To be ready to take advantage of the intraday activity in this play, we’ll be monitoring the AERI Weekly $30 & $35 Calls for possible daytrade opportunities.


AMC Networks, Inc. AMCX

We’re interested in flagging AMCX today after noticing the stock has just fallen to a new annual low on Monday, and indeed its lowest prices since January of 2013.

In the ensuing two sessions, higher highs and higher lows have been achieved off of that bottom. The stock is heavily oversold at present, and we’re going to place it on a long-term recovery watch.


Axion Power International, Inc. AXPW

We’ve been awaiting a bottom on AXPW for quite some time now, and it appears to have finally come this week. Just like the above-mentioned play, the stock hit a new 52-week low on Monday, and has made some steady progress in making its way off of that bottom over the past couple sessions.

This stock was trading at the .03-level less than three weeks ago, and a return to that area on the chart would be good for multi-bag gains from current levels, so we’ll be continuing to keep a close eye on this one as well.


Extended Watchlist:
BSPM, NAVB, ACST, HOTR, BAS, ENRJ