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: Options Roundup & More

Options Review

Apple, Inc. AAPL  – AAPL beat on earnings as well as kicking off sales on the iPhone X, and two out of three of the AAPL Weekly $170-175 Calls* we signaled for possible daytrades ended up recording some nice moves on the day.

Our first order of business to kick off the fresh week is to recap those moves followed by another set of winners we chose on Friday.

The AAPL $170 Calls ran from 1.63-3.82 for potential gains of up to 135%, while the , $172.50s made an even nicer move from .31 to 1.36 for an intraday rip of 339%

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Arista Networks, Inc. ANET  - The set of ideas we formulated for ANET on Friday were the 11/17 $195-210 Calls, and all three sets of contracts in that range provided traders with the chance at multi-bag intraday gains.

$195 Calls – Range: 3.15-9.30 – Max Gain: 195%
$200 Calls – Range: 2.40-5.80 – Max Gain: 142%
$210 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.11 – Max Gain: 111%

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Fresh Idea:

For a new potential play, we’re looking at Pandora Media, Inc. P which took a gut punch on Friday, falling to its lowest prices since early this summer. The last time the stock was this oversold, it followed it up with a run from 6.75 to to 10.00.

We’re going to go out a couple of months on the expiration and track the  P 01/19 $6 and $7 Calls so we have plenty of time to see Pandora make the rebound we’re after.


Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. KERX

We’re going to put KERX on watch after noticing multiple ripe indicators this morning. The stock bounced of a recent bottom and close with strength at the 200DMA on Friday. With the MACD gearing up for a bullish cross and the RSI just about to crack the 50-line, we’ll be interested to track the activity in KERX in coming sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
HMNY, EVEP, KORS, PTN, AMD, EGLT, NTES

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Fresh Options Ideas, Updates

Global Payout, Inc. GOHE – Update

On our first day of coverage we saw quite a respectable performance out of GOHE, with a solid move on the chart, along with an influx of heavy volume.

The stock traded in a range from .025 to .035 on the day, which worked out to an intraday move of 40%, with more than four times the 30-day average number of shares changing hands. We’ll continue to keep a close eye on the stock, looking for the recording of higher lows and higher highs in sessions ahead.

If you didn’t catch our special report on GOHE published yesterday, then we urge you to do so now:
GOHE Special Report




American Leisure Holdings, Inc. AMLH

For another quick recap of a recent mention of ours to make significant strides during yesterday’s session, we’ve got AMLH. We included a tag of this play in Tuesday’s report, and saw a moderate pop toward the end of that session, but yesterday is when things kicked into a higher gear in terms of intraday movement.

We watched as AMLH traded up from a low of .0027 and eventually hit .0052, for a daily rip of  93% which occurred on roughly 2.5X the monthly average volume.


CarMax, Inc. KMX – Options Idea

We always like a good earnings-related options play, so we’re looking at KMX this morning, which recently showed signs of reversing off of a relative bottom.

. After a solid beat, we’ve seen a moderate premarket gap-up, and would like to signal a range of longer-term ideas that could see some appreciable gains if KMX can mount an extended comeback. We’re going to focus on the KMX 05/19 $60-$65 Calls. For a shorter-term idea, we’ll watch the KMX 04/21 $57.50 and $60 Calls.



EV Energy Partners, L.P.  EVEP

We like the look of the chart on EVEP, which we’re going to tag as a potential bottom-bouncer this morning. The stock has already strung together a few bullish sessions, and the chart itself looks ripe for the possibility of a more protracted recovery.

As you can see on the snapshot below, the RSI is on the cusp of cracking the 50-line, while the MACD just underwent a recent bullish cross and is showing upward divergence. These technical indicators put EVEP high on our list of possible recovery plays.


Extended Watchlist:
INNL, SUN, AKTX, IMMY, TRVN, YUMC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SNAP, POTN Recaps & More

Potnetwork Holdings, Inc. POTN

Last week, we touched upon the fact that the February comments from the White House pertaining to stricter enforcement of federal recreational marijuana laws appear to have walked back by Jeff Sessions. That led us to reassert our interest in closely tracking pot stocks. as the cannabis industry’s feet have been pulled from the fire, so to speak.

On Friday, we tagged POTN for the first time after noticing some recent increases in volume and price action, and it was a solid idea for the day. POTN traded in a range from .038 to .055, for chances at intraday gains of up to 45% on volume of roughly three times the monthly average. It led to a strong close, just a tick under a nickel at .049. We’ll definitely want to continue to monitor this play as we kick off a new trading week.


Snap, Inc. SNAP – Options Recap

After noticing it in a bearish pattern, then getting word of an analyst downgrade, we went with a bearish options idea for SNAP on Friday, and it worked out quite nicely for us. We had signaled the SNAP Weekly $20 Puts for possible quick-strike trade opportunities, and it was there for the taking.

Those contracts traded up from a low of .30, and reached 1.04, an intraday move amounting to 246% Cheers to anyone who was able to use that move to their advantage!


EV Energy Partners, Inc. EVEP

Both of the above-mentioned plays appeared in our reports for the first time ever on Friday, and continuing along that track, we’re going to highlight another stock this morning that we haven’t covered before.

EVEP has the look of a bottom-bouncer as you can see from the following chart snapshot. We’re going to put this one on our watchlist as a potential extended rebounder, with the RSI about to crack above the 50-line and the MACD just having underwent a bullish cross.


Extended Watchlist:
INNL, AXTI, FCEL, KERX, XTNT, MDCO,
ICLD(Provided it holds support @ .03)