Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Friday’s Huge Session & More

SharkReach, Inc. SHRK

Our Thursday morning we presented SHRK as a momentum play and were met with one heck of an opportunity as the stock managed to make an intraday swing of 120% from .30-.66 that afternoon on exceedingly heavy volume.

We reinforced our interest in continuing to track the stock on Friday morning, provided it maintained a higher base level of support, and for the second straight day, SHRK came through for us despite choppy market conditions.

We witnessed a run from .62-.85 for a solid 37% swing, and from Thursday’s observed low, it marked a two-day move of 183% Cheers are in order for anyone who has followed SHRK along with us. With another strong close Friday we’ll keep an eye on its activity as we kick off a new trading week.

Facebook, Inc. FB – Options Update

Thursday morning’s report also contained some stellar options ideas as we decided to go bearish on FB. The ranges we highlighted included the Weekly $113-110 Puts and the longer-term ideas of the Feb 19th $109-105 Puts all returned good chances for quick-strike profits.

On Friday we anticipated a second consecutive day of losses for the social media giant, and explicitly stated that “We can expect to see further moves out of these contracts”. Once again our expectations were met precisely as FB continued to tumble, and extended our possible gains to an astonishing level.


$113 Puts – Trading Range: 1.85-9.60  – Max Gain: 419%
$112 Puts – Trading Range: 1.27-8.79 – Max Gain: 592%
$111 Puts – Trading Range: .93-7.70 – Max Gain: 728%
$110 Puts – Trading Range: .47-6.80  – Max Gain: 1346%

02/19 Expiration:

$109 Calls– Trading Range: 1.98-6.65 – Max Gain: 236%
$108 Calls – Trading Range: 1.67-6.00 – Max Gain: 259%
$107 Calls – Trading Range: 1.27-5.31 – Max Gain: 318%
$106 Calls – Trading Range: .99-4.70 – Max Gain: 375%
$105 Calls – Trading Range: .91-4.10 – Max Gain: 351%

In terms of the February 19th Puts we signaled, we are once again reiterating our interest as we expect the gains to continue piling up as FB looks to be in line for another rough outing. We explain our reasoning for this in the following chart snapshot.


As a bonus idea on Friday we also included a wide range of Weekly LNKD Puts ($140-125′s) and every single contract offered up the shot at big single-session profits. They yielded gains running anywhere from 116% to a highly impressive 1671%

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SHRK Recap, Options Updates & More

SharkReach, Inc. SHRK

Our alert to our readers yesterday morning on the situation surrounding SHRK was absolutely spot-on. We tagged it as a momentum-mover and explained that we’d be on the lookout for an early dip followed by another run like the one that occurred the previous day.

Events played out exactly as we ascertained, with the sleight dip to the daily low of .30 occurring first thing in the morning followed by a rebound and an impressive run to a high of .66 toward the end of the session.  It marked an intraday upswing of 120% and occurred on well over five times the 30-day average volume, with the close coming in just four cents below the high-of-day.

We’ll remain interested in SHRK as long as it continues to build higher base levels of support moving forward.

Facebook, Inc. FB – Options Update

Yesterday morning, our notion that FB was in line for a significant tumble proved to be the right idea. We signaled a range of both short and intermediate term options contracts to correspond  with our bearish feelings on the stock, and every single target yielded the chance for premium intraday gains.

Our short term range included the Weekly $113-110 Puts and the longer-term idea was concerning the Feb 19th $109-105 Puts. Here’s a breakdown of the kinds of gains that were made possible by our timely alert.


$113 Puts – Trading Range: 1.85-3.91  – Max Gain: 111%
$112 Puts – Trading Range: 1.27-3.15 – Max Gain: 148%
$111 Puts – Trading Range: .93-2.41 – Max Gain: 159%
$110 Puts – Trading Range: .47-1.91  – Max Gain: 306%

02/19 Expiration:

$109 Calls– Trading Range: 1.98-3.13 – Max Gain: 58%
$108 Calls – Trading Range: 1.67-2.76 – Max Gain: 65%
$107 Calls – Trading Range: 1.27-2.33 – Max Gain: 83%
$106 Calls – Trading Range: .99-2.00 – Max Gain: 102%
$105 Calls – Trading Range: .91-1.71 – Max Gain: 88%

We can expect to see further moves out of the these contracts as FB is down even further in the premarket this morning.

Bonus Idea: To close out the week we’ll also have our eyes on Weekly LNKD $140-125 Puts. Despite an earnings beat, reduced guidance is leading to a premarket backslide for LinkedIn.

Now Corp. NWPN

We also want to quickly congratulate any of our readers who may have caught our tag of NWPN in Wednesday morning’s premarket report. Our observed low on that day was .002, and as of yesterday’s impressive new high of .007, we had witnessed a two-day swing totaling 250%

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Momentum Play, Options & More

Shark Reach, Inc. SHRK

We’re going to be tagging SHRK for observation as a momentum mover this morning after noticing the huge activity in the stock yesterday. It came in conjunction with an article that Forbes ran about the company and its “influencer marketing” strategies. (>>View Article).

Many of our readers will have been aware of the marketing campaign that accompanied the theatrical release of the movie Straight Outta Compton, which was orchestrated by SharkReach. They promised Universal Pictures 7 million impressions and delivered more than 130 million, thanks in large part to the graphical memes that gained viral popularity for a period of months leading up to and following the film’s debut.

The rapid growth into a major player in less than three years of business definitely puts the company on our radar long term, but for the time being, there may be some short-term advantage to press with SHRK. We’ll look for profit-takers to surface after the stock’s rapid and meteoric rise, and be ready for a classic dip-and-rip scenario.

Facebook, Inc. FB – Options Ideas

With regard to a fresh options trading idea, we’re going to be watching Facebook for a possible move to the short side. The stock recently made a run that proved unsustainable, and the chart is looking rather toppy at the moment with a significant gap to fill to the low side.

For potential daytrading and intraweek swing-trade ideas we will be monitoring the Feb 5th $113-110 Puts. For a longer-term idea, assuming more hardship lay ahead for the stock, we’ll want to keep an eye on Feb 19th $109-105 Puts.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PSID Update, Options Recap & More

PositiveID Corp. PSID

We want to look at PSID from another angle this morning as we’re noticing a situation cropping up in international media that has the potential to affect the stock and its perceived value greatly.

For the better part of four months now, there has been a rising biological threat occurring in our own hemisphere. The Zika Virus is native to sub-Saharan Africa but is currently spreading across North, Central and South America at an alarming rate, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Some estimates have pinned the number of potential cases as high as four million, and thus far there have been reported cases in 21 countries from Mexica to the Caribbean to Brazil, where it appears to be the greatest threat at the moment (>>View Article)

. There is no cure, no treatment, and the disease is currently thought to spread exclusively via one particular species of mosquito. The ability to detect the virus quickly and without the need for brick-and-mortar lab testing could obviously be a useful tool in eventually bringing it and its effects under control, which are admittedly terrifying. Enter PositiveID and the Firefly Dx. We witnessed a monumental run from PSID back in 2014 when the Ebola scare reached global proportions (>>View Article) and we could be seeing the beginnings of a new scare with Zika.

While Zika is a relatively mild affliction by comparison, it’s one of its main side effects that is the reason for such concern. The infected person doesn’t feel much more than flu-like symptoms, and it clears itself up without treatment in a matter of days or weeks. However, the virus has been linked to a particularly horrific birth defect known as microcephaly, wherein pregnant women are contracting the virus and subsequently giving birth to infants with malformed skulls due to lack of cerebral development. Since October, there have been at roughly 4000 reported cases in Brazil alone. The link between the virus and microcephaly isn’t yet fully understood, adding to the potential for panic.

The Zika Virus story is now making headlines worldwide, and is likely to soon become a “household name” as experts are preparing for the possibility of an actual pandemic. Given that PSID’s Firefly Dx is rapidly approaching completed development, and the fact that once released it would be the only such device that could be configured to detect Zika in a matter of minutes instead of hours, it could offer medical professionals a real edge in combating this growing health emergency.

Stay tuned for future updates on PSID. If you didn’t catch Monday’s PSID Report  we suggest checking that out now.

Options Updates

We also want to congratulate any of our subscribers who caught our excellent options ideas in yesterday’s premarket report. We’ve been striking gold on the options front all week long, and yesterday served to continue that trend.

Facebook, Inc. FB – Our idea to track FB Weekly $105-110 Calls worked out incredibly well. Regardless of which of the six strike points was chosen, enormous single-session profits were there for the taking as FB stock itself traded up from the $104 to the $110-range.

$105 Calls – Trading Range: 1.07-5.45  – Max Gain: 409%
$106 Calls – Trading Range: .78-4.55 – Max Gain: 483%
$107 Calls – Trading Range: .47-3.61 – Max Gain: 668%
$108 Calls – Trading Range: .27-2.79  – Max Gain: 933%
$109 Calls – Trading Range: .15-2.13 – Max Gain: 1320%
$110 Calls – Trading Range: .07-1.40 – Max Gain: 1900%


Under Armour, Inc. UA - Our UA ideas were good as well, though they didn’t trade with quite the same liquidity and intensity as the FB options. Still, each of our monitored contracts in the range of UA Weekly $75-79.50 Calls did make appreciable intraday swings to the upside ranging from 118% ($75′s from 4.30-9.36) to 1700% in the case of the $79.50 Calls which ran from .25 to 4.62.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Cleaning Up on Options Trading

Options Winners

We’ve been firing on all cylinders with regard to our short term options ideas recently. Yesterday we offered up some ideas for AAPL and BIIB and in both cases, multi-bag intraday returns were attainable no matter which set of contracts were chosen from our target ranges.

Apple, Inc. AAPL

We went bearish on AAPL for a number of reasons, chief among them being a disappointing earnings release, and negative statements by CEO Tim Cook. We were looking for activity in the range of the AAPL Weekly $97-95.50 Puts provided the stock continued to backslide, and were duly rewarded for the idea.

$97 Puts – Trading Range: 1.58-3.72  – Max Gain: 135%
$96.50 Puts – Trading Range: 1.27-3.27 – Max Gain: 157%
$96 Puts – Trading Range: 1.05-2.85 – Max Gain: 171%
$95.50 Puts – Trading Range: .83-2.45  – Max Gain: 195%
$95 Puts – Trading Range: .65-2.10 – Max Gain: 223%

Biogen, Inc. BIIB

On the other side of the fence, BIIB was gapping up hard in the premarket and we liked the chances of seeing some more upside. We highlighted BIIB Weekly $267.50 through $280 Calls and it worked out in spades.

$267.50 Calls – Trading Range: 6.30-17.50  – Max Gain: 178%
$270 Calls – Trading Range: 4.70-15.30 – Max Gain: 226%
$272.50 Calls – Trading Range: 3.45-12.30 – Max Gain: 257%
$275 Calls – Trading Range: 2.45-10.50  – Max Gain: 329%
$277.50 Calls – Trading Range: 1.74-8.45 – Max Gain: 386%
$280 Calls – Trading Range: .99-7.00 – Max Gain: 607%


Fresh Ideas*

Under Armour, Inc. UA – We’ll go ahead and signal some new options ideas this morning as the opportunity has presented itself in the form of an impressive Under Armour earnings beat. Wildly exceeded expectations are fueling a premarket gap-up, and we’re going to be taking a look at UA Weekly $75-79.50 Calls provided UA holds that $75-mark on any early dips.

Facebook, Inc. FB -  FB is also cruising in early trading today on the strength of a well-received earnings release of its own. We’re going to respond by tagging FB Weekly $105-110 Calls for observation as we head into week’s end.

*Pertaining to both of the preceding ideas, remember to always consider the inherent elevating risk associated with trading weekly options contracts as the end of the week approaches!

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