Blue Horseshoe Stocks: GERN Recap & More

Geron Corp. GERN – Recap
It’s all well and good to seek out stocks that are set to make a big jump overnight, but slower growth plays also interest us greatly. GERN is an example of a stock that we tagged near the beginning of last month (02.05) which has performed well over an extended period of several weeks.

Subsequent to our tag of GERN, the stock saw a low of 2.025, and in a series of small, incremental daily gains, it steadily made its way up to a high of 4.47 yesterday, representing an increase of 121%. That’s a very respectable gain in roughly a six week period.

Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. WHLR

We want to take this opportunity to place WHLR on watch as a potential bottom-play. The stock has been greatly abused over the past several months, falling well below all its moving averages, and reaching egregiously oversold territory. There is also a fairly large gap on chart to the upside, something for which we routinely look.

We’ll keep an eye on WHLR in sessions to come looking for the confirmation of a bounce. It certainly has plenty of room to run when that occurs, so keep a sharp eye out.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FL Earnings & More

Foot Locker, Inc. FL

The markets took a beating yesterday, and we appear to be headed for another generally bearish session. On a normal day, we’d look for post-earnings plays that had a beat and were gapping up in the premarket. Today, we were looking for an earnings miss and a stock on its way down, and FL fits the mold.

The company’s Q4 earnings disappointed on sales and guidance and it appears that, coupled with current market conditions, a play on some puts may yield quick strike opportunities today. We’re going to zero in on the FL 03/16 $45-41 Puts.

iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures (ETN) VXX

As we said, another turbulent day for the markets could be headed our way to finish out the week, so we’re going to want to keep mostly to the bearish side of the street.

Much as the SPY trades with the market, the VXX trades inversely to it. Instead of SPY puts, we’ll go with VXX calls today for another possible quick strike options idea. We’re looking at the VXX Weekly $47-49 Calls.

*Trading weekly options on a Friday should never be attempted unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NFLX Options & More

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. SRNE

Recently we’ve been delving back into our reports from late 2017, to review the ones that have made notable moves, and next up on the list SRNE.

We last signaled our interest in this as a bottom-watch play back on November 16th, and while it took a couple weeks for it to get out of its sideways-trading funk, the beginning of December brought the start of a fantastic run from an ultimate low of 2.15 that has persisted into the present. Yesterday the stock reached a new annual high of 8.05 (highest PPS since October ’16), marking an increase of 274%

This most recent push in what has definitely been a steady but sharp rise of the past six weeks may have been helped along by Celgene’s (CELG) buyout of Juno Therapeutics (JUNO), which share a market space with SRNE. The company also has some promising treatments in its pipeline.

Volume has recently been ramping up in a big way, too, so we’ll definitely continue to have an eye on this stock’s activity.

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Options Idea

We’re always looking for a good opportunity to make some quick gains in the wake of a big company’s earnings, and NFLX is one that we’ve had quite a bit of experience with in that arena.

That’s why we’re going to enter an idea into the log this morning in the NFLX Weekly $247.50-255 Calls as the company posted a promising report including the addition of more than eight million new subscribers even despite its recent price increases.

Shares of NFLX broke a double top and are in blue skies, hitting a new all time high, so we’re very interested to track the ideas we’ve identified. They may be able to furnish us with some impressive gains.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NBEV Bottom Bounce & More

New Age Beverages Corp. NBEV

We tagged NBEV as a possible bottom-bouncer in our premarket report yesterday morning, and stock has definitely risen to the occasion with the beginnings of what could be a significant rebound.

The stock had been trending down for the better part of the last six months, having started the summer trading at more than $6/share. It seemed a good time to call a bottom, and so far our idea is looking good.

While it’s off to a slow start, rising just 17% from 2.20 to 2.58 yesterday on its highest volume in over four months, we feel good about the chances of a more sustained move, especially with the stock hitting a new high of 3.42 in the premarket today. From yesterday’s low that’s already a swing of 55% We’ll be sure to keep an eye peeled for further movement from this bottom bouncer.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. DAL 

We’re no strangers to trading DAL options. It has traditionally been one of those companies we can count on to provide good post-earnings opportunities after a beat, and today the company exceeded expectations across the board in their Q4 report.

We’re are going to signal a range of contracts which will be expiring tomorrow to try to garner some rapid-strike chances. Our targets are going to be the DAL Weekly $57-58 Calls.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Huge VRX Calls, New Ideas & More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX

Our latest round of VRX Calls will almost certainly go down as one of our best three-day swings on any idea we’ve ever formulated. Beginning on Tuesday when we offered up the VRX Weekly $10.50-12 Calls as a target range. That day the stock traded as low as 10.57 before beginning this epic run that facilitated some truly impressive gains. VRX continued to bull its way to new highs yesterday, hitting 14.55, which in itself represents a 38% rise over Tuesday’s low.

Just like we did in yesterday’s premarket report, we’ve included the intraday moves, as well as our overall observed gains. 

$10.50 Calls – Daily Range: 1.95-3.89 – Daily Gain: 118% – Total Range: .40-3.89 – 3-Day Swing: 873%
$11 Calls – Daily Range: 1.46-3.50 – Daily Gain: 140% – Total Range: .18-3.50 – 3-Day Swing: 1844%
$11.50 Calls – Daily Range: 1.27-2.99 – Daily Gain: 135% – Total Range: .08-2.99 – 3-Day Swing: 3638%
$12 Calls – Daily Range: .51-2.51 – Daily Gain: 392% – Total Range: .02-2.51 – 3-Day Swing: 12450%

A hearty congratulations goes out to anyone who took advantage of one of our best ideas of the year so far!

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. NAK

Following our alerts on the stock in March at which time we stated that we believed there was “serious upside potential” for NAK, the stock has proven our assumption to be accurate. It has lived up to that potential as well in recent week, and this morning we’re seeing the stock gapping up to new highs in the premarket today with shares changing hands for as much as 2.60.

From the 1.06 low we observed in March, that represents a roughly two-month upswing of 145%

Today’s heightened activity likely stems from the new announcement the company made via PR this morning. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alaska-based Pebble Limited Partnership, and the US Environmental Protection Agency have reached a settlement agreement with respect to the parties’ longstanding legal dispute.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, EPA has agreed the Pebble Project can proceed into normal course permitting under the Clean Water Act and National Environmental Policy Act. (>View Full PR)

Snap, Inc. SNAP – Options Ideas

SNAP took a pounding yesterday after releasing earnings that many are referring to as a disaster, but is recovering in the premarket today. We want to try to signal a range of calls to coincide with what could be a significant course-correct.

We’re looking at the SNAP Weekly $18 Calls* for quick daytrading opportunities, as well as the SNAP 6/16 $18-19 Calls for a longer-term recovery idea.

Bonus Idea: AZN $32-33.50 Weekly Calls*

*Never attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are a highly experienced trader- it’s an exceedingly risky proposition.

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