Blue Horseshoe Stocks: GNCA Review & More

OPTIONS REVIEW

We wrapped things up on Friday by going over some of our successes for the week,. and we also provided readers with a couple of quick strike options ideas for Friday’s session itself. It should come as no surprise, given the sheer numbers of winners we routinely unearth, that both of our ideas proved to be excellent chances to finish the week on a very high note.

Here are the ideas along with the total possible gains that could have been achieved on the day.

OKTA Weekly $111-113 Calls
$111 Calls – Range: 2.20-8.62  – Max Gain: 292%
$112 Calls – Range: 1.81-7.69 – Max Gain: 325%
$113 Calls – Range: 1.28-6.20 – Max Gain: 384%

BIG 06/21 $30-32.50 Calls
$30 Calls – Range: .15-.35   – Max Gain: 133%
$32.50 Calls – Range: .05-.15 – Max Gain: 200%
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SPY OPTIONS:
If the SPY can break 275.27, we’ll be looking at the Weekly $275.50 Calls, and if it falls below 274.50, we’ll be tracking the Weekly $274 Puts.


Genocea Biosciences, Inc. GNCA

We originally began tracking GNCA in our very first report of the new year (01/02) and we wanted to follow up with it now, five months later, as we are very impressed with where the stock has ended up. The stock actually set its 2019 low of 2.50 on January 2nd and it hasn’t looked back since.

By the end of February, the stock had doubled to five dollars, and now, it has doubled again. This morning in premarket trading, we’ve witnessed a new of 12.22 from GNCA, representing an total rise of 388% over our observed low. We’re going to be very interested to see what it’s going to do in this newfound blue-sky territory.


Extended Watchlist:
AMPG, MRTX, CYTR, AIMT, TRVN, APL, HEB, FSM, MYT, IGLD, VSTM, LODE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPY Puts & More

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – Options Idea

We came up really big with some SPY options ideas just prior to the New Year break, and will look to continue that pattern today. The markets look to be gearing toward another slumping session, so we’re inclined to signal a range of of bearish ideas to correspond with the fund’s current activity.

We’re going to select the SPY 01/02 $248-245 Puts* for observation today, with the possibility of some considerable gain opportunities that would come our way with a bearish correction to last week’s bullish push.

Please note that these expire at the end of the day, and should thus be treated as Weekly options on a Friday. As we always mention in these instances: *Please do not attempt to trade options on the day they expire unless you’re a seasoned veteran trader with money to burn. While the potential rewards are great from this type of trading, the risk is equally grave.


Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp.  WMC

We want to put WMC on watch as a Form-4 bottom play, after noticing that the CFO picked up a multi-million dollar block of shares toward the end of last week, just as the stock has been coming down to new 52-week lows.

We will put it on our radar and be looking for it to establish itself as a recovery play as we kick off this new trading year.


Extended Watchlist:
GNCA, EBR, AKER, WMC, PLUG, NDRA, FCEL, CPST, CCCL

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Updates, New Ideas

ITUS Corp. ITUS 

As we were just mentioning yesterday, we first highlighted ITUS in Thursday’s premarket report, and later that day we observed a low of 1.92. Friday and Monday both brought the recording of higher highs and higher lows, and yesterday followed suit.

We watched as ITUS pushed upward once again, trading in a daily range from 4.00 to a new high of 5.15. It worked out to an intraday move of 29%, and an overall increase of 168% over the low we witnessed on the morning of our initial alert. For a stock that was already approaching $2/share when we came upon it, that’s a fantastic four-day swing.


IZEA, Inc. IZEA

Speaking of higher priced stocks we’ve called that have made some impressive moves, we’re talking about IZEA again as well. We called it on Monday morning, and saw a move from 4.54 to a high of 6.35 (+40%) that day, and specifically reiterated our signal yesterday morning.

It’s a good thing we did, because the stock wasn’t finished running. It made a modest 25% move up from a low of 5.73 to a new high of 7.17. That works out to an admirable two-day swing of 58%


Apple, Inc. AAPL – Options Recap

Yesterday morning we noted the fact that AAPL was showing signs of a reversal and rebound after a selloff period. We mentioned that we’d radar the AAPL Weekly $150-155 Calls for quick-strike trade opportunities and our idea worked very nicely.

Regardless of which strike price was chosen in our selected range, the chances for considerable intraday profits were on the table. The potential gains on the day were as follows:

$150 Calls – Range: 2.30-4.10 – Max Gain: 78%
$152.50 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.07 – Max Gain: 107%.
$155 Calls – Range: .28-.69 – Max Gain: 146%


Marathon Patent Group, Inc. MARA

We also want to talk about MARA this morning, as we’re noticing an interesting chart setup currently in effect. The laast time we mentioned the stock was in July, and while we were a little early to party as it was still searching for a bottom, it didn’t take more than a few weeks for the stock to ultimately establish support and launch a rebound off a low of .22.

Since that time, the stock has made a nice move to the tune of 127% as it reached a high of .50 this week. We’re going to look out closely for a potential breach of a previous resistance point at .56, after which the stock could see another leg-up. As you can see on the snapshot below, the MACD is executing a bullish cross while the RSI shows MARA about to break into the Power Zone.


Extended Watchlist:
AZRX, AVGR, DYNT, IMNP, HTBX, GNCA, MARK, TRPX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ACRX Recap & More

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ACRX

We want to circle back around to ACRX this morning to give an update on its recent performance following our most recent tag of the stock on Monday of last week. We observed ACRX shares changing hands for as little as 2.80 that day, and the stock has been on a pretty nice run since then.

ACRX logged a solid session yesterday which allowed it to reach a new high of 3.65, marking an increase of 30% in a span of one week. More importantly, the stock closed at its new high, on heightened volume and is gapping up this morning, so we’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for further activity on this play, which is now trading at its highest PPS since October.


Post-Earnings Options Ideas

We usually have pretty good fortune when using the heightened activity that generally follows an earnings beat to find solid short term options ideas.

Today, Caterpillar and McDonald’s are the two big names making waves in the premarket, so we’ve formulated a range of interesting contracts in each chain to track as we head into midweek.

For Caterpillar, we’ll be looking at the CAT Weekly $111-114 Calls, and for McDonald’s, the MCD Weekly $152.50-155 Calls for potential quick-strike trades.



AK Steel Holding Corp. AKS

We want to put AKS on a longer-term watch after the company’s own solid beat on expectations for its Q2 earnings, as well as a recent upgrade from ‘Neutral’ to ‘Buy’ by Longbow Finance.

The potential for big tariffs on international steel being imposed in coming weeks is also present, and has been adding fuel to the furnace, so to speak, for steel stocks. A confirmation of those tariffs would certainly provide a boost that could send AKS higher.


Extended Watchlist:
GNCA, BKS, GEVO, TNTR, TEUM, DCIX,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Ideas & More

Harley Davidson, Inc. HOG – Options

We were passively observing HOG last week as the stock was coming off its newly registered annual low (46.00), and we want to kick off this trading week by entering a potential options idea into the log. The stock is is extreme oversold territory, and we feel it’s just a matter of time before a more convincing rebound occurs.

That’s why we want to wait in the wings and observe the HOG 09/01 $49-51 Calls, which could stand to make some very nice moves if the stock can regain some of its recently lost ground over the course of the next few weeks.


Pandora Media, Inc. P – Options

Without a heck of a lot happening on the stocks front, being the dog days of summer, we see better chances for good opportunities with options at the moment. Pandora is another idea we want to talk about this morning,

It has been doing quite well over the past several weeks, since touching a low of 6.76 midway through last month. It approached the ten dollar mark last week before peeling back slightly, but this morning in the premarket, we’re seeing trades in the $10-range so we want to be ready with an options idea on the chance that a more significant breakout could occur. We’ll be tracking the P Weekly $9.50-11 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
AZFL, CHOB, GNCA, NVAX, GLBS, RNVA