Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AEZS Recap & More

Aeterna Zentaris, Inc. AEZS

It had been quite some time since the last time we mentioned AEZS in one of our reports, but were prompted to do so yesterday, after noticing some unusual premarket activity on our routine morning scan.

It’s certainly a good thing that we did, because the stock became our number one play of the day with an outstanding performance. It also happened to be the NASDAQ’s top gainer of the day. From an early low of 1.48 the stock shot up to a high of 2.80 shortly after 1:30, marking a single-session rip of 89%

The big move came on volume exceeding the monthly average by roughly 40 times, and the stock managed to hold well over half of its gains into the close, so we’ll be sure to leave AEZS on our radar as we head into the end of the week.

Marijuana Company of America, Inc. MCOA

Another point of focus for us yesterday was MCOA, which we signaled the previous morning, and subsequently witnessed a 38% (.02685-.037) upswing. We were mentioning that, along with the fact that an interesting PR had hit newswires which we felt could set the table for further gains, and we were correct in our assumption.

Perhaps also riding the wave of invigoration that has flowed back into the cannabis space as a whole over the past few sessions, MCOA continued its ascent, trading in a range from .0361-.0467 on the day. That was good for an intraday move of 29% and extended our two-session observed range on the stock to a respectable 74%

Sears Holdings Corp. SHLD – Options Idea

We’ve had some good fortune in the past with SHLD, and more specifically, its options chain. This morning, we’re spotting another possible opportunity on that front. The company will now be selling Kenmore appliances via, and as a result, the stock is gapping up over ten percent in premarket trading this morning.

To take advantage of the commotion, we’ll have our eye on the SHLD Weekly $9-10 Calls.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Roundup & More

Options Roundup

We had good fortune with our fresh options call yesterday, so today we’re going to be recapping the total possible gains on those plays, as well as unearthing a couple of fresh ideas to add to the mix as we close out this trading week.

Delta Air Lines, Inc. DAL – Recap - Our inkling on DAL yesterday morning was to go bearish after a disappointing earnings call for the airline, with the DAL Weekly $55.50-53.50 Puts. We were not disappointed with our decision to do so, as those DAL puts went on to log the following double and multi-bag intraday moves for us before lunch hour was over:

$55.50 Puts – Range: .76-1.60 – Max Gain: 110%
$55 Puts – Range: .48-1.05 – Max Gain: 119%
$54.50 Puts – Range: .25-.65 – Max Gain: 160%
$54 Puts – Range: .13-.36 – Max Gain: 177%
$53.50 Calls – Range: .03-.17 – Max Gain: 466%

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD

Speaking of bearish options ideas, we want to enter another fresh set into the log this morning in AMD. This stock trades very cyclically, and from a technical perspective, looks as if it could continue to lose ground after a reversal this week. We’re going to place the AMD 07/21 $14-13 Puts on watch into next week in the event that our impression of this play is correct.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. BJRI

Lastly on the options front, we are going to signal a range of extended-term calls on BJRI, which has a pretty attractive bottom setup on the chart at the moment. To take advantage of a potential sustained rebound, we’re going to be monitoring the BJRI 08/18 $35 & 40 Calls.

Bonus Idea: NTNX 7/21 $20-25 Calls

Diana Containerships. Inc. DCIX

DCIX went into a full-on nose dive recently after it was announced that the company would be taking out roughly an $85M loan to settle a monster pile of debt, and the investment community did not take the news well.

The stock has subsequently fallen to new all-time lows, and that’s where we come in. We’re always looking for stocks like this to put on bottom-watch. Being egregiously oversold, DCIX may yet have a bit further to fall, but we’ll want to be ready for a reversal at any time. The resulting bounce-back could be considerable.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RSH & More

RadioShack Corp. RSH

As most of our regular readers will remember, we tagged RSH as a bottom-play a few weeks ago after noticing that the stock had hit a 52-week low of .55 and was showing signs of a possible turnaround on the chart. It took one more dip back to .55 before that started to happen, but as it turns out we called the bottom quite well.

Over the past several sessions the stock has been exhibiting sure signs of an uptrend, and yesterday RSH really began to break out nicely, heading all the way back to a high of .8941, a solid 62% increase off of our observed low.

That run broke two key resistance areas at .74 and .79, which we’ll want to see hold as support moving forward, and the next key resistance is going to come in roughly around 1.05. Already in the premarket we’ve seen RSH trading as high 1.03.

Vicon Industries, Inc. VII

VII appeared in yesterday’s Extended Watchlist just in time for us to catch a really nice move. The stock traded in a range from 3.84 – 5.30 during yesterday’s session, marking possible gains of up to 38%

The run came on over 4.9M shares traded, exceeding the average monthly volume by more than 26x.

Digital Ally, Inc. DGLY

DGLY pushed its upper limits again yesterday, for the fourth straight session since we caught this stock last Thursday at low of 5.75.

We’ve now seen a move to 16.24, which represents a total increase of 191% in less than a week, so congratulations are in order for any traders who were able to take advantage of this mover!

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom Bounceplay & More

Lucas Energy, Inc. LEI

We’re looking at LEI this morning as a possible bottom bounce play. The stock has been under general consolidation for the past couple of months, and is getting to a point where we want to begin monitoring for a recovery.

A glance at the chart below shows a few indicators ready to go bullish, and a stock that is trading very close to its 52-week lows. As you know, we’re always interested in stocks near their annual low points; the strategy has worked for us on countless occasions.

It appears LEI has a bit of resistance to contend with in the channel between .55 (July support level) and the 50DMA of .57, but beyond that, there isn’t a whole lot in the way of this thing testing previous highs in the .65-.70 range.

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Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR – Options Update

Our continual coverage of the PBR options chain has still yet to fail; if you recall, we were speculating on the 08/22 $15.50 and $16 Calls beginning on Friday, with the intent to execute a possible swing trade into this week. A move up that has PBR headed toward annual highs has facilitated quite the opportunity for us.

Those who were following along with our idea could have gotten in those $16′s at a low of .44 on Friday, and as of yesterday’s high of 1.28, the value of those contracts showed an overall  increase of 190% Not bad at all for a span of only three sessions.

We also observed some abnormally high volume in the January $19 Calls as they traded over 48K contracts. We’ll want to radar these Calls as well.

For another potential short-term play, we’ll also have an eye on the $16.50 and $17.00 Weekly Calls.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MCPI, DRL, KNDI & More

Med-Cannabis Pharma, Inc. MCPI

First up this morning is an update on MCPI, which has been a juggernaut over the past week, beginning on August 4th at a price of .355. We’ve tracked the stock every step of the way, and yesterday, were pleased to see it break over a dollar.

At the high of 1.14, we were looking at an overall increase of 221% over the span of only seven sessions. Those who may have just picked up on MCPI following yesterday morning’s report, still had the opportunity to score some quick intraday gains as the stock ran 42% over its daily range from .80-1.14.

Anytime we see such rapid gains over so short a period, it starts to feel like the time to take at least a portion of our profits off of the table. However, unsustainable increases often lead to dip-and-rip scenarios as we’ve already seen from MCPI, so we aren’t done tracking it by any means.

Doral Financial Corp. DRL

Another recent successful call is DRL, which we first took notice of back on June 9th, at which time the stock traded at a low of 3.53. More recently, we re-tagged DRL on the 23rd of July, at a price of 5.23.

No matter where you mark our starting point from, yesterday’s move to a high of 7.47 represented chances for significant gains. From the 07/23 alert, it marked a solid move of 43%, and  from our earlier 06/09 call, an overall increase of 112%

Kandi Technologies, Inc. KNDI Options

We’ve had KNDI in our reports and on our radars quite a bit this year. We’ve watched recently as the stock has consolidated over the past couple of sessions, and yesterday’s pullback to 17.03 seemed a bit exaggerated. The stock appears to be a gapper this morning, currently trading up in the high 17.50′s.

Should a reversal occur we’re going to have interest in the options chain, specifically the 09/20 $17.50 Calls. As usual, we’ll adjust our strategy accordingly as the overall trend becomes clear.

Side Note:

We want to radar NII Holdings, Inc. NIHD this morning as well, a stock that was recently hammered back to 52-week lows. We’ll monitor for the eventual bottom and any bounce opportunities that may present themselves.

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