Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Momentum Plays & More

 Possible Momentum Plays

We’re looking at a pair of stocks this morning that have broken out, and that we’d like to monitor on the chance that they produce sustained uptrends.

Leading Brands, Inc. LBIX - This was a fairly illiquid stock until just recently, when it broke out of a mundane pattern of low volatility and began a run into blue skies which lasted from Tuesday through Friday. We’ll stay wary of the possibility for course corrections, but a dip-and-rip scenario could definitely come into play here in coming sessions. The volatility has ramped up in a huge way, which is what we always look out for as swing traders.
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22nd Century Group Inc. XXII – In the case of XXII, the stock has traded in a fairly predictable pattern over the past few months, during which time it has formed a solid upward channel. The company also recently closed a $54M direct offering at 2.65/share. We’ll look for this one to continue to build, keeping an eye on it as we kick off a new trading week.


Walt Disney Co. DIS – Options Ideas

We also want to signal a couple of options ideas for Disney, which has a pretty nice bottom setup on the chart, trading near its lowest per-share pricing since December.

For a near-term idea, we’re going to be looking at the DIS Weekly $96-98 Calls and the DIS 11/24 $98-99 Calls in the event of an extended recovery, which seems due at any time now.


Extended Watchlist:
ABEO, CARA, CLSN, NETE, TRXC, RT, IBIO

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Big Day for TEUM & More

Pareteum, Inc. TEUM

After tagging TEUM in yesterday morning’s extended watchlist, the stock went on to become the top story of the day for us. From the opening bell until shortly prior to lunch hour, the stock make a pretty impressive move from a low of .78 to a high of 1.73. That went down as an intraday push of 122% and it occurred on an incredible 200X the monthly average volume.

TEUM held more than half of its daily advance into the close, and with that kind of price action and liquidity, we’re defeintely going to want to continue to keep a watch over this play. The activity was catalyzed, at least in part, to the company’s declaration that it expects to beat Wall Street’s estimates in its upcoming release of quarterly financials.


Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. OPXA

It was a week ago today, just as we were returning from the 4th of July break, that we were commenting on the activity of OPXA, which we had tracked over some pretty nice gains at the beginning of the holiday week.

After a couple of sessions consolidating off of those highs, OPXA geared up for another round this week, rebounding off of support at .633, and re-launching itself to a new high of 1.09 yesterday.  That’s a 72% swing on the rebound, which gives OPXA just the kind of volatility we’re always on the lookout for. It will remain on our radars for the time being.


CableClix (USA), Inc. CCLX

We’re going to put CCLX on watch as a news play this morning, after the company announced the launch of its online TV service aimed at ‘cord-cutters’. It’s a trendy space with a good story, and the stock itself qualifies as a potential bottom play. We’ll certainly want to keep a watch over CCLX moving forward.

CableClix (USA), Inc. (OTCPK:CCLX) is pioneering online TV evolution by designing the first ‘lean-back experience’ for online viewing. Lean-back – continuous delivery of TV broadcast, common for cable TV but not yet for online viewing – gives audiences more viewing time, delivered as uninterrupted play of highly personalized content.

Lean-back play solves the problem of audiences losing hours of viewing time just browsing through menus deciding what to watch next. CableClix’s research – with audiences as well as executives from major online platforms, studios and multi-channel networks – revealed a consistent issue across the video content landscape: usability. (>>View Full PR)


Extended Watchlist:
TROV, DCTH, TOPS, IBIO, NTP, NRG, KTOV,
BMXI(promo)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Recap of Friday & Much More

Friday’s Options Ideas:

We had our eyes on a handful of options trading possibilities on Friday, and we did see some significant moves to the upside emerge from that group. We’ll kick things off this week by outlining some of the opportunities that were available for traders within the price ranges we specified in Friday’s report:

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. SWKS
$94.50 Calls – Range: 1.26-3.63 – Max Gain: 188%
$95 Calls – Range: .84-3.20 – Max Gain: 280%
$95.50 Calls – Range: .60-2.28 – Max Gain: 280%
$96 Calls – Range: .53-2.36 – Max Gain: 345%

Expedia, Inc. EXPE
$99 Calls – Range: 1.43-3.60 -  Max Gain: 152%
$99.50 Calls – Range: 2.00-2.83 – Max Gain: 41%

FireEye, Inc. FEYE
05/08 $42 Calls – Range: 1.70-2.55 – Max Gain: 50%
05/08 $43 Calls – Range: 1.25-2.00 – Max Gain: 60%

It’s quite the task for anyone to provide just one worthwhile options-trading idea, and on Friday, we were three for three. It serves as a great example of why we like to mix plenty of these options ideas into our daily reports; the gains are out there, ripe for the taking! 


Advanced Medical Isotope Corp. ADMD

Our attention was drawn to ADMD this morning as it popped up on our news scanner; the company has come forth with information regarding an “error in the calculation of common shares that should have properly been issued, resulting in significant excess issuances of common stock”. It essentially boils down to an estimated positive impact of $0.8M on ADMD’s balance sheet.

We naturally took a look at the ADMD chart upon taking notice of this news, and as we point out with the annotations below, there are several indications of a bullish trend in effect. As a result, we’ll want to keep watch over ADMD as we begin this new trading week.


Rebound For Social Media Stocks?

LinkedIn Corp. LNKD and Twitter, Inc. TWTR were both crushed on disappointing earnings last week, and both stocks appear to be gearing up for a possible recovery this week. They’re both slightly in the green here in the premarket this morning, and we’ll be looking for potential swing trade opportunities that might present themselves in coming weeks with Calls bearing a 05/29 expiration date.

On LinkedIn Corp. LNKD we’ll be monitoring the 05/29 $200-210 Call range. The longer period before expiration gives the stock some time to sustain a comeback off of recent lows.

For Twitter, Inc. TWTR we’ll actively monitor the 05/29 $38-42 Call range for similar opportunities.


Extended Watchlist:
PBR, ICLD, ARRY, BIOC, CYNI, SCOK, IBIO, XGTI, NRTI(Potential Bottom-Play)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Another Big Move From PZOO & More

Pazoo, Inc. PZOO

We’ve been more than pleased with the performance of PZOO this month after coming back to follow it closely on the 1st. We’ve tracked it every step of the way as it has made its way from a subpenny low of .0049 (04/06) and streaked to impressive new highs following our morning report on Friday.

PZOO started from a daily low of .0123 and broke the key level of resistance at .014 (we pointed out in a video we published Friday afternoon) before running to close at its high of day at .016. It represented an intraday move of 30% and an overall increase of 227% over our observed low earlier this month.

We’ve drawn up another video demonstrating some of the PZOO chart highlights, and we’ve linked that below. In addition, Pazoo released another key PR this morning, and we’ve provided a link to that as well. We’d suggest our readers explore both links!

 

WHIPPANY, N.J., April 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pazoo, Inc. (OTC Pinks:PZOO) (German WKN#:A1J3DK), is pleased to announce that as of today and more than a week ahead of schedule, the company has completely repaid the total of its obligations on its Convertible Promissory Note to Eastmore Capital LLC. >> FULL PR


Options Trading

Apple Inc. AAPL & Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN were the subject of our options-trading ideas on Friday. In both cases we mentioned an interest in looking for dip-and-rip scenarios, and both stocks did indeed follow suit. Our ideas for trading Weekly Calls in each would have paid off handsomely for anyone who took the initiative.

AAPL reports earnings today, and is gapping up significantly in premarket trading so we’re going to be on the lookout for opportunities in the Weekly $130-132 Range as we kick off a fresh trading week.


Molycorp, Inc. MCP

Some of our regular followers will recall our entering MCP into our reports on April 8th, and regularly revisiting it since then. Following our initial alert on this play we observed a low of .48, and the stock continues to press to new highs.

On Friday, MCP hit a new high of 1.04, which marks an impressive 117% swing from this stock inside of the past two weeks.


Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ENZN

We flagged ENZN for tracking on Thursday, after noting that it is another stock in which billionaire investor Carl Icahn has a stake. The stock made notable 16% intraday move on Friday, and we want to keep it on continual watch moving forward.

We covered VLTC recently as it made a truly historic move as a result of Icahn’s involvement, and are anxious to monitor any stock that draws the interest of such a high-profile investor.


Extended Watchlist:
SYMX, CANF, IBIO, WIN, CPRX, UEC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Earnings-Related Options Ideas & More

Earnings-Related Options Ideas

We’ve entered into another round of high-profile earnings releases, and as our routine readers are well aware, this has become a key device in our seeking of quick-strike profits with options trading.

Ebay, Inc. EBAY
On EBAY, we’re going to size up contracts in the $58.50-60 Call range, looking for a classic dip-and-rip scenario. Usually on a gap-up after an earnings beat we see profit-taking which leads to a pullback followed by a resulting bounce. We look to get positioned in some in-the-money calls on the pullback that we can unload when the rebound occurs.

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT
CAT beat on earnings as well, and the range of contracts that we’re most likely going to find the biggest chances for gains here, should fall between $86-89.  We want to stay in the money with our strike price and roll it up in the event the stock breaks out more sharply.

Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR

For PBR, which is sliding back following yesterday’s post-market earnings release, we’re going to look for possible opportunities in Weekly Puts in the $9.00-8.50 range, depending on the intensity of the downward pressure we see on the stock as the market opens.


Enzon Pharmceuticals, Inc. ENZN

This is a stock that we want to put on our radars as we head into week’s end; biopharmas have been hot, and ENZN is among those that have been breaking out. We’re anxious to see how this play will continue to fare as it has been streaking into the blue sky.

It’s much like the move we saw in the past couple of weeks from VLTC, which spiked on news of an increased stake by billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn. It so happens that Icahn also owns shares in ENZN, which makes for an interesting side note. We’ll certainly want to keep this one in our sights moving forward.


Yahoo, Inc. YHOO – Options Ideas

If you recall, we were sitting on the fence with our approach to YHOO options yesterday as the internet search giant had fallen short on earnings. We noted that the heaviest action would likely be in the  $44-45 Calls or Puts, depending on the tone of the trend.

It became quickly apparent that YHOO was pulling back further upon the open,and anyone who followed our idea and latched onto the $44 Puts were in for quite a ride as those contracts traded in a range from .17-.55; an intraday swing of 223% The $45 Puts also made a move from .56-1.29, a slightly more subdued yet still very respectable 130%


Great Basin Scientific, Inc. GBSN

We need to congratulate anyone who caught our flag of GBSN in yesterday’s premarket report, as the stock made a healthy intraday run from 4.60-6.10 that could have afforded traders gains of up to 33% on the day on the heels of some FDA-related news.


Extended Watchlist:
CYTX, BTU, SCYX, IBIO