Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Success, MNKD & More

Eleven BioTherapeutics, Inc. EBIO

Out of four focal points for yesterday morning’s premarket report, three of them worked out very nicely. From the stock side of things, we had EBIO, which we designated as a potential momentum play after noticing it picking up steam in prior sessions.

Our hunch was good, as the stock ran from a low of 2.31 to 2.955 (+28%) on roughly nine times its monthly average volume. It was a relatively modest gain, yet we did see a temporary breach of the 50DMA as well as a strong close at 2.78. It was a solid enough performance to warrant further observation.

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MannKind Corp. MNKD - We drew attention to MNKD on Wednesday morning and just want to provide an update on its excellent progress so far. In the past two sessions since then it has traded up from a low of .44 to .68 (+55%) in two bullish sessions. We’ll be looking for a possible continuation of that trend.


Options Winners

The other two winners from yesterday were both successful options ideas that we formulated on the heels of strong earnings reports, and the gain opportunities there were quite a bit larger.

We’ve come to routinely expect huge multi-bag intraday runs when we hit on a good post-earnings idea, and that’s just what we got from every single contract we signaled.

Macy’s, Inc. M – Weekly $38-41 Calls

$38 Calls – Range: 1.52-3.85 – Max Gain: 153%
$38.50 Calls – Range: 1.27-2.90 – Max Gain: 128%
$39 Calls – Range: 1.00-2.97 – Max Gain: 191%
$39.50 Calls – Range: .81-2.25 – Max Gain: 178%
$40 Calls – Range: .50-1.90 – Max Gain: 280%
$40.50 Calls – Range: .30-1.47 – Max Gain: 390%
$41 Calls – Range: .15-1.16 – Max Gain: 673%

Shake Shack, Inc. SHAK – Weekly $35.50-37 Calls

$35.50 Calls – Range: .39-2.00 – Max Gain: 413%
$36 Calls – Range: .37-2.62 – Max Gain: 609%
$36.50 Calls – Range: .35-.77 – Max Gain: 120%
$37 Calls – Range: .18-1.90 – Max Gain: 956%

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Fresh Idea - Nvidia Corp. NVDA – Nvidia beat on earnings in a post-market release yesterday, and to correspond with the activity we’re observing here in the premarket, we want to highlight the NVDA Weekly $77-80 Calls* for potential daytrades.

*Our regular readers are well aware of the warnings we post every time we issue an alert, but for everyone just joining us, please be aware that trading options contracts with a weekly expiration on a Friday is a highly risky proposition, and should only be undertaken by expert traders!


Extended Watchlist:
CHMD, DNRG, FNMA, FMCC, LLEN, SRCH,
DXYN(Bottom-Watch)

DRYS, FREE & Extended Watchlist

DryShips, Inc. DRYS

DRYS appeared in Tuesday morning’s extended watchlist, after which time we observed a low of 3.40. Yesterday the stock hit a high of 3.99, marking an overnight move of 17% This morning, it looks like it is gapping up, so we will be monitoring this play today for added gains that could result from the current momentum.

Our first ever mention of DRYS was back on August 22nd, when the stock was trading around 2.20. From that point, yesterday’s high represents a move of 81% As you can see on the chart included, DRYS has been on a steady uptrend since it first hit our radar.


FreeSeas, Inc. FREE

We had FREE on bottom-watch back in July, and it wasn’t too long after that when we saw the stock touch a low of .1652 (08/01). After generally trading sideways for the month of August, FREE began a rise that has lasted all the way through this month, culminating in yesterday’s .59 high, a move of  257% off of its bottom.

This morning it looks like FREE is gapping up into the mid-.60′s range, so it seems further gains are on the menu. Today the company reported details of a deal that will clean a significant amount of debt from its balance sheet:

Athens, Greece,, Sep 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — FreeSeas Inc. (Nasdaq CM: FREE)(“FreeSeas” or the “Company”), a transporter of dry-bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of six Handysize vessels and one Handymax vessel, announced today that it has entered into an assignment and amendment agreement (the “Assignment”) with Deutsche Bank Nederland N.V.(“Deutsche Bank”), a Magna Group affiliate fund Hanover Holdings I, LLC (“Hanover”), Crede CG III, Ltd (“Crede”) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crede Capital Group, and various wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company.Mr. Ion G. Varouxakis, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company made the following comments: “We are pleased to enter into the Assignment, which will remove, immediately upon appropriate court approval, approximately $30 million of debt from our balance sheet. >>> FULL STORY


Extended Watchlist:

FLOW, KNDI, LLEN, ACI, BLDP, CRRS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FREE & Extended Watchlist

FreeSeas, Inc. FREE

FREE set off our volume scanners yesterday, a stock that had recently been trading in the .17-.26 range until a surge of buying pushed it through a triple top, breaking recent resistance at the 50DMA with authority.

Whenever our searches turn up a momentous play like this one, we have to give it our attention. As we pointed out on the chart below, the next areas of resistance come at .33 and .38, and other indicators appear to be favorable. FREE is definitely going to be on our watchlists as we cruise into midweek.



Extended Watchlist:
PLUG, INO, DRYS, LLEN, NEWL, NVIV

URRE, VTPI, CLNOD & Extended Watchlist

Uranium Resources, Inc. URRE

Our call on URRE yesterday bore fruit almost immediately, as the stock came out of the gate trading as low 4.46, before spiking to the high of day at 5.53 (+24%). For people who missed out on that first surge, there was yet another opportunity after lunchtime, where the stock pulled back to 4.80 before taking off again, running into the close at 5.321 (+11%).

Total intraday gains of 35% seem exceptional for a stock in this price range, especially when you consider the fact that it came on just over 25X it 3mo. average volume.

We also earned an appearance on the Penny Stock Rumble for our mention of URRE:

URRE appears to be gapping down this morning. Remember, the stock was already up significantly prior to appearing in our report, so we wouldn’t expect further gains without first seeing a consolidation.


Vital Products, Inc. VTPI

VTPI has hit our scanners as a possible reversal/bottom play. The stock has been beaten down recently, so we’re going to put it on our watchlist. If it can hold support at a penny, the chance for a bounce-play could present itself.


EQCO2, Inc. CLNOD
(Formerly Cleantech Transit, Inc. (CLNO)

We also wanted to point out that a stock we’ve been following since March, has undergone a forward split and name change, as highlighted in the PR below.

As Cleantech Transit, CLNO provided us some of the biggest gains we’ve ever seen, going from sub-penny prices all the way to .365. We will definitely continue to follow its activity after this change in direction and share structure.

LAS VEGAS, NV – (July 29, 2013) – CleanTech Transit, Inc. (CLNO) today announces that its name is now EQCO2, Inc. and the company will proceed with its five to one (5:1) forward stock split of its common shares. FINRA has finished processing the Company’s request for its new name and forward split to allow for the changes.

At the market opening on July 30, 2013, the Company’s common stock will begin trading on a post-split adjusted basis. The Company’s common stock will trade for 20 business days under the symbol “CLNOD” and then the Company’s trading symbol will revert to “CLNO.”

The change to EQCO2, Inc. was made to reflect the Company’s new direction, which is the offsetting, by equalizing/neutralizing, carbon dioxide emissions, so EQCO2.


Extended Watchlist:
HUSA, BIOD, LTBR, LLEN, STXS, SNTA