Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Plays & More

Big Board Bottom Plays

Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. RARX – The first of a pair of NASDAQ-listed stocks with nice chart setups, RARX has actually been building a solid recovery trend off of its bottom since last week. A couple of Form-4 filings around the same time show two huge $15M blocks purchase by two separate insiders at the stock’s lows.

Meanwhile, there’s still a fair bit of ground to recover from what it has lost in the past ten weeks or so. RARX flirted with its 50DMA yesterday, so we’ll be looking for a break past that point, with indicators on the chart suggesting a fair chance of that happening.


Liberty Tax, Inc. TAX – We’ve also noted the recent bludgeoning of TAX, which has been in a general downtrend for the better part of five months. In this case, we haven’t reached bottom-bouncer status yet, but more of a bottom-watch. At present, the stock is now heavily oversold, on the heels of the dismissal of its CEO.

With tax season upon us, this is the time of year that we’d expect companies such as TAX to do their highest volume of business, so now seems as good a time as any to track this play for a bottom-bounce.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. AAP

The last time we talked about AAP was a few months back, and we managed to find some nice gain opportunities within the AAP options chain following the company’s strong quarterly report.

AAP reported quarterly earnings once again this morning, and we thought we’d take another crack at it, by signaling the AAP 03/16 $105-115 Calls for observation.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MNKD, VRX Recaps & More

MannKind Corp. MNKD

We tagged MNKD a week ago today in our premarket report on May 4th, and wanted to circle back around this morning to go over the excellent performance the stock has recorded since then. At the time the stock had been looking like it wanted to rebound after crashing down to a bottom and our decision to mention it turned out to be timed perfectly.

In each of the past five sessions MNKD has registered higher highs and higher lows, continuing to gain back ground that it had lost in previous weeks. From last Thursday’s low of .688, the stock has gone on to reach a high of 1.88, which represents an increase of 173% while volume over the same period has been impressive. The stock traded its highest volume since 2014 yesterday, so we’re really eager to continue tracking the activity in MNKD.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX

Despite already showing us amazing single-session gains ranging from 380-3600% on Tuesday, which we recapped in yesterday’s premarket report, our options idea for the VRX chain, the Weekly $10.50-12 Calls saw even further advances once the session kicked off.

We’ve included the total possible intraday gains from yesterday’s session, as well as the overall gains from our observed lows on Tuesday morning.

$10.50 Calls
– Daily Range: 1.43-2.36 – Daily Gain: 65% – Total Range: .40-2.36 – Two-Day Swing: 490%
$11 Calls – Daily Range: .92-1.99 – Daily Gain: 116% – Total Range: .18-1.99 – Two-Day Swing: 1005%
$11.50 Calls – Daily Range: .53-1.42 – Daily Gain: 68% – Total Range: .08-1.42 – Two-Day Swing: 1675%
$12 Calls – Daily Range: .29-.99 – Daily Gain: 241% – Total Range: .02-.99 – Two-Day Swing: 4850%

Even though it’s not even close to our only percentage gainer in the thousands, this round of options calls with VRX is certainly going down as one of our most solid picks of the year so far. Even if someone had only bought shares in VRX stock itself, they could have been up just over 22% on this two-day swing.

Groupon, Inc. GRPN

We want to place GRPN on recovery watch after noticing the stock coming up off a double-bottom, with a gap on the chart to fill to the upside, as you can see on the included snapshot.

We like to monitor plays in this position, so we’ll put it on our radars in the days and weeks ahead. Given the look of this chart, we’d classify this as relatively low-risk, low-reward in comparison one of our average plays.

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Continued Options Tracking & More

Options Recap

To start things off today we’ll be going over the continued success of our running options ideas for the week. During market conditions like the ones we’ve been seeing, oftentimes big gains from stocks can be fewer and farther between, so it’s nice to be able to fall back on options trading. Quarterly periods where earnings reports are dropping with the highest frequency really provides a lot of great chances for quick strike profits.

Ford Motor Co. (F) – Ford has been an excellent example of a massive gainer in a short span. We’ve been tracking F Weekly $14.50 and $15 Calls since Tuesday, at which time we observed lows of .18 and .02 respectively.  After the $14.50’s made huge gains possible for us that day, the $15’s joined in yesterday and both sets went haywire.

The $14.50’s ran from a daily low of .35 to a high of .78; an intraday romp of 123%

The $15’s traded in a massive range from .05-.32, giving daytraders a shot at gains of up to 540% on the session, and giving us yet another multi-bag call in what has been a landmark week for our options-trading ideas!

Pfizer, Inc. PFE – We also offered suggestions for Pfizer in the same Tuesday report, the   PFE Weekly $34.50 and $35 Calls. We saw lows of .26 and .10 respectively for those contracts. Yesterday, new highs were set in both cases, with the $34.50’s making a total move of 476% to 1.50, and the $35’s ramping up to the tune of 970% as they surged as high as 1.07.

Following a recap of the two preceding plays in yesterday’s morning report, we presented a couple of fresh ideas and both of those ended up yielding significant opportunities as well:

Twitter, Inc. TWTR – We went bearish on TWTR and submitted our interest in the Weekly $34-32 Puts, and the chances to gain were plentiful:$34 Puts – Daily Range: 1.32-3.60 – Max Gain: 173%
$33.50 Puts – Daily Range: 1.00-2.35 – Max Gain: 135%
$33 Puts – Daily Range: .76-2.00 – Max Gain: 163%
$32.50 Puts – Daily Range: .55-1.48 – Max Gain: 169%
$32 Puts – Daily Range: .38-1.12 – Max Gain: 123%

Micron Technologies, Inc. MU – For MU we drew attention to Weekly $19-20.50 Calls and were met with some nice opportunities there also. $19.50 ran from .75-1.10 (+47%) and the $20 Calls traded in a range from .40-.75 (+88%).

Mobile Broadcasting Holding, Inc.  MBHC

MBHC has released a fresh PR this morning that we’ll suggest all our readers take a look at, as it pertains to the company’s ‘Whirld’ app  which, if everything remains in step with the timeline previously given by MBHC, is slated for official launch in mid-August.

Here’s a look at the current chart for MBHC on the snapshot below. The stock has managed to hold support off of the 50DMA amid recent consolidation, and we’ll be on the lookout for it to get its next leg up soon, especially with the app launch just a couple of short weeks away:

PISCATAWAY TOWNS, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / July 30, 2015 / Mobile Broadcasting Corporation, (OTC PINK: MBHC) Mobile Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) announced today the findings from their current Apple iTunes BETA test and their plans to engage and work directly with EDM VLOGGERS and DJ MIX BROADCASTERS that have a combined MONTHLY fan base of 200 MM + consumers for the upcoming global launch of WHIRLD WITHIN iTunes and Google Play Storefronts. >>PR FULL

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