Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MRTX Recap & More

 Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. MRTX

After reporting positive cancer trial results on Friday, we talked about MRTX being poised for a big move and we weren’t incorrect.

The stock exploded out of the gate right from the outset, and traded in an impressive range from 9.15 to 12.40 early on in the day. That was good for a 35% intraday run- excellent for a $9+ stock. This is the third time in as many weeks we’ve called a stock that was approaching the ten dollar range and saw it gain more than a third in value in a single session.

Not only did MRTX trade up big on many times more thanits average volume, but it managed to maintain well over half of its daily advance, so we’ll be interested to continue monitoring its activity as we kick off a fresh trading week.


Iconic Brands, Inc. ICNB

We want to place ICNB on bottom-watch after taking a look at the recent history of the chart. This stock exhibits some really nice volatility and is coming down off of a significant spike.

When it finds support and rebounds, we could see a notable swing trade opportunity. The last such swing took the stock from the .003 range to .014.

The company recently announced its brand of Prosecco endorsed by former supermodel Christie Brinkley would be carried by Publix stores, so we’ll also be looking for further updates on that part of the story as well.


Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc. PSTI

We tagged PSTI for observation roughly a month ago, and have since seen a moderate move up on the chart, and will want to continue monitoring the situation.

The run the stock has made thus far is a marginal 27%, but things this morning have taken an interesting turn as the company announced the FDA granted fast track status to one of its treatments.


Extended Watchlist:
RAD, ADYN, NBRV, ARWR, PTIE, BIOA, MBOT, TRXC, COGT

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: ALDX Review & More

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. ALDX

The big standout from yesterday morning’s premarket report turned out to be ALDX, which initially drew our attention with an abnormal volume signal, and the release of positive Phase 2a study data for a Dry Eye Disease treatment.

The stock recorded a continuously bullish pattern throughout the day, trading in an impressive range. From it’s early morning low of 6.60, the stock reached a high of 11.05 just prior to the closing bell. That’s an increase 67% on the day, on more than twenty times the monthly average volume. It also easily took the top gainer spot on the NASDAQ board for the session.

ALDX increasing in value by two-thirds in a single session worked well for us yesterday, but such moves also rare and often unsustainable events. It’s difficult to imagine a scenario where the stock doesn’t undergo a consolidation in the session or sessions to come.


Macy’s, Inc. M – Options Review

We want to swing back around for a recap of the performance in a set of Macy’s calls we made a few weeks ago as a longer-term options idea. Typically, when a stock seems set for an extended rebound, we’ll signal contracts whose expiration doesn’t occur for a longer period of time. In this case we highlighted the

It worked out nicely, with M stock making a steady increase over these last few weeks that facilitated a move in those calls from .60-1.37, which comes out to a respectable gain of 128%

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Fresh Idea:

We also look for quick strike chances as well, and may have one with Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. MRTX today after the stock soared following the presentation of positive cancer trial data at a conference in Chicago.

We’ll be looking for a dip-and-rip pattern off of this morning’s significant premarket gap-up, and will be tracking the MRTX Weekly $7.50 Calls* and possibly even the $10′s if it appears as if MRTX wants to break that ten dollar barrier.

*Never attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are A.) An expert trader and B.) Have money you can afford to lose. It’s an extremely risky proposition.


Extended Watchlist:
LPTH, ARRY, MBOT, ATOS, RXII

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: LODE, Options & More

Potential Bottom-Plays

Comstock Mining, Inc. LODE - We’re coming across a serious bottom-bounce candidate in LODE this morning. The stock has been in a general downtrend all year long, and was recently beaten back so severely that a rebound was inevitable. That began yesterday, and now we’re very interested to track the activity and see if we can confirm a sustained reversal on this one.

Taking a look at the included snapshot of the LODE chart, it would quite frankly be a little surprising if this play didn’t see a continued rebound, and it’s currently trading up in the premarket, so we’ll surely want to keep an eye peeled as the session kicks off.

Another notable aspect of this play is that the company must find a way to re-attain a share price of at least a dollar by November, or face delisting from the AMEX.

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MabVax Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. MBVX -  Another similar looking chart striking us as a potential bottom-bounce play. MBVX has been trending down since last fall, and it appears as if it’s ready to make a move off of its recently established annual lows, helped along by a key PR.

The company reported positive phase I results for its MVT-2163 ImmunoPET Imaging Agent, an antibody discovery platform focused on the treatment of cancer. (>>View PR) It’s causing a considerable gap-up here in the premarket, and we’ll be quite interested to follow along with the activity.


The Kroger Co. KR  – Options Idea

KR set its own 52-week lows this spring, and has recently been making a comeback on the chart. They’ve also got earnings coming tomorrow, so we thought we’d formulate an options idea running into that release.

We’ll be looking at the KR Weekly $29 and $30 Calls, which could see some nice action, especially if the company’s earnings beat expectations tomorrow.


Extended Watchlist:
ABIL, MTBC, MBOT, SBGL, LINU, EKSO