Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NLNK Recap & More

NewLink Genetics Corp. NLNK

After our call of NLNK Thursday morning, the stock traded from 9.50-14.48 (+52%) which was a fantastic move for something it that price range.  We noted the strong close, and Friday morning re-iterated our interest despite the big move we’d already witnessed.

It’s a good thing we left NLNK on our radars, because while it didn’t quite rise to the previous session’s intraday performance, it came awfully close, and completed a very nice two-day swing for us in the process. Friday’s trading range on NLNK ran from 13.51 up to a new high of 19.30 for a daily move of 43% and representing a two-session rise of 103%

The stock traded thirteen times its monthly average volume, and maintained well over half its advance into a second consecutive strong close, so we’re quite curious to monitor its activity as we kick off a fresh trading week.


Kura Oncology Inc. KURA

Speaking of higher-priced movers, we also tagged KURA in Friday’s premarket report after the company’s mid-stage cancer treatment trials yielded positive results. It too went on a run which was uncharacteristically volatile for a $9+ stock.

The tradin grange on this one ran from 9.30-13.80 for an intraday push of 48% and did so on over 20X the monthly average volume. The close wasn’t quite as strong as the previously mentioned play, but we’ll still leave a slot open on our radar screens for KURA heading into this week.

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Honorable Mention: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc ADAP – While the level of gains provided wasn’t quite as high following our tag of ADAP on Thursday, the stock did string together a noteworthy couple of sessions. It traded from a low of 7.02 on Thursday to a high of 8.95 on Friday, marking a 27% swing.


Extended Watchlist:
MRNS, TEVA, BSMX, LINU, PETS

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Winning NFLX Calls & More

Netflix, Inc. NFLX – Update

We had just come off of an excellent post-earnings options idea on Hasbro leading into yesterday’s session, and to keep the train rolling, we offered up an another options idea to go along with NFLX’s own earnings beat.

We’ve said it a hundred times and will probably say it a hundred more- quarterly earnings provide a fantastic method of using big board stocks to leverage huge short-term profits out of their options chains, and NFLX is illustrating that point to a tee.

We signaled our interest in the NFLX Weekly $117-120 Calls, and of course, they all made notable moves to the upside on the session:

$117 Calls – Range: 2.12-3.27 – Max Gain: 54%
$118 Calls – Range: 1.66-3.20 – Max Gain: 93%
$119 Calls – Range: 1.34-2.65 – Max Gain: 98%
$120 Calls – Range: 1.13-1.75 – Max Gain: 55%


Cannabis Science, Inc. CBIS – Update

We cautioned readers in yesterday’s report that the activity on marijuana related stocks has been ramping up, and in lieu of a traditional extended watchlist for the day, we posted a list of over a dozen to keep an eye on, and nearly all of them ended the day in the green.

One of the most solid plays out of the list was CBIS, which ran a healthy 44% from .034 to .0489, and did so on volume exceeding the monthly average roughly seven-fold. After that initial run, the stock pulled back before surging again toward the end of the day, and posting a strong close at .0475.
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We’ll look to keep monitoring the situation in not only CBIS, but the marijuana space as a whole. We’re confident enough in the present landscape to assert that the opportunities are most assuredly not going to end here. As we’ve stated multiple times now, recreational legalization in California (the world’s 6th-largest economy) is just weeks away. It figures to reinvigorate investor interest in pot stocks even more than we’ve seen to this point, as well as representing the toppling of a major domino in what we feel will ultimately be a chain-reaction leading to nationwide legalization.

According to the LA Times poll, roughly 60% of California voters plan on voting yes on Prop 64, which would mean that by this time next month, the entire West Coast from Canada to Mexico will be a prohibition-free zone.
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Added Note: We also want to add ICBU to our marijuana watchlist; a stock that we haven’t mentioned in the past, on the heels of an interesting PR. (>>View PR)


Banc of California  BANC

Speaking of California, BANC stock has fallen off a cliff on immaterial news of a pending fraud investigation. We always look for knee-jerk selloffs like these, and in this case it actually happens to be coinciding with an earnings beat. That’s why we’re interested in signaling both the stock and some options ideas for this one.

We’ll be tracking the BANC Weekly $12.50 and $15 Calls for a short-term idea, and for an extended-term idea, the BANC 11/18 $17.50 and $20 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
KEGX, GBHL, NGBL, BIOD, MRNS, DATA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SPU, MAXD Recap & More

Friday’s Hot Picks

We had a couple plays that we tagged in Friday morning’s premarket report that went on to provide traders with a good chance at some intraday gains.

SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. SPU - We put SPU on watch after noticing the strong session it recorded on Thursday, and the momentum carryover was pretty impressive. From an early low of 4.35, took of and hit a high of 7.90. That worked out to an intraday jump of 82% which came on over 17X the 3-month average volume.

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MaxSound Corp. MAXD - Also performing well was MAXD, which we tracked over an impressive range from the .002′s to the .008′s back in early April. We circled back around to it at an opportune time on Friday, as the stock launched from .0043 on up to .0064, logging a 49% pop on the day.


Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MRNS – Update

We want to give our readers a quick reminder on MRNS this morning, a stock we recently tagged with the intent of seeing it try to fill the massive gap on the chart.

After seeing 1.35 following that alert, the stock began to do just that as it hit a high of 2.23 on Friday. That’s a 65% run-up so far, and we’re going to be very interested to see how the activity unfolds as we kick off this new trading week.


Avinger, Inc. AVGR

Speaking of stocks with enormous gaps to fill on their charts, we also want to begin monitoring AVGR, which, as you can see on the snapshot below, is in a position similar to that of MRNS when we began tracking it a couple weeks back.

The stock is searching for a bottom after taking a massive gut punch in the form of a three-dollar gap-down. While it appears it may yet have some bottoming out to do, it’s egregiously oversold at the moment, and we’ll want to be there when its own recovery begins as the resulting rebound could carry some substantial gain opportunities along with it.


Extended Watchlist:
BILB, SGBY, TGD, CIDM, NXTD, OPTT,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: New Options Ideas & More

Options Ideas

JP Morgan Chase & Co. JPM 
- The first item on our agenda this morning is going to be to formulate an options trading idea for JP Morgan on the heels of the company’s earnings beat this morning, which has the stock gapping up here in the premarket.

We’re going to be zeroing in on the JPM Weekly $63.50-65.50 Calls for potential daytrades, and/or swing trades into tomorrow, depending on how the activity unfolds.

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Seagate Technology Holdings, Inc. STX – STX has recently been making a nice move after a large gap-up earlier this week. In the premarket it is pressing past the 200DMA(30.20) and looks as if it could continue to truck higher and fill the gap on the chart to $33.

We have a couple corresponding options ideas that could be in line for some nice gains; for daytrading opportunities this week, the STX Weekly $30-31 Calls, and the STX 07/22 $30.50-31.50 Calls for potential swing trades into next week.



Updates on Recent Interests

SAExploration Holdings, Inc. SAEXLast week, we tagged SAEX as a bottom-watch play and after a few sessions of mostly sideways trading, the stock has finally begun to get some legs this week. The bottom, and our observed low, came in at .1385, and yesterday SAEX hit .298. That works out to a four session swing of 115%

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Gold Resource Corp. GORO -  We’ve been tracking GORO closely since we entered it into the conversation at the end of June. At the time we had observed a PPS low of 3.19, and yesterday the stock continued to push its upper limits with a new high of 5.50. That represents an overall swing of 72% and a new 52-week high as well. Firmly in blue sky breakout territory, we’ll continue to keep an eye on GORO.

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Lot78, Inc. LOTE – After tracking it to some nice gains last week, we saw LOTE pull back slightly yesterday, to a swing low of .016 before it rebounded 37% back to .022. We’ll look for the stock to retest our previously observed high of .03, the breaching of which would put this one into blue sky breakout mode as well!


Extended Watchlist:
IDNG, OBMP, SNWV, KNDI, MRNS, BCEI

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SFEG Review & More

Santa Fe Gold Corp. SFEG

SFEG, a stock we’ve been continuously tracking since Friday morning, has provided us with ample opportunities to profit in each session since then. The first day, a move from .0115-.0165 was good for gains of up to 43%  To open up the week on Tuesday, it amazingly ran from .0194 all the way up to .044, an added move of 127%

Then in yesterday morning’s premarket report, we relayed to our readers that a dip-and-rip scenario could be in the cards granted the rapidity with which the stock shot up in the prior session. That’s exactly what came to pass, as SFEG peeled back slightly to an even .04 in the morning before gathering a head of steam that would carry it up to a new high of .065!

It went down in the books as an intraday gain of 62% and from our observed low of .0115 on Friday, it marked an incredible three-session swing of 465% Big cheers go out to anyone who took advantage of this momentum-mover! Stipulating that the stock must hold support at or above yesterday’s swing low of .04 to hold our attention, we’ll be on the lookout for further opportunities from this point forward.


Gold Resource Corp. GORO

Speaking of momentum, we’re going to circle back around to GORO this morning for an update on its recent progress. We flagged this play for observation just under two weeks ago and subsequently witnessed it trading as low as 3.19 , and in the last four sessions, the stock has done a good job of both recording higher lows and higher highs, as well as logging a higher trading volume each day.

From a low of 3.41 a week ago today, GORO hit a high of 4.69 yesterday afternoon, which marks a solid upswing of 38%  Over the aforementioned observed low, it represented a total move of 47% in a matter of six sessions. We’ll be following this play for as long as it continues to exhibit signs of bullishness, building a higher base level of support in sessions to come.


Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MRNS

We also want to quickly draw some attention to MRNS, which gave a strong bottom-bounce signal yesterday in addition to having a simply monstrous gap on the chart to fill to the upside, and positive signals abounding. The RSI has just escaped heavily-oversold territory, while the MACD has just crossed in a bullish manner.

We’ll definitely want to keep this stock on our radars as we head into the end of this short week, and possibly into next week as well, since the filling of the gap you see below would mean gains of over 100% from the current PPS.


Extended Watchlist:
IWAL, NUVM, PTCT, HAIN, BMRN, COSI(Bottom Watch)

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