Blue Horseshoe Stocks: GW Pharma & More


Eagle Bancorp, Inc. EGBN

After realizing that EGBN had been the target of dishonest short-seller tactics, we tagged some options ideas on the morning of December 5th – the EGBN 12/15 $50-60 Calls. The stock had been absolutely hammered in the previous session.

We saw some really nice moves from those contracts when EGBN immediately began to rebound ranging from 73-200% The stock dealt with some resistance over the later portion of last week and into this Monday, but managed to continue its recovery and go on to set another new high yesterday.

That produced another opportunity in a couple of the contracts we highlighted, with the $55 Calls trading from 1.20-4.40 for a 267% swing, and the $60′s exploding for a 600% rip from .10 to .70.


GW Pharmaceuticals plc GWPH
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We’re looking at a familiar cannabis stock in GWPH this morning as the company is receiving some positive attention over its announcement that it had reacquired the rights to develop Sativex, a 1:1 THC/CBD extract blend oral spray product.

The stock is seeing some bullish premarket activity, and we’re going to signal a pair of corresponding quick strike options calls. We’ll be looking for a dip and rip scenario, and tracking the relation activity in the GWPH Weekly $125 & $130 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
ARGX, CLRB, TANH, MYO, MRNS, BIOA, DRRX

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