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

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Stellar Options Calls & More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX – Options Recap

In yesterday morning’s premarket report, we noted that VRX had been coming off of recent annual lows, had a beat on earnings, and was up considerably in early trading.

Our exact words were “We want to formulate an options idea to coincide with the increased activity and expected price action in a stock in this position. We’ve seen this sort of pattern many times before, and if things play out similarly here, the VRX Weekly $10.50-12 Calls could be in line to see considerable gains.” Things did play out similarly. We did indeed see considerable gains, and quite frankly, that’s an understatement.

As VRX itself traded from 10.57 to 12.43, our targeted options calls posted astronomical moves on the day, giving traders a chance to grab a piece of the following gains:

$10.50 Calls – Range: .40-.1.92 – Max Gain: 380%
$11 Calls – Range: .18-1.50 – Max Gain: 733%
$11.50 Calls – Range: .08-1.05 – Max Gain: 1212%
$12 Calls – Range: .02-.74 – Max Gain: 3600%

This wasn’t even the first percentage gain in the thousands that we’ve rooted out in the past week. The SPY Weekly $238-50-239.50 Calls that we highlighted in Friday morning’s premarket report yielded a 4600% gainer on that day. Both of these plays serve as perfect examples of why we don’t limit our daily reports to stocks alone.


Cleantech Solutions International, Inc. CLNT

We did have a very nice play on the stock side of things as well yesterday, after we tagged CLNT in our extended watchlist. It ended up making a solid early push from a low of 4.11, and ran as high as 6.99 inside the first hour of trading.

That was good for intraday gains of up to 70% which we feel is quite good for a stock in this price range. CLNT is pulling back in premarket, but we will remain interested in possible bounce activity in the event that it holds support above yesterday’s swing low.



Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. PRTO

There’s an interesting situation unfolding with PRTO that warrants placing the stock on watch today. Despite reporting Q1 losses of $6.5M, the stock is gapping up heavily on the strength of a concurrent announcement. It pertains to the fact that the company’s investigatory treatment, vonapanitase, has received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Whenever such FDA news hits wires the resultant activity on the chart is sure to be interesting, which is evidenced by the the fact that traders are ignoring the disappointing quarterly figures that coincided with this event. Thus we are eager to track PRTO as we head through midweek.


Extended Watchlist:
ASTI, BZUN, LBIO, AAXN, ARGS, MTBC, REXX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom-Plays, Options & More

Celadon Group, Inc. CGI

We’ve been seeing a fair bit of bottom-bouncers running across our desks this week, and CGI is the latest to grab our attention. What we’ve got here is a very enticing chart with just about everything we look for in a potential bottom play.

The stock is beginning to come off of being massively oversold, has set higher lows and higher highs for each of the last three sessions, and has a sizable gap to fill to the upside. We also have a MACD that appears as if a bullish cross could be forthcoming, so we’ll definitely want to keep an eye on CGI this week.


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Two other stocks on our bottom watchlist, California Resources Corp. and CRC Uni-Pixel, Inc. UNXL will remain there. We signaled these two just yesterday, and despite recording only marginal gains on the day, we still want to leave them a spot on our radar as well.



Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX – Options Idea

Speaking of bottom-bouncers, VRX recently rebounded off of new 52-week lows, and is hitting our scanners this morning.  With a pleasing Q1 earnings call which included solid boosts in profits for the quarter as well as reinforced guidance for the remainder of the year, VRX is gapping up considerably in the premarket.

We want to formulate an options idea to coincide with the increased activity and expected price action in a stock in this position. We’ve seen this sort of pattern many times before, and if things play out similarly here, the VRX Weekly $10.50-12 Calls could be in line to see considerable gains.


Extended Watchlist:
AMRS, ARLZ, CLNT, MTBC, XXII, ORRV(News)

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MTBC Recap & More

Medical Transcription Billing Corp. MTBC

We caught wind of a potential opportunity in MTBC yesterday morning on a routine scan, and we included it in our extended wathclist for the day. We’re glad that we did, because it turned out to be our top performer for the session!

From a low of 1.43 MTBC shot to a high of 2.87 for an early intraday rip of 101% The stock traded massive volume to the tune of fourteen times the monthly average, while holding the vast majority of its daily gain into the close at 2.40. Based on those factors, we’re very interested to continue tracking MTBC over the course of the next few sessions.

While it does appear overbought at the moment, having been in a bullish pattern for a week now, the stock is currently in blue skies, so there’s no telling where this run might end. One thing’s for sure, when it does begin to pull back off of these impressive new highs, we’ll be waiting in the wings for a subsequent dip-and-rip.


Ocwen Financial Corp. OCN

Yesterday morning we pointed out that OCN was looking massively oversold after falling off a cliff a couple of weeks ago. We also alluded to the fact that it was gapping up significantly in the premarket.

Our vigilance paid off instantly as the stock quickly turned into the bottom bouncer we had it figured for, running 30% intraday from 2.60 to 3.38 on roughly six times the 30-day average. Even if it just returned to its 200DMA, it would spell further gains of 38% so we’ll continue to keep an eye on OCN.



NXT-ID, INc. NXTD

Speaking of bottom-plays, we’re taking notice of NXTD this morning as the stock is gapping up past its current 50DMA of 1.86 in the premarket.

Prior to today it had already begun to bear the look of a stock that was ripening for a rebound, and we’re going to want to pay close attention to its progress in sessions to come looking for the recording of higher highs and higher lows.


Extended Watchlist:
BLDV, IAC, REXX, CHGG, MOC, BDSI, GSL

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AMLH Update, Options Idea

American Leisure Holdings, Inc. AMLH

After watching it run more than 2000% several weeks ago, we began tracking AMLH’s subsequent consolidation and rebound, and the results have been quite pleasing to this point. On Thursday morning, we recapped the stock’s progress to that point as it bounced and ran from .0029-.007 (141%). We also said we’d be on the lookout for the stock to break that resistance at .007, and on Friday, that’s just what it did.

AMLH traded in a daily range from .0058 to .0093, which goes down as an intraday jump of 60%, and a big-time increase of 220% over the previous week’s swing low.

Our regular readers will recall that AMLH started out as a call from our daily live trader’s chatroom on March 27th*, and from the low we witnessed at that time (.0003) this stock has posted an astonishing 3000% upswing!

*As always, we invite any of our readers to participate and/or observe our live in-session trader’s chats via Skype. Simply send a contact request to username “stocksumo” to get involved!


DISH Network Corp. DISH – Options Idea

We noticed that not only is DISH looking relatively toppy on the chart at the moment, as you can see on the snapshot below, but this morning the company also had a rather ugly earnings release. It included declines in revenue and profits,not to mention more subscriber loss.

We don’t often jump to the bearish side of the fence with our ideas, but in this case it seems appropriate. We’re going to have the DISH 05/12 $62-60 Puts on our radar to take advantage of what could be a significant backslide over the next several sessions.


Ocwen Financial Corp. OCN
& First NBC Bank Holding Co. FNBC

We want to put this pair of finance plays on watch after noticing that both stocks have been beaten back quite a bit over a relatively short period of time.

In the case of OCN, the stock is massively oversold after falling off a cliff a couple of weeks ago, but began to bounce last week, and is gapping up significantly in the premarket.

FNBC is actually gapping down heavily (roughly 90%) in the premarket, so we’ll have to monitor this one for its bottom, but after it’s reached we could in in for a heck of a bounce here as well.


Extended Watchlist:
CEI. GRLT, BLPH, PLUG, MTBC, JIVE, XXII