Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BABA, ABIL Recaps & More

Options Recap

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA- There was quite a to-do yesterday morning after BABA went rocketing up in the premarket on raised revenue guidance, and we jumped at the chance to signal some options ideas to correspond with the activity.

In our premarket report we highlighted the BABA Weekly $140-145 Calls  with the explicit warning that “Whenever a stock has gapped up this hard, we must be on the lookout for an early pullback into a dip-and-rip pattern” and we really couldn’t have been more spot-on with how we approached this play if we had a working crystal ball.

We don’t have that, but we do have loads of experience identifying winning options plays, and not only did the stock behave exactly as we said it would, selling off before exploding to new highs, but every single contract we highlighted went bananas as a result.  Regardless of which of our four highlighted contracts was chosen as the strike price, gains ranging from the 1100% to the 3100% range. Not bad for a day’s work!

$140 Calls – Range: .34-4.40 – Max Gain: 1167%
$141 Calls – Range: .25-3.65 – Max Gain: 1360%
$142 Calls – Range: .16-2.87 – Max Gain: 1694%
$143 Calls – Range: .12-2.41 – Max Gain: 1908%
$145 Calls – Range: .05-1.63 – Max Gain: 3160%

We’re going to look for similar chart activity today to lead to further gains in these plays, but as we always do when discussing weekly options on a Friday, we feel obligated to warn our readers that trading such contracts is for EXPERT traders only!
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Yahoo! YHOO – We were also looking at some YHOO contracts yesterday, although they didn’t have much open interest with the exception of the Weekly $55 Calls. Those ran from .10 to 1.01 for a 910% rip on the day.


Ability, Inc. ABIL

On Wednesday morning we flagged ABIL as a possible bottom-play and the subsequent activity over the ensuing two sessions has been excellent.

The first day it ran from .6298-.91, for a solid 44% rise, and yesterday, it one-upped its performancde with an intraday run from .80 to a new high of 1.69. It was good for a daily pop of 111% and a total two-session upswing over our observed low amounting to 168%


Delcath Systems, Inc. DCTH

We also want to mention DCTH this morning, a stock that had been in a continual downtrend for months on end. It just began to show life yesterday and is gapping up in premarket trading this morning, so we’ll just want to keep an eye peeled.

As we said, this stock has been ridiculously oversold for a long while, so the resulting snapback could turn out to be pretty impressive. .


Extended Watchlist:
ADHD, CAMT, GMO, OPTT, RADA

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Wrapping Up Another Great Week

Options Roundup

American Express Co. AXP – For a fresh idea yesterday, we signaled a range of AXP options that we felt would see some nice activity in the wake of an earnings beat for American Express. The targets were the AXP Weekly $64-65.50 Calls.

Our assumptions proved accurate, with major moves happening for all four sets of contracts contained within that range:

$64 Calls – Range: 1.10-3.83 – Max Gain: 248%
$64.50 Calls – Range: .81-3.20 – Max Gain: 295%
$65 Calls – Range: .44-3.57 – Max Gain: 711%
$65.50 Calls – Range: .33-2.30 – Max Gain: 597%

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Netflix, Inc. NFLX – We also had a running options idea going for NFLX since Tuesday, and the gains were extended even further for us in yesterday’s session. The NFLX Weekly $117-120 Calls have gone up every day since our initial alert, exceeding even our own expectations.

The updated figures below represent the range from Tuesday’s lows, to the new highs recorded yesterday, and the total possible gains therein:

$117 Calls – Range: 2.19-6.70 – Max Gain: 206%
$118 Calls – Range: 1.43-5.71 – Max Gain: 299%
$119 Calls – Range: 1.03-4.66 – Max Gain: 352%
$120 Calls – Range: 1.07-3.85 – Max Gain: 260%
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Today’s Fresh Ideas

Microsoft Corp MSFT  – Continuing along our extremely successful pattern of taking advantage of earnings beats for options trading this week, we’re going to submit two last ideas today. With Microsoft hitting all-time highs, we’ll be very interested in tracking the activity in the MSFT Weekly $59-61 Calls*, and if the stock manages to break $61, of course we’d have to roll our strike prices up.
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 McDonalds Corp. MCD - McDonalds’ earnings report is also being well received this morning and MCD was a stock that had been previously backsliding. We’ll look to take advantage of the potential reversal with the MCD Weekly $113-115 Calls*.

*We always issue an extra warning when highlighting an idea that involves trading weekly options on a Friday. If you’re not an advanced trader, don’t even attempt it!


Other Updates

OWC Pharmaceutical Research Corp. OWCP -
We first began talking about OWCP on September 29th, and at the time we had designated it a subpenny bottom-play. Our observed low that day was .0045, and the stock has never looked back as it’s gone on an absolutely epic ride since then.

We were impressed enough after seeing it run over 1500% past the seven cent mark in the first week we were tracking it, but what came next was on another level. We called for our readers to watch for a dip-and-rip off of that initial run, and that’s just what happened.

The stock reached an incredible new high of .191 yesterday, marking a surreal 4144% gain over our observed low from just three weeks ago.

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GreenGro Technologies, Inc. GRNH – As we’ve been mentioning all week, cannabis plays are hot once again, and one of the latest movers in that department has been GRNH. We tagged it along with several other pot stocks that have been performing well on Tuesday. Since that time, it has traded up from .0905 to  as high as .142, a 57% pop.

From our next most recent alert on GRNH on October 4th, the move has been even more impressive (.0651-.142; 118%).

As we said, we’ll continue to have it and other marijuana stocks on close watch as we approach election day, with several states having recreational marijuana on the ballot.

We’ve also prepared a video presentation of the charts on both of these plays, which you can view by tapping the image below:


Extended Watchlist:
COBI, CNAB, CNBX, NGMC, VAPR, OPTT, EVDY

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: OPTT, MSFT Recaps & More

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. OPTT

It was June 16th when OPTT started appearing on our scans, and subsequent to that, we’ve witnessed the stock trading as low as 2.33.

The stock has really been ramping up the intensity in recent sessions, causing us to tag it on Monday (low of 5.72), and then again in yesterday’s report. OPTT had a really nice intraday performance in yesterday’s session, wherein traders could have banked up to 97% in gains as it ran from 7.94 to a new high of 15.65.

From our alert on Monday, that high represents an upswing of 174%, and from our overall observed low from last month, a PPS increase of 572%  For us to stay keen on OPTT moving forward, we’ll want to see it hold at Tuesday’s swing high of 9.87 on any forthcoming pullbacks.


Microsoft Corp. MSFT – Options Update

With MSFT’s recent aquisition of LNKD and an exciting earnings beat yesterday, MSFT was causing a buzz on the Street. We honed in on some corresponding options ideas for a potential daytrading opportunity, and it unsurprisingly turned out quite well in our favor.

The specific range we highlighted was the MSFT Weekly $54.50-56.50 Calls and the total possible gains on each were as follows:

$54.50 Calls – Range: 1.16-2.31 – Max Gain: 99%
$55 Calls – Range: .76-1.86 – Max Gain: 148%
$55.50 Calls – Range: .46-1.36 – Max Gain: 196%
$56 Calls – Range:  .24-.95 – Max Gain: 296%
$56.50 Calls – Range: .10-57 – Max Gain: 470%

We’ll continue to trail these contracts for the remainder of the week, as further opportunities may be present.
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Fresh Options Idea:

QUALCOMM, Inc. QCOM – We’ve got an earnings beat causing this stock to move in the premarket, so we’re going to be monitoring the QCOM Weekly $58-61 Calls.


SkyPeople Fruit Juice, Inc. SPU

We placed SPU on watch on Friday, and the stock has been gaining some excellent ground this week over our observed low of 4.00 from that morning. Yesterday it hit a high of 10.13, marking a move of 153%


Extended Watchlist:
ARPJ, BETS, KGNX, NWCI, KNDI, ZAGG, BLDP

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: NEWC Executive Interview & More

New Colombia Resources, Inc. NEWC On Monday of last week, we offered up a special report highlighting the business of NEWC, a company with its hands in both the mining and cannabis sectors. If you missed out on that report, we’d suggest you check it out now: NEWC Special Report.

Today, we’re going a step further, with an exclusive executive interview video that we’d like to present. Our interview outlet, Stock Traders Talk is back this morning after having conducted a talk with New Colombia President John Campo about the various facets of his business. It gives our readers a chance to get the skinny on NEWC straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, so don’t miss out!

We also took a minute to prepare a snapshot of the current NEWC chart:


BioNovelus, Inc. ONOV

Beginning in April and up until our most recent mention of the stock last month, we tracked ONOV to exponential gains which took it from .006 to .15; a 2400% increase!

This week, the stock has been ramping up to incredible new highs yet again, logging three consecutive sessions of higher highs and higher lows that have taken it up to .43. That works out to a 187% jump from our observed low last month, and a mind-melting 7067% over our all-time low from this spring.

Anything from this point on would be icing on the cake, but we’ll want to see the stock maintain support off of a recent swing high at .185 to remain interested.


Netflix, Inc. NFLX -  Options Idea

Yesterday we signaled the NFLX Weekly $88-85.50 Puts after a poorly received earnings report from the prior day was causing the stock to backslide in the premarket.

Our hunch to stick with a bearish sentiment payed instant dividends, with every single contract contained in our observed range making notable intraday increases:

$88 Puts – Range: 2.50-4.00 – Max Gain: 71%
$87.50 Puts – Range: 2.24-3.69 – Max Gain: 64%
$87 Puts – Range: .85-3.23 – Max Gain: 292%
$86.50 Puts – Range:  .74-2.90 – Max Gain: 280%
$86 Puts – Range: 1.56-2.56 – Max Gain: 65%
$85.50 Puts – Range:  1.35-2.30 – Max Gain: 60%

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Fresh Idea:

MSFT beat on earnings this morning, so we’re going to want to keep an eye on the MSFT Weekly $54.50-56.50 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
BAS, BGI, EHSK, KGKG, OPTT, TTNP, XOMA,

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,