Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options, News Play & More

Insmed, Inc. INSM – Options Review

We originally submitted our idea for the INSM options chain on Tuesday morning, tagging the INSM 09/15 $27-30 Calls on the heels of the company’s release of promising Phase-3 topline study results for its rare lung disease treatment.

Yesterday morning we updated our readers after the stock had made a marginal move which allowed for notable gains in just one of the four contracts in our observed range. However, we doubled down with our interest in these plays, mentioning that it seemed likely for the stock to provide a better chance at more sweeping gains and that’s just what happened.

The following moves were made yesterday afternoon which facilitated solid potential profits for anyone who was following along with the action. Those highly impressive gains were as follows:

$27 Calls – Range: .95-3.00 – Max Gain: 215%
$28 Calls – Range:  .25-2.00 – Max Gain: 700%
$29 Calls – Range: .40-1.60 – Max Gain: 300%
$30 Calls – Range: .50-1.55 – Max Gain: 210%
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Fresh Ideas:
GoPro, Inc. GPRO – Weekly $9.50 & $10 Calls

Trivago N.V. TRVG – 10/20 $15 & 17.50 Calls


NXT-id, Inc. NXTD

We’re seeing a sizable gap-up taking place in the premarket this morning on NXTD. The big boost in activity is stemming from a huge news announcement published today concerning a deal the company struck with Bank of America to get its ‘FitPay’ contact-less device payment solutions installed in more than 9,000 Bank of America ATMs. (>>View PR)

With a blockbuster announcement such as this, we’re definitely going to want to observe the action as we head into week’s end and beyond.


Extended Watchlist:
CLNT, MNKD, PTN, IRT, COGT, ADAP, NLNK

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: IDXG Recap & More

Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. IDXG

We last talked about IDXG on the 16th of last month. (Please excuse us for being currently unable to provide the link to that report like we normally would, as our primary servers are located in Houston, and our service provider is still recovering in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.) Subsequent to that mention, we observed a low of .72 in IDXG, and the run we’ve seen has been pretty impressive.

Yesterday the stock hit 1.73, which represents a 140% increase, and the stock closed with strength just below its high of day, so we’ll be interested to see if there will be further gains in store. The key for IDXG will be to maintain above the NASDAQ minimum bid requirement of a dollar per share on any pullbacks.


Insmed, Inc. INSM – Options Update

We highlighted our interest in a set of options for INSM in yesterday’s report to try to take advantage of the flux in activity caused by the company’s positive Phase III results on its rare lung disease treatment study.

We saw the beginnings of what could be a good idea that we’ll want to continue tracking in the INSM 09/15 $27-30 Calls. The $27′s we’re the only ones that were pushed into the money, and they did manage an intraday run from a low of .95 to 1.60 for a 68% swing on the day. We’ll continue to keep an eye on these contracts if INSM can manage to record higher lows over the next few sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
VSTM, VYGR, BCRX, PTN, CBIO, IMUN, PLX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: New Options Idea & More

Acacia Research Corp. ACTG

Pretty much the entirety of 2017 has been some tough sledding for ACTG, which was in an overall downtrend since last winter when it was trading at more than twice its current value.

That all seemed to change around midway through last month, as the stock has managed to establish a good rebound effort for several sessions. In the premarket the stock has broken previous resistance which coincided with the 50DMA (3.63) and could make a move to fill that gao we’ve pointed out on the chart below.

We’ll put the stock on watch in the days and weeks ahead as we kick off this holiday-shortened trading week.


Insmed, Inc. INSM

After posting key data reflecting positive top-line results in its Phase III lung disease treatment study, INSM has exploded into the blue sky this morning. The stock has rapidly gained more than twice its value in premarket trading, and whenever we come across a situation like this, we begin to look for the options contracts that could give us the best opportunity for rapid gains.

We think that the INSM 09/15 $27-30 Calls could stand to see some nice activity if the stock continues the blue-sky breakout we’ve witnessed so far.


Extended Watchlist:
ONCI, VDRM, MYDX, BSTG, PTN, BSRX, BLPH

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MARA, AVEO Recaps & More

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. MARA

Our initial alert on MARA came on Thursday morning along with a low of .22, as we were just mentioning in yesterday’s premarket report. We had already seen a 100% move on Friday leading into yesterday’s session. We mentioned that MARA could see the .50 range or better yesterday before the session kicked off, and it’s as if we had a crystal ball.

MARA ran from .3718 – .5515 on the day, a 48% push, extending our total observed range on the stock from last Thursday until now, to an impressive 151%


AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AVEO

After signaling AVEO on Friday morning and watching it set a new 52-week high on the day on enormous volume, we doubled down in yesterday’s report, stating that we wanted to continue to track its progress for continued upward activity, and it was good thing we did.

AVEO wasnt finished, and yesterday’s session was the strongest performance we’ve seen yet. The stock ran fom 1.33 to 2.11 for a 58% intraday rip, and a total two-session swing over our observed low on Friday (1.05) of 100%


Rennova Health, Inc. (Warrants) RNVAZ

We tagged RNVAZ in yesterday’s premarket watchlist, and it turned out to be a great play for the day. It traded up from a low of .05 to as much as .1446 inside of the first 40 minutes of the session.

That worked out to an intraday pop of 189% and it happened on a daily volume of more than 21X the monthly average.


Darden Restaurants, Inc. DRI – Options Idea

DRI (owner of Olive Garden) posted boosted sales and outlook in an impressive earnings beat, and we want to signal a range of options to coincide with what could be a surge of bullish activity. We’ll be focusing our attention on the DRI 07/21 $90-97.50 Calls for potential swing trades.


Vivint Solar, Inc. VSLR

We tagged VSLR back on May 18th at a low of 2.75. On Friday, we were just mentioning how the stock had continued to bull its way up the chart, and we’ve yet to see a down day in nearly twenty trading sessions.

Yesterday VSLR hit a new high of 5.85 marking a total swing of 113% over our witnessed low, and closed at that mark as well. At some point very soon the growth will become unsustainable, granted how overbought the stock is at the moment, but for what it’s worth, to this point, VSLR has been one of the most steady risers we’ve seen in recent weeks.


Extended Watchlist:
ABIL, DXTR, NVIV, SYN, IGC, PTN

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Multiple Winners & More

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. MARA

We initially brought MARA into the fold on Thursday morning, when we highlighted it in our premarket report as a bottom-bouncer. The stock had just made a considerable move of off its recent relative lows the session prior, and looked set to continue into a multi-day run.

That certainly came to pass, with a solid performance on Thursday leading into yet another for Friday. On Thursday we observed a low of .22 and a moderate run into the .30′s but Friday, things ramped up to another level with MARA running from .24-.48 for an even 100% move on the day and a total rise of 118% over a two-day span.

That’s certainly a heck of a bottom-bouncer call. If things were to progress in a similar fashion to kick off the new trading week, today MARA could be looking at the fifty-cent range or better.


Defense Technologies International, Corp. DTII

We tagged DTII in Friday morning’s extended watchlist, and were very pleased with the solid intraday performance yielded by the play. The stock ran from a low of .0042 to as high as .0075 on the day, marking a move of 79%

The PPS pop was accompanied by a considerable influx of volume, on the order of more than six times the monthly average of shares changing hands. The past two sessions, in terms of price action and liquidity, have blown all others of the past few months out of the water, so we’re interested in seeing whether the stock can sustain this level of activity moving forward.


AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AVEO

We also tagged AVEO on Friday morning for the first time in a couple years, and the stock promptly turned around and set a new 52-week high on the day.  While the move itself was relatively modest, running 31% from 1.05 to 1.38, it did occur on mammoth volume, just a hair shy of 22X times the monthly average volume.

It did lose having held more than half of its daily advance, and is gapping up slightly in the premarket today, so we’ll definitely keep a slot reserved for AVEO on our watchscreens as we kick things off today.


Bed Bath and Beyond, Inc. BBBY – Options Recap

We went bearish on Bed Bath & Beyond on Friday with a set of options contracts to follow in the wake of their disappointing quarterly results, and it turned out to be a fantastic idea.

Our targets were the BBBY Weekly $31.50-30.50 Puts and regardless of which strike point was chosen, sizable gains were there for the taking:

$31.50 Puts – Range: 1.07-2.07 – Max Gain: 93%
$31 Puts – Range: .64-1.58 – Max Gain: 147%
$30.50 Puts – Range: .31-1.05 – Max Gain: 239%


Adobe Systems Inc. ADBE – Options Recap

We signaled some options for the ADBE chain on Wednesday, and the stock finished the week strong, and we witnessed some nice gains there as well. We were looking at the ADBE 06/30 $147 & $148 Calls, and both ideas have worked out nicely thus far.

The $147′s traded up from .35-.62 (+77%) while the $148′s ran from .17-.35 (+106%). Granted the nature of Friday’s session for ADBE, and these contracts not expiring until the end of this week, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see these gains extended before it’s all said and done.


Extended Watchlist:
IDXG, PTN, SDRL, SPHS, RNVAZ, ZSAN,

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