Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Great Way to Start the Week

Yesterday’s Winners

We’re happy to report that two of the mentions from yesterday’s premarket newsletter yielded prime-time opportunities for our members. 

Alpha Pro Tech Ltd. APT

APT made a nice move for the second straight session; we called this one on Friday, and saw a low of 5.72 at that time. Toward the end of the day, as it did on Friday, the stock began to ramp up and set a new high for us, touching 10.47. That marks a two-day overall gain of 83% so cheer to whomever has been following along with us on this one.

Nanosphere, Inc. NSPH

NSPH was our other wildly-successful pick from yesterday, and like the aforementioned play, it too saw the bulk of its daily gain come in the latter portion of the session. The stock rose from a morning low of .70, and pushed its way to a high of 1.27 in the late afternoon.

That was good for an intraday gain of up to 81%, so cheers go out to all those who took advantage!

Options Trading – PBR

We want to touch base with our most recent options trading idea, the PBR November $16 Calls. With PBR showing some movement to the upside yesterday we did observe some positive momentum in those contracts.

We originally caught them at a low of 2.26 and they were able to reach a high of 2.63 yesterday, a 16% increase. Albeit a modest move, there is still plenty of time before expiration, so we won’t let these slip off of radar just yet.

Versar, Inc. VSR

We want to quickly put VSR on our radars today. Last week the company announced a couple of lucrative contracts, and the stock made some pretty heavy swings during yesterday’s session. It had gapped up big in the morning, and came all the way back to the 2.70’s in the afternoon before catapulting back to the 3.60 just prior to the close of the session.

We’ll be interested to monitor a play with this kind of volatility as we head into mid-week. A sharp eye could help us to catch any further opportunities that might present themselves.

Extended Watchlist:

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AAN, RFMD, FTNW & Extended Watchlist

Aarons, Inc. AAN – Options

One item of interest that we’ve been waiting to touch upon is AAN. We’ve watched as the stock has taken quite a beating over the past few weeks, and are presently scanning for a bottom. After losing so much ground over so short a time period, when support is found, the recovery on AAN could end up allowing for some rapid profits in the options chain.

While we need to first observe a solid base of support before setting our short-term call strategy, there are already a pair of longer-term contracts that we’re going to put on watch. The November 22nd $29 and $30 Calls (trading yesterday at 3.20 and 2.05, respectively) could see significant rises in value once a reversal occurs on the chart.

RF Micro Devices, Inc. RFMD

We brought RFMD up as a topic of discussion this past Friday, mentioning that the spike catalyzed by the release of record revenues was likely to lead to a classic ‘dip-and-rip’ scenario. That keen instinct has thus far paid off, as the stock did indeed dip to 10.74 before rebounding as high as 11.79 (+10%), achieving higher lows each day over the past four sessions.

As a result of the trend, we’re going to have our eyes on the September $12 Calls, which closed at .70 yesterday.

FTE Networks, Inc. FTNW

FTNW hit our news scanner this morning and will be a stock that we monitor as the trading session opens today. The PR alludes to some lucrative contracts, so we’ll be interested to see how it reacts to such significant press.

Extended Watchlist:
LPSN, FCEL, EVRY, ROSG, USU, JRN, TSLA (Earnings report)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DRL Update & More

Doral Financial Corp. DRL 

We tagged DRL on Wednesday via our Extended Watchlist as the stock was coming off of a bottom. The low we observed came in at 5.23, shortly before DRL surged up, cutting a path all the way to 7.10, an initial spike of 35%

That led into yesterday’s session where we’d see another sizable swing, as the stock came back to bounce off of support at 5.33, and subsequently ran back to 6.06 (+14%).

We’re interested in following this play over a longer term because of what they have going on behind the scenes. It was ruled by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico that the evidential hearing in Doral’s case against the Puerto Rican government be expedited. It is alleged that Puerto Rico owes the lender a sum of $229 million. If repayment is ordered, it could add big numbers to the company’s balance sheet, so this is one play that we’re going to want to monitor closely going forward.

You can find out more about the case of Doral vs. Puerto Rico at

RF Micro Devices, Inc. RFMD

RFMD is another stock we’re paying attention to, as it has gained ground in large strides this week on the heels of shattered expectations with regard to the release of the company’s quarterly figures. They saw a quarterly revenue increase of more than 23% setting a new record of $316.3 Million. There were a number of other highlights as well which you can read in the PR- we’ll provide the link below.

As a result of the news, the stock is in the midst of a heavy surge, and is gapping up significantly in premarket trading today. In scenarios such as these where a stock runs unusually hard, we like to wait for the inevitable profit-taking to occur, driving the price back down where we can accumulate cheaper shares and sell them for quick-strike profits on the subsequent bounce. It’s a strategy that has served us well many times in the past.

Side Note:

This also turned out to be another great week with regard to our options trading ideas. Our FB and ISRG Options Calls provided us with multiple chances for gains, from multiple angles. Cheers to anyone who was also able to take advantage of some great calls. We wish you a pleasant weekend, and we’ll see everyone bright-and-early on Monday morning to do it all over again!

Extended Watchlist:
BCOV, AWRE (Big gap downs), KNDI (Watching for reversal)