Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DMTX Review, Options & More

Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. DMTX

We alerted on DMTX after a sizable gap-up few weeks back on the morning of August 25th. That day we would observe a low of 2.90 in the stock, and it never looked back.

Throughout the month of September the stock has mostly been stair-stepping its way up in steady fashion, but news of an unsolicited buyout offer (@5.50/share) kicked this play into a much higher gear to start things off this week, and yesterday DMTX attained a high of 5.90.

That works out to a three-week double-bag swing of 103% We wouldn’t expect to see the stock travel much higher, certainly not without confirmation or further details on a proposal, but will still keep our eyes open for further activity after a very strong session yesterday.


Fresh Options Ideas

We’ve got a pair of options possibilities  to present this morning. Yesterday’s market sentiment was exceedingly bullish, with more than 65% of NASDAQ quoted stocks trading at or above their 50-day moving averages.

Today, better than expected numbers on Housing Starts and Building Permits were reported, which could assist in keeping the momentum moving.

SPDR S&P500 ETF (SPY) – For a direct market analog, we generally turn to the SPY, having had immense success with it on several separate occasions in the past. We’re going to signal the SPY Weekly $249.50 & $250 Calls for observation as we approach midweek.
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The Kroger Co. KR – We’re also noticing a heck of a bottom setup on KR. A strong multiple bottom signal showing the stock at a solid support level, and a couple of gaps to the upside on the chart leaves us looking at a pair of longer-term contracts. We’re going to place the KR 11/17 $23 & $24 Calls on watch in the event of a recovery for Kroger.


Extended Watchlist:
STAF, CAPR, MRTX, NTEC, NBRV, RNVA, AGTC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Ideas & More

Harley Davidson, Inc. HOG – Options

We were passively observing HOG last week as the stock was coming off its newly registered annual low (46.00), and we want to kick off this trading week by entering a potential options idea into the log. The stock is is extreme oversold territory, and we feel it’s just a matter of time before a more convincing rebound occurs.

That’s why we want to wait in the wings and observe the HOG 09/01 $49-51 Calls, which could stand to make some very nice moves if the stock can regain some of its recently lost ground over the course of the next few weeks.


Pandora Media, Inc. P – Options

Without a heck of a lot happening on the stocks front, being the dog days of summer, we see better chances for good opportunities with options at the moment. Pandora is another idea we want to talk about this morning,

It has been doing quite well over the past several weeks, since touching a low of 6.76 midway through last month. It approached the ten dollar mark last week before peeling back slightly, but this morning in the premarket, we’re seeing trades in the $10-range so we want to be ready with an options idea on the chance that a more significant breakout could occur. We’ll be tracking the P Weekly $9.50-11 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
AZFL, CHOB, GNCA, NVAX, GLBS, RNVA

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,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PIRS, Options Recaps & More

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PIRS

We tagged PIRS in yesterday morning’s premarket report via the extended watchlist after the company released some press regarding a strategic partnership with pharma giant AstraZeneca. That’s all many traders needed to hear, as an incredible amount of buying came in, with volume on the order of more than 206 times the 30-day average.

That massive momentum gave PIRS a steady push in a bullish direction, as the stock rose from a low of 3.0299 to a high of 3.97, a solid intraday climb of 31% We would be quite surprised if that was last of the bullish activity in PIRS after such a big announcement and subsequent massive accumulation of shares.


Weight Watchers International, Inc. WTW – Options Recap

Our fresh options idea for the day yesterday was to track the WTW Weekly $24-25 Calls after noticing elevated post-earnings (out Tuesday) activity. Oprah’s association with the company that began at the end of 2015 has had a lasting positive effect and led to increased revenues and a heightened outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Were looking for these things to drive some movement in the contracts we were looking at, and that’s just what happened early on in the session. Any of the three sets of contracts within our highlighted range would have given traders the opportunity to bank multi-bag profits right from the opening bell. The following gains were up for grabs in the first 45 minutes of the session.

$24 Calls – Range: .52-1.33 – Max Gain: 156%
$24.50 Calls – Range: .40-.81 – Max Gain: 102%
$25 Calls – Range: .32-.65 – Max Gain: 103%

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DISH Network Corp. DISH – Options Recap

Our bearish options idea from Monday morning’s premarket report was to monitor the DISH 05/12 $62-60 Puts after noticing that not only did DISH have a disappointing earnings release, but that the chart was also looking top-heavy prior to that.

Our idea has worked out exceedingly well, whether traders took our suggestion to go with the contracts expiring next week as we listed, or simply went with the weeklies, which also made massive moves. Here are the potential gains that were up for grabs on our listed contracts:

$62 Puts
– Range: .40-1.48 – Max Gain: 270%
$61.50 Puts – Range: .40-.91 – Max Gain: 127%
$61 Puts – Range: .21-.50 – Max Gain: 138%
$60.50 Puts – Range: .26-.43 – Max Gain: 65%
$60 Puts – Range: .10-.50 – Max Gain: 400%


First NBC Bank Holding Co. FNBC

Monday, on FNBC we commented that “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”. That bottom came the very next day at .0932 and yesterday, the big bounce we were mentioning came to pass as FNBC rushed to a high of .35.

That works out to a fantastic two-day swing of 276% and with the stock gapping up slightly in the premarket today, we could see an extension of those gains.


Extended Watchlist:
  APHD, MNKD, APTO, APHB, RNVA, SCON

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BURL Recap & More

Burlington Stores, Inc. BURL – Options Update

Our first order of business this morning will be to go back to the options idea we signaled for the BURL chain on Thursday morning, the BURL 03/17 $85-95 Calls. We reported the solid gains that the strong earnings report allowed us on that first day in Friday’s morning report, and today we’ll have to follow up once again to relay the added opportunities we saw to close out the week.

We did caution on Friday that based on premarket activity, our ranges could be extended considerably, and that’s exactly what happened. The updates ranges showing the total moves we seen over a two session span are as follows:

$85 Calls – Range: 5.60-11.13 – Max Gain: 99%
$90 Calls – Range: 2.50-7.35 – Max Gain: 194%
$95 Calls – Range: .71-3.50 – Max Gain: 392%


Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. GALT

GALT is a stock that we began tracking earlier in 2017, including it in our report on January 17th. Shortly following that alert, the stock saw a low of .935 and it hasn’t looked back since.

We followed up with an update of GALT on February 10th, at which time we had seen a relatively modest range of .935 to 1.29 (+38%). We noted that the gains would be “sustainable if GALT can manage to crack past the current 200DMA” (then at 1.32).

That did happen, and on the 15th we posted another followup stating “One more bullish push will get us into double-bagger territory for this idea, and the stock may well make a run into the 2.00-range.” Our assumptions proved spot-on again, as one week later, the stock went on to hit a high of 2.21, representing a total move up from our observed low of .935 amounting to 136%

Once again GALT is heading to highs, this morning trading as high as 2.30 in the premarket on the heels of some positive clinical trial data (>>View PR). We’re going to want to be paying attention to its activity as we open up another trading week, as expectations of extended gains once again do not seem unreasonable.


Extended Watchlist:
RNVA, CXRX, PTCT, CCTL, CXRX, PIP