Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Post-Earnings Options & More

Dollar General Corp. DG

First up this morning is a look at DG, which revealed its Q3 earnings report early this morning, and appears to be gearing up for some continued bullish activity, for which we’ll want to formulate an options trading idea.

The stock has been in a general uptrend for many months, seeing its annual lows in June, and trading in a general upward channel ever since. DG is gapping up roughly 5% in premarket trading, and we’re going to look for action in the DG Weekly $93.50-96 Calls today and possibly tomorrow as well.


Lululemon Athletica

This is another stock that has put up a good performance since late spring. After seeing its own annual low at the end of May in the $66 area, LULU has recently breached the $90 mark.

That upward climb could continue on the heels of what was a solid beat on both sales and earnings in the post-market yesterday, as well as boosted sales guidance. When coupled with the $200M share repurchase the company has just authorized, and we have another excellent candidate for some options trading ideas. In this case we’re interested in tracking the LULU Weekly $72.50-74 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
ROX, HOME, VTGN, IGC, MYO, CRSP, TLRD

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: EKSO Recap & More

Yesterday’s Notable Gainers:

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. EKSO - On a choppy day for the markets as a whole, we managed to root out a decent intraday mover in EKSO. This stock traded in a daily range from a low of 1.40 and ran as high as 1.92. That works out to 37% pop, and it occurred on roughly 12.5X the 30-day average volume.

With a strong close at 1.81, we’ll be interested in continuing to track EKSO as we head into week’s end, keeping an eye out for the registering of higher highs and higher lows.
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LiNiu Technology Group, Inc. LINU -  Also contained in yesterday’s premarket report was a reference to LINU, and it too made a moderate move on the day.

From its low of .42 LINU managed to get up as high as .5569, which marked a 33% upswing and that came on just a hair under five times the monthly average volume, so we’ll continue to keep tabs on this play as well.


Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. IDXG

As you can see on the chart below, IDXG has taken a bit of a beating of late, and we noticed it gapping up significantly in the premarket this morning, so we want to signal it for observation.

The early activity could be due in part to a bullish IDXG blurb published on Seeking Alpha this morning, but as we mentioned above, this in an interesting play purely from a technical perspective as well. We’re always looking for bottom bouncers to track and IDXG currently fits that bill. .

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HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. HTGM

Speaking of bottom bouncers showing life in the premarket, we also want to point out similar activity in HTGM. Like the above-mentioned play, the stock has recently experienced an extended selloff period, and could be ready to mount a comeback, so we’ll be on the lookout for that. .


Extended Watchlist:
AVXS, CTIC, SKLN, ROX, XXII

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review, Fresh Plays & More

PLCE Options Recap

On Tuesday, we submitted our interest in PLCE Weekly $70-75 Calls for a quick mid-week strike, and what we got instead was a supremely strong performance that lasted the remainder of the week.

On Wednesday, contracts within our target range yielded gains from 112-315% On Thursday
possible profits were a bit more subdued yet still highly respectable, giving us chances at gains ranging from 30-100% on the day.

On Friday, our idea managed to offer up yet another solid performance. The $70 Calls ran 45% intraday from 3.19-4.64, while the $72.50′s scored a double-bag-plus gain for the third straight day, spiking from .90-2.18, a 142% swing.


Breitburn Energy Partners, Inc. BBEP – Update

In Thursday morning’s premarket report we signaled BBEP as a “Bankrupt Bottom-Bouncer” slating it for observation, and the tag came with excellent timing. Despite a recent Chapter 11 filing looming, we managed to catch it at a bottom and track it over an impressive gain. Observing a low of .055 Thursday, we watched as the stock subsequently ran to a high of .11 Friday for a perfect 100% session-over-session upswing.

BBEP closed at .07, and in order for us to remain interested in the play moving forward, we’re going to need to see it maintain support at or above the channel between .06-.065 on any pullbacks.


MyDx, Inc. MYDX

We’ve taken notice of a stock that is showing a confluence of several attractive features at the moment in MYDX. What we’ve got here is a play that qualifies as a low-float, low volume, bottom-bouncer, and it’s got an interesting back story to boot.

MYDX produced a strong bounce off of its recently-recorded 52-week low (.17 on 05/18-05/19) on Friday, after crumbling for a more than 50% loss since the beginning of last week, when it was trading around .40.  We’re going to want to keep an eye peeled for signs of a continued rebound as we kick off this new trading week.

The company’s intriguing product is a chemical purity analysis tool, which you can learn all about at https://www.cdxlife.com


Bottom-Bounce Watchlist: Castle Brands, Inc. ROX and LendingClub Corp. LC


Extended Watchlist:
ONCI, NETE, NAVB, MESG

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom Plays, Options Idea & More

ML Capital Group, Inc. MLCG – Update
 
The first thing we want to do today is take a look back to Thursday morning at a play we designated for observation in our watchlist.

MLCG has followed up our alert with three consecutive sessions of higher highs and higher lows. On Thursday, we witnessed the stock changing hands at .0008, and yesterday we saw it reach a high of .0014. That marks a laudable three-day swing of 75% with very heavy volume coming in over that time-span.

We’ll continue to monitor MLCG for a continuation of the bullish pattern we’ve seen established thus far.


Special Reminders:

Axion Power International, Inc. AXPW
& Skyline Medical, Inc. SKLN

Now, we’d like to reiterate our opinion of both of these [unrelated] stocks, which we recently presented as bottom-watch plays.

Each one is still giving us the impression that their rebounds could occur soon, so we just wanted to remind our readers that these plays are still on our radar. In both cases, the stocks appear heavily oversold and ripe to begin a significant recovery, so let’s not let them fall by the wayside just yet.


Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. VRX-  Options Idea

We’ll close out this morning’s report with our first fresh options idea of the week. We’ve been watching over the past week as the stock has taken a real pounding, falling from just below the $70-level to below the $30-level.

We’re going to signal a set of contracts with an extended expiration period, the VRX 04/22 $32 Calls, which will give us plenty of time in which to see the stock put some distance between itself and the newly-established 52-week low it saw yesterday.


Extended Watchlist:
MXOM, FABU, DXMM, PPCH, ADMD, CGRW, ROX(Form-4 Bottom-Watcher)