Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PCTL Still on Fire & More

PCT Ltd. PCTL – Update -

We have taken a slight detour from our typical options and big-board-heavy focus to look back to the OTC Markets, where we used to make the bulk of our bread and butter, many years ago.

The lower exchanges are still good for speculative short term trading if you know where to look, and PCTL, which we initially tagged for observation first thing  Monday morning, has now continued to move impressively through a second consecutive session. As we reported yesterday morning, on Monday the stock ran from .0089-.015 (+69%), but that was just the beginning.

We mentioned that crossing the barrier between subpenny and penny territory is a difficult thing for an OTC stock to do, and that it was an occurrence that warranted further attention in and of itself. We’re glad we didn’t let it slip off of our radars because PCTL added another huge performance yesterday. From a daily low of .0127 the stock shot to a new high of .0278! That represents an intraday gain of 119% and measured from our observed low on Monday, a total two-day increase of 212%


Tenet Healthcare Corp. THC – Fresh Options Idea -

We won’t ignore the options trading arena completely, with one idea in particular sticking out to us this morning. We are seeing some volatility arise as the stock is in a prime bottom-bounce position, and are going to want to track a couple of ideas through to the end of the week.

We are going to potentially target the THC Weekly $18-18.50 Calls, which will stand to perform well over the remaining three sessions of the week if it can begin to establish some momentum off of the bottom you can on the chart below.


Extended Watchist:
CSTM, SDRL, ITCI, HOME, S, GHDX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: New Options Ideas & More

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TEVA

We’re very interested in TEVA as a potential bottom bounce play. The stock registered new 52-week lows midway through last week, and has exhibited a solid level of support. Trending up slightly in the premarket, we’re going to be tracking a pair of June options contracts to coincide with what could easily be a significant rebound.

Our specific targets are going to be the TEVA 06/28 $12.50 & $13 Calls, which could present us with sizable opportunities to profit
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Sprint Corp. S

We’re also going to set our sights on a range of Sprint options as the company attempts to gain FCC and DOJ approval on its $26B proposed merger with T-Mobile. The review period ends in June, but we’re more interested in the short term capability of the stock to provide us with quick strike chances. We’re going to radar the S Weekly $7-8 Calls.


Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. ADVM – Review

A stock we recently began tracking, ADVM has been in a fairly continual uptrend since we signaled it for observation on the morning of April 17th. In the last month, the stock has made considerable bullish strides.

From the low we observed on the day of our initial alert, at 5.44, ADVM has gone on to record a high of 9.17. That comes out to an increase of 69%


Extended Watchlist:
TOPS, GERN, GMO, AMRH, TRQ, CREX, FUN, ICON, SQQQ, TMUS, INDY

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: BA, MA Updates & More

The Boeing Co. BA

We signaled some options ideas for Boeing on Wednesday morning, the BA Weekly $352.50-360 Calls. We were met with moderate-to-good intraday gains ranging from 74-188%, as we reported yesterday morning.

We have to swing back around and provide yet another update after the opportunities to profit really kicked into gear yesterday. The intraday moves and gains on the table were as follows:

$352.50 Calls – Range: 2.90-8.75 – Max Gain: 202%
$355 Calls – Range: 1.70-6.99  – Max Gain: 311%
$357.50 Calls – Range: 1.11-5.15 – Max Gain: 364%
$360 Calls – Range:  .50-4.00 – Max Gain: 700%


Mastercard, Inc. MA

We added ideas for the Mastercard chain as well in yesterday’s premarket report  with the MA Weekly $170-175 Calls. Those also turned out to provide the chances for some very nice intraday gains.

After the company beat solidly on earnings with rising revenues, the stock went on a run that was sufficient to create these moves on the day:

$170 Calls – Range: 2.00-5.00 – Max Gain: 150%
$172.50 Calls – Range: .80-2.70 – Max Gain: 238%
$175 Calls – Range:  .24-1.05 – Max Gain: 338%

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Fresh for Friday:
Sony Corp. SNE Weekly $51.50-53 Calls*

*Please do not attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are an expert level trader with disposable funds.


Extended Watchlist:
MARK, PTI, S, DECK, AIPT, TVIX, LBCC, IMUC, VKTX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: APC Review & More

Versartis, Inc. VSAR

It isn’t just bullish activity that draws us to a stock. Any type of increase in volatility generally causes us to take note, and the rapid fashion in which VSAR is crashing this morning is about as volatile as it gets. The company failed to meet primary endpoints on its HGH study, and the stock fell through the floor, losing over 80% of its value thus far.

Regardless of the catalyst, whenever such a huge selloff occurs in such a hurried way, we go into bottom-watch mode, and wait for the eventual bounce. So we’ll have VSAR on our radars moving forward, watching for signs of solid support and subsequent rebound.


Anadarko Petroleum Corp. APC

The announcement of an enormous 10% share reduction via buyback program had exactly the effect we suspected it would yesterday, after we signaled a range of calls to observe in our premarket report.

Those targets were the APC 09/29 $47-48.50 Calls and each of them made a move to the upside. We also mentioned we’d be watching them beyond yesterday’s session, and sure enough the stock appears to want to gap up this morning and add to the gains we’ve already witnessed, which were as follows:

$47 Calls – Range: 1-1.60 – Max Gain: 60%
$47.50 Calls - Range: 1.29-1.40 – Max Gain: 9%
$48 Calls – Range:.62-.95 – Max Gain: 53%
$48.50 Calls – Range: .50-.83 – Max Gain: 66%
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Fresh Post-Earnings Options Idea:
CarMax, Inc. KMX $69.50-71.50 Calls*

*We never discuss weekly options on a Friday without going out of our way to warn our readers that trading contracts with a weekly expiration on a Friday is exceedingly risky and should only ever be attempted by expert traders!!!


Extended Watchlist:
ETRM, EBIO, S, AKTX, SBGL, CAPR, MNKD

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MBRX Update & More

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. LL
LL is gapping up heavily in the premarket this morning, and we want to look to take advantage of the increased volatility.

With the stock trading up into the $30-range, we’re going to be looking for a possible dip and rip setup as the session kicks off. We’ll look for LL to come down off these premarket highs before ramping back up, and our targets are going to be the LL Weekly $27.50-29.50 Calls.


Moleculin Biotech, Inc. MBRX

A lot of our regular readers will remember the excellent run we witnessed in MBRX not too long ago, after signaling interest in the stock back on the morning of June 21st. It went on to run from .96 all the way up to 3.75, which was followed by a precipitous decline back to the 1.30′s.

We re-alerted on MBRX on July 18th as it began to cycle up for another run, and the upswing it has put together over the past couple of weeks has been nearly as impressive as the first major run. The stock has run from 1.83 back up to the 3.00-mark yesterday, so we’re really going to want to be on the lookout for it to test that previous swing high if it can continue on its bullish pattern.


Extended Watchlist:
S, HUSA, CBMX, SKLN, IDXG, GOGL