Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Retail Focus

Retail Focus

Macy’s, Inc. M - With the holiday season fast approaching, we’ll be on the lookout for retail plays with good upside potential, and Macy’s could be a good fit in that regard.

You can take a look at the chart below and see that the stock has just begun to show signs of a rebound after getting absolutely hammered earlier this month. Indicators suggest that the stock is rather oversold.

We’re going to radar a set of longer-term contracts, the M 11/17 $23 Calls, which should see a nice move if the stock can indeed regain the ground it’s lost over the past few weeks. There’s also a gap on the chart to the $28 area, the filling of which would propel those contracts to huge gains.


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JC Penney Co. Inc. JCP - Another retailer we’ve talked about many times in the past, particularly leading up to and during the holidays, is JCP.

Similar to the above mentioned play, the stock took a punishing hit to its PPS over the past few weeks, and has shown the beginnings of a rebound. It has an even larger gap on the chart, and a chance to fill it even quicker.

The stock itself could end up being a good recovery play, but we’ll also want to put a couple sets of options contracts on watch as well, with the JCP 11/17 $4 and 4.50 Calls.


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More Retail Ideas – Also in the retail sector, and each with premarket earnings beats, are American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. AEO and Express, Inc. EXPR. We’re going to radar the AEO Weekly $12 & 12.50 Calls, and the EXPR 09/15 $6 & $7 Calls.


Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. ZN

We also wanted to quickly update readers on the performance of ZN, after it was a topic of discussion in yesterday’s premarket report. While the stock didn’t break out by any means, it did trade from a low of 2.95 to a high of 3.42 for a modest 16% intraday move.

It did, however, manage to close just two cents below its high of day, so we’ll have it on continued watch this midweek, looking for the recording of higher highs and higher lows.


Extended Watchlist:
BLKG, RMRK, IMUC, NVAX, SCYX, DXTR,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FPVD Breaks Out & More

Force Protection Video Equipment Corp. FPVD

We were just mentioning how we wanted to stay on FPVD’s trail yesterday morning, after the stock had shown us a nice 64% move on Tuesday.

We identified .036 as a key point of resistance that we wanted to see broken, and not only did that happen, but the stock smashed through and kept on running to an impressive new high.

It traded in a range from .022 on up to a nickel, for an intraday gain of 127% which occurred on roughly 7 times the three-month average volume. From our observed low on Tuesday, it represented a session-over-session swing of 198%

The previous resistance we mentioned at .036 will now be the level FPVD will need to hold support at or above in order to maintain our attention going forward.


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT – Options Idea

We’ve had some excellent fortune recently with earnings-related options plays in the retail sector, and the opportunity to take advantage of yet another one may be ready to present itself today in the form of WMT.

Increased revenue for the quarter has led the retail giant to increase guidance for the remainder of the year, and the news is causing a notable gap-up here in the premarket. As the activity unfolds, we’ll be looking to possibly take advantage of WMT Weekly $73.50-76 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
BBGP, BCEI, BONT, BLDP, THLD, SCYX, VRX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FWDG, SCYX Updates & More

FutureWorld Corp. FWDG

On Monday, we put FWDG on our radar as a result of a PR we caught that morning outlining an upcoming share dividend. Those who own shares of FWDG as of next Thursday, April 30th will receive dividend shares of HempTech Corp (>>View Website)

We mentioned that we’d be tracking this play leading up to the dividend date, and it appears to have found a base of support at .0024 late this week. From that level, yesterday the stock rebounded back to .0034 (+42%). The next area of resistance on the FWDG chart is the 50DMA of .0038.


SCYNEXIS, Inc. SCYX

SCYX appeared in yesterday’s extended watchlist, and put up a noteworthy intraday performance.The stock saw a brief low of 8.15 first thing in the morning, and ran into the close at 9.99. That worked out to a 22.5% increase on the day, and it come on substantial volume to the tune of just over 51X the monthly average trading volume.

Anytime we see a stock close with that kind of momentum, it’s one that we’ll monitor closely in following sessions. We will of course be on the lookout for both continued momentum as well as an eventual consolidation that could lead us to opportunities on the bounce.


Pazoo, Inc. PZOO

In addition to bringing us multiple chances at sizable intraday gains over the past three weeks, PZOO is also building itself a beauty of a chart. We’ve seen continual progress since observing a low of .0049 (04/06) as the stock managed a subsequent high of .0125 (+155%), and has registered a higher low every single day this week. It’s easily observable on the chart snapshot we’ve included below.


The company also remains active in the news; last week promising full repayment of one of its convertible notes within ten days, and this morning informing us that they met their obligations totaling $400K.  Pazoo also highlighted its plans to repay another note to a different firm in coming weeks. It shows a real commitment to cleaning up its books and moving in a positive direction, so we’ll want to stay attuned to the news wires for future updates.

This Morning’s PR:

WHIPPANY, N.J., April 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pazoo, Inc. (OTC Pinks:PZOO) (German WKN#: A1J3DK), is pleased to announce that as of today, the company has completely repaid the total of its obligations on its Convertible Promissory Notes to Union Capital LLC. Pazoo announced on April 15th its intention to pay off Union Capital within ten days’ time. Pazoo made good today on its intentions. Pazoo’s next steps will be to pay off the Eastmore Capital Note within the next few weeks.

Pazoo felt it’s extremely important to let shareholders and the public know that it continues to meet its commitments, and assure the public that Pazoo is taking affirmative steps to prevent any conversions of these Notes into free trading shares of the company’s common stock. >> FULL PR


Added Notes:

Apple Inc. AAPL has been a beast all week in anticipation of earnings at the beginning of next week. The stock is gapping up this morning to highs that it hasn’t seen since February. We’ll be looking for a possible daytrading opportunity in the $130 Weekly Calls as the dip-and-rip is one of our favorite setups.

Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN will also be on our radars for a potential dip-and-rip scenario following its earnings beat. We’re going to monitor Calls in the $420-435 range.


Extended Watchlist:
MSTX, CLF, MCP, LOOK

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Earnings-Related Options Ideas & More

Earnings-Related Options Ideas

We’ve entered into another round of high-profile earnings releases, and as our routine readers are well aware, this has become a key device in our seeking of quick-strike profits with options trading.

Ebay, Inc. EBAY
On EBAY, we’re going to size up contracts in the $58.50-60 Call range, looking for a classic dip-and-rip scenario. Usually on a gap-up after an earnings beat we see profit-taking which leads to a pullback followed by a resulting bounce. We look to get positioned in some in-the-money calls on the pullback that we can unload when the rebound occurs.

Caterpillar, Inc. CAT
CAT beat on earnings as well, and the range of contracts that we’re most likely going to find the biggest chances for gains here, should fall between $86-89.  We want to stay in the money with our strike price and roll it up in the event the stock breaks out more sharply.

Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras) PBR

For PBR, which is sliding back following yesterday’s post-market earnings release, we’re going to look for possible opportunities in Weekly Puts in the $9.00-8.50 range, depending on the intensity of the downward pressure we see on the stock as the market opens.


Enzon Pharmceuticals, Inc. ENZN

This is a stock that we want to put on our radars as we head into week’s end; biopharmas have been hot, and ENZN is among those that have been breaking out. We’re anxious to see how this play will continue to fare as it has been streaking into the blue sky.

It’s much like the move we saw in the past couple of weeks from VLTC, which spiked on news of an increased stake by billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn. It so happens that Icahn also owns shares in ENZN, which makes for an interesting side note. We’ll certainly want to keep this one in our sights moving forward.


Yahoo, Inc. YHOO – Options Ideas

If you recall, we were sitting on the fence with our approach to YHOO options yesterday as the internet search giant had fallen short on earnings. We noted that the heaviest action would likely be in the  $44-45 Calls or Puts, depending on the tone of the trend.

It became quickly apparent that YHOO was pulling back further upon the open,and anyone who followed our idea and latched onto the $44 Puts were in for quite a ride as those contracts traded in a range from .17-.55; an intraday swing of 223% The $45 Puts also made a move from .56-1.29, a slightly more subdued yet still very respectable 130%


Great Basin Scientific, Inc. GBSN

We need to congratulate anyone who caught our flag of GBSN in yesterday’s premarket report, as the stock made a healthy intraday run from 4.60-6.10 that could have afforded traders gains of up to 33% on the day on the heels of some FDA-related news.


Extended Watchlist:
CYTX, BTU, SCYX, IBIO