Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Form-4 Alert & More

Snap, Inc. SNAP – Update

Even as the markets got crushed yet again yesterday despite it appearing as if the worst of the downturn was over, SNAP still managed to produce gains in our updated options trading targets.

It was in our premarket report yesterday that we were updating readers on the previous idea we had with the SNAP $16-17.50 Calls, which made moves ranging from 335-700% the day prior.

The stock had risen by such a large margin that we rolled up our potential strike prices to the $21-22.50 levels, and we got very nice activity out of half of those calls to keep our success with the SNAP options chain rolling.

The $21 Calls ran from .04-.32, for a fantastic 700% rip, while the 21.50′s made a 400% from .03-.15.
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Fresh Options Idea:

Provided the SPY holds above 259.50 we’ll be interested in the SPY Weekly $260.50-262 Calls*

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



LendingClub Corp. LC

With turmoil in the markets persisting, this is a time when we want to stick to our technicals, and look for stocks that are currently boasting the type of chart setups we routinely scan for, and LC currently matches the profile.

The stock has come down to double-bottom with a gap to fill to the upside, as you can see on the included snapshot. We feel that over the next few weeks, LC could be in line for a solid recovery.

In addition to the stock itself, we’re going to radar a pair of options contracts to track over a more extended period of time, with the LC 03/16 $3.50 & $4 Calls.


Seattle Genetics, Inc. SGEN – Form-4 Alert

While we’re on the subject of bottom-plays, we’ve got SGEN hitting our scanner this morning. We’ll include a chart snapshot of this one as well, so you can see what we find so attractive about it. We’ve got a triple-bottom formation happening with the stock coming down to he $50-range, and a recent track record of the type of volatility we’re after.

To sweeten the pot, a major Form-4 buy came in the last week at $52, to the tune of $200M (View EDGAR Filing) in addition to a multi-program immuno-oncology collaboration with Pieris Pharmaceuticals announced this morning.

We’re going to track the SGEN 03-16 $50 Calls in the days and weeks ahead.


Extended Watchlist:
PIRS, AVIN, CTRL, CFMS, CNET, INPX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SNAP Rocking & More

Snap, Inc. SNAP

After we signaled our interest in a range of SNAP calls yesterday morming, the stock turned in quite a performance. In fact, SNAP ended up being the top gainer on the NASDAQ for the session.

That activity paved the way for some excellent intraday moves for our designated contracts, the SNAP Weekly $16-17.50 Calls, which all more than

$16 Calls – Range: 1.15-5.00 – Max Gain: 335%
$16.50 Calls – Range: .93-4.38 – Max Gain: 371%
$17 Calls – Range: .50-4.00 – Max Gain: 700%
$17.50 Calls – Range: .45-3.51– Max Gain: 680%

We feel good about a continuation of the same kind of volatility we saw with SNAP yesterday, and will roll up our potential strike prices, and begin to monitor the SNAP Weekly $21-22.50 Calls as we finish out the week.
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Fresh Options Idea:
GrubHub, Inc. GRUB – Weekly $80-85 Calls

Twitter. Inc. TWTR – Weekly $31-33 Calls


Biocept, Inc. BIOC

We want to keep tabs on BIOC after the announcement of a public offering precipitated what we would consider an over-reactionary selloff.

The company raised a sum of roughly $14.8M after offering approximately 32M shares at an exercise price of .45, along with immediately exercise-able warrants to purchase another 32M shares at .50.

We would classify it fall to a new annual low of  .30 yesterday as a kneejerk response, and with the stock being this heavily oversold, we’ll want to put this one on bottom-bounce watch immediately.


Extended Watchlist:
TEUM, SNCR, FOLD, SWN, GCAP, NETE, RIOT, ONTX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

Lumentum Holdings Inc. LITE

We noted yesterday morning that LITE was bucking trend of the two-day market bloodbath we witnessed this week. We made it clear that we were interested in the LITE Weekly $44-46 Calls regardless of which way the markets went, and it turned out to be a solid idea.

The markets did of course see a reversal, and LITE did perform well on the day, creating the following gains in our tracked contracts:

$44 Calls – Range: 2.00-8.00 – Max Gain: 300%
$45 Calls – Range: 2.50-6.98 – Max Gain: 179%
$46 Calls – Range: 1.25-6.00 – Max Gain: 380%

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Fresh Options Ideas:

The Walt Disney Co. DIS – Weekly $107-109 Calls
Snap, Inc. SNAP – Weekly $16-17.50 Calls


Quotient Ltd. QTNT

Another stock we went bullish on in yesterday morning’s report, despite coming off the biggest two-day losses for stocks in history, was QTNT.

It boasted a solid bottom setup, and had already exhibited some bottom-bounce activity in the prior session. It also performed well on the day, trading up from a low of 3.36 to a high of 4.39- a respectable intraday run of 31%  We’ll look for the stock to establish a trend of higher highs and higher lows over the next few sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
RIOT, NETE, DRYS, DPW, MARA, CFRX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: DPW, PTOP & More

Peer to Peer Network PTOP

We originally alerted on PTOP on the morning of November 8th, well before the huge run that the stock would launch into weeks later on the back of bitcoin-hysteria. Our observed low on this crypto-related play was all the way down at .0004.

Flash forward to this week, and PTOP has been launched to new highs as Bitcoin itself continues to set new all-time highs, this morning hitting $11,855.73 shortly after 8:30am eastern.

Yesterday the stock hit .014, marking a 3,400% increase from our witnessed low, in a matter of just twelve trading days!


Digital Power Corp. DPW

We signaled DPW, another crypto play, in yesterday mornings premarket report, and it too surged to new highs with the help of the continued bitcoin explosion, as well as the company’s unveiling its subsidiary’s plans to launch a line of line of advanced hardware for digital mining of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin.

Our call came just in the nick of time for us to catch a very solid intraday run from DPW, which traded up from a low of 2.15 to a high of 3.49, recording a 63% intraday push to the upside. It’s also closed at its high of day on heavy volume./ Coupled with this morning’s new all time highs for Bitcoin, and we have the conditions necessary for this stock to continue its bullish ways.


Eagle Bancorp, Inc. EGBN

After realizing that EGBN had been the target of short-seller manipulation, we reported this to our readers yesterday morning, and placed the EGBN 12/15 $50-60 Calls on watch “for what should be a forthcoming recovery”. We’ve already seen our take on the situation vindicated in one session, as the stock rebounded predictably after having taken a nosedive on Friday.

That resulted in a good start to our extended-term recovery options ideas, with the following intraday gains being posted:

$50 Calls – Range: 4.40-7.60 – Max Gain: 73%
$55 Calls – Range: 1.80-3.90 – Max Gain: 117%
$60 Calls – Range: .40-1.20 – Max Gain: 200%


Extended Watchlist:
EYES, COLL, GIII, SNAP, RGC,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Recaps, Fresh Ideas & More

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. CMG 

Our extreme success on the options front continues. We cited the CMG chart setup as the reason for wanting to have our eye on the CMG Weekly $297.50-305 Calls yesterday morning, and were very pleased with the intraday performance we witnessed. It also didn’t hurt that the founder stepped down to make room for a new CEO, which went over well with the investment community.

Regardless of which strike price was chosen, there were some serious multi-bag single-session gains there for the taking:

$297.50 Calls – Range: 1.50-8.10 – Max Gain: 440%
$300 Calls – Range: 1.15-6.50 – Max Gain: 465%
$302.50 Calls – Range: .77-5.00 – Max Gain: 549%
$305 Calls – Range: .54-3.83 – Max Gain: 609%

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Fresh Idea:

The Kroger Co. KR – We want to signal some options to watch for Kroger as well after the company tidily topped 3Q forecasts with this morning’s earnings report. We’re going to be looking to the KR Weekly 25.50-27.50 Calls to try to take advantage of the conditions. We’re also anxious to listen in on the conference call slated for later this morning.



Crypto Recaps

Whatever you refer to it as, virtual currency, digital currency, or cryptocurrency, the rise of Bitcoin has fueled a hugely popular market sector, and caused many small companies to shift focus to attempt to capitalize on what has become pure hysteria.  Bitcoin breached $11,300 yesterday, and as a result, some of the BTC-related plays we’ve tagged have enjoyed really nice moves on the chart.

Integrated Ventures, Inc. INTV – Having recently lauched its bitcoin mining efforts, INTV is a stock that we slated for observation in our watchlist yesterday morning. The stock responded with a solid run from .551 to .97, marking an intraday pop of 76% on more than ten times its monthly average volume.

Peer to Peer Network PTOP - This one appeared in our watchlist earlier this month on the 7th. We came early to the party on this one, but with Bitcoin setting its new all-time high once again yesterday, it woke up in a big way. That included a serious intraday move of 1780% as PTOP traded from a low of .0005-.0094. It represented the stock’s highest price in three years, and a new all time record high volume, with over 400 million shares changing hands on the day.


Extended Watchlist:
RAD, MYSZ, RYB, MIK, ADMP, BOSC, IBIO, SNAP