Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SNDX Recap, Options & More

Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SNDX

Despite the markets getting crushed yesterday we managed to find and tag in our premarket report, what would ultimately be the NASDAQ’s top gainer of the day. SNDX had been gradually coming up off a bottom in the few sessions prior, but yesterday things really kicked into gear.

It traded in a range from 10.76 to 15.335, a fantastic intraday move of 43% which is really impressive for a $10+ stock. That move inside of the first 90 minutes of the session. That was followed by a dip-and-rip pattern from 12.16 and back to 13.62; a 12% rebound into a strong close at 13.58

The stock traded 56x its 30-day average volume yesterday, and held more than half of its daily advance, so we’ll be treating this as a potential momentum play as we head into week’s end, looking out for higher highs and higher lows out of SNDX.


Fresh Options Ideas

Speaking of the markets getting crushed, it appears as if we may see a continuation of that pattern today, so we want to have a few sets of options ideas to fall back on in the event of a continued slide.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA – BABA had been on an incredible bullish run for the better of part of 2017 thus far as you can plainly see on the chart snapshot we’ve included here. You can also see that the strength index is sharply declining after having recently been indicating the stock was extremely overbought.  We can also see the MACD pinching toward a bearish cross.

That’s why, along with an earnings miss in the premarket and the overall current of the markets as a whole, we’re looking at the BABA Weekly $120-117 Puts for potential quick-strike swing trades.


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SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)  – Also in the vein of our general bearish view of today’s overall conditions, we want to line up a set of SPY Puts for observation. Our regular readers know that the SPY is one of our favorite market analogs, and has been a wellspring of gains for us on the options front when we correctly gauge investor sentiment.

Today we want to put the SPY Weekly $237-235 Puts on watch, as a sustained tumultuous period for stocks would likely produce some good chances for us there.


Extended Watchlist:
P, GLYC, CYTR, ETRM, XGTI, VSLR

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Huge Options Calls & More

SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Options Recap

If any of our readers had ever been in any doubt as to why we occasionally try to “shoot the moon” with a risky options idea containing weekly expiration contracts on a Friday, then this past Friday’s session answered their questions for good. We try to shoot the moon, because occasionally you can actually hit it! That was certainly the case with the SPY Weekly $238-50-239.50 Calls that we highlighted in Friday morning’s premarket report.

We stated our reasoning behind the idea as having noticed a “promising jobs numbers release, and what seems like it could be a bullish day for the markets as a whole.”  It really worked out exactly as we hoped, and because the SPY can be traded 15 minutes into post-market hours we got an extra boost to the monster moves we saw, which were as follows:

$238.50 Calls – Range: .33-1.41 – Max Gain: 327%
$239 Calls – Range: .07-1.00 – Max Gain: 1328%
$239.50 Calls – Range: .01-.47 – Max Gain: 4600%

As you can see, those gain opportunities ranged from really good, to ridiculously good, to full on eye-popping! Cheers to anyone who was along for the ride!


Uni-Pixel, Inc. UNXL

We’ve taken notice of what could be a prime rebound opportunity in UNXL. As you can see plainly on the chart below, the stock bottomed out at the end of last month, and has thus far been building a higher base of support in the month of May.

We’re eager to track this play to see if the trend will continue because if you’ll notice two of our favorite technical indicators on this chart, the RSI and the MACD, both are exhibiting an extremely bullish look at the moment. We’re going to place UNXL on intensive watch, because the party could just be getting started.


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Extra Note: For an added bottom-bounce possibility, we’ll also have California Resources Corp. CRC on our radar, as it just underwent a bullish reversal on Friday, and maintained more than half of its daily gains.


Extended Watchlist:
AMFE, BLDV, FCEL, AXSM, DRRX,
GST, DDR(Potential Bottom-Bouncers)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: FNBC Review & More

First NBC Bank Holding Co. FNBC

As we were just mentioning yesterday morning, we first alerted on FNBC in Monday’s premarket report after noticing that the stock was looking oversold and searching for a bottom.

It did indeed find that bottom at .0932 on Tuesday, from which point it has launched a multi-day recovery, setting an amazing new high of .89 yesterday. From its morning low of .29  it ran 207% intraday, and from our observed low, a whopping 855% move up in a span of three trading sessions! It’s also worth it to mention that there is still a gap to fill on the chart up to the 2.50-range.

This definitely goes down in the books as our most exciting call to watch this week, and cheers go out to any of our readers who caught on and made a pretty penny!



Ampliphi BioSciences Corp. APHB

APHB was among our tracked stocks from yesterday morning’s report, and it yielded a very nice intraday chance with its daily performance. The stock traded up from a morning low of 2.17 and hit 4.88 just prior to lunch hour on massive volume to the tune of more than 87 times the 30-day average!

That worked out to a great move of 125% on the day, so despite gapping down in early trading this morning, we’re pleased with the opportunity APHB offered during yesterday’s session. Additionally, with the extreme volume and volatility in this stock, we won’t rule out seeing another pop from APHB on the eventual rebound.



Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. NAK

We also want to give an update on NAK, which we last tagged at the end of March. Early April brought a considerable upswing from 1.21-1.85, a 53% move. Over the past several sessions that followed the stock has been under consolidation, and we want to come back around to put it on our radars again, as it looks as if it may be getting ready for its next leg up.

The RSI and MACD, which are typically some of our favorite technical indicators aren’t giving off strong signals either way at the moment, but the stock recorded a hammer candle yesterday. In a downtrend, that can be a bullish reversal signal, so we want to keep an eye on NAK as we close out the trading week.



SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – Options Idea

We also wanted to make it known that we are going to be tracking some SPY Calls today to coincide with a promising jobs numbers release, and what seems like it could be a bullish day for the markets as a whole. We’ll have the SPY Weekly $238-50-239.50 Calls* on our watchscreens today.

*Never attempt to trade weekly options on a Friday unless you are a highly experienced trader- it’s an exceedingly risky proposition.


Extended Watchlist:
COTE, GOGL, SSH, BPMX, CTRV,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Hasbro Options & More

  SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)Options Recap

On Friday morning we were looking for solid jobs numbers to aid a push in the SPY, which we set ourselves up to take advantage of with a range of options calls.

We designated the SPY Weekly $227.50-229 Calls as our targets, and every one of those four sets of contracts were in play with some really nice intraday activity:

$227.50 Calls – Range: 1.02-2.04 – Max Gain: 100%
$228 Calls – Range: .59-1.53 – Max Gain: 159%
$228.50 Calls – Range: .27-1.03 – Max Gain: 281%
$229 Calls – Range: .10-.63 – Max Gain: 530%
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FRESH IDEA: Hasbro, Inc. HAS

On the heels of an impressive earnings beat this morning, we’re going to be shifting our options-trading focus to Hasbro, and the HAS Weekly $88-92 Calls.


OTHER UPDATES

Cerulean Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CERU -Another item of interest for us on Friday was CERU, which we noted, based on a number of factors, seemed primed for a breakout at any time. As it turned out, that time was immediately upon the opening bell, as CERU shot up quickly from a low of 1.11 up to 1.68, for a 51% rip.

CERU did consolidate into the close at 1.30, but with Friday’s major spike in volatility, and the sheer immensity of the volume that came pouring into the stock on the order of 39X the 3-month average, we’ll be sure to continue to track its movements as we kick off a new trading week.
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Sugarmade, Inc. SGMD - Rounding off Friday’s solid performers was SGMD. This was a first-time mention for us, and it made a pretty good first impression with a notable intraday push.

The stock rose from a low of .11 and ran as high as .1494, marking a move of 36% It also signaled the fourth consecutive session that the stock has recorded higher highs and higher lows. Between that, and a strong close with which SGMD maintained more than half of its daily advance, and we’re very interested to keep following this particular play.


Extended Watchlist:
VDRM, ABVG, RMGX, ODYC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Updates & More

Facebook, Inc. FB – Options Recap

Our fresh options idea or the day yesterday on the heels of Facebook’s earnings beat, the FB Weekly $133-136 Calls ended up providing opportunities for sizable gains early on in the session.

The following moves all occurred in the first half hour of trading, so traders would have had to be quick on their feet to get in on the action, but those who were, were handsomely rewarded with some really big, really quick gains:

$133 Calls – Range: .36-2.17 – Max Gain: 502%
$134 Calls – Range: .28-1.51 – Max Gain: 439%
$135 Calls – Range: .18-.96 – Max Gain: 433%
$136 Calls – Range: .05-.55 – Max Gain: 1000%

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FRESH IDEAS:

Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN – With Q4 earnings season in full swing, we will include another options idea based on the early activity in AMZN, which posted disappointing figures in its post-market release yesterday.

Here we’re going to be highlighting a range of puts that we feel stand to make decent gains, should AMZN’s fortunes play out as we suspect they might today. The targets we want to place on watch are going to be the AMZN Weekly $810-800 Puts.

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SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) – On the bullish side of things, solid jobs numbers could very well lead to an overall uptrend for the markets as a whole, so we’re going to want to designate an a corresponding idea for that.

Generally, we like to use the SPY as a market analog, so we’re going to signal a range of SPY calls to try to take advantage of the current conditions. Our target range here will be the SPY Weekly $227.50-229 Calls.


Cerulean Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CERU

We want to keep our eyes on CERU as we close out the week, and into next week, as the stock is currently boasting a chart that looks as if it could break out at any moment.

As you can see, the stock has been gradually building a higher base of support off of annual lows recorded in the fall, and yesterday, really started to make a bullish move. We’re seeing a slight gap-up this morning to just below the resistance channel between 1.20 and 1.30. As we’ve pointed out below, there is a huge gap on the chart to the upside, and a breach of that channel would begin to fill it in.

This is a stock that we feel could easily make a 100% move inside of the next few sessions, so we will want to watch carefully.


Extended Watchlist:
MJPI, PKGM, GEQU, OWCP, SGMD, PROM

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