Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Review & More

Options Updates

Under Armour, Inc. UA – On Thursday, we signaled interest in the UA Weekly $45-48 Calls and as you may recall, on that day we were provided the chance at gains spanning from 42-186% from contracts within the range. We mentioned the following morning that we expected to see further moves out of them. Our assumption proved accurate.

Multi-bag intraday gains were there for the taking, and the trading ranges in some cases exceeded any of the big gains we’d seen on Thursday by a wide margin: 

$45 Calls – Trading Range: .87-2.05 – Max Gain: 136%
$45.50 Calls – Trading Range: .54-1.54 – Max Gain: 185%
$46 Calls– Trading Range:  .20-1.10  – Max Gain: 450%
$46.50 Calls – Trading Range: .10-.57 – Max Gain: 470%
$47 Calls – Trading Range: .02-.20 – Max Gain: 900%


Bank of America Corp. BAC  – We were also targeting BAC options last week, namely the BAC 07/15 $15 Calls which we signaled for observation on Wednesday morning. That day we witnessed a low of .51 in those calls, and the performance was quite respectable for the remainder of the week, culminating in a high of .85 on Friday.

We’re going to want to leave this play on our radar, with so much time remaining until their expiration, we may yet see further opportunities arise.

Lithium Corp. LTUM

We also want to make a quick mention of LTUM, which appeared on our watchlist on Friday, and subsequently made a notable move.  The stock traded in a range from .10-.1349, for gains approaching 35%

Adding to the Radar

We took a look around this morning for a few new items of interest as we kick off another trading week, and came up with the following four stocks, three of which are in the biopharma sector. Half are catching our attention with fresh news out this morning, and the other half have attractive features on their charts.


EP Global Communications, Inc. EPGL

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Secures Exclusive Right of First Negotiation to EP Global Communications, Inc. Ophthalmic Technologies (Mon 7:10AM EDT)

Protea Biosciences Group Inc. PRGB

Protea announces license agreement with Yale (Mon 8:00AM EDT)



TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corp. TLOG  & StemCells Inc. STEM are also going on our watchlist after we’ve identified gaps on both charts in need of filling. We’re going to keep an eye on this pair over the next few sessions and see how it shakes out.

Extended Watchlist:

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: SGYP, PBR Recaps & More

Synergy Pharmaceutical, Inc. SGYP

We determined that the nature of SGYP’s premarket activity on the heels of a positive PR yesterday warranted inclusion in our morning report, and the result was yet another winning performance in what has thus far been a great week.

SGYP proceeded to trade in a daily range from its early low of 6.05 on up to 7.97, marking an intraday spike of 32% on volume which exceeded the 3-month average by more than 20X.

That momentum is spilling over into premarket trading this morning, and we’re seeing another gap up today. We’re going to be very interested to follow the action as the session kicks off, open to the possibility of another dip-and-rip.

Axion Power International, Inc. AXPW

Our coverage of AXPW this week yielded up big opportunities right from the start, and the trend continued early in yesterday’s session. The stock broke hard out of the starting gate and made a 30% run from .165-.214. As you can see on the 1-minute chart snapshot below, there were also a couple of subsequent swings that would follow.

AXPW ended up closing at .18, and has traded slightly higher in the premarket today.

Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) PBR – Options

We also want to track back to a report on PBR we published on the morning of June 3rd, wherein we formulated some longer-term options ideas; specifically the 08/21 $10 and $11 Calls. The PBR chart has been ripening nicely of late, and as a result we’ve seen some nice chances for gain with those contracts.

August $10 Calls – Range: .31-.64 – Max Gain: 106%
August $11 Calls – Range: .17-.30 – Max Gain: 76%

As you can plainly see, PBR is working on one heck of a chart setup, so we’ll certainly continue to monitor these calls that have consistently been making higher lows and higher highs along with the stock.

StemCells, Inc. STEM

We want to tag STEM for observation this morning in the wake of an interested premarket PR we’ve noticed. The company has received the green light from Health Canada “to expand its Phase II clinical trial for chronic cervical spinal cord injury”. >> Read PR

The stock is gapping up in premarket trading, and if it can manage to break through its recent swing high at .74 once the session begins, things could get rather interesting.

Extended Watchlist:
AMD, AEZS, PARN, ERN, HERO(Big gap-down, possible rebound)

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: AVEO Recap, Options Ideas & More

AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AVEO

We’ve tracked AVEO in our reports from Wednesday and yesterday to what has turned out to be a strong intraweek swing. From Wednesday’s low of 1.50, the stock surged to a new 52-week high of 3.50 early in yesterday’s session, during which it traded more than thirty times its 3-month average.

It marked a two-day move of 133% which began when the company released favorable drug trial results on Wednesday. Strangely, the PR (View It Here) seemed to go largely unnoticed by the investment community until yesterday. Despite that fact, we showed up early to the party, and had a heck of time watching others catch on, producing yesterday’s annual high-setting push.

After consolidating into the close, AVEO appears to be gapping up slightly this morning, so we’ll stay tuned to the price action as the session unfolds.

Holiday Island Holdings, Inc. HIHI

We played HIHI like a fiddle this week; it’s yet another example of us providing our readers with advanced notice on prime-time chances to profit.

We alerted folks to the situation in our premarket report on Wednesday, at which time the stock was trading at a low of .0015. Word of a massive share reduction via purchase and return to treasury hit the newswires early, providing us with all the incentive we needed to include it in our daily interests. HIHI proceeded to run more than 70% over the course of that afternoon.

Then yesterday, we caught wind of a promotion on the stock with which we had no involvement, and it prompted us to remain focused on HIHI. We mentioned that the promo might produce “an impeccably-timed boost to extend our profits as we look to take them off the table” and it worked like a charm. The stock ended up touching a new high of .003, marking a two-session swing of exactly 100%.

Morning Gapper Watchlist
While a Friday preceding a holiday weekend is usually a relatively subdued affair, there are a couple of items hitting our scanner that we’ll be monitoring for opportunities.  Each of the following is gapping up in the premarket:

Emerald Oil, Inc. EOX
We drew up a chart to illustrate the situation on EOX. The stock was kicked hard during yesterday’s session so we’ll be on alert for some rebound action today.

Oncothyreon, Inc. ONTY
ONTY is the other gapper that will retain a portion of our of our focus this morning.

Quick Options Trading Ideas:

 Apple, Inc. AAPL has been on a wicked run all week, so we’ll watch for a dip-and-rip scenario; the $131 and $132 Weekly Calls should be in play today.

For Petroleo Brasiliero SA (Petrobras) PBR, we’re going to zero in on $9.00 & $9.50 Weekly Calls.

Extended Watchlist: