Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options, Bottom-Plays & More

Twitter, Inc. TWTR – Options Idea

We have yet to talk about TWTR in 2017, namely because the stock has been in an overall downtrend over nearly that whole span. However, in recent weeks, it found a bottom and slowly has begun stair-stepping its way to a recovery. That process is getting a kick in the pants this morning with a significant morning gap up on the heels of Twitter’s earnings. The company posted losses, though not as big as expected, while also reporting an increase in users.

We’re going to see about possibly using the commotion to our advantage with a range of options ideas. Provided TWTR can maintain support at or above its 50DMA (15.19) on any pullbacks, we’re going to be interested in tracking the activity in the TWTR Weekly $15-16 Calls, on which we’ll be looking for a classic dip-and-rip pattern. If properly timed, it could spell some big gains in those contracts.


Apricus Biosciences, Inc. APRI

We want to put APRI on our radars today as a potential bottom-bouncer. At the beginning of the year, from a level comparable to current prices, the stock ran into the mid-$3 range. Now, after a long period of getting beat back nearly to its annual low, it is showing signs of a rebound that we’d like to monitor on the chance that it turns into a full-scale reversal.

You can see just what we mean on the snapshot below. The RSI is indicating that APRI is about to enter extreme oversold territory, while the MACD is just beginning to curl upward and show some convergence. We wouldn’t be surprised to a see cross in the days ahead.

Even just a run back to the 200DMA from here would be a move of almost 100% so we’ll definitely want to keep an eye peeled.

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NoHo, Inc. DRNK

We’ve been saying how hot the super-subpenny market has been recently, and the trend has been persisting now for quite some time.  We initially slated DRNK for observation in Monday’s premarket report, after which we saw a soild 70% pop from a low of .0003. We stated as much in yesterday’s report, mentioning that we’d certainly want to continue to pay attention, based on a number of factors.

The stock did manage to record a new high for us for the second straight day, making an intraday move of 50% from .0004-.0006, and extending our two-session observed range to a nice, round 100%


Extended Watchlist:
AAGC, KALY, AKBA, CETV, SDLP, UQM

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: IDXG, MJPI & More

Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. IDXG

We had a few solid performers from yesterday morning’s report, but IDXG was definitely the cream of the crop. We saw a huge initial surge out of the gate followed by a steady ramp-up for the remainder of the session.

From a low of .3619, IDXG traded as high as 1.20, which represents an intraday run of 232% and it occurred on more than eighteen times the 30-day average volume. Not only that, but it managed to close above the dollar mark at 1.01. With price action and momentum like that combined with the fact that we’re seeing another gap-up here in the premarket, we’ll defintiely be on the lookout for further activity today, possibly in the form of a dip-and-rip scenario.

The big move was largely catalyzed by the release of a PR alluding to the fact that Aetna has agreed to cover Interpace’s ThyraMir™ test for all of its 46 million members. (>>View Full PR)


MJP International Ltd. MJPI

MJPI extended its gains yesterday and secured its status as a multi-day runner. We tagged this stock on Wednesday at a low of .85 and witnessed a decent run to 1.18 (+39%). Yesterday we recapped its performance, including the very bullish close and high volume,  and mentioned that a continued run could be in the cards.

We turrned out to be spot on in our assessment, and MJPI persisted in its uptrend, trading up from a morning low of 1.20 and reaching a new high of 1.63. That worked out to an intraday push of 36%, and extended our two-day gains on this play to a highly-respectable 92%


Options Recap

Twitter, Inc. TWTR - After furnishing us with double-bag gains yesterday, our target contracts that we initially put forth last Thursday, the TWTR 01/20 $19 and $20 Calls, recorded some modest intraday gains and added to our cumulative totals.

01/20 $19 Calls – Range: 1.33-1.70 – Max Gain: 28%
01/20 $20 Calls – Range: .94-1.22 – Max Gain: 30%

There is a gap on the TWTR chart that runs from roughly $21-24, and with a 01/20 expiration, we’ll continue to track these options, and if it appears the gap will begin to fill, roll up our strike prices accordingly.
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Fresh Idea:

Wynn Resorts Ltd. WYNN – We’re looking for a possible recovery play for WYNN in the wake of a damning China UnionPay policy change that implements further restriction of the maximum daily allotment for ATM withdrawals in Macau. With 60% of WYNN’s revenue coming from Macau, the stock got hammered during yesterday’s session.

It appears as if some measure of a recovery will take effect this morning, with the stock gapping up in the premarket, so we’re going to be monitoring the WYNN Weekly $96-98.50 Calls for potential quick-strike trades.


Extended Watchlist:
IMUN, PIOI, LEXG, AXPW, ACNV, MSTX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: PPCH Breakout & More

Propanc Health Group, Inc. PPCH

It didn’t require any patience on our part before we saw our bottom-watchlist from yesterday morning’s premarket report bear fruit. What we have in PPCH is an example of absolutely perfect timing.

After being mostly in a downtrend for a period that stretches all the way back to springtime, we ended up calling the bottom here with laser-like precision. The stock bulled its way up all day long, trading in a range from .008, through the penny barrier, and up to .017. That works out to an intraday pop of 112% and it came on nearly six times the monthly average volume.

The stock also managed to close just a tick below its high of day at .016, so we’re definitely going to be on the lookout for continued momentum. Yesterday wasn’t the first time we caught this play for triple-digit gains, and in all honesty, it probably won’t be the last.


Twitter, Inc. TWTR – Options Recap

In last Thursday’s morning report,  we presented an options idea for TWTR based on the setup of the chart; at the time it was trading in the mid-$18 range.

We put forth the TWTR 01/20 $19 and $20 Calls, to give ourselves the time needed to realize the upward move we suspected the stock would make, and it turned out to be another good idea. We saw a run to the mid-$19 level, and it facilitated the following performances in our target options:

01/20 $19 Calls – Range: .80-1.64 – Max Gain: 105%
01/20 $20 Calls – Range: .51-1.19 – Max Gain: 133%

Again, with that extended expiration date, we’ve still got all the time in the world to witness even further gains out of these contracts. That should start with with this morning’s opening bell, as TWTR is gapping up in the premarket once again.
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Fresh Idea:

Lululemon Athletica, Inc. LULU – On the strength of a solid Q3 earnings release and the authorization of a $100M buyback program, LULU is looking strong, and we want to get in on the action by formulating a new options idea to correspond with the activity.

Yesterday the stock broke out of the channel, from roughly $54-58, that it had been stuck in for several weeks, so we’re going to be focusing our attention on the LULU Weekly $66.50-70 Calls.


MJP International Ltd. MJPI

We also want to recap the performance of another play from yesterday’s extended watchlist. MJPI appeared for the first time in our reports, and responded with a solid session.

From a low of .85 the stock traded as high as 1.18, marking a 39% pop on the day and like the aforementioned play, it too closed just a single increment below the high of day at 1.17, and will thus remain on our list going forward.


Extended Watchlist:
IDXG, VNR, SPHS, NAVB, GAHC, AGIN, LBSR

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Recap, Bottom-Watchlist

Options Updates

We’ve signaled a number of options ideas recently, and would like to take an opportunity this morning to go over the types of gains that they’ve produced this week. Each of them has an extended term remaining until expiration and will continue to remain on our wathlist moving forward.

On Monday we presented the PODD 01/20 $35 Calls for observation, and in the ensuing two sessions, we’ve witnessed a solid 48% move from 2.00 up to 2.95.

Yesterday, we added the GDDY 01/20 $36 Calls into the mix, and saw a fantastic first-day performance out of those. From a low of .85, they ran as high as 1.75, for a single session double-bag rip of 106%
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Added Options Notes: Ideas from last week that have yet to make their moves but are still on our watchlist include the TWTR 01/20 $19 and $20 Calls, as well as the ITUB 01/20 $11 Calls. With six weeks remaining until expiration, there’s still plenty of time for these play to display the activity we’re after.


Bottom Watchlist

It’s tax loss selling season as the year’s-end holidays rapidly approach, and that means increased liquidity for many stocks. It’s also a time when we look for the increased activity as a catalyst for bargain basement type plays to see nice moves off of their 52-lows. So here are a handful of stocks trading at or near their annual low points to watch for possible bottom bounces over the next few weeks:

Bravo Multinational, Inc. BRVO

Orbital Tracking Corp. TRKK

Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Inc. ECIG

Propanc Health Group, Inc. PPCH


Extended Watchlist:
MCPI, DIMN, MJPI, PKGM, VAPE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TWTR Options & More

Globus Maritime, Ltd. GLBS

We included GLBS as a part of our extended watchlist yesterday after noticing that the stock had produced a solid session on Tuesday. Our hunch that the run could continue proved to be good, as the stock posted another nice intraday performance.

GLBS traded in a range from a low of 5.122 to a high of 8.769, a move of 71% and it came on more than seven times the monthly average volume. We’ll keep a slot on our watchscreens reserved for GLBS in the event it maintains its upward momentum and strings together a multi-day run.


Agora Holdings, Inc. AGHI

We’ve continued to follow AGHI as it has seen some consolidation over the past few sessions, and the lower it has crept, the more attractive it has begun to look as a bounceplay opportunity.

If you notice on the included chart, the stock has a recent track record of making a serious run-up from current PPS levels. The last time it traded below a dime, that was followed by a huge pop to more than .20. That’s just the kind of rebound we’ll be looking for as the stock searches for support.



Twitter, Inc. TWTR – Options Idea

In conjunction with buyout rumors that have been swirling around Twitter, we happen to like the look of the present chart, and thus we’d like to formulate a corresponding options idea. We’ve had a reasonable amount of success with the TWTR options chain in the past, and current conditions seem favorable enough to signal an extended-term idea today.

We’re going to place the TWTR 01/20 $19 and $20 Calls for the time being, with the added caveat that a buyout actually coming to fruition would very likely necessitate an adjustment to our strike prices.


Extended Watchlist:
RIG, SDRL, REXX, CLRB, TOPS, DRYS