Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Stock Updates

Catalyst Pharma Inc. CPRX

We saw a very impressive new high for a stock that we’ve been tracking off of a bottom since February 8th. CPRX traded for as little as 2.36 that day, and has never looked back, spending most of the 7 weeks since then in a general uptrend that really kicked into high gear yesterday.

The stock ultimately reached 5.25 before closing just a penny below that point. That works out to an upswing of 122% in well under two months’ time.


Axsome Therapuetics, Inc. AXSM 

Speaking of stock runners, we called out AXSM for observation just last Thursday, and wanted to drop back in on it to comment regarding its performance thus far. From a low of 11.75 on Thursday morning, the stock has now reached as high as 16.38. That’s a relatively modest but still very respectable gain of 39% in a span of just three sessions.


Extended Watchlist:
SRNE, BPTH, BE, VLRX, ZUO, ATOS, BOXL, VTL, RWLK, ZDGE

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: RARX Review & More

Ra Pharmaceuticals. Inc. RARX

It was the morning of December 12th that we most recently highlighted RARX, and it is one stock that has weathered the ups and downs of the past few weeks quite well. In fact, subsequent to that report, we’ve observed a run from a low of 15.23, up as high as 22.15. That amounts to a run of 45% which is highly respectable for a $15+ stock over a short time span.

That high also represented a new 52-week high for the stock, which is especially impressive when you consider that most stocks out there are just now coming off of recently established annual lows. We’ll be highly interested to see if RARX can continue to push its upper limits.

For what it’s worth, our first-ever mention of RARX came last February, when it was trading at less than $6/share.


Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) PBR

We’ve got a long history with PBR options that stretches back years, as you can see in our PBR Archive. Like a lot of other stocks we’re seeing, PBR is coming off of recent relative lows, and has gained a quick boost from the loosening pressure on the markets over the past week.

PBR has breached its 50-day moving average in the premarket, and we want to line up a pair of quick-strike options trading possibilities to correspond with this volatile activity. We’ll be watching the PBR Weekly $14 & 14.50 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
ICON, SBS, MYSZ, NVCN, APDN, BTAI, VLRX, IMMR

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Bottom Watch Plays

Inspired Entertainment Inc. INSE

The markets had a really rough go of things on Friday which caused problems for many, if not most, stocks. INSE was among those few that managed to buck the trend, as the stock continued to exhibit bottom-bounce characteristics. That’s why we wanted to place INSE on recovery watch, just on the heels of its quarterly report.

The overseas virtual sports gaming company relayed considerable revenue growth for the period, while outlining its intent to penetrate further into the North American markets. INSE is going to be an interesting play to watch into the New Year, as it already received positive feedback from a trial run with the Pennsylvania lottery.


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InSys Therapeutics, Inc. INSY

Speaking of bottom plays, the similarly-designated INSY also just caught our eye this morning with an attractive bottom-play setup in the works.

As you can see from the included snapshot of this one, the stock is quite oversold, and has established a fairly solid level of support from which a considerable rebound may be possible.


Extended Watchlist:
SGSI, QCOM, XPER, VLRX, CLDX, LEVP, APHA, NTRI

Blue Horseshoe Stock: Tech Options Plays

TECH OPTIONS

We’re seeing a bit of a rebound in the markets this morning after they once again got crushed yesterday. Partially due to a better-than-expected economic report on Durable Orders, we’ll look for the highest profile companies with fresh earnings out that appear set to move this morning.

TSLA and MSFT both dropped their reports in after-market hours yesterday, and look to be our most promising potential targets today.

The tech sector as a whole was among the hardest hit in the recent spate of losses for domestic stocks, with many, if not most of its players being beaten back to unsustainably low levels, so the timing is actually quite good for some solid movement off of these earnings reports.

We expect a market recovery to provide us with plenty of chances to take advantage of all of these underpriced stocks as they rebound in the days and weeks ahead.

TSLA Weekly $310-317.50 Calls
MSFT Weekly $104-107 Calls


Extended Watchlist: 
HSGX, VLRX, NOG, ALT, ENBL, HLT, BILI, NXTD, XLNX

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: TGT Review & More


Target Corp. TGT

For a fresh set of options ideas yesterday morning, we had signaled the TGT Weekly $87.50-89 Calls for observation after the company recorded its best quarterly figures in a decade.

Despite posting a red candle on the day, the early activity in the stock was sufficient to provide our selected options contracts with the juice to make some respectable intraday rips.

$87.50 Calls – Range: .70-1.50 – Max Gain: 114%
$88 Calls – Range: .55-1.22 – Max Gain: 122%
$88.50 Calls – Range: .43-.95 – Max Gain: 121%
$89 Calls – Range: .14-.40 – Max Gain: 186%

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FRESH IDEAS:

We’ll continue to stick with big name earnings plays as long as they’re on the table. Earnings related options trading has become our bread and butter, and for good reason. As TGT proved yesterday, we don’t even need for these stocks to close in the green to give us what we’re looking for- all we need is the right early morning activity.

Today we’ve got a pair of fresh ideas that also just reported earnings. We’re going to be monitoring the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA Weekly $180-185 Calls, and the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. WSM 09/21 $67.50 & $70 Calls.


Extended Watchlist:
LX, SNPS, NEWA, SNPS, VLRX