Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Options Ideas & More


American Green, Inc. ERBB

We’ve seen a great performance out of ERBB over the past few sessions, since including it in Thursday morning’s premarket report. That morning the company had announced that it had purchased the entire town of Nipton California (>>View PR) with grand plans to turn it into a cannabis tourism destination.

Since then, ERBB has seen a big move on the chart, trading up from Thursday’s low of .0012 to a new 52-week high of .0046 yesterday, marking a three-day swing of 283% on the highest volume we’ve seen out of the stock since last fall.

We’re interested to keep an eye out for updates on the Nipton project, which will apparently consist of several facets including production of CBD-infused water sourced from local aquifers. ERBB is a stock we’ve followed for years, but we’ll want to pay extra attention in the weeks and months ahead to stay on top of that story and see how it affects the stock.


Options Ideas

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. VRX – Despite a Q2 loss and guidance reduction posted in its report, VRX, which had been on a downtrend for several sessions prior, surged in premarket trading this morning.  We’re going to want to try to take advantage of the volatility created here with a set of options to track for potential swing trades. .

We’re going to be watching the VRX Weekly $16-17.50 Calls which could see some big activity following a potential early dip from profit-taking followed by a rip to new highs.

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Michael Kors Holdings, Ltd. KORS – On the flip-side, KORS is a stock that was experiencing a pretty good uptrend for an extended period leading up to its own earnings report, in which the company easily exceeded Wall Street’s expectations, and raised guidance.

Like the previously mentioned play, we’ll look for the classic dip-and-rip formation, and will be tracking the KORS Weekly $41.50-43.50 Calls as we head into this midweek.


Extended Watchlist:
ENDP, CLRB, XNET, VH, CHFS, DRRX

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: EKSO New Highs & More

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. EKSO

What started as a nominal gainer that came off of our extended watchlist on Wednesday, EKSO rolled its 37% performance over into yesterday’s session, carrying on the multiday action. After a  strong close at 1.81 on Thursday, we said we’d be interested in continuing to track EKSO as we head into week’s end, and it was a great idea.

The stock continued its ascent to a new high  and reached 2.18. From Wednesday’s low of 1.40, it works out to a respectable two day swing of 56% Just as we mentioned yesterday, the stock closed strong again, and we’ll want to keep monitoring for higher highs and higher lows .


Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX – Options Idea

Valeant has been working its way down to an area of relative support recently, consolidating after a nice run off of its 52-week lows from April to May. This morning in the premarket, we’ve taken notice of the fact that VRX is gapping up considerably in the premarket.

We want to be waiting in the wings with an options idea to take advantage of the action following what could very well be an early dip-and-rip formation. We’ve called VRX and a ton of other such stocks in these positions, and done very well in the past.

We’ll be looking to the VRX Weekly $12 and 12.50 Calls* for possible swing trades today.

*We never include mentions of weekly options contracts on a Friday without explicitly warning our readers that trading weekly options at the end of the week is a hugely risky proposition that should not be attempted unless you are an expert trader! 


Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AMPE

We want to point out a possible momentum play in AMPE. We’ve talked about this stock in the past, and as you can see from the included chart snapshot, it has been mounting a decent rebound effort off of a double bottom over the past few sessions.

We’re going to place AMPE on watch into next week, as a similar move to the one exhibited by the stock earlier this spring would mean considerable gains from this point.


Extended Watchlist:
HOS, MYO, CLSN, TAUG, GAHC, BTSC

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Huge VRX Calls, New Ideas & More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX

Our latest round of VRX Calls will almost certainly go down as one of our best three-day swings on any idea we’ve ever formulated. Beginning on Tuesday when we offered up the VRX Weekly $10.50-12 Calls as a target range. That day the stock traded as low as 10.57 before beginning this epic run that facilitated some truly impressive gains. VRX continued to bull its way to new highs yesterday, hitting 14.55, which in itself represents a 38% rise over Tuesday’s low.

Just like we did in yesterday’s premarket report, we’ve included the intraday moves, as well as our overall observed gains. 

$10.50 Calls – Daily Range: 1.95-3.89 – Daily Gain: 118% – Total Range: .40-3.89 – 3-Day Swing: 873%
$11 Calls – Daily Range: 1.46-3.50 – Daily Gain: 140% – Total Range: .18-3.50 – 3-Day Swing: 1844%
$11.50 Calls – Daily Range: 1.27-2.99 – Daily Gain: 135% – Total Range: .08-2.99 – 3-Day Swing: 3638%
$12 Calls – Daily Range: .51-2.51 – Daily Gain: 392% – Total Range: .02-2.51 – 3-Day Swing: 12450%

A hearty congratulations goes out to anyone who took advantage of one of our best ideas of the year so far!


Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. NAK

Following our alerts on the stock in March at which time we stated that we believed there was “serious upside potential” for NAK, the stock has proven our assumption to be accurate. It has lived up to that potential as well in recent week, and this morning we’re seeing the stock gapping up to new highs in the premarket today with shares changing hands for as much as 2.60.

From the 1.06 low we observed in March, that represents a roughly two-month upswing of 145%

Today’s heightened activity likely stems from the new announcement the company made via PR this morning. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alaska-based Pebble Limited Partnership, and the US Environmental Protection Agency have reached a settlement agreement with respect to the parties’ longstanding legal dispute.

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, EPA has agreed the Pebble Project can proceed into normal course permitting under the Clean Water Act and National Environmental Policy Act. (>View Full PR)



Snap, Inc. SNAP – Options Ideas

SNAP took a pounding yesterday after releasing earnings that many are referring to as a disaster, but is recovering in the premarket today. We want to try to signal a range of calls to coincide with what could be a significant course-correct.

We’re looking at the SNAP Weekly $18 Calls* for quick daytrading opportunities, as well as the SNAP 6/16 $18-19 Calls for a longer-term recovery idea.

Bonus Idea: AZN $32-33.50 Weekly Calls*

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


Extended Watchlist:
ANY, TCCO, FNJN, CLSN, URRE, PBR,

Blue Horseshoe Stocks: MNKD, VRX Recaps & More

MannKind Corp. MNKD

We tagged MNKD a week ago today in our premarket report on May 4th, and wanted to circle back around this morning to go over the excellent performance the stock has recorded since then. At the time the stock had been looking like it wanted to rebound after crashing down to a bottom and our decision to mention it turned out to be timed perfectly.

In each of the past five sessions MNKD has registered higher highs and higher lows, continuing to gain back ground that it had lost in previous weeks. From last Thursday’s low of .688, the stock has gone on to reach a high of 1.88, which represents an increase of 173% while volume over the same period has been impressive. The stock traded its highest volume since 2014 yesterday, so we’re really eager to continue tracking the activity in MNKD.


Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX

Despite already showing us amazing single-session gains ranging from 380-3600% on Tuesday, which we recapped in yesterday’s premarket report, our options idea for the VRX chain, the Weekly $10.50-12 Calls saw even further advances once the session kicked off.

We’ve included the total possible intraday gains from yesterday’s session, as well as the overall gains from our observed lows on Tuesday morning.

$10.50 Calls
– Daily Range: 1.43-2.36 – Daily Gain: 65% – Total Range: .40-2.36 – Two-Day Swing: 490%
$11 Calls – Daily Range: .92-1.99 – Daily Gain: 116% – Total Range: .18-1.99 – Two-Day Swing: 1005%
$11.50 Calls – Daily Range: .53-1.42 – Daily Gain: 68% – Total Range: .08-1.42 – Two-Day Swing: 1675%
$12 Calls – Daily Range: .29-.99 – Daily Gain: 241% – Total Range: .02-.99 – Two-Day Swing: 4850%

Even though it’s not even close to our only percentage gainer in the thousands, this round of options calls with VRX is certainly going down as one of our most solid picks of the year so far. Even if someone had only bought shares in VRX stock itself, they could have been up just over 22% on this two-day swing.


Groupon, Inc. GRPN

We want to place GRPN on recovery watch after noticing the stock coming up off a double-bottom, with a gap on the chart to fill to the upside, as you can see on the included snapshot.

We like to monitor plays in this position, so we’ll put it on our radars in the days and weeks ahead. Given the look of this chart, we’d classify this as relatively low-risk, low-reward in comparison one of our average plays.


Extended Watchlist:
DEST, LPSN, MSLI, SGMO, SYN, SYMX

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Blue Horseshoe Stocks: Stellar Options Calls & More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. VRX – Options Recap

In yesterday morning’s premarket report, we noted that VRX had been coming off of recent annual lows, had a beat on earnings, and was up considerably in early trading.

Our exact words were “We want to formulate an options idea to coincide with the increased activity and expected price action in a stock in this position. We’ve seen this sort of pattern many times before, and if things play out similarly here, the VRX Weekly $10.50-12 Calls could be in line to see considerable gains.” Things did play out similarly. We did indeed see considerable gains, and quite frankly, that’s an understatement.

As VRX itself traded from 10.57 to 12.43, our targeted options calls posted astronomical moves on the day, giving traders a chance to grab a piece of the following gains:

$10.50 Calls – Range: .40-.1.92 – Max Gain: 380%
$11 Calls – Range: .18-1.50 – Max Gain: 733%
$11.50 Calls – Range: .08-1.05 – Max Gain: 1212%
$12 Calls – Range: .02-.74 – Max Gain: 3600%

This wasn’t even the first percentage gain in the thousands that we’ve rooted out in the past week. The SPY Weekly $238-50-239.50 Calls that we highlighted in Friday morning’s premarket report yielded a 4600% gainer on that day. Both of these plays serve as perfect examples of why we don’t limit our daily reports to stocks alone.


Cleantech Solutions International, Inc. CLNT

We did have a very nice play on the stock side of things as well yesterday, after we tagged CLNT in our extended watchlist. It ended up making a solid early push from a low of 4.11, and ran as high as 6.99 inside the first hour of trading.

That was good for intraday gains of up to 70% which we feel is quite good for a stock in this price range. CLNT is pulling back in premarket, but we will remain interested in possible bounce activity in the event that it holds support above yesterday’s swing low.



Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. PRTO

There’s an interesting situation unfolding with PRTO that warrants placing the stock on watch today. Despite reporting Q1 losses of $6.5M, the stock is gapping up heavily on the strength of a concurrent announcement. It pertains to the fact that the company’s investigatory treatment, vonapanitase, has received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Whenever such FDA news hits wires the resultant activity on the chart is sure to be interesting, which is evidenced by the the fact that traders are ignoring the disappointing quarterly figures that coincided with this event. Thus we are eager to track PRTO as we head through midweek.


Extended Watchlist:
ASTI, BZUN, LBIO, AAXN, ARGS, MTBC, REXX