Recent Winners


+180%
PLX
Alert Price: $0.36
High Price: $1.01
Results: 180% in 40 Days
+157%
OREX
Alert Price: $1.81
High Price: $4.65
Results: 157% in 36 Days
+91%
GBT
Alert Price: $15.85
High Price: $30
Results: 91% in 41 Days
+87%
ARIA
Alert Price: $12.72
High Price: $23.75
Results: 87% in 20 Days
+58%
XGTI
Alert Price: $1.47
High Price: $2.32
Results: 58% in 29 Days
+55%
EXAS
Alert Price: $15.10
High Price: $23.40
Results: 55% in 37 Days
+38%
EDIT
Alert Price: $18.24
High Price: $25.09
Results: 38% in 55 Days
+36%
CYNO
Alert Price: $48.25
High Price: $65.90
Results: 36% in 28 Days
+32%
EBS
Alert Price: $27.22
High Price: $35.88
Results: 32% in 6 Days
+27%
ICHR
Alert Price: $13.40
High Price: $17.04
Results: 27% in 22 Days
+23%
CNAT
Alert Price: $4.43
High Price: $5.45
Results: 23% in 3 Days
+23%
PEIX
Alert Price: $8.30
High Price: $10.25
Results: 23% in 12 Days
+21%
KATE
Alert Price: $15.40
High Price: $18.67
Results: 21% in 11 Days
+20%
REPH
Alert Price: $6.89
High Price: $8.25
Results: 20% in 11 Days
+20%
SN
Alert Price: $11.24
High Price: $13.46
Results: 20% in 15 Days
+16%
CX
Alert Price: $7.97
High Price: $9.30
Results: 16% in 10 Days
+16%
ACAD
Alert Price: $32.03
High Price: $37.09
Results: 16% in 26 Days
+15%
PVG
Alert Price: $7.17
High Price: $8.24
Results: 15% in 6 Days
+12%
OCLR
Alert Price: $8.49
High Price: $9.55
Results: 12% in 7 Days
+12%
ACET
Alert Price: $19.50
High Price: $21.93
Results: 12% in 26 Days
+12%
COW
Alert Price: $20.00
High Price: $22.42
Results: 12% in 26 Days
+11%
PLKI
Alert Price: $70.82
High Price: $79
Results: 11% in 5 Days
+10%
HWKN
Alert Price: $48.15
High Price: $52.90
Results: 10% in 14 Days
+9%
LLY
Alert Price: $67.61
High Price: $73.56
Results: 9% in 12 Days

Past results are not indicative of future profits. This table is accurate, though not every trade is represented.

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Amicus Therapeutics Launches Galafold in Italy

March 9, 2017: Amicus Therapeutics has commenced the commercial launch of the precision medicine Galafold in Italy following the final publication of reimbursement guidelines by the Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute). Galafold is now reimbursed in Italy as a therapy for long-term treatment of adults and adolescents aged 16 years and older with a (Read More….)

BJ’s Restaurants Beats on Earnings and Revenue

February 24, 2017: BJ’s Restaurants reports Q4 EPS of $0.55 versus the $0.40 estimate. Revenue also beat coming in at $265.6 million versus the $265 million estimate. Same store sales fell -2.2%.

Comments: “Despite a challenging industry-wide operating environment, we continued to increase our market share, as we outpaced the industry in terms of traffic (Read More….)

Sell ACADIA Pharmaceuticals for a 15.8% Win

February 11, 2017: Selling ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Monday for about a 15.8% win. Congratulations if you were able to make money on the trade.

February 5, 2017: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc reportedly receives takeover approach from AstraZeneca according to an article on StreetInsider. Source: http://www.streetinsider.com/Hot+M+and+A/ACADIA+%28ACAD%29+Said+to+Receive+Takeover+Offer+from+AstraZeneca+%28AZN%29+-+Source/12496195.html

Pfizer may also have interest in acquiring lead drug candidate Nuplazid but (Read More….)

Grubhub Expanding agreements with BWLD, Subway and PF Changs

February 8, 2017: The mainstream financial media reports that Grubhub Seamless Inc is expanding agreements with BWLD, Subway and PF Changs and adding agreements with Dennys, Red Robin, and Hooters.

January 19, 2017: Hearing takeover rumors circulating about GrubHub. The rumor is that Yelp is interested in acquiring the company. Could not confirm the (Read More….)

The Hartford Financial Services Group Beat On Earnings and Revenue

February 3, 2017: The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc reports Q4 EPS of $1.08 versus the $0.96 estimate. Revenue also beat coming in at $4.54 billion versus the $4.51 billion estimate.

The CEO said, “Commercial Lines had an excellent quarter, with a stable underlying combined ratio of 88.2, solid growth in new business, and (Read More….)

Sell GoPro For 1.17% Gain On Raymond James and Baird Cuts

February 3, 2017: Raymond James and Baird crashed our long position in GoPro. Then Baird cut GoPro to an Underperform rating from Neutral and set a price target of $6. Let’s sell for a 1.17% gain. I’m not feeling it’s good to fight Raymond James and Baird over GoPro right now. GoPro’s stock did a (Read More….)

Hearing Merger Rumors Circulating about Hertz Global

February 1, 2017: Hearing merger rumors circulating about Hertz Global. The rumor is that activist shareholder Carl Icahn could push for a merger with Avis. I could not confirm the source of the rumors.

December 14, 2016: MKM Partners reiterates a Buy rating on Hertz and sets a price target of $33.

December 13, (Read More….)

Illumina Beats On Earnings and Revenue

January 31, 2017: Illumina beats on earnings and revenue. Illumina reports Q4 EPS of $0.85 versus the $0.81 estimate. Illumina also beat on revenue coming in at $619 million versus the $614 million estimate.

The CEO said, “Research and development (R&D) expenses for the fourth quarter of 2016 were $129.9 million, or 21.0% of revenue, (Read More….)

Avianca Holdings Seeking Better Takeover Offers

January 31, 2017: Hearing takeover rumors circulating about Avianca Holdings after reports in the mainstream financial press. The rumor is that Avianca Holdings’ largest shareholder Synergy Group was not happy with any of the three takeover offers received. Avianca Holdings and Synergy Group are looking for better offers.

December 17, 2016: I’m hearing takeover rumors (Read More….)

Lakeland Industries Takeover Rumors About PE Firm

January 29, 2017: Hearing takeover rumors circulating about Lakeland Industries. The rumors are that a PE firm may make a bid at around $25 a share for Lakeland Industries. I actually think this rumor has some street cred. The current market cap of Lakeland Industries is $81.3 million which is really cheap considering Lakeland Industries (Read More….)

Kate Spade Takeover Gambit

January 22, 2017: My research has caused me to be of the opinion that Kate Spade is one of the most promising takeover plays on Wall Street.

Back on December 28, 2016, rumors circulated that Kate Spade wanted to sell itself and had hired advisers to contact potential buyers. A day later, on December (Read More….)

Hain Celestial Seeing Heavy Call Activity

January 20, 2017: Seeing heavy call activity on Hain Celestial. February calls are active again at more than 8x average daily volume.

December 12, 2016: Hain Celestial Group is coming off of a double bottom on takeover rumors that are circulating. The rumor is that GIS could be a possible suitor. Takeover rumors have been (Read More….)

Hearing Takeover Rumors Circulating About Etsy

January 6, 2017: Hearing takeover rumors circulating about Etsy. The rumor is that InterActive Corp is interested in acquiring the company for around $16 a share. The takeover rumors about Etsy started back on October 28, 2016, when former Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn said on CNBC that he thought Etsy could be a takeover target.

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Pacific Crest/Keybanc Raised Twilio to Overweight

January 5, 2017: Pacific Crest/Keybanc raises Twilio to an Overweight rating, from Sector Weight, and sets a price target of $36. Pacific Crest/Keybanc says the reasons for the upgrade are:

– Upward bias to 2017 consensus estimates of 30% revenue growth vs. 60.8% in 2016

– Increasing probability that it reaches profitability by year-end

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Seeing Heavy Call Activity

January 4, 2017: Seeing heavy call activity in Alexion Pharmaceuticals: 2,000 Aug $140 calls traded at $12.80. I wonder if the heavy call activity has anything to do with the takeover rumors that were circulating on December 20, 2016, about Alexion Pharmaceuticals?

December 22, 2016: Leerink defending Alexion Pharmaceuticals; Reiterates outperform rating and price target (Read More….)

British American Tobacco Strong Pattern Out Of Oversold

January 3, 2017: Lots of merger and takeover rumors coming from the tobacco sector after the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) voted on December 19, 2016, to sell off its remaining tobacco stocks worth about $550 million. Tobacco stocks did a big sell-off.

According to reports in the mainstream financial media, British American Tobacco (Read More….)

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Hearing Takeover Rumors Circulating

December 28, 2016: Hearing takeover rumors about biotechnology firm Intercept Pharmaceuticals. The rumor is that Novartis could be a potential acquirer. Can not find the source of the rumors. StreetInsider asked an Intercept Pharmaceuticals spokesperson about the rumor and the company said it will not comment on M&A speculation.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Stock Chart

Intercept (Read More….)

Hearing Takeover Rumors Circulating About OpGen

December 26, 2016: Hearing takeover rumors circulating about OpGen. The rumors are coming from the fact that Merck Global Health Innovation Fund disclosed a huge 37.5% stake in OpGen according to a schedule 13D filing.

November 16, 2016: Rodman & Renshaw/H.C. Wainwright reiterates a Buy rating on OpGen but cuts their price target from $3.25 (Read More….)

Applied Materials Sell For a 3.8% Win

December 19, 2016: Sell Applied Materials for a 3.8% win in 9 trading days. Congratulations if you were able to make money on the trade. The sell comes as Goldman Sachs cuts AMAT to a Neutral rating from Buy, and sets a price target of $35. Try not to let a winning trade turn into (Read More….)

Hearing Takeover Rumors Circulating About Wayfair

December 16, 2016: Hearing takeover rumors circulating about Wayfair. The rumor is that Lowes is a possible buyer at a price of $55 per share.

November 30, 2016: Wayfair reports that direct retail sales rose 52% year over year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Direct retail gross sales are defined as dollars of order intake. (Read More….)

First NBC Bank Rumors In Talks With Potential Buyers

December 14, 2016: Hearing rumors that First NBC Bank is in discussions with potential buyers but I can’t find the source of the rumor.

December 14, 2016: FBR Capital cuts First NBC Bank to Underperform from Market Perform, and sets a price target of $5.

November 29, 2016: The Clinton Group issues letter to the (Read More….)

Stock Market Prediction Show For the Week of December 12 2016

A weekly Saturday night show that attempts to predict market direction for the week ahead by looking at a variety of technical and fundamental indicators.

This week’s show features Trump’s comments about bringing down drug prices, the incredible trial results from Bellicum Pharmaceuticals that cured all 35 children in the trial, takeover rumors surrounding (Read More….)

Stock Market Prediction News For Week of October 10 2016

About 156K new jobs were added in September. The consensus was for 168K. The pace of job creation has slowed since last year, along with the U.S. economy. Friday’s September payrolls report of 156K new jobs was spun by Fed Vice Chair Fischer, as a “goldilocks” number, not too hot, not too cold.

I removed (Read More….)