Watchlist for 10-19-2015 – $VTL, $KIRI, $PACB, $XNPT

Today’s Watchlist

Another kind of frustrating day Friday, held PACB overnight, which I hate, it faded a little out of the gate, then bounced, I covered at even, it then pulled 30-40 cents, annoying. But at the same time, it never cracked so even when it pulled I probably would not have covered and sat around all day as it ground back. Then I would have covered into the close for peanuts after wasting my whole day.

Instead I covered flat and went and did other things and had a great day outside of trading. It is what it is, it was Friday and I knew stuff will often hold up. Last few weeks shorts have been pretty annoying. Going to continue to work on my long game.

Today’s List: Full list from Yahoo Finance

Vital Therapies, Inc. (VTL) -NasdaqGS

Shorted this Thursday for flat (seems to be a trend), best play would have been Thursday. Since Friday it ground all the way back. My target was $7.00 but no way I was shorting at 3PM on a Friday.

Target: $7+ para, not grinding.

VTL

Kirin International Holding, Inc. (KIRI)

Jumpy, if I trade this it will be small.

Target: $6.00

KIRI

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB)

Can’t believe I’m adding this to watch again, but I think this just keeps piling up shorts. And while I may not make any money on it, at least I keep covering for flat or puny losses. Waiting/hoping for a squeeze em out move.

Target: big para

PACB

Xenoport, Inc. (XNPT) -NasdaqGS

Fishing for setups.

Target: $6.00

XNPT

Watchlist for 10-6-2015 – $CTRV, $PACB, $RJET, $BCEI, $XNPT

Today’s Watchlist

Annoying day yesterday, had to think about that word choice, almost went with frustrating. But on second thought it wasn’t frustrating it was “just one of those days” I traded my plans and some of them “kind of worked” and others didn’t but I kept to my stops and did not add to losers. Biggest thing I have learned this year is not trying to force things. Its one thing to put on a trade and have it not go your way or maybe have it move 10 cents when you wanted 50 cents, but it’s a completely different and perilous prospect to keep adding and trying to “make it work”. I’ve grown to be much more diligent in risk management. And proud of that.

Today’s List: Full list from Yahoo Finance

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CTRV) -NasdaqCM

Lost a couple cents on this yesterday but considering the ramp into the close it was a good cover. But it’s now fading pre market, bummer. Will watch for pops.

Target: $5.00+

CTRV

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) -NasdaqGS

Another trade from yesterday that appears I had the right idea, just didnt want to hold over night. Some sympathy play of this got crushed. But who knows it could have just as easily been positive news and I’d be crying about how stupid it was to hold a biotech overnight. I’ll take the couple hundred dollar profit and no overnight stress/risk.

Target: Anything over $6.00

PACB

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (RJET) -NasdaqGS

Just watching for now, ideally some sort of spike towards $7, or will look to join weakness.

Target: $7.00 or afternoon fading.

RJET

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (BCEI) -NYSE

Target: Basically the same as RJET, pop’s towards $7.00 or fading.

BCEI

Xenoport, Inc. (XNPT) -NasdaqGS

Target: $4.75 for a starter.

XNPT

Watchlist 10-5-2015 – $PACB, $RJET, $CANF, $XNPT, $BCEI

Today’s Watchlist

Extreme lack of trading volume the end of last week. But again nothing ever felt that great. I think I’m “jonesing” to make a trade at this point, so I will enforce smaller entry sizes. Have all day to trade today so in no rush.

Today’s List: Full list from Yahoo Finance

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (PACB) -NasdaqGS

Gapping a little in pre, hoping for a big move to start into. If it grinds will attempt a HOD reject play in the afternoon.

Target: Para on $7. Otherwise afternoon fade with HOD as stop.

PACB

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (RJET) -NasdaqGS

Glad I avoided this Thur/Fri, would have been painfully annoying watching it. Same plan as last week, hoping for a spike to get all the shorts out from last week then the fade.

Target: $6.20-$6.50

RJET

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (CANF) -NYSE MKT

Backside is officially in, well probably was in a couple days ago. Short pops towards $4.00

Target: $3.90’s – $4.00

CANF

Xenoport, Inc. (XNPT) -NasdaqGS

Looking to short pops with last weeks highs as a stop.

Target: $4.60’s – $4.70s stop on $5.00

XNPT

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (BCEI) -NYSE

Random ticker I picked up off of Twitter. Hoping it gets crazy $6+

Target: Parabolic to $6.00+

BCEI