Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. OCRX
We noticed OCRX gapping up off of its bottom yesterday in the premarket, relaying that fact along to our readers in our morning report. The stock had a major gap to fill to the upside leading into yesterday’s session which we pointed out with a chart snapshot, and the excellent intraday run that ensued made some good headway in terms of filling a portion of that gap.
The stock traded in a range from .77 to 1.15 yesterday, for an intraday rise amounting to 49% and did so on immense volume to the tune of roughly 15X the 30-day average.
This morning in premarket trading we’re seeing another gap-up, trading as high as 1.37 so far. We’ll need to keep our eyes peeled right from the starting gun this morning as another bullish session could be forthcoming. We’re going to want to see yesterday’s closing value of 1.10 hold as support on any pullbacks in order to sustain our immediate interest.
e.l.f Beauty, Inc. ELF – Options Idea
We caught ELF on the heels of a strong earnings report wherein healthy beats on both earnings and revenues were announced. The stock is gapping up in premarket trading today, having breached the $30-mark with an early high of 30.99.
We always like a good post-earnings options idea so we’re going to formulate one that we can follow for the remainder of this week and into the next. We will be tracking the three sets of contracts in the range of ELF 03/17 $25-35 Calls over the next few sessions for potential quick strike trades.
Northern Dynasty Minerals. Ltd. NAK
We highlighted NAK in yesterday’s watchlist after noticing the stock had been trending steadily downward toward its 200DMA. We banked on the hunch that it would find support around that area, and were essentially spot-on in assuming a reversal was in the cards.
The stock underwent a classic dip-and-rip pattern, trading in a range from 1.08-1.34 for a modest intraday upswing of 24% While it didn’t blow our socks off on the first day, we still believe that serious upside potential exists for NAK from its current standing. All indicators are pointing to the strong possibility of this stock returning to the 2.00-level or better in the near future.
Additionally, a hike in the federal interest rates, which many expect as soon as this month, could have a positive impact on precious metal plays like this one, so it will be interesting to see what lays in store for NAK.
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