Wizard World, Inc. WIZD
We want to provide an update on WIZD as we kick things off this morning, but first a quick memory-refresh; we called this stock as a bottom-play on Friday, July 31st after noticing it had been beaten back to new 52-wk lows just prior to that. On that day, we observed a low of .33, and WIZD did an excellent job of sustaining a recovery throughout last week, during which we provided multiple updates.
On Friday, the stock attained yet another new high, reaching a PPS of .53, which represents a respectable one-week increase of 61%
The chart continues to exhibit a bullish look, as we’ve pointed out on the following snapshot. Ideally we’d like to see the stock hold support at .48 on any pullbacks, and below that, .45. We’ll have it on steady watch as trading for the week commences.
To recap a couple options-trading ideas we put forth at the end of last week. We cautioned that they may be subject to volatility, and were correct in that assumption. The result was several chances for prominent gains:
Apple, Inc. AAPL - On Friday we were mentioning our interest in AAPL Weekly $115 Calls, and the trading action that ensued was quite noteworthy. We were witnesses to an initial pop of 207% (.43-1.32), followed up by a pullback to .74, and subsequent spike to its high-of-day at 1.44, good for an added intraday move of 95% That was followed by several lesser, yet still significant swings; from .28-.54, .20-.45 and .20-.62.
First Solar, Inc. FSLR - Similar volatile trading action in the FSLR options we specified occurred on Friday (Weekly FSLR $51-52 Calls.). Several opportunities were there for the taking as those contracts all made healthy primary runs followed by multiple dips-and-rips.
The $51 Calls ran 170% from .63-1.70, and again from .76-1.10 (+48%). The $51.50 Calls first pop carried them from .34-76 (+124%), and later it registered added swings from .18-37 and then from .05-.19 in last hour of trading. Finally, the $52 Calls took off on a 163% rip from .38-1.00 , and managed an extra move from .24-.60 in the last hour.
Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AQXP is catching our eye off of the scanner; the stock has been on a major tear since the release of positive mid-point data on one of its drug trials, as well as an earning beat late last week.(>>>View PR)
Also on our watchlist to start things off today will be Value Setters, Inc. VSTR.