ARIA, CAMT, MACK, ECPN & Extended Watchlist

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  ARIA

Lately, our scans have  certainly been yielding some profitable plays, and after appearing both in Friday’s extended watchlist and yesterday morning’s report, ARIA claimed its place as the next big winner to add to that list. As we approach Thursday’s holiday hiatus, we are expecting market activity to taper as people begin to travel to their holiday destinations and generally prepare for upcoming festivities. We may decide to suspend Wednesday’s newsletter, barring some unforeseen development that may need relaying.

But for now, let’s talk about the big day ARIA had for us yesterday. After opening at 4.06, the stock came back to a low of 3.92  before running up to close at 5.13. The Northerly movement continued post-market, and the stock is gapping up this morning, so we don’t want to let ARIA slip from our radars now. Remember, this stock was trading as high as the 17.00-range as recently as last month, so it still may have some ground to recover.

So far, from Friday’s low of 3.30, the bounce on ARIA has afforded us the opportunity to make up to 55% profit (at yesterday’s closing price) and we suspect that figure could continue to grow today.

Camtek Ltd.  CAMT

CAMT came off of yesterday’s extended watchlist after it had been gapping up in premarket trading, and continued to roll throughout the day. We witnessed a move from 4.11 to a high of 5.29 on 58x the 3mo. average volume, qualifying this as a serious momentum play.

It appears CAMT will gap up once again (currently trading above 6.00) so we have our eyes peeled for continued upward activity today.

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. MACK

On November 8th, MACK appeared in our daily report, at which time we mentioned a “big gap on the chart between the 3.00-3.40 level” that would bring us excessive gains if filled. We went on to mention the key point to watch for was a break of the 3.00 mark, and we did in fact witness that event this past Friday.

The move we were watching for did come to fruition, and the party may not be over yet; the stock is currently trading in the 3.50-range, so we will be very interested to see what happens today. We’d like to see MACK hold support at the 50DMA of 3.26 in order for it to have a good chance to pile on some added gains.

El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. ECPN

ECPN hit our scanners today as a stock coming off of a recent consolidation that followed a big run on the chart. In early October it ran off of its 52-wk low (.055) and would subsequently hit .41 (Nov 13th) before pulling back to find support at .1142 last Thursday. Since that time it has been logging higher lows and higher highs, so we’d like to see a continuation of that trend which could make ECPN fall under the category of a solid recovery play.

We prepped a video chart on ECPN, click below and take a look:

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