PBR has continued to perform this week after we caught it coming off its 52-week lows two Thursday’s ago. At that time one of our main areas of interest was the 05/01 $6.50 Calls, which we subsequently observed trading at a low of .22. This week they’ve attained a high of .71, marking off a tidy 222% move.
The last time we touched upon PBR options on Monday morning, it was in the process of pushing even higher, so we suggested the possibility of rolling up our strike price to both the Weekly and May 1st $7 Calls, and that idea turned out to be a good one as well.
We’ve witnessed a trading range on the Weekly $7’s from .06 -.25, a whopping 316%, while the May 1st $7’s enjoyed an 87% run from .30 to .56.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. INO
INO stands among those stocks that we have covered the most over the years. An INO tag search of our archives yields no less than 30 results. We re-flagged it in yesterday’s premarket report and the timing was quite fortuitous.
Yesterday morning the company had announced it had been selected as the leader of a $45M DARPA program to develop practical treatments for the Ebola virus. It fueled a continued rise off of recent lows, and this morning’s news could contribute to that as well. >> READ PR
INO heralded positive results from one of its studies, a DNA-based immunotherapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer. According to the CFO, the “initial data set from Inovio’s first cancer study provides encouraging evidence that we are on an important path to better optimized immunotherapy products.” >> READ PR
We’ll continue to keep watch over INO in the wake of these major developments.
Molycorp, Inc. MCP
MCP started showing up on our scanner back on March 23rd and 24th, when it was trading around .38. It retraced back to its 52-week low of .32 on the 27th.
After reappearing on our extended watchlist yesterday, it has traded as high as .62 in the premarket today; from a low of .484 that’s a 28% move up.
At .62, MCP had shown us a 94% overall move from its ultimate low set just the week before last. With gold and other precious metal prices on the rise again, we’ll continue to track MCP for more potential gain opportunities.
Rite-Aid Corp. RAD
We also wanted to make a quick mention of RAD. We tagged the stock for tracking back on December 4th and on that day we observed the lowest price the stock has traded at since then (5.48).
Since that time the stock has crept (and sometimes leaped) its way up the chart; it broke its 50DMA in early March, and managed break the $9-mark last Thursday, and then again yesterday. At Thursday’s high of 9.07, we had witnessed a total gain of 65%
Wall Street analysts are giving RAD high marks, and the stock is also receiving a 96% Overall “Buy” Rating at BARCHART.COM so we’ll certainly want to keep a close watch on RAD moving forward in the event that it sustains the bullish patterns it has been exhibiting over the past several months.
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