Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. OCRX
We caught OCRX coming up off its bottom and included it in Wednesday's morning report. That day the stock ran from .77 to 1.15 (+49%) on massive volume.
We mentioned as much in yesterday's premarket report, highlighting the strong close, and noting that "another bullish session could be forthcoming" provided the stock didn't dip below 1.10 on any pullbacks. We got just what we were looking for; another bullish session as the stock traded up from 1.24 to 1.94, an intraday increase of 56%
It registers as a two-day swing of 152% over our observed low from Wednesday, and we're going to want to be on the lookout for the stock to have a strong close to the week as well. It closed at 1.89, just under the high of day, once again with huge volume on the order of sixteen times the monthly average.
Caterpillar, Inc. CAT – Options Update
Our regular readers will recall our options idea on Caterpillar that we offered up in our report from last Friday morning. We were tracking the stock over a significant backslide in the sessions leading up to that and felt it had further to fall, so we highlighted the CAT 04/07 $88-85 Puts, choosing an extended expiration date to give our idea time to mature.
Since then, it has worked like a charm, with our identified contracts each making triple-digit percentage gains as CAT stock continues to fall:
$88 Calls – Range: .50-1.36 – Max Gain: 172%
$87.50 Calls – Range: .51-1.22 – Max Gain: 139%
$85 Calls – Range: .27-.74 – Max Gain: 208%
Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CATB – We're interested to follow CATB, which we noticed is coming up off its bottom and gapping up in the premarket this morning. Even at its early high of 1.79, there's still a sizable portion of the monster gap we pointed out below left to fill.
Pareteum Corp. TEUM – In the case of TEUM, it began to show hints of a reversal yesterday after several bearish sessions, and it too is gapping up in premarket trading today. We'll keep an eye on this one as well.
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