Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PIRS
We tagged PIRS in yesterday morning's premarket report via the extended watchlist after the company released some press regarding a strategic partnership with pharma giant AstraZeneca. That's all many traders needed to hear, as an incredible amount of buying came in, with volume on the order of more than 206 times the 30-day average.
That massive momentum gave PIRS a steady push in a bullish direction, as the stock rose from a low of 3.0299 to a high of 3.97, a solid intraday climb of 31% We would be quite surprised if that was last of the bullish activity in PIRS after such a big announcement and subsequent massive accumulation of shares.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. WTW – Options Recap
Our fresh options idea for the day yesterday was to track the WTW Weekly $24-25 Calls after noticing elevated post-earnings (out Tuesday) activity. Oprah's association with the company that began at the end of 2015 has had a lasting positive effect and led to increased revenues and a heightened outlook for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Were looking for these things to drive some movement in the contracts we were looking at, and that's just what happened early on in the session. Any of the three sets of contracts within our highlighted range would have given traders the opportunity to bank multi-bag profits right from the opening bell. The following gains were up for grabs in the first 45 minutes of the session.
$24 Calls – Range: .52-1.33 – Max Gain: 156%
$24.50 Calls – Range: .40-.81 – Max Gain: 102%
$25 Calls – Range: .32-.65 – Max Gain: 103%
DISH Network Corp. DISH – Options Recap
Our bearish options idea from Monday morning's premarket report was to monitor the DISH 05/12 $62-60 Puts after noticing that not only did DISH have a disappointing earnings release, but that the chart was also looking top-heavy prior to that.
Our idea has worked out exceedingly well, whether traders took our suggestion to go with the contracts expiring next week as we listed, or simply went with the weeklies, which also made massive moves. Here are the potential gains that were up for grabs on our listed contracts:
$62 Puts – Range: .40-1.48 – Max Gain: 270%
$61.50 Puts – Range: .40-.91 – Max Gain: 127%
$61 Puts – Range: .21-.50 – Max Gain: 138%
$60.50 Puts – Range: .26-.43 – Max Gain: 65%
$60 Puts – Range: .10-.50 – Max Gain: 400%
First NBC Bank Holding Co. FNBC
Monday, on FNBC we commented that "we’ll have to monitor this one for its bottom, but after it’s reached we could in in for a heck of a bounce". That bottom came the very next day at .0932 and yesterday, the big bounce we were mentioning came to pass as FNBC rushed to a high of .35.
That works out to a fantastic two-day swing of 276% and with the stock gapping up slightly in the premarket today, we could see an extension of those gains.
Extended Watchlist: APHD, MNKD, APTO, APHB, RNVA, SCON