Option traders making moves

Today, we detected some large moves in the option markets for multiple names we follow. As we enter the fourth quarter, we suspect this increase in frequency. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARIA) The February $16 puts were very active today, with over 9,000 in volume (vs open interest of only 76 contracts). One trader sold two […]

SRPT – Sarepta – Approaching Major Catalyst

Sarepta’s release of positive interim data from its DMD drug on July 24 has lit a fire under the stock- and stoked animated discussion in the twitterverse. We revisit this story as a critical catalyst approaches. Due to the severity of the disease and the young age of those afflicted, investors uniformly cheer for eteplirsen, Sarepta’s […]

SRPT – Sarepta Makes Strides In DMD

Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a genetic disorder that afflicts approximately 1 out of every 3,600 male infants. The inherited disease is caused by mutations in the gene for dystrophin- a muscle protein- resulting in muscle weakness at an early age that quickly worsens over time. Breathing difficulties and heart disease typically begin in the […]