Big Gainer Alert: Trading today’s 9.3% move in DURECT $DRRX

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for DURECT (DRRX) for the 21-Feb-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

DRRX was recently trading at $3.28 and has an implied volatility of 159.35% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for DRRX expiring on 21-Feb-2020, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $3.29-$6.44 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 53.64%.

Big 9.28% Change: After closing the last trading session at $3.00, DURECT opened today at $3.05 and has reached a high of $3.38.

Trade approach: A movement as big as 9.28% is a significantly bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if DRRX maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $3.28 on 21-Feb-2020. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if DURECT closes at or above $2.83 on 21-Feb-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 58.82% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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