Merck’s Latest Drug Approval Sparks Big Earnings Bet

by | Apr 14, 2022 | Options

In today’s Blitz Daily with Lance Ippolito, we take a look at pharmaceutical company Merck. 

Merck uses leading-edge science to develop vaccines and medicines for the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases and ailments.  

The company announced on Thursday that V116, its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, had received a breakthrough therapy designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

While that sounds like a mouthful, just know that pneumococcal disease is an infection that causes illnesses like pneumonia and meningitis. 

And the breakthrough therapy designation means Merck will get more guidance from the FDA on development as well as access to a scientific liaison to help speed up the review process. 

This means good things should be ahead for the company, and the bulls are betting on it…

They spent almost $400,000 in premium Thursday for the May 20, $90 strike calls. 

But that’s not the only flow we saw ahead of a long holiday weekend…

    • Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK): May 20 $90 CALL.
    • Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR): May 6 $47 CALL.
    • Wells Fargo & Company (WFC): April 22 $46 CALL. 

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Blitz Daily With Lance Ippolitto

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WRITTEN BY<br>Lance Ippolito

WRITTEN BY
Lance Ippolito

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