October 2013 | Members



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DuPont (DD, $60.76, up $0.54)

Buy to OPEN December 62.50 calls (DD131221C00062500, $0.60, up $0.10)

Action:  The company just reported a great quarter and now that the announcement is out of the way and shares have cleared $60 there is a good chance $65 comes into play.  We like these options at current levels.


Current Trades

Boston Scientific (BSX, $11.54, down $0.75)

November 12 calls (BSX131116C00012000, $0.15, down $0.50)

Entry Price:  $0.55 (10/21/13)

Exit Target:  $1.10

Return:  -73%

Stop Target:  None

Action:  Our homework was spot on as the company reported a great quarter with earnings coming in at 17 cents a share versus estimates for 9 cents a share.  Revenue of $1.74 billion topped forecasts for $1.73 billion.  The company also said Q4 numbers would come in at 18-20 cents a share versus expectations for 13 cents and full year numbers of 70 cents a share versus expectation for 44 cents a share.

Of course this really doesn’t matter as shares are getting spanked.  It could be because their CFO is “transitioning” out of the role but these were fantastic numbers and why trading earnings can be frustrating.  Wells Fargo came out and said today’s weakness is a buying opportunity.  Duh.

The 50-day MA is at $11.59 so a close above this level would be good.  The 20-day MA is at $11.92.  If shares can close above either of these levels the trade still has a chance to be profitable.  We are also expecting the next 2 weeks to be bullish so hopefully a rising tide can give shares a lift before these options expire.

Our breakeven point is $12.55 so we are going to leave the trade open as we feel there is a really good chance shares recover.


Cliff’s Natural Resources (CLF, $23.45, up $0.03)

November 25 calls (CLF131116C00025000, $0.80, flat)

Entry Price:  $0.95 (10/21/13)

Exit Target:  $1.90

Return:  -16%

Stop Target:  None

Action:  Earnings are due out Friday and we would like to see a close back above $24 today going into earnings.


H&R Block (HRB, $28.80, down $0.07)

November 29 calls (HRB131116C00029000, $0.65, down $0.05)

Entry Price:  $0.45 (10/15/13)

Exit Target:  $0.90 (closed half at $0.80 on 10/23/2013)

Return:  53%

Stop Target:  60 cents

Action:  Shares have cleared $29 today but are flat as we head into the second half of trading.  We will likely close the other half on a drop below support at $28.  If so we can start watching the December and January calls as we still expect shares to clear $30 over the near-term.


Aruba Networks (ARUN, $18.66, down $0.40)

November 20 calls (ARUN131116C00020000, $0.30, down $0.15)

Entry Price:  $0.80 (10/11/13)

Exit Target:  $1.60

Return:  -63%

Stop Target:  None

Action:  Aruba has also been in a mini trading range this week as it battles $19.  A run above $19.50 would be bullish.  Support is at $18.50 but there is risk down to $18.


MGM Resorts International (MGM, $20.49, up $0.43)

November 21 calls (MGM131116C00021000, $0.50, up $0.15)

Entry Price:  $0.80 (10/7/13)

Exit Target:  $1.60

Return:  -38%

Stop Target:  None

Action:  We believe shares can make a run past $22-$23 by mid-November.  Support is at $20 with risk down to $19.50.  Earnings are due out on October 31.


Safeway (SWY, $35.77, up $0.19)

November 34 calls (SWY131116C00034000, $2.30, up $0.20)

Entry Price:  $0.80 (10/2/13)

Exit Target: $1.60 (closed a QUARTER at $1.10 on 10/11/2013, closed HALF at $2.25 on 10/23/2013)

Return:  151%

Stop Target:  $1.70, raise to $1.90 (Stop Limit)

Action:  We have raised the stop limit to $1.90 on the remaining quarter position.  Resistance is at $36 and shares have kissed $36.05 today.  Support is at $34.


Other 2013 Portfolio OPEN positions (0):  These are trades that are still open in the portfolio but are down over 50%.  They have longer expiration dates and are on “hold” but are not worth mentioning until they turn around.  This means we would not open any new positions.  We are still keeping track of the trades and we will record the results, accordingly, when we close them or if the options expire.  Click on the 2013Portfolio link in the Members Area to view ALL open/ closed trades.



These trades are NOT recommendations.  They are trades that we like but have not added to the portfolio as an official recommendation because of market conditions or because we are waiting for better entry prices.  We try not to have more than 12-15 open trades at any one time which is why we created a Watch List.  We will not list entry prices because these stocks are on the verge of breaking out or they could sell off but these are the trades we are watching as new candidates.

We will update this section in the morning.