by Ken Trester | April 15, 2011 8:53 am
Ken Trester’s Maximum Options is published weekly for options trading investors.
Recommended Fast Options Trade: Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: BGG)
BGG rallied sharply to $23 and has pulled back. But it should move higher if stocks can resume their rally. Here is the best way to play more strength in Briggs & Stratton …
Buy the Briggs & Stratton (BGG) Jul 25 Call up to 50 cents ($50 per contract).
After taking the position, enter a good-til-cancelled contingent order to sell this option if the stock hits its target price of $23.90. That should give you an option price of about $1, for a 100% profit.
Close this position and cut losses if the stock closes below $21.50, when the option price should be about 30 cents. The stock is currently trading at $22.27. The computer-simulated probability of this option hitting its target price is 24%.
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Recommended Fast Options Trade: Cameco Corp (NYSE: CCJ)
CCJ, a uranium producer, fell sharply in March as nuclear concerns dominated the media headlines. It is currently sitting on key support and could fall much lower if that support fails to hold. Here is the best way to play more weakness in Cameco Corp. …
Buy the Cameco Corp (CCJ) Jun 25 Put up to 75 cents ($75 per contract).
After taking the position, enter a good-til-cancelled contingent order to sell this option if the stock hits its target price of $25.10. That should give you an option price of about $1.80, for a 140% profit.
Close this position and cut losses if the stock closes above $29.60, when the option price should be about 50 cents. The stock is currently trading at $28.04. The computer-simulated probability of this option hitting its target price is 20%.
** All of our short-term recommendations can be taken for up to three days after they are recommended. Make sure the stock and option prices are close to where they were when we made the recommendation. If after three days you still have not gotten the position filled, cancel the order and wait for our new recommendations, as the profit probabilities may no longer be valid.
Action to Take on Current Positions: Leap Wireless (NASDAQ: LEAP), Aflac (NYSE: AFL)
Close the LEAP May 16 Call and the AFL May 50 Put. The positions reached their three-week maximum holding periods Thursday without hitting their target prices.
Action to Take on Current Position: Brunswick Corp (NYSE: BC)
Close the BC May 29 Call. The stock closed below its stop price Thursday.
Ken Trester is editor of the popular Maximum Options program. Trester has been trading options since the first exchanges opened in 1973 with a winning streak that goes back to 1984 with money-doubling average annual profits since 1990.
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