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Trade of the Day: Breakout Could Pop Speculative VRTX Stock 10%

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated sliced through the top of a five-month trading rectangle. Read Article

Groupon Earnings Preview: 2 Trades for GRPN Stock

Beaten-down Groupon (GRPN) could be poised for a rebound following Friday's Q2 earnings report. Here are two trade ideas to make before Groupon announces. Read Article

Ambarella: Play AMBA Stock With a Little Less Risk

Hyper-growth stock Ambarella (AMBA) is providing an attractive buying opportunity. Carve out some cash in AMBA stock with this option spread. Read Article

Mobileye Earnings Preview: MBLY Can Power Higher

Bullish investors can hop on board Mobileye stock, parked near all-time highs in front of earnings, using this well-priced trade. Read Article

Trade of the Day: James River Group Holdings (JRVR)

James River Group is a growing specialty insurance company operating in a profitable niche with attractive long-term growth prospects. Read Article

Trade of the Day: KMI Stock Could Post a Total Return of 40%

Investors have a chance to pick up shares of Kinder Morgan Inc near their four-year low. Read Article

ZNGA Stock: How to Trade Zynga Earnings

As Zynga's earnings approach, volatility is rich. Consider this trade idea on ZNGA stock to profit. Read Article

3 Naked Puts With Generous Premiums

A little bit of volatility can go a long way. Sell naked puts against these quick-to-move stocks, and rake in the income. Read Article

Tesla Earnings Preview: 2 Trades for TSLA Stock

It's all about deliveries and guidance as Tesla stock prepares to spring following second-quarter earnings. Here are two trades in TSLA to prepare. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Extra Space Storage (EXR)

This REIT is up 10% over the past few weeks and is forecasted to move higher. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Start Building a Position in MLM Stock

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MLM) -- This company is the second largest producer of construction aggregates in the United States. It receives about half of aggregates revenue from public works and infrastructure, a more stable source of revenue than commercial construction. Capital IQ notes federal highway spending is expected to remain steady, but growth should come from increased state-level infrastructure and higher demand in the housing market. Its analysts also expect the July 2014 acquisition of Texas Industries to contribute to sales. They project revenue will grow 28% in 2015 and another 12% in 2016. In May, they increased their earnings forecast, upping 2015 estimated EPS by $0.14 to $5.26 and 2016 by $0.43 to $7.47. In early May, Capital IQ increased its 12-month target for MLM stock by $26 to $168, saying there is significant demand and price increases coming in all of the company's markets while raw material costs should remain relatively low. MLM stock meandered in a range just below $100 to $135 for all of 2013 and 2014. Then, as the economy picked up and federal and state money flowed into highway improvements, the stock broke out. A high-volume breakaway gap in February signaled the end to the lengthy consolidation, and shares quickly ran above $140. MLM stock then consolidated at the $140-$145 level, forming the first in a series of "step ups" as it broke to a high near $156 in May. Then another consolidation was followed by another breakout in early July. MLM stock is again in a consolidation, which will likely end with another new high. But before they break out, try to buy shares under $152 for a trading target of $172 within three months. This would result in a gain of more than 13%. Long-term investors may also want to buy this quality construction materials stock. My 12-month target is $200-plus, which could offer a return of roughly 30%. MLM Stock Chart Click to Enlarge Chart Key Read Article

PCLN Stock: Play the Odds With This Priceline Earnings Trade

Priceline earnings will be out Wednesday morning, and we've got a high-odds play to exploit rich premiums on PCLN options. Read Article

FSLR Stock: A Pair of Trade Ideas for First Solar Earnings

First Solar earnings come out Tuesday, and with plenty of lingering bearish sentiment on FSLR stock to unwind, a contrarian play has a great deal of potential. Read Article

Taser International: Get a Stunning Value in TASR Stock

This particular trade in Taser International (TASR) looks attractively priced given the technical situation in TASR stock, as well as mixed volatility. Read Article

Trade of the Day: AMGN Stock Could Jump 20%-Plus in 3 Months

A post-earnings breakout in Amgen, Inc. was assisted by very high buy-side volume. Read Article

3 Biotech Stocks That Are Flashing Warning Signs

Biotech stocks will continue to perform well over the longer term, but the sector is far from a bear-free zone. Here are three traps to avoid. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Dow Chemical (DOW)

NYSE name Dow Chemical (DOW) is a stock I've traded many times in my four decades as a professional. Read Article

Ctrip: Get Ready for Something BIG From CTRP Stock

Sky-high options prices in Ctrip.com suggest an outsized move in CTRP stock following its upcoming earnings report. Read Article

MGM Resorts International Earnings Preview: 2 Trades for MGM Stock

MGM Resorts International (MGM) soars on reports of potential Mirage sale, but earnings loom large next week Read Article