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Daily Newsletter, Wednesday, 11/11/2015

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  1. Market Wrap
  2. New Option Plays
  3. In Play Updates and Reviews

Market Wrap

Bulls Fighting to Hold On

by Keene Little

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Following last week's highs the market has been in a steady downtrend (lower highs and lower lows) and it could develop into a stronger downtrend. But the choppy move lower shows the bulls fighting the decline and there's still strong support that the bulls could use to launch another rally leg. We're nearing a decision point about which side is going to win.

Today's Market Stats

Happy Veteran's Day and to all our veterans and thank you for your service to our country and your willingness to defend against our enemies, both foreign and domestic. Now if we could only get rid of the politicians who refuse to defend our Constitution. Oops, sorry for the political jab, it just flew out of my mouth (I hate it when that happens).

The day started with a small pop to the upside, thanks to an overnight rally in equity futures. It could have been a stronger gap up had the overnight rally held but following the pre-market high at 8:00am, where ES hit a high at 2087.25 (+9.25), futures started to sell off and ES had given up half the overnight gain at the open (+4.50) and immediately sold off from there, which of course dragged SPX back down following its small gap up.

This morning's selloff was smaller than the previous five mornings but it did continue the pattern of morning declines (this morning being the 6th straight day) followed by bounce attempts. This pattern looks like a distribution pattern and unless we get some stronger upside signals, this could be building a much stronger decline to come. The bulls need to negate the downtrend by stopping the series of lower high, starting with a rally above last Friday's close.

Following this morning's initial decline there was another bounce to minor new highs for the day but not anywhere close to last Friday's lower highs. The indexes then rolled over into and tested or broke (RUT) the morning lows. It was a sideways consolidation day but as part of the sideways/up choppy consolidation since Monday morning's low it's looking like a bearish continuation pattern.

There was nothing exciting in economic reports and overseas news was quiet, which might have had something to do with today's relatively quiet market. I'll just jump into the charts and see what they have to say and what we should be watching for in the coming week.

Starting with the SPX weekly chart, I see a couple of bearish and bullish things. One bullish thing is the climb above the 50-week MA on October 23rd (when it also climbed above its 200-dma) and now it's pulling back for what could be a bullish back-test, at 2062-2064, before pressing higher. But at the moment it's fighting to hold onto price-level S/R at 2075 (where it closed today) and a drop below that level could be more trouble for the bulls. Resistance at the cross of the broken uptrend line from October 2011 - October 2014 and the top of a parallel up-channel from 2009, near 2087, is also holding after last week's break above them. Assuming the market is ready for at least a larger pullback correction, if not a strong decline, the jury is still out about which one to expect.

S&P 500, SPX, Weekly chart

The daily chart below shows today's back-test of the broken uptrend line from October 2011 - October 2014, which SPX had climbed above on October 28th but then dropped back below it on Monday, which left a failed breakout attempt. Today's back-test is what could be followed by a stronger decline if multiple support levels between 2064 and 2075 are broken. As for what the decline could turn into (just a pullback correction or something stronger) we'll have to see how the pattern develops. So far it is a choppy pullback, which supports the idea for just a larger multi-week pullback correction before heading higher again (green) in December. It might chop its way down to the 2045 area this month before starting another rally into the end of the year. Do you think there is someone who would love to see the market close at its high for the year, someone with lots of (free) money to throw into the market? The Fed is not bigger than the market but all they need is to keep bullish sentiment alive for a little longer. Verbally backing away from a rate increase this year would do it.

S&P 500, SPX, Daily chart

Key Levels for SPX:
- bullish above 2135
- bearish below 2064

The 60-min chart below shows an expanding triangle for the move down from the November 3rd high, a pattern that can be considered a correction to the rally. At this point last Friday's high near 2099 is the key level to the upside. Stay short below it and long above it. In the meantime, the bears have a lot of work to do to plough through multiple support levels at about every 20 points. A break below 2020 would open up things to the downside for them.

S&P 500, SPX, 60-min chart

On November 2nd the DOW was also able to climb back above its broken uptrend line from October 2011 - October 2014 but then lost it again on Monday. It's finding support this week at its broken downtrend line from May-July, near where it closed today at 17702. This followed today's back-test of its broken downtrend line with today's morning and midday highs. So it's a battle between the trend lines but as with SPX, this week's consolidation looks bearish and we should see another leg down in the pullback from last week's high. The bigger question for me at the moment is what kind of pullback/decline we should expect in the coming weeks, a question we might not have a clear answer to for at least another few days of trading.

Dow Industrials, INDU, Daily chart

Key Levels for DOW:
- bullish above 17,978
- bearish below 17,540

With NDX's gap up on October 23rd it had climbed back above its broken uptrend line from 2012-2013-2014, near 4578 at the time, and this week it has dropped back down to it, currently near where NDX closed today at 4637. The bulls want to see this back-test followed by a bullish kiss goodbye whereas the bears want to see the bottom of the gap, near 4600, broken since that would also be a drop below its 20-dma. It would be especially bearish if NDX gaps down below 4600 because it would leave an island reversal, which would tell us the decline is likely to be sharper instead of a multi-week choppy pullback. At the moment it's a bit of coin toss as to which way it's going to break and that means traders need to be short-term oriented.

Nasdaq-100, NDX, Daily chart

Key Levels for NDX:
- bullish above 4738
- bearish below 4600

The RUT continues to be the index to watch for bullish clues. Right now it's testing its uptrend line from October 2nd, near 1179, which fits as the bottom of a rising wedge pattern for the leg up from September. It would not surprise me to see another leg up inside the rising wedge, although that's not the way I'd be betting here. A rising wedge tends to break down quickly when it goes and therefore playing the long side has a poor reward:risk ratio. But if the bulls are able to drive the RUT above 1216 it would become more bullish.

Russell-2000, RUT, Daily chart

Key Levels for RUT:
- bullish above 1216
- bearish below 1177

Another index with a bullish setup is the NYSE, which can be seen on its daily chart below. On October 28th it broke its downtrend line from June but then ran into trouble at its trend line along the highs from August 28 - September 17 on November 3rd. A pullback from there was expected but now it's at rice-level S/R at its 2007 high, at 10387, and its broken downtrend line, also at 10387. A rally above this morning's high at 10460 would be a bullish heads up and then above last Friday's close at 10513 would confirm the bullish setup here. For those who like the long side, buying support here could work, especially with a tight stop at 10350. Just be sure to honor your stop if hit since the downside risk is significant and a failed bullish setup here could fail hard.

NYSE Composite index, NYA, Daily chart

The bond market was closed today for Veteran's Day (how come they get all the holidays off?) but I wanted to show where the 10-year yield is currently trading. Last Friday there was a strong reaction to the NFP report (selling in bonds in anticipation that the Fed has more rope to hang itself, I mean raise rates) and then Monday's minor new high above Friday's had TNX tagging its downtrend line from 2007-2013, near 2.38%, with a high at 2.377%. If it can break above the downtrend line and rally above 2.4% I think it could then test its June high near 2.49%. But if this week's candle turns into a reversal, such as a shooting star, we might see the "big correction" coming with a sharp decline. That would be an indication the bond market over-reacted and cooler heads are thinking that the Fed has no wiggle room to raise rates. That's my guess what will happen and we should soon find out.

10-year Yield, TNX, Weekly chart

I'm not getting much from the banking index chart at the moment since I could make an argument either way as what we should expect next. But the broker index (XBD) is showing us an interesting setup here. In July it had achieved a projection at 202.04 (with a high at 202.88) where the c-wave of the big A-B-C bounce off its 2008 low was 162% of the a-wave. Prior to that high, the December 2014 high at 187.52 achieved the 62% retracement of the 2007-2008 decline, at 185.68. Then in August it fell below its up-channel for the leg up from April 2014. Now the bounce off its October 2nd low has made it back up to resistance at its December 2014 high, the bottom of its up-channel, the 62% retracement of the 2007-2008 decline and its 50-week MA, all in the 185-188 area. This week's high so far is 188.15 and there's a lot of resistance for the bulls to climb over. Can they do it after the strong spike up from its October 2nd low? I would guess not and that makes it a good shorting opportunity. Another leg down equal to its July-October decline targets 144, where it would also test its 200-week MA.

AMEX Securities Broker/Dealer index, XBD, Weekly chart

The U.S. dollar blasted off last week, adding to its strong rally off the October 15th low, and it made it up to the top of a parallel down-channel off the March 2015 high. I see a little more upside potential to a price projection at 100.16 (this week's high so far is 99.60) and maybe a retest of the March high at 100.78. The dollar could surprise me to the upside but I think we'll see another leg back down before setting up a larger rally (maybe another down-up-down sequence before setting up the rally early next year).

U.S. Dollar contract, DX, Weekly chart

On November 4th gold broke its uptrend line for the bounce off its June low and is now approaching that low near 1072, a break of which would point to 1000 as the next downside target. But I think gold should be ready for a bounce correction and possibly back up to price-level S/R at 1142 and/or its broken uptrend line from June, near 1132 by the beginning of December.

Gold continuous contract, GC, Weekly chart

Silver has broken price-level S/R at 14.65, which it has done repeatedly since July, and one of these times the break is going to stick and silver will drop down to a projection near 12. Like gold it could be ready for a bounce correction, perhaps back up to price-level S/R at 15.25, but I think it's ready to break lower.

Silver continuous contract, SI, Weekly chart

I had been thinking oil was going to give us another leg up for its bounce off the August low but it's looking like we'll first get a test of the $40 level before potentially starting back up. I show a projection on its daily chart below at 40.02, which is where the pullback from October 9th (note the perfect bearish back-test of its 200-dma on that day) would have two equal legs down. From there the larger a-b-c bounce expectation off the August low would achieve two equal legs up at 53.15. All of this assumes oil will continue to march sideways in a large consolidation pattern into 2016 before heading lower but it's possible oil will head lower sooner rather than later.

Oil continuous contract, CL, Daily chart

Tomorrow morning we'll get the usual unemployment data as well as the JOLTS Job Openings report, none of which will be a market mover, so the market will be left to react to whatever is happening overseas. Friday will be busy with more inflation data, retail sales and Michigan Sentiment. The first two will be part of the Fed's "data dependency" as relates to their December decision about whether to raise rates or not (they won't but that's obviously just my opinion).

Economic reports and Summary

Conclusion

The pullback from last week's highs remains choppy enough to suggest it's going to be just a correction to the rally and that it will be followed by another rally leg once the pullback correction completes. We could see the month of November spent in a correction phase (no fun to trade except for perhaps selling options/spreads) so be careful of whipsaw moves. But the more bearish potential is for the distribution pattern we've seen since last week suddenly let go to the downside once fund managers realize they can't hold it up while carefully selling into rallies.

The short side looks better than the long side at the moment, although as shown on the RUT and NYA charts, today's lows provide a good setup for the bulls if we're to see another leg up, or at least a higher bounce in what will become a larger sideways/down correction. The bears need to see a strong decline to show the breakdown is real and not just a pullback correction. A breakdown has the potential to quickly drop below the August lows, which is why caution is urged on the long side (I know I don't need to urge caution for the bears).

I'm hoping the pattern will be a little clearer this time next week so that we have more solid setups for some good trades. In the meantime, keep your trading short-term oriented and good luck. I'll be back with you next Wednesday.

Keene H. Little, CMT

In the end everything works out and if it doesn't work out, it is not the end. Old Indian Saying


New Option Plays

Earnings Growth Fueling Significant Strength

by James Brown

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Editor's Note:

In addition to tonight's new candidate(s), consider these stocks as possible trading ideas and watch list candidates. Some of these stocks may need to see a break past key support or resistance:

Bullish ideas: HII, VMC, MMM, AVY, DPS

Bearish ideas: UHS, PII, PVH, EQT, CVS, VFC, LPNT




NEW DIRECTIONAL CALL PLAYS

Global Payments Inc. - GPN - close: 69.70 change: +0.70

Stop Loss: 66.75
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Average Daily Volume = 718 thousand
Entry on November -- at $---.--
Listed on November 11, 2015
Time Frame: Exit PRIOR to December options expiration
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Trade Description:
Consistently strong earnings growth can do wonders for your stock price. Just ask GPN. Shares are up +72% year to date. That compares to a +0.8% gain in the S&P 500 and a +7% rally in the NASDAQ this year. The rally in GPN started a couple of years ago and shares are up +218% from its $22 lows in 2013.

GPN is in the services sector. According to the company, "Global Payments Inc. (GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our partnerships, technologies and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 4,500 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 Company with merchants and partners in 29 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil."

This company has beaten Wall Street's earnings estimates every quarter this year. Not only that but GPN has raised guidance the last four quarters in a row. GPN has delivered two years of consistent earnings growth and investors have noticed.

Last year (fiscal 2015) the company earned $4.12 a share. That was a +22% improvement from the prior year. This year analysts are expecting GPN's earnings to grow +39%.

GPN's most recent earnings report was October 7th. Earnings surged +37.5% from the prior year. GPN beat on both the top and bottom line. They raised their fiscal 2016 guidance above Wall Street estimates. Plus they announced a 2-for-1 stock split, which took place on November 2nd.

Jeff Sloan, CEO, commented on their quarter, "We are delighted with our outstanding first quarter results, which represent an excellent start to the 2016 fiscal year and a continuation of exceeding our expectations across our markets. This performance builds on the momentum we have generated as we continue to invest in our strategy to expand distribution and create competitive differentiation through technology by delivering innovative solutions globally."

You can see the surge in GPN's stock following its October 7th earnings report. Investors have been buying the dips. Today GPN is challenging round-number resistance at the $70.00 level. Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $70.25.

Trigger @ $70.25

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the DEC $70 CALL (GPN151218C70) current ask $2.05
option price is a current quote and not a suggested entry price.

Entry disclaimer: To avoid an unfavorable entry point, we will not launch a new play if the stock gaps open more than $1.00 past our suggested entry point.

Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Daily Chart:

Weekly Chart:



In Play Updates and Reviews

Energy & Retail Weigh On The Market

by James Brown

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Editor's Note:

Another drop in crude oil pushed energy stocks lower. Meanwhile a disappointing earnings report and lowered guidance from Macy's (M) pushed retail-related stocks into the red.

It was a widespread decline today. Fortunately most of the losses were mild, excluding the energy and retail stocks.

COF has been removed.


Current Portfolio:


CALL Play Updates

Align Technology - ALGN - close: 65.59 change: -0.51

Stop Loss: 64.45
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Average Daily Volume = 496 thousand
Entry on November -- at $---.--
Listed on November 09, 2015
Time Frame: 6 to 8 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Comments:
11/11/15: The market suffered a relatively widespread decline on Wednesday. Unfortunately ALGN underperformed the major indices with a -0.77% decline.

We are on the sidelines waiting for a new relative high. Our suggested entry point for bullish positions is at $68.55.

Trade Description: November 9, 2015:
A better than expected Q3 earnings report launched ALGN to new highs. Shares have managed to hold on to most of its gains.

ALGN is in the healthcare sector. According to the company, "Align Technology is the leader in modern clear aligner orthodontics that designs, manufactures and markets the Invisalign® system, which provides dental professionals with a range of treatment options for adults and teenagers. The Company also offers the iTero 3D digital scanning system and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. Align Technology was founded in March 1997 and received FDA clearance to market the Invisalign system in 1998. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information."

ALGN's guidance has been disappointing all year long. Prior to the company's Q3 earnings report on October 22nd, ALGN has lowered guidance three quarters in a row. That changed with their last report.

Wall Street was expecting ALGN to deliver earnings of $0.30 a share on revenues of $205 million. ALGN beat estimates with earnings of $0.34 a share. Revenues were up +9.4% to $$ 207.6 million. Their clear aligner shipments were up +23.3% worldwide. Their teenage clear aligner shipments rose +22.3%.

Joe Hogan, Align Technology President and CEO, commented on his company's quarterly results, "Q3 was another good quarter, with revenues and EPS above the high-end of our guidance. Our results were driven by strong Invisalign case volume, with growth across all customer channels and geographies, reflecting our highest year-over-year growth in North America in three years with continued strength coming from EMEA and APAC, expansion in low-stage product segment and seasonally strong uptake by teenage patients, which account for 75% of the Orthodontic market."

ALGN management then raised their guidance for Q4. They see earnings in the $0.50-0.53 range compared to analysts' estimates at $0.49. The company also raised their Q4 revenue forecast to $223-227.9 million.

The stock soared on this news from about $61 to nearly $68. Shares have spent the last couple of weeks digesting these gains. Now ALGN looks poised to breakout to new highs. The $65.00 level was major resistance and the breakout should signal a new leg higher. Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $68.55.

Trigger @ $68.55

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the JAN $70 CALL (ALGN160115C70)

Entry disclaimer: To avoid an unfavorable entry point, we will not launch a new play if the stock gaps open more than $1.00 past our suggested entry point.

Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


Alkermes Plc - ALKS - close: 73.74 change: -0.13

Stop Loss: 69.75
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Average Daily Volume = 699 thousand
Entry on November -- at $---.--
Listed on November 10, 2015
Time Frame: Exit PRIOR to December option expiration
New Positions: Yes, see below

Comments:
11/11/15: Our new candidate ALKS held up reasonably well today. Shares consolidated sideways and only lost -0.1% on the session. We are waiting for a rally past resistance near $75.00. Our suggested entry point is $75.25.

Trade Description: November 10, 2015:
The healthcare and biotech names have started to show life again. Biotechs have definitely shown some relative strength in late October and now this week.

ALKS is in the healthcare sector. According to the company, "Alkermes plc is a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The company has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of product candidates for chronic diseases that include schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Alkermes plc has an R&D center in Waltham, Massachusetts; a research and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland; and a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio."

Recent earnings results have generally been better than expected. On July 30th ALKS reported its Q2 results with both earnings and revenues coming in above expectations. Management raised their fiscal 2015 guidance.

ALKS beat analysts' estimates again when they reported their Q3 results on October 29th. The company lost ($0.18) a share but that was better than the estimates for ($0.21). Revenues were down -4.6% to $152.7 million but that was better than expected.

In ALKS' Q3 press release they provided a breakdown of revenues:

Manufacturing and royalty revenues from RISPERDAL CONSTA and INVEGA SUSTENNA/XEPLION were $67.6 million, compared to $68.5 million for the same period in the prior year.

Net sales of VIVITROL were $37.9 million, compared to $25.8 million for the same period in the prior year, representing an increase of approximately 47%.

Manufacturing and royalty revenues from AMPYRA/FAMPYRA 1 were $22.1 million, compared to $16.5 million for the same period in the prior year.

Royalty revenue from BYDUREON was $13.0 million, compared to $10.3 million for the same period in the prior year.

A few weeks ago ALKS announced that the FDA had approved their ARISTADA treatment for schizophrenia. ALKS explained that schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder that affects millions of patients in the U.S.

In ALKS' Q3 press release the company also announced they were working toward key milestones for their ALKS 3831 treatment for schizophrenia, their ALKS 8700 treatment for multiple sclerosis, and their ALKS 5461 treatment for major depressive disorder. They expect more data on all three within the next six months.

Technically the stock has soared from the bottom of its major trading range near $55 toward the top of its trading range near $75.00. The current rally has produced a buy signal on the point & figure chart, which is also forecasting a long-term target of $108.00.

The key level to watch is resistance at $75.00. ALKS has been consolidating sideways in the $70-74 zone the last several days but shares are on the verge of a breakout. It would be tempting to buy calls on a rally above today's high ($74.11) but we are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $75.25, which would be a new multi-year high and above resistance from early 2015.

Trigger @ $75.25

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the DEC $80 CALL (ALKS151218C80)

Entry disclaimer: To avoid an unfavorable entry point, we will not launch a new play if the stock gaps open more than $1.00 past our suggested entry point.

Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


Salesforce.com, Inc. - CRM - close: 78.71 change: +0.46

Stop Loss: 75.75
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +24.6%
Average Daily Volume = 3.6 million
Entry on October 12 at $76.25
Listed on October 07, 2015
Time Frame: Exit PRIOR to earnings on November 18th
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: We are down to our last few days on this CRM trade. Traders may want to start inching up their stop loss. Shares of CRM managed to show some relative strength on Wednesday with a +0.58% gain.

No new positions at this time. We are planning to exit prior to CRM's earnings on November 18th.

Trade Description: October 7, 2015:
Cloud computing and software giant CRM has been churning sideways for almost seven months. In spite of this lack of upward movement CRM is still outperforming the broader market. The NASDAQ composite is up +1.2% year to date. CRM is up +26%. The good news is that CRM looks poised to breakout past major resistance and begin its next leg higher.

CRM is part of the technology sector. According to the company, "Salesforce is the world's #1 CRM company. Our industry-leading Customer Success Platform has become the world's leading enterprise cloud ecosystem. Industries and companies of all sizes can connect to their customers in a whole new way using the latest innovations in cloud, social, mobile and data science technologies with the Customer Success Platform."

CRM's revenues have been consistently growing in the mid +20% range the last few quarters. Their Q4 revenues were up +26%. Q1 revenues were +23%. The company's most recent quarter was announced August 20th. Analysts were expecting Q2 results of $0.17 a share on revenues of $1.6 billion. CRM beat both estimates with a profit of $0.19 as revenues grew +23.5% to $1.63 billion. Management raised their Q3 and full year 2016 revenue guidance.

Technically the stock is in a long-term up trend and the point & figure chart is forecasting an $85.00 target. The $75.00-76.00 area is major resistance with CRM failing in this region multiple times. The recent rally has boosted CRM back to this level and the stock looks poised to breakout soon.

(Side note - CRM did hit an intraday high of $78.46 on April 29th thanks to M&A rumors. The company is still considered a potential acquisition target by larger rivals.)

We like CRM's relative strength and consistently strong earnings and revenue growth. A breakout here could spark a run that lasts until the company's earnings report in November. Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy calls if CRM trades at $76.25 (or higher).

- Suggested Positions -

Long DEC $80 CALL (CRM151218C80) entry $3.05

10/31/15 new stop @ 75.75
10/17/15 new stop @ 74.75
10/12/15 triggered @ $76.25
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


The Home Depot, Inc. - HD - close: 124.71 change: -0.55

Stop Loss: 121.75
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +47.6%
Average Daily Volume = 5.3 million
Entry on October 08 at $120.25
Listed on October 05, 2015
Time Frame: Exit PRIOR to earnings on November 17th
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: We are also down to our last few days on this HD trade as well. Shares slipped -0.4% today. The stock should have short-term technical support at its rising 20-dma (which is where it has bounced the last prior two sessions).

No new positions at this time. We plan on exiting prior to HD's earnings report on Nov. 17th.

Trade Description: October 5, 2015:
Home Depot's stock has outperformed the broader market in spite of the fact shares have been stuck in a trading range for the last seven months. That could be about to change.

The big surge in the U.S. housing market this year has been a bullish tailwind for HD's business. The home remodeling and repair industry and consumer spending in this category is expected to hit levels not seen since before the "Great Recession" in 2008-2009. HD is poised to reap the benefits.

HD is in the services sector. According to the company, "The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,270 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2014, The Home Depot had sales of $83.2 billion and earnings of $6.3 billion. The Company employs more than 370,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index."

HD has been showing steady earnings and revenue growth. The company has beaten Wall Street estimates on both the top and bottom line the last three quarters in a row. Management has also raised their guidance the last three quarters in a row.

Their most recent report was August 18th. HD announced its Q2 earnings were up +14% from a year ago to $1.71 per share. Revenues were up +4.3% to $24.83 billion. Comparable store sales came in better than expected with a +4.2% improvement.

Wall Street analysts seem bullish with firms like Deutsche Bank and UBS recently raising their price targets on HD. Currently the point & figure chart is bearish but a rally past $120.00 would generate a brand new buy signal.

Earlier I mentioned that HD has been stuck in a long trading range or consolidation for most of 2015. With the exception of a few days, shares of HD have been churning sideways in the $110-120 range. Today HD looks poised to breakout from this channel. The $120.00 level is round-number resistance. Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $120.25. Plan on exiting prior to HD's earnings report in mid November.

- Suggested Positions -

Long NOV $125 CALL (HD151120C125) entry $1.43

10/22/15 new stop @ 121.75
10/10/15 new stop @ 117.45
10/08/15 triggered @ $120.25
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


iShares Russell 2000 ETF - IWM - close: 117.14 change: -1.03

Stop Loss: 114.85
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: -0.5%
Average Daily Volume = 36 million
Entry on October 28 at $116.55
Listed on October 24, 2015
Time Frame: 6 to 8 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: IWM retreated back toward short-term support near $117.00. This ETF closed near its lows for the session, which does not bode well for tomorrow morning. Look for additional support near $116.00.

No new positions at this time.

Trade Description: October 24, 2015:
If you haven't noticed the market is in rally mode. Worries over the Fed raising rates in 2015 are fading while the rest of the world is trying to add stimulus to their economies. Concerns over a terrible Q3 earnings season are also fading. Yes, earnings results have been bad but the bar was set low enough that companies are beating estimates. Now the U.S. market is surging.

One area of the market has lagged behind and that is the small cap stocks. The NASDAQ composite ended the week with a +6.3% gain for 2015. The S&P 500 edged back into positive territory with a +0.8% gain for the year. Yet the small cap Russell 2000 index is still down -3.2%. It's time for the small caps to play catch up with the rest of the market.

A couple of issues have driven this divergence. Right now big caps are outperforming because mutual fund and hedge fund managers are probably window dressing their portfolios for the end of their fiscal year (October 31st). Another factor has been weakness in the biotech stocks. Biotechs reversed sharply in the last three months and they have struggled to keep up with the market's rebound. Currently there are a lot of small biotech companies in the small cap index. Biotechs now account for about 7% of the Russell 2000 index. This group has definitely lagged the rest of the market over the last three weeks.

The good news is that the IWM small cap ETF, which tracks the Russell 2000 index, looks poised to breakout higher. It has been coiling below resistance in the $116 area the last several days. When it finally breaks higher it can move pretty quick.

Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $116.55. If triggered we will start with a stop loss at $113.35. This is a multi-week trade.

- Suggested Positions -

Long 2016 JAN $120 CALL (IWM160115C120) entry $1.89

11/03/15 new stop @ 114.85
10/28/15 triggered @ $116.55
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


Lear Corp. - LEA - close: 125.50 change: +0.86

Stop Loss: 121.45
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: + 0.0%
Average Daily Volume = 951 thousand
Entry on October 28 at $123.65
Listed on October 27, 2015
Time Frame: Exit PRIOR to December option expiration
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: LEA displayed relative strength for the second day in a row. Shares added +0.68% on the session. The stock is nearing potential resistance at its early November highs in the $126.50-126.70 area.

Trade Description: October 27, 2015:
Shares of LEA experienced a correction this summer but the stock has come charging back. Year to day LEA is up +25% against the S&P 500, which is virtually flat with a +0.3% gain. The relative strength has been very evident in the last couple of months. The S&P 500 is up +10.6% from its August-correction lows. LEA is up +36% off its August intraday lows.

LEA is in the consumer goods sector. They are part of the auto parts industry. According to the company, "The Lear Corporation is a Fortune 500 company with world-class products designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of talented employees. As a leading supplier of automotive seating and electrical, Lear serves its customers with global capabilities while maintaining individual commitment. With headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, Lear maintains 235 locations in 35 countries around the globe and employs approximately 135,000 employees. Lear is traded under the symbol [LEA] on the New York Stock Exchange."

The strong dollar has created negative currency headwinds for LEA but the company continues to beat on the bottom line. Their Q2 results, announced on July 24th, were better than expected with earnings of $2.82 per share. That was 34 cents above estimates. Management raised their full-year 2015 guidance.

The trend of better than expected earnings continued in the third quarter. LEA just announced their Q3 results a few days ago on October 23rd. Analysts were expecting a profit of $2.37 a share on revenues of $4.41 billion. LEA delivered a profit of $2.56 a share. That is a +33% jump from a year ago. Revenues were only up +2.3% to $4.33 billion. That missed expectations. However, if you discount negative currency headwinds, sales were up +11%. LEA management raised their 2015 outlook again.

These results were good enough to generate some bullish analyst comments on LEA and a new price target at $138.00. Coincidentally the point & figure chart is bullish and forecasting at $138 target. The current rally in LEA has produced a bullish breakout past major resistance in the $118.00 region, which should now become new support. More aggressive traders may want to buy calls now. We are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $123.65, which would be a new all-time high. .

- Suggested Positions -

Long DEC $125 CALL (LEA151218C125) entry $3.70

11/03/15 new stop @ 121.45
10/28/15 triggered @ $123.65
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


Lam Research Corp. - LRCX - close: 76.82 change: +0.40

Stop Loss: 73.85
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: -18.2%
Average Daily Volume = 2.5 million
Entry on October 30 at $76.25
Listed on October 28, 2015
Time Frame: 6 to 8 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: LRCX ignored the market's malaise on Wednesday. Traders bought the dip at support near $76.00 again and shares bounced +0.5% on the day.

Investors may want to wait for LRCX to rally past $78.00 before considering new bullish positions.

Trade Description: October 28, 2015:
Wall Street loves mergers and this month LRCX has jumped into the 2015 buying spree. Semiconductor stocks had a rough summer with the SOX semiconductor index plunging from early June through late August. Fortunately the group appears to have bottomed. LRCX's recent earnings news and acquisition announcement has accelerated the stock's rebound.

LRCX is part of the technology sector. According to the company, "Lam Research Corp. (LRCX) is a trusted global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam's broad portfolio of market-leading deposition, etch, and clean solutions helps customers achieve success on the wafer by enabling device features that are 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand, resulting in smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient chips. Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam is transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling its customers to shape the future of technology. Based in Fremont, Calif., Lam Research is a Nasdaq-100 Index and S&P 500 company whose common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select MarketSM under the symbol LRCX."

LRCX's most recent earnings report was October 21st. Analysts were expecting a profit of $1.72 per share on revenues of $1.6 billion. LRCX delivered earnings of $1.82 a share. Revenues were up +38.8% from a year ago to $1.6 billion. Management then raised their Q2 earnings guidance to $1.32-1.52 a share, which is significant above analysts' estimates.

The news didn't stop there. LRCX also announced they were buying KLA-Tencor (KLAC) for $10.6 billion. This new combined company will have $8.7 billion in revenues.

Here are a few highlights from the LRCX-KLAC merger deal:

Creates Premier Semiconductor Capital Equipment Company: Strengthened platform for continued outperformance, combining Lam's best-in-class capabilities in deposition, etch, and clean with KLA-Tencor's leadership in inspection and metrology

Accelerates Innovation: Increased opportunity and capability to address customers' escalating technical and economic challenges Broadens Market Relevance: Comprehensive and complementary presence across market segments provides diversity, scale and value creating innovation opportunities

Significant Cost and Revenue Synergies: Approximately $250 million in expected annual on-going pre-tax cost synergies within 18-24 months of closing the transaction, and $600 million in annual revenue synergies by 2020 Accretive Transaction: Increased non-GAAP EPS and free cash flow per share during the first 12 months post-closing

Strong Cash Flow: Complementary memory and logic customer base, operational strength, and meaningful installed base revenues strengthen cash generation capability Anstice concluded, "We have tremendous respect for the company KLA-Tencor employees have built over nearly 40 years - their culture, technology, and operating practices. I have no doubt that our combined values, focus on the customer, and complementary technologies will create a trusted leader in our industry, capable of creating significant opportunity for profitable growth and in turn delivering tremendous value to all of our stakeholders. This is the right time for the right combination in our industry." You can read more details about the merger here.

The combination of the earnings beat, raised guidance, and the merger news launched LRCX stock higher. Traders have been consistently buying the dips since then. Now shares of LRCX are poised to break through technical resistance at its 200-dma soon. Shares have been upgraded with a new price target of $85.00. Meanwhile the point & figure chart is bullish and forecasting at long-term target of $107.00.

LRCX looks like it could run towards the 2015 highs in the $84-85 region. Today's intraday high was $76.19. We are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $76.25.

- Suggested Positions -

Long JAN $80 CALL (LRCX160115C80) entry $3.30

11/03/15 new stop @ 73.85
10/30/15 triggered @ $76.25
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


Netflix, Inc. - NFLX - close: 112.86 change: +0.16

Stop Loss: 104.25
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +6.4%
Average Daily Volume = 19 million
Entry on November 10 at $111.35
Listed on November 05, 2015
Time Frame: 6 to 8 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: The rally in NFLX stalled a bit today but shares managed to close just a bit above unchanged on the session. I don't see any changes from my recent comments. The $115.75 level is short-term overhead resistance.

Trade Description: November 5, 2015:
Netflix has come a long way from its late 1990s roots as a DVD-rental-by-mail business. Today it is one of the largest online streaming video-on-demand businesses. The company's most recent earnings report was disappointing but failed to derail enthusiasm for the stock.

NFLX is part of the services sector. According to the company, "Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 69 million members in over 60 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments."

Traditional media giants have been struggling with a massive change in consumer viewing habits. More and more people are "cutting the cord" with traditional cable television subscription packages. Case in point, Time Warner (TWX) just reported earnings this week and lowered their guidance as they expect more pay-TV subscribers to leave. That's because there are too many online streaming video options that are more competitive than regular cable services. NFLX has been a significant winner as people cut the cord.

NFLX is one of the market's best performers this year with a +132% gain year to date. Yet NFLX is not invincible. Doubts have been growing about NFLX's ability to keep growing and its rising costs. Their most recent earnings report is a good example.

NFLX announced their Q3 earnings results on October 14th. They missed Wall Street estimates on both the top and bottom line. Analysts were expecting a profit of $0.08 a share on revenues of $1.75 billion. NFLX delivered $0.07 a share. Revenues were up +23% to $1.74 billion. It wasn't a big miss but it was a miss. Furthermore NFLX management lowered their Q4 guidance below estimates. They now see Q4 earnings at $0.02 a share compared to estimates at $0.03.

One of the biggest disappointments was domestic subscriber growth. NFLX added 3.62 million subscribers globally. 2.74 million where international subscribers. The rest, 880,000 subs, were U.S. subscribers. That was significantly below analysts' estimates at 1.25 million.

NFLX partially blamed this subscriber miss on the credit card industry, which has been issuing new, more sophisticated credit cards with security chips in them. Essentially subscribers needed to update their billing info with the new card and that didn't happen, which produced more customer "churn". At least that is the story from NFLX. Credit card experts think this story is baloney and just a scapegoat for NFLX's poor growth.

Another challenge facing NFLX is growing competition. Amazon.com tries to dominate every market they are in. Their Amazon.com video streaming service is $99.00 a year (about $8.25/month) but this hasn't stopped NFLX's growth. Hulu has been a competitor in the online streaming video industry for years. They just launched a new ad free subscription service at $11.99 a month. According to Hulu, the customer response has been awesome but they are not releasing any numbers on how many people have signed up. Hulu's advantage over NFLX is being able to watch current season TV on their service. Yet another competitor for NFLX is YouTube. YouTube is launching a paid subscription service called YouTube Red for $9.99 a month. In spite of all the competition NFLX remains the dominant player and they continue to expand both in the U.S. and overseas. (FYI: new subscribers pay $9.99 a month for NFLX)

If missing earnings estimates and lowering guidance wasn't bad enough NFLX also told investors that they plan to raise additional capital next year (2016) to help "fund our continued content investments". That means more debt and could mean more stock (which dilutes shareholders). One of NFLX critics biggest arguments has been the company's rising expenses. Yet in spite of all these challenges NFLX's stock continues to perform.

Investors bought the post-earnings sell-off in the $97 range. Shares are now up three weeks in a row. They have filled the gap from October 15th (post-earnings drop) and kept rising. Now NFLX is on the verge of breaking out past its early October highs (near $115-116). The point & figure chart is bullish and forecasting at $148 target.

In summary, the growth story for NFLX seems a little bruised with their missed subscriber numbers. They continue to spend a ton of money on content and expansion. Yet investors continue to buy the name. The consumer trend of switching from traditional cable to streaming is not going to reverse and that benefits NFLX.

We are adding NFLX as a bullish candidate. We do consider it a higher-risk, more aggressive trader because shares can be so volatile. Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $116.15. I would use small positions to limit risk.

FYI: If you're curious about Netflix and their long-term outlook, check out this page on their website Netflix's View: Internet TV is replacing linear TV .

*small positions to limit risk* - Suggested Positions -

Long 2016 JAN $120 CALL (NFLX160115C120) entry $5.12

11/10/15 triggered @ $111.35
11/09/15 Entry Point Strategy Change - move the entry trigger from $116.15 down to $111.35. Adjust the stop loss down to $104.25.
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


United Technologies - UTX - close: 98.26 change: -0.42

Stop Loss: 97.90
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Average Daily Volume = 3.1 million
Entry on November -- at $---.--
Listed on November 04, 2015
Time Frame: Exit PRIOR to January option expiration
New Positions: Yes, see below

Comments:
11/11/15: UTX spent today's session churning sideways between short-term resistance at its 10-dma (near $99.50) and short-term support near $98.00. If the stock breaks down under $98.00 we'll probably remove it as a bullish candidate.

Our suggested entry point for bullish positions is $101.15.

Trade Description: November 4, 2015:
It has been a tough year for UTX investors. The stock peaked near $124 a share in February 2015. Shares spent the next seven months in retreat. UTX finally bottomed in the $85-87 range in late September. Now shares appear to have reversed.

UTX is in the industrial goods sector. According to the company, "United Technologies, based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries." The company operates through different segments. They are: UTC Building & Industrial Systems, Pratt & Whitney (aircraft engines), UTC Aerospace Systems, and Sikorsky (helicopters). UTX is selling its Sikorsky unit to Lockheed Martin for $9 billion. The deal should close soon.

One of the biggest challenges for UTX has been an economic slowdown overseas and the strength of the U.S. dollar. The company gets more than 60% of their sales outside the U.S. That makes negative currency headwinds a serious issue.

Their most recent earnings report was October 20th. Analysts were expecting a profit of $1.56 a share on revenues of $14.59 billion. UTX beat the bottom line estimate with $1.67 a share, but that was still a double-digit decline from a year ago. Revenues were down -5.6% to $13.79 billion. Management reaffirmed their fiscal year 2015 guidance of $6.15-6.30 a share and revenues in the $57-58 billion range, which is in-line with Wall Street estimates. That was good enough for the street. The stock rallied.

The big reasons investors are looking past the disappointing earnings and revenue growth has been stock buybacks. Plus the current management has been selling off non-core assets as they try to streamline the company for better growth.

I mentioned earlier that UTX is selling their Sikorsky unit to LMT for $9 billion. UTX is going to use $6 billion of that money in an accelerated stock buyback program because they believe their stock is too cheap. Furthermore, UTX announced they were adding an extra $12 billion to their stock repurchase program. Altogether the company plans to spent $16 billion on stock buybacks through 2017.

Investors seem to like the news with shares up sharply from their Q3 report. The point & figure chart has turned bullish and is forecasting at $112 target. At the moment UTX is hovering near short-term resistance in the $100-101 zone. Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $101.15.

I will point out that UTX's daily chart seems to have resistance about every $5.00 ($105, $110, etc.). Odds are good we could see UTX rally back toward its simple 200-dma (currently near $109).

Trigger @ $101.15

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the 2016 JAN $105 CALL (UTX160115C105)

Entry disclaimer: To avoid an unfavorable entry point, we will not launch a new play if the stock gaps open more than $1.00 past our suggested entry point.

11/10/15 UTX traded ex-dividend today ($0.64 dividend)
11/06/15 UTX finalized its sale of the Sikorsky helicopter business to Lockheed Martin today
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike




PUT Play Updates

Anthem, Inc. - ANTM - close: 134.19 change: -1.08

Stop Loss: 141.00
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: -11.6%
Average Daily Volume = 2.2 million
Entry on November 04 at $134.25
Listed on November 03, 2015
Time Frame: 6 to 8 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: ANTM erased most of yesterday's bounce, which is good news if you're bearish. Healthcare-related stocks were underperforming today. I'd love to see shares continue to roll over.

Trade Description: November 3, 2015:
The big healthcare stocks used to be unstoppable. The group delivered huge gains in 2013 and 2014. Unfortunately the rally has peaked in 2015 and now the major names are retreating, in spite of increased M&A in the industry.

ANTM is in the healthcare sector. According to the company, "Anthem is working to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With over 72 million people served by its affiliated companies, including more than 38 million enrolled in its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation's leading health benefits companies."

The big story for healthcare has been consolidation. The handful of major insurers are getting bigger as they gobble each other up. Last July ANTM announced they were buying smaller rival Cigna (CI) for $54 billion. ANTM is holding a special shareholder meeting on December 3rd to approve the issuance of more stock to help pay for the merger. The deal is not expected to close until the second half of 2016. When it does CI should add to ANTM's earnings.

Speaking of earnings, ANTM is still growing. They reported their Q3 earnings on October 28th. Wall Street expected a profit of $2.32 a share on revenues of $19.65 billion. ANTM beat both estimates with a profit of $2.73 a share. Revenues were up +7.6% to $19.77 billion.

Investors seemed disappointed with ANTM's rising costs. Their benefit expense ratio rose 110 basis points to 83.6%. Furthermore ANTM raised their fiscal year 2015 guidance to $10.10-10.20 a share but that was seen as anemic. Wall Street estimates were already at $10.22 a share.

The IBD recently noted that all five of the big health insurers saw ObamaCare exchange enrollments fall in the third quarter. The average decline was -8.3%. That could be significant. The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has driven a lot of growth for the big insurers over the last few years. Unfortunately the ACA has been plagued with problems and rising costs.

A couple of weeks ago a Credit Suisse analyst downgraded the healthcare sector over high valuations. The sector has been underperforming. Furthermore analysts earnings revisions have been slowing. Essentially Wall Street thinks growth is slowing for the group. ANTM has seen analysts lowering their price targets on the stock.

Technically the healthcare sector and shares of ANTM peaked this past summer. Currently ANTM is flirting with a breakdown into bear market territory with a -19.8% drop from its June closing high. The point & figure chart is already bearish and forecasting at $122 target. A decline under $134.00 would reaffirm the sell signal. ANTM does have significant support in the $134.50-135.00 zone. We want to be ready when it does break down. Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy puts at $134.25.

- Suggested Positions -

Long 2016 JAN $130 PUT (ANTM160115P130) entry $5.60

11/04/15 triggered @ $134.25
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike


Darden Restaurants - DRI - close: 55.51 change: +0.83

Stop Loss: 56.55
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: -65.1%
Average Daily Volume = 1.7 million
Entry on October 21 at $63.40
Listed on October 20, 2015
Time Frame: Exit PRIOR to earnings in December
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: Bearish DRI traders suffered a one-two punch today. One analyst reiterated their buy rating on the stock. Shares of DRI rallied up to short-term resistance near $56.00 before paring its gains. DRI still outperformed the market with a +1.5% gain. Meanwhile the new spin-off, FCPT, continues to rally as well.

No new positions at this time. We are moving the stop loss down to $56.55.

Please see the Tuesday night update (Nov. 10th) for details on the spin-off and its impact. (Nov. 10th update)

Trade Description: October 20, 2015:
Consumer spending has been disappointing and some of the restaurant names are suffering for it. DRI has actually raised guidance two quarters in a row but investors are ignoring this news and seem to be focusing on the larger macro trends for the industry.

DRI is in the services sector. According to the company, "Darden Restaurants, Inc., (DRI) owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate $6.8 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and employing 150,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Our restaurant brands - Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's and Yard House - reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want."

DRI reported their Q4 report on June 23rd. They beat Wall Street's EPS estimate and raised their 2016 guidance. Shares popped on the news and the stock continued to rally into late summer. Unfortunately shares produced a bearish double-top pattern in the July-August time frame. DRI began to correct lower.

The company reported its 2016 Q1 results on September 22nd. Earnings of $0.68 per share beat estimates by 10 cents. Revenues were up +5.7% to $1.69 billion, which was above estimates. Same-store sales were up +3.4% for the quarter. Management raised their 2016 earnings guidance again. This looked like a pretty good report. Yet three days later investors sold the rally.

Nationwide the pace of consumer spending has been lower than expected. A few days ago an industry research firm said U.S. restaurant sales were up +1.5% in Q3 but that was slower than Q2's +1.8% growth. A higher tab helped offset slower traffic numbers. The outlook for traffic is worrisome. This firm expects restaurant traffic numbers to be stagnant. This is inline with another research note that expects foot traffic at retailers to fall -8% this holiday season.

The market used to think that consumers would take the money they saved from lower gasoline prices and spend it elsewhere. That doesn't seem to be happening. Now the restaurant industry is facing tough comparisons to last year's relatively healthy Q4 numbers.

Technically DRI is now in a bearish trend of lower highs and lower lows. Shares have broken down below their 200-dma. The oversold bounce just failed at resistance near $66.00. The point & figure chart is bearish and forecasting at $55.00 target. Tonight we are suggesting a trigger to buy puts if DRI trades down to $63.40. This is a multi-week trade. We will plan on exiting prior to earnings in December.

- Suggested Positions -

Long 2016 JAN $60 PUT (DRI1160115P60) entry $2.15

11/11/15 new stop @ 56.55
11/10/15 DRI completes spin-off of FCPT
Option now represents 100 shares of DRI and 33 shares of FCPT
10/31/15 new stop @ 63.65
10/21/15 triggered @ $63.40
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike



CLOSED BULLISH PLAYS

Capital One Financial - COF - close: 79.38 change: -1.07

Stop Loss: 78.25
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Average Daily Volume = 3.5 million
Entry on November -- at $---.--
Listed on November 07, 2015
Time Frame: 6 to 8 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
11/11/15: The rally in the financial sector has stalled. Shares of COF have been underperforming its peers the last few days. COF just posted its third drop in a row and closed below what should have been short-term support near $79.00.

Our COF trade is not open yet and tonight we are removing it as a candidate.

Trade did not open

11/11/15 removed from the newsletter, suggested entry was $82.15

chart: