NEW BULLISH Plays

Ventas, Inc. - VTR - close: 60.12 change: +0.81

Stop Loss: 57.90
Target(s): 64.50
Current Gain/Loss: unopened
Time Frame: 6 to 8 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
VTR is a REIT focused on healthcare facilities. Shares have been showing relative strength the last couple of days. Friday's rally has pushed VTR to a new all-time high. The close above $60.00 is also a technical breakout above round-number resistance.

I am suggesting small bullish positions at the open on Monday but only if both VTR and the S&P 500 index open positive. We'll use a stop loss at $57.90. Our multi-week target is $64.50. It could take a while for VTR to get there!

Do not enter position unless VTR and the S&P 500 are both positive at the open

Suggested Position: buy VTR stock @ (the open)

Annotated chart:

Entry on June xx at $ xx.xx
Earnings Date 08/02/12 (unconfirmed)
Average Daily Volume = 1.9 million
Listed on June 16, 2011


NEW BEARISH Plays

Gardner Denver Inc. - GDI - close: 50.26 change: -0.54

Stop Loss: 52.05
Target(s): 45.50
Current Gain/Loss: unopened
Time Frame: 3 to 6 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
GDI makes industrial machinery. The stock could be sinking on worries of the global slowdown. Investors are definitely selling every rally they see. Shares are sinking and poised to breakdown under round-number, psychological support at the $50.00 level.

I am suggesting small bearish positions if GDI can trade at $49.75 or lower. If triggered we'll aim for $45.50.
FYI: The Point & Figure chart for GDI is bearish with a $42.00 target.

Trigger @ 49.75

Suggested Position: short GDI stock @ (trigger)

Annotated chart:

Entry on June xx at $ xx.xx
Earnings Date 07/19/12 (unconfirmed)
Average Daily Volume = 635 thousand
Listed on June 16, 2011