NEW DIRECTIONAL CALL PLAYS

FMC Corp - FMC - close: 55.50 change: +0.70

Stop Loss: 53.80
Target(s): 59.50
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 4 to 6 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
FMC is a chemical producer. The market's recent bounce has lifted FMC and shares are breaking through multiple layers of resistance. Today's rally pushed FMC past its 50-dma and the $55.00 level.

I am suggesting small bullish positions at the open tomorrow. More nimble traders could wait for a dip back to $55.00. Our target is $59.50.

- Suggested *Small* Positions -

buy the 2013 Jan $57.50 call (FMC1319a57.5) current ask $0.85

Annotated Chart:

Entry on November xx at $ xx.xx
Average Daily Volume = 642 thousand
Listed on November 26, 2012


NEW DIRECTIONAL PUT PLAYS

Sears Holding - SHLD - close: 46.91 change: -0.61

Stop Loss: 48.55
Target(s): 40.25
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 3 to 6 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
There does not appear to be any Black Friday bounce for SHLD. That big spike down you see on the daily chart was a reaction to the company's latest earnings report. The company continues to flounder and its K-mart division seems to be an anchor around its neck as it tries to stay above water.

Shares of SHLD are now hovering above support near $46.00. I am suggesting a trigger to open bearish positions at $45.75. If triggered our target is $40.25.

Trigger @ 45.75

- Suggested Positions -

buy the 2013 Jan $45 PUT (SHLD1319m45) current ask $1.97

Annotated Chart:

Entry on November xx at $ xx.xx
Average Daily Volume = 1.2 million
Listed on November 26, 2012