Editor's Note:

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

(bullish ideas) UVV, GRA, PXD, VTR, JBHT, DSW, GPI, ANF, LNKD, BMRN, CTRX, EMR, TWX, CGNX, MDVN, CERN,



NEW DIRECTIONAL CALL PLAYS

Anheuser-Busch InBev - BUD - close: 89.72 change: +0.81

Stop Loss: 87.45
Target(s): 99.00
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 3 to 6 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
Shares of this beverage giant have been consolidating sideways under resistance near $90.00 for the last few months. At the same time BUD has maintained its long-term up trend. I am suggesting a trigger to buy calls when BUD hits $90.25. If triggered our target is $99.00.

Trigger @ 90.25

- Suggested Positions -

buy the MAR $90 call (BUD1316c90) current ask $2.75

Annotated Chart:

Entry on January -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 894 thousand
Listed on January 19, 2012


Gilead Sciences - GILD - close: 78.28 change: +0.75

Stop Loss: 76.45
Target(s): 84.50
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: Exit prior to earnings on Feb. 4th
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
Both the BTK biotech index and shares of GILD are trading near all-time highs set this month. Now after churning sideways the last few days both look poised to breakout again. GILD's recent high was $78.59. I am suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $78.65. If triggered our target is $84.50. However, this is a short-term trade. We do not want to hold over the February 4th earnings report.

Trigger @ 78.65

- Suggested Positions -

buy the Feb $80 call (GILD1316b80) current ask $1.46

Annotated Chart:

Entry on January -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 4.0 million
Listed on January 19, 2012