NEW DIRECTIONAL CALL PLAYS

Ameriprise Financial - AMP - close: 91.15 change: -0.06

Stop Loss: 89.75
Target(s): 98.50
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 3 to 6 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
AMP is in the financial sector. The stock didn't react much to the company's recent earnings beat in late July but the trend has been steadily higher. Lately shares have been hovering just above round-number resistance at $90.00, which has been acting as new support the last couple of sessions.

We are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $91.40. If triggered our multi-week target is $98.50.

Trigger @ 91.40

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the Sep $95 call (AMP1321i95) current ask $1.15

Annotated Chart:

Entry on August -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 760 thousand
Listed on August 05, 2013


CR Bard Inc. - BCR - close: 115.89 change: +0.12

Stop Loss: 113.95
Target(s): 119.75
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 3 to 4 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
BCR is in the healthcare sector. They make and distribute medical supplies and equipment. The current rally in BCR has pushed shares to new all-time highs. The stock has spent the last three days hovering just below resistance at the $116.00 level. A breakout would likely signal the next leg higher.

We are suggesting a trigger to launch positions at $116.25. If triggered our short-term target is $119.75.

Trigger @ 116.25

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the Sep $120 call (BCR1321i120) current ask $0.85

Annotated Chart:

Entry on August -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 475 thousand
Listed on August 05, 2013