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)
VAR, CMI, BWA, TMO, DOV, JNJ, NOV, HES, ITW, CTXS, HP, IR, PNR, VRSN, CTRP



NEW DIRECTIONAL CALL PLAYS

Actavis, Inc. - ACT - close: 139.10 change: +1.41

Stop Loss: 134.70
Target(s): 148.50
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 3 to 4 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
ACT is in the healthcare sector. The company manufacturers generic drugs. Wall Street has been bullish on this stock with multiple analysts raising their price targets. The most recent was this past week with Barclays raising their price target to $175.

Technically ACT has been building on a bullish trend of higher lows and higher highs. Plus, the point & figure chart recently created a new triple-top breakout buy signal.

We want to see a little more follow through on top of today's rally. I am suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $139.50. If triggered our target is $148.50. More conservative traders may want to wait for ACT to trade above the early September high near $141.00 before initiating bullish positions.

Trigger @ 139.50

- Suggested Positions -

buy the Oct $145 call (ACT1319j145) current ask $1.45

Annotated Chart:

Entry on September -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 985 thousand
Listed on September 18, 2013


CR Bard Inc. - BCR - close: 120.55 change: +1.27

Stop Loss: 118.75
Target(s): 124.75
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. The company provides medical, surgical, diagnostic, and patient care supplies and devices. This stock has been gaining momentum with shares up five weeks in a row. BCR also managed to spent a few days consolidating under resistance at the $120 level. Today's bullish breakout past $120 is a new all-time high.

We want to see a little bit of follow through. I am suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $120.75. If triggered our short-term target is $124.75.

Trigger @ 120.75

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the Oct $120 call (BCR1319j120) current ask $2.35

Annotated Chart:

Entry on September -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 448 thousand
Listed on September 18, 2013