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)
CVLT, FDX, PH, FISV, SLB, COF, HAR, PNR, LTD, WFM, OIS, BEAV, NUS, SWK, CRS, IBB, ULTA, ALNY,



NEW DIRECTIONAL CALL PLAYS

Ecolab Inc. - ECL - close: 99.48 change: +0.72

Stop Loss: 97.75
Target(s): 105.00
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: exit prior to earnings in late October
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
According to ECL's website the company is a "global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. " They're listed as being in the cleaning products industry and the consumer goods sector. The stock is in a long-term up trend. The last few days have seen shares consolidating sideways below resistance at the $100 level. We want to hop on board if ECL can breakout past $100, which is significant round-number, psychological resistance.

Tonight we're suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $100.25. If triggered we'll use a stop loss at $97.75. Our target is $105.00. We will plan to exit prior to ECL's next earnings report due some time in very late October.

Trigger @ 100.25

- Suggested Positions -

buy the NOV $100 call (ECL1316k100) current ask $2.25

Annotated Chart:

Entry on October -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 877 thousand
Listed on October 01, 2013


United Parcel Service - UPS - close: 91.80 change: +0.43

Stop Loss: 89.95
Target(s): 99.00
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: exit prior to earnings on Oct. 25th
New Positions: Yes, see below

Company Description

Why We Like It:
The transportation sector was one of the market's stronger performers today. Meanwhile shares of UPS have been consolidating sideways below resistance near $92.00 the last several days. The two-day bounce has left UPS poised for a bullish breakout higher. It sounds like most market pundits remain bullish on the economy even though the U.S. government shutdown could have a negative impact. An improving economy should be positive for UPS.

We are suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $92.25. If triggered our target is $99.00 but we will plan to exit prior to the earnings announcement on October 25th.

Trigger @ 92.25

- Suggested Positions -

buy the 2014 Jan $95 call (UPS1418a95) current ask $1.47

Annotated Chart:

Entry on October -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 2.6 million
Listed on October 01, 2013