Editor's Note:

Shares of 3M Co. (MMM), a Dow-component, hit our bullish exit target today.

LMT hit our entry trigger while FB, GILD, and BYI hit our stop loss.


Current Portfolio:


CALL Play Updates

The Boeing Company - BA - close: 137.96 change: -0.29

Stop Loss: 129.90
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +33.3%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: BA spent most of Monday churning sideways and closed with a minor loss. We can look for short-term support near $136.00 and $134.00. The next level of potential resistance is most likely the $140.00 level.

Earlier Comments:
BA is in the industrial goods sector. The company is a major manufacturer for aerospace, aviation, and a defense contractor. The company last reported earnings on April 23rd and held an analyst day in mid May. Earnings results were strong. Wall Street expected a profit of $1.56 per share on revenues of $20.21 billion. BA delivered $1.76 per share with revenues rising to $20.46 billion for the quarter.

BA said their total company backlog had ended the first quarter at $440 billion. That's up from $390 billion a year ago. About $374 billion is for commercial airplanes and the rest is defense and space related. This represents about 5,100 aircraft orders and several years worth of production. BA recently reaffirmed their 2014 guidance and their airplane delivery scheduled.

Analysts have been positive and raising their price targets and earnings estimates thanks to BA's strong Q1 results, their improving margins, and BA's stock buyback program. Margins are a big deal. BA has been slowly growing its margins over the last couple of years and suggested they will continue to see margin improvement in 2014.

There has been some concern that the U.S. defense budget might be cut again and that could impact BA's defense sales. Yet the New York Times recently reported that BA is close to signing another multi-billion deal with the U.S. Navy for 47 more fighter jets. This deal is expected to close over the summer.

BA has also seen strong growth overseas with international sales accounting for 30% of its backlog. China is expected to grow into the largest aircraft market by 2032. BA is strengthening its position in China with another big sale of fifty 737 jets to a new Chinese budget airline. The retail price on this deal is estimated to be in the $3.8 to $5.5 billion. BA's China president said the company will deliver 140 aircraft to China this year following 143 deliveries in 2013.

Asia will also be a growing market for BA's defense and security business. A recent Bloomberg article mentions how territorial disputes in Asia are getting worse and there will be rising demand for maritime and aerial surveillance systems. BA's defense business chief believes aerial surveillance equipment and machines will continue to grow steadily for the "foreseeable future."

Technically shares of BA are on the up swing after spending more than three months consolidating in the $120-132 area. The recent strength has pushed BA through resistance and the stock closed at new four-month highs.

The point & figure chart is bullish and forecasting at $160 target. I do expect BA to see some resistance at its 2014 high near $145.00.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Aug $140 call (BA140816C140) entry $2.25*

06/02/14: Triggered @ 135.55
*option entry price is an estimate since the option did not trade at the time our play was opened.
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on June 02 at $135.55
Average Daily Volume = 2.95 million
Listed on May 31, 2014


Biotech ETF - BBH - close: 93.42 chang6: -0.03

Stop Loss: 85.75
Target(s): to be determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: + 7.0%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: Biotech stocks delivered a mixed performance on Monday. The BBH struggled with the $94.00 level multiple times before closing virtually unchanged.

Investors may want to raise their stop loss.

Earlier Comments:
Last year the biotech industry doubled the market's growth with +60% gains in the BBH. The rally continued into January and February with almost another +20%. Then sentiment reversed. Suddenly traders did not want to own the momentum names or the high-growth names. News articles and debates about the extremely high costs of some biotech treatments like Sovaldi helped feed the sell-off. Biotech experienced 20 percent correction (actually -22.6%) in less than two months.

Now it appears that investors are losing their fear over the growth names again. The BBH has been consolidating sideways the last several weeks. Many believe the correction in biotech is providing a great entry point. There are plenty of high-profile biotech firms with low multiples. A lot of the big names have high-quality pipelines. The group could see more M&A activity as older firms seek to buy up younger rivals.

We want to be ready to buy calls if the BBH can breakout from this consolidation phase. Currently shares of this ETF are testing resistance near $90.00 and its 50-dma and 150-dma. I am suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $90.25.

Bear in mind that biotech stocks can be volatile. The BBH does not see a lot of volume and the option spreads are wide. Add it all up and I would label this a more aggressive, high-risk/high-reward trade. Investors may want to start with small positions.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Sep $95 call (BBH140920C95) entry $3.55*

05/27/14 triggered @ 90.25
*option entry price is an estimate since the option did not trade at the time our play was opened.
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on May 27 at $90.25
Average Daily Volume = 119 thousand
Listed on May 22, 2014


Capital One Financial - COF - close: 81.99 change: +1.19

Stop Loss: 74.95
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +67.3%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: Shares of COF were upgraded this morning and the stock surged +1.4% on the news. COF is now up five days in a row. It might be time for a little pullback. The $80.00 level should be new support.

Earlier Comments:
COF is in the financial sector. The company provides financial services and products in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. They're probably best known for the Capital One credit cards.

The financial sector took a leadership role in today's widespread market rally. The group has been lagging the big cap indices the last few weeks. If financials resume their up trend it's going to be a rising tide that helps lift shares of COF to new highs.

Financials should also benefit from the big picture view that interest rates will rise. Some of the federal reserve governors have been hinting that the Fed may have to raise rates sooner than expected. If rates do start rising then investors could start buying financials ahead of this trend.

Credit card companies are also showing strength in their loan quality. COF said their charge off rates have been dropping (losses from unpaid loans).

Technically shares of COF have a long-term bullish trend of higher lows and it's about to breakout past resistance and hit new multi-year highs. The point & figure chart is already bullish and suggesting an $83 target.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Sep $80 call (COF140920C80) entry $2.30*

05/28/14 triggered @ 78.75
*option entry price is an estimate since the option did not trade at the time our play was opened.
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on May 28 at $78.75
Average Daily Volume = 3.0 million
Listed on May 27, 2014


CVS Caremark Corp. - CVS - close: 78.55 change: -0.37

Stop Loss: 74.65
Target(s): to be determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +25.9%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: CVS is off to a slow start this week with a -0.4% decline. After several weeks of gains we shouldn't be surprised to see a little pullback. Watch for potential support at its 10-dma near $78 and its 20-dma near $77.25.

Earlier Comments:
CVS is in the services sector. The company provides integrated pharmacy healthcare services in addition to running a drug store chain with over 7,600 locations. CVS' largest rival is Walgreen's with 8,650 locations.

The company's most recent earnings report was mixed. CVS delivered a profit of $1.02 per share. That missed estimates by a penny. Revenues came in above expectations at $32.69 billion in the first quarter. Wall Street appears to have accepted CVS's "blame it on the weather" excuse. Last month CVS also disclosed they had finalized a settlement with the SEC over events dating back to 2009 that stemmed from its acquisition of Longs Drug Stores in 2008. In the settlement CVS did not have to admit any wrongdoing and does not have to restate any earnings reports. They're happy to put the ordeal behind them and for investors it's old news.

More importantly the company is seeing strong growth in its PBM business. Its pharmacy services segment saw revenues climb +10.3% to $20.2 billion in the second quarter. Management said CVS is "beginning to develop integrated products for both hospitals and health plans."

They're also growing into a broader healthcare provider with the retail-based clinic subsidiary MinuteClinic. According to CVS' website, "MinuteClinic launched the first retail medical clinics in the United States in 2000 and now has more than 800 locations in 28 states. MinuteClinics are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who utilize nationally recognized protocols to provide treatment for common family illnesses, skin conditions and injuries, administer vaccinations, conduct physicals and wellness screenings, and offer monitoring for chronic conditions seven days a week without an appointment, including evenings and holidays."

American's growing acceptance of the MinuteClinic for quick healthcare services will grow. Long-term CVS will benefit from an aging population more dependent on their prescriptions. Plus, CVS will benefit from the growing number of new Americans being covered under Obamacare. Payments for these services will be covered by health care plans, Medicaid, and now the Affordable Care Act mandate.

Wall Street is happy with its steady growth. The most recent earnings report showed profits rising 18% year over year for the fifth consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings growth.

We're not setting a bullish exit target yet but the Point & Figure chart for CVS is bullish with a $102 target.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Aug $80 call (CVS140816C80) entry $1.04

05/22/14 triggered @ 77.25
option format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on May 22 at $77.25
Average Daily Volume = 5.1 million
Listed on May 21, 2014


Delphi Automotive - DLPH - close: 70.24 change: -0.50

Stop Loss: 67.75
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: - 24.8%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: The $70.00 level should offer some support so investors might want to consider buying calls here. I would suggest waiting for a rise above $71.25 instead.

Earlier Comments:
DLPH is a British company. They're also one of the largest auto parts suppliers on the planet. The stock has been a strong and steady performer for bullish investors.

The recovery in the U.S. auto market and the booming growth in the Chinese auto market has been a boon for DLPH. Wall Street analysts believe that DLPH benefits from its product mix that are focused on fuel economy, car safety, and automotive electronics. U.S. regulators are demanding a significant upgrade in fuel economy from American carmakers, which should be a tailwind for DLPH. The future of automobiles is more and more electronics, which is bullish for DLPH as well.

China will prove to be a big market for DLPH. The Wall Street Journal reports that DLPH believes its business in China could double to almost $5.5 billion by 2016.

DLPH's Q1 earnings report was strong. Analysts were expecting a profit of $1.08 per share on revenues of $4.29 billion. DLPH delivered $1.20 per share with revenues rising more than 6% to $4.28 billion. The company issued generally bullish guidance for 2014's profit and revenue estimates. DLPH also bought back 2.38 million shares of its own stock in the first quarter of 2014.

Wall Street analysts are bullish with price targets in the $84-90 range. The Point & Figure chart is bullish and forecasting at $81 target.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Aug $72.50 call (DLPH140816C72.50) entry $1.93

06/06/14 triggered @ 71.15
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on June 06 at $71.15
Average Daily Volume = 1.4 million
Listed on June 05, 2014


Express Scripts Holding - ESRX - close: 71.67 change: +0.29

Stop Loss: 66.90
Target(s): to be determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +38.7%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: Traders bought the dip in ESRX near $71.00 this morning. A rally late this afternoon lifted shares above short-term resistance at $71.50.

More conservative investors might want to move their stop loss closer to the 200-dma (currently at 69.25).

Earlier Comments:
ESRX is in the healthcare sector. The company provides pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services in the U.S. and Canada. Both the NASDAQ and shares of ESRX peaked in early March. It would appear that investors considered ESRX one of the higher-growth, momentum names since it has been sinking with that group over the last couple of months.

That big drop you see on ESRX's daily chart was market reaction to its latest earnings news. The results were disappointing. You could call it a trifecta of bad news. ESRX missed Wall Street's estimates on both the top and bottom line. Management guided lower for 2014. Plus they disclosed three separate subpoenas from different state authorities as the company is investigated for its relationship with drug makers.

Investors already had lowered expectations for ESRX's earnings because the company lost UnitedHealth Group (UNH) as a client last quarter. The loss of UNH accounted for about half of ESRX's lost revenues. ESRX complained that a lot of expected new enrollments had been postponed. They didn't see quite the impact from the new Obamacare exchanges previously expected.

It sounds like plenty of bad news for ESRX. Yet here's the interesting part. The stock lost -6% following its earnings report but there was no follow through lower. Investors have been buying the dip. Shares are up two weeks in a row and slowing chewing through resistance. With a drop from $79 to $65 (-17.7%) it is possible that all the bad news is already priced into ESRX stock price. The long-term trend for ESRX is still higher. As the new affordable healthcare policy changes gain momentum it should mean more enrollments for ESRX.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Aug $70 call (ESRX140816C70) entry $2.45*

05/21/14 triggered @ 69.50
*option entry price is an estimate since the option did not trade at the time our play was opened.
05/19/14 adjust entry trigger from $70.50 to $69.50
adjust the strike price to the August $70s.

option format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on May -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 6.5 million
Listed on May 17, 2014


Hanesbrands Inc. - HBI - close: 86.24 change: -0.08

Stop Loss: 81.75
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: + 2.0%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: HBI briefly tagged new highs before paring its gains. I don't see any changes from my prior comments although nimble traders may want to look for a dip closer to $85.00 before initiating new positions.

Earlier Comments:
HBI is in the consumer goods sector. The company designs and manufacturers apparel. You wouldn't normally think of basic apparel maker as a momentum stock but HBI has been outperforming. Shares just ended the week at a new all-time high.

The company has delivered on its earnings results. When HBI last reported in January and April this year the company beat Wall Street's estimates both times and raised their guidance both times.

Think about that. HBI is not a retailer but their products are sold through retailers. Most of retail got hammered in the first quarter due to lousy winter weather. Yet HBI managed to beat estimates and then raised its guidance.

Jim Cramer has pointed out what many analysts are saying on the company. HBI has strong brand names like Hanes, Champion, Playtex, and Bali. HBI owns most of their supply chain, which allows them to keep and improve their strong margins. Their first quarter saw margins increase 180 points. Most of Wall Street is bullish on HBI's recent acquisition of Maidenform. HBI believes they can generate significant margin improvement in the Maidenform brand by 2016.

The Point & Figure chart for HBI is bullish with a $92 target.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Oct $90 call (HBI141018C90) entry $2.94

06/04/14 triggered @ 85.25
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on June 04 at $85.25
Average Daily Volume = 690 thousand
Listed on May 31, 2014


Lockheed Martin Corp. - LMT - close: 168.08 change: +0.91

Stop Loss: 163.95
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: - 5.5%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: LMT did see some volatility this morning with a spike down to $165.70 that quickly reversed and shares rallied to a new high. Our trigger to buy calls was hit at $168.55.

Earlier Comments: June 7, 2014:
LMT is in the industrial goods sector. The company is a major players in aerospace technology and the defense industry. Business has been booming for this defense contractor. Q4 earnings came in better than expected on both the top and bottom line. The trend continued when LMT reported its Q1 results on April 22nd. Wall Street expected a profit of $2.53 a share on revenues of $10.89 billion. LMT beat the bottom line estimate with $2.87 per share but missed the revenue estimate at $10.65 billion for the quarter. However, management gave an optimistic outlook and raised their 2014 guidance on both net profits and revenues.

Zacks had some interesting numbers on LMT's Q1 results. LMT's operating margins were at record highs and the first quarter of 2014 saw LMT's free cash flow hit a record $2.0 billion. LMT spent $1.1 billion buying back 7.0 million shares of stock and another $500 million on dividends.

It's not surprising to hear LMT management raising guidance. The company has been on a huge roll with a series of big contract wins from the U.S. Department of Defense. Just this past week LMT beat out Raytheon Company (RTN) for a $915 million contract to build a "space fence" for the U.S. Air Force. This "fence" is actually a radar system that will track and categorize up to 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting the earth.

LMT is also seeing strong business overseas. Right now they're rumored to be the top pick for Canada to buy 65 new fighter jets. Canada's decision is expected in the new few weeks. Right now they're reviewing bids from LMT's rivals. Russia recent actions may have also generated more business for LMT. Since Russia invaded and annexed Crimea earlier this year LMT said they've seen a lot more interest from European countries looking to upgrade their defenses.

Technically shares of LMT are in a long-term up trend. They have spent the last three months consolidating gains and building a new base. A breakout past its recent highs could launch the next leg higher.

The Point & Figure chart for LMT is bullish with an $188 target.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Sep $175 call (LMT140920C175) entry $2.70*

06/09/14 triggered @ 168.55
*option entry price is an estimate since the option did not trade at the time our play was opened.
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on June 09 at $168.55
Average Daily Volume = 1.2 million
Listed on June 07, 2014


LyondellBasell Industries - LYB - close: 98.92 change: -0.08

Stop Loss: 98.45
Target(s): to be determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +29.4%
Time Frame: 6 to 9 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: Warning! LYB's intraday attempt at a bounce failed at its simple 10-dma. This is short-term bearish. I strongly suggest more conservative investors exit immediately.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Sep $100 call (LYB140920C100)* entry $2.55**

06/07/14 new stop @ 98.45
06/03/14 new stop @ 94.75
05/15/14 new stop @ 93.75
05/12/14 LYB gapped open higher at $96.20 (+75 cents)
**option entry price is an estimate since the option did not trade at the time our play was opened.
*I've provided the more standardized option symbol format.
symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on May 12 at $96.20
Average Daily Volume = 3.1 million
Listed on May 10, 2014


MasterCard Inc. - MA - close: 76.86 change: -0.61

Stop Loss: 75.75
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: -13.6%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: MA's bounce is reversing under the $78.00 level. We want to try and reduce our risk so we're moving the stop loss to $75.75.

Earlier Comments: May 24, 2014:
MA is in the financial sector. The company provides transaction processing and payment-related services. Globally cash is still the most dominant method of payment. That may not be true in the most developed countries but worldwide there is a long-term trend with consumers moving away from cash more toward cards and electronic payments, which will benefit MasterCard.

MA's latest earnings on May 1st was positive. The company beat Wall Street's estimates on both the top and bottom line. The company said a 14% increase in transactions, on a local currency basis, hit $1.0 trillion. They also saw a +14% jump in processed transactions. Cross border volumes were up +17%.

MA's CEO and President Ajay Banga said the company signed new deals with Wal-Mart (WMT), Sam's Club, and Target (TGT). WMT and Sam's will move their co-brand portfolios to MasterCard. TGT will also shift its co-brand cards to MasterCard and use MA's chip and PIN technology to upgrade their security. Banga said MA will, "continue to invest in technology and acquisitions that will speed our development of mobile and online solutions."

Both Visa and MA were caught up in the sanction backlash between Russia and Europe and the U.S. The two companies were not singled out but new legislation in Russia was going to force the two American companies out of the country. Working with Russian officials MA and Visa have found a way to sidestep the issue by creating a domestic (Russian) payment system within six months and create a Russian company to handle domestic transactions.

Technically shares of MA saw a -20% correction on an intraday basis from its January 2014 highs to the April intraday lows. The stock bounced near its long-term up trend. Now MA appears to be breaking out past resistance near $76, resistance at its 100-dma and 150-dma, and resistance at its five-month trend of lower highs. We're not setting an exit target yet but the point & figure chart is bullish with an $87 target.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Oct $80 call (MA141018C80) entry $2.85*

06/09/14 new stop @ 75.75
05/27/14 triggered @ 77.25
*option entry price is an estimate since the option did not trade at the time our play was opened.
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on May 27 at $77.25
Average Daily Volume = 5 million
Listed on May 24, 2014


PPG Industries - PPG - close: 205.11 change: +0.18

Stop Loss: 192.90
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: +20.5%
Time Frame: 8 to 10 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: PPG delivered a relatively quiet session with shares drifting on either side of the $205 level.

Earlier Comments:
Big cap industrial names have been leading the market higher. PPG is one of them. The company is in the basic materials sector. PPG manufacturers coatings, specialty materials, and glass products.

PPG has developed a strong trend of beating Wall Street's earnings estimates. They just did it again when they reported earnings on April 17th with EPS coming in 10 cents above estimates. Revenues were up +17% year over year to $3.64 billion. Earnings were up +33% from a year ago at $1.98 per share. The company is also seeing margin improvement.

Last month PPG's management announced a $2 billion stock buyback program and raised their dividend by +10% to $0.61 per share. PPG's CEO said that his company saw volumes improve in Europe for the first time in ten quarters. The tough winter in the U.S. did not hurt them. Thus far PPG has been able to pass along small price increases to offset rising commodity costs.

Technically the stock is in a long-term up trend. Shares have spent the last three months consolidating below the $200 level. Now the bullish pattern of higher lows is about to push PPG through major resistance near $200-201.

The Point & Figure chart is bullish and forecasting at $222.00 target.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Aug $210 call (PPG140816C210) entry $3.65*

05/30/14 triggered @ 202.00
*option entry price is an estimate since the option did not trade at the time our play was opened.
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on May 30 at $202.00
Average Daily Volume = 552 thousand
Listed on May 29, 2014


Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. - TMO - close: 119.58 change: -0.23

Stop Loss: 115.90
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: Unopened
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: Yes, see below

Comments:
06/09/14: TMO spent Monday's session consolidating sideways below resistance at the $120.00 level. There is no change from my earlier comments.

Earlier Comments:
TMO is in the healthcare sector. The company makes analytical instruments, equipment, reagents and consumables. Plus they provide software, and services for research, manufacturing, analysis, discovery, and diagnostics in the United States and abroad. The story looks pretty simple. TMO is executing its business well. The company is developing a trend of beating analysts' estimates on both the top and bottom line and raising guidance. They've done it two quarters in a row.

TMO reported its Q1 results on April 23rd. Analysts were expecting a profit of $1.40 per share on revenues of $3.78 billion. TMO delivered $1.53 per share and revenues grew +22.3% from a year ago to $3.9 billion. How many companies are growing that fast? Shares did see a pullback when the markets were selling all the high-growth names in March and April. Investors have stepped up to buy the pullback.

At its Q1 earnings announcement TMO's management also raised their 2014 guidance on both the top and bottom line. A few weeks later at least one analyst firm issued bullish comments on TMO stating their opinion that TMO's management is being too conservative, even with their raised guidance.

Wall Street seems pretty happy with TMO's recent acquisition of Life Technologies for $13.6 billion. The deal is accretive to TMO's bottom line and should generate significant synergies. The new, combined company is seeing strong growth in Asia, especially in China. TMO is currently aiming to generate 25% of its annual revenues from China by 2016.

Technically shares of TMO are bouncing from its long-term up trend. They have also just recently broken out from its three-month consolidation and down trend of lower highs. Right now TMO is trading just below $120.00. We're suggesting a trigger to buy calls at $120.50.

Trigger @ $120.50

- Suggested Positions -

Buy the Sept $125 call (TMO140920C125)

Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on June -- at $---.--
Average Daily Volume = 1.7 million
Listed on June 07, 2014


United Parcel Service - UPS - close: 103.49 change: -0.10

Stop Loss: 97.75
Target(s): to be determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: + 96.9%
Time Frame: 4 to 8 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: UPS only lost 9 cents today but it was a bearish session with shares retreating from their morning highs near $104.

Readers may want to take some money off the table now.

Earlier Comments:
I am concerned that the $105 level could be resistance. More conservative traders may want to start taking profits now or closer to $105.00.

We're not setting an exit target yet but the Point & Figure chart for UPS is bullish with a $123 target (up from $114 a few weeks ago).

- Suggested Positions -

Long Jul $100 call (UPS140719C100)* entry $1.98

05/29/14 more conservative investors may want to start taking profits now or as UPS gets closer to potential resistance at the $105 level.
05/12/14 triggered @ 100.25
*I've provided the more standardized option symbol format.
symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

Entry on May 12 at $100.25
Average Daily Volume = 2.9 million
Listed on May 10, 2014




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CLOSED BULLISH PLAYS

Facebook, Inc. - FB - close: 62.88 change: +0.38

Stop Loss: 61.85
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: -28.3%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: We were concerned with FB's lack of participation in the market's rally. Over the weekend we raised the stop loss to $61.85. Shares of FB displayed some weakness this morning and hit our stop before bouncing.

Our trade is closed but I would keep FB on your watch list for a close above $64.50 or $65.00 as a potential entry point.

- Suggested Positions -

Sept $70 call (FB140920C70) entry $3.42 exit $2.45 (-28.3%)

06/09/14 stopped out
06/07/14 new stop @ 61.85
05/29/14 triggered @ 64.25
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

chart:

Entry on May 29 at $64.25
Average Daily Volume = 62 million
Listed on May 24, 2014


Gilead Sciences - GILD - close: 79.01 change: -3.39

Stop Loss: 78.75
Target(s): GILD @ 83.95
Current Option Gain/Loss: -52.8%
Time Frame: 4 to 8 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: Shares of GILD lost more than four percent today on headlines that Merck & Co (MRK) is buying Idenix Pharmaceuticals (IDIX) for $3.85 billion. This deal makes MRK a stronger competitor for GILD in the hepatitis C treatment industry. Plus, together MRK and IDIX have a stronger legal case to challenge GILD's patents on its Sovaldi hepatitis C cure.

Shares of GILD gapped down below technical support at its 20-dma and then plunged over three points. Our stop loss was hit at $78.75 near its lows for the session.

The big drop, this close to June option expiration, crushed our options.

- Suggested Positions -

Jun $80 call (GILD1421F80) entry $2.12 exit $1.00 (-52.8%)

06/09/14 stopped out on news MRK was buying IDIX (tougher competition)
06/07/14 Consider taking profits now
06/05/14 new stop @ 78.75, adjust exit target to $83.95
05/15/14 new stop @ 77.90, readers may want to exit now to lock in potential gains.
05/10/14 new stop @ 75.75
05/01/14 new stop @ 74.45
04/30/14 triggered @ 77.00

chart:

Entry on April 30 at $77.00
Average Daily Volume = 23 million
Listed on April 29, 2014


3M Company - MMM - close: 145.32 change: +0.68

Stop Loss: 138.75
Target(s): MMM @ $144.75
Current Option Gain/Loss: +43.4%
Time Frame: 4 to 8 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: Target achieved.

MMM continued to show relative strength on Monday and added another +0.47%. Shares rallied past potential resistance at $145.00. Our exit target was hit at $144.75.

- Suggested Positions -

Jun $140 call (MMM1421F140) entry $3.45* exit $4.95 (+43.4%)

06/09/14 target hit
06/05/14 set exit target at $144.75
05/24/14 if you open new positions, use the July or October calls
05/20/14 adjust stop loss to $138.75 due to the dividend
05/15/14 new stop @ 139.49
05/08/14 triggered @ $142.00

chart:

Entry on May 08 at $142.00
Average Daily Volume = 2.65 million
Listed on May 07, 2014


CLOSED BEARISH PLAYS

Bally Technologies - BYI - close: 59.85 change: +0.61

Stop Loss: 60.35
Target(s): To Be Determined
Current Option Gain/Loss: - 39.3%
Time Frame: 8 to 12 weeks
New Positions: see below

Comments:
06/09/14: Our BYI trade has been stopped out.

Casino stocks were weak over concerns about the growth of gambling in Macau (China). That should have put pressure on the game makers too. BYI stock was falling most of the session.

Then in the last hour of the trading days headlines surfaced that International Game Technology (IGT), a rival to BYI, was considering a sale of the company. That buoyed game-maker stocks.

Shares of BYI spiked above resistance at $60.00 and its 30-dma before paring its gains. Our stop was hit at $60.35.

- Suggested Positions -

Long Oct $55 PUT (BYI141018P55) entry $3.30 exit $2.00* (-39.3%)

06/09/14 stopped out
06/03/14 triggered @ 57.25
Option Format: symbol-year-month-day-call-strike

chart:

Entry on June 03 at $57.25
Average Daily Volume = 697 thousand
Listed on June 02, 2014