Ormat Technologies - ORA - close 29.66 change +0.94 stop 27.25

Company Description:
Ormat Technologies, Inc. (Ormat) is engaged in the geothermal and recovered energy power business. The Company designs, develops, builds, owns and operates geothermal recovered energy-based power plants, usually using equipment that it designs and manufactures. Ormat conducts its activities in two business segments: Electricity Segment and Product Segment. In the Electricity Segment, the Company develops, builds, owns and operates geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants in the United States and geothermal power plants in other countries worldwide, and sells the electricity they generate. In the Product Segment, Ormat designs, manufactures and sells equipment for geothermal and recovered energy-based electricity generation, remote power units and other power generating units, and provides services relating to the engineering, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance of geothermal and recovered energy power plants.

Target(s): 30.45, 31.80
Key Support/Resistance Areas: 32.00, 30.60, 29.00, 27.50
Time Frame: Several weeks

Why We Like It:
ORA has broken through a long term primary downtrend line and a short term secondary downtrend line. Today the stock broke through and closed above a resistance area near $29.00. ORA is essentially a utility that is involved in the alternative energy business (i.e. geothermal) and may be in the right place at the right time with a push from the White House in this sector. I would like to see a retracement of some of today's gains and use $29.25 as an ideal entry point to initiate long positions. The stock closed near its 50-day SMA so I expect a pullback before a larger move to the upside. Our stop will be $27.25 which will give this trade some room to work.

Suggested Position: Buy July $30.00 CALL if ORA trades down near $29.25, current ask $1.25, estimated ask at entry $1.00

Annotated Chart:

Entry on June xx
Earnings Date 8/4/10 (unconfirmed)
Average Daily Volume: 345,000
Listed on 6/15/10