In a prevoius article, “Wal-Mart – Stuck in a Retail Rut“, we analyzed retail stores for a covered calls stock options strategy since fuel costs were declining and retail shoppers would have more money to spend for Christmas, etc. Every single position selected was profitable and 9 of the10 positions returned the maximum profit for a gigantic average return of +4%.
We still consider covered calls for retailers to be an attractive strategy, and we searched for potentially lucrative covered calls stock options positions using PowerOptions’ SmartSearchXL for stock options expiring in January of 2006 and found the following positions:
|SmartSearchXL covered call on November 28|
|SHLD||170.44 (-1.08)||KDUAN||07 JAN 170.0 (53)||7.60||4.5||4.4||4.4|
|JCP||78.18 (-1.01)||JCPAP||07 JAN 80.0 (53)||2.30||2.9||3.0||5.4|
|TGT||56.90 (-0.17)||TGTAK||07 JAN 55.0 (53)||3.30||5.8||2.6||2.6|
|WMT||46.76 (+0.15)||WMTAW||07 JAN 47.5 (53)||0.95||2.0||2.1||3.7|
The SHLD and TGT positions are in-the-money [ITM] with potential returns of 4.4% and 2.6% (53 days), respectively. The JCP and WMT positions are out-of-the-money [OTM] with maximum potential returns of +5.4% and +3.7% (53 days), respectively. The ITM positions have the greater downside protections of +4.5% and +5.8% and the OTM positions have the greater potential returns of +5.4% and +3.7%.
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