Today on the PowerOptions blog, we’re going to take a quick look at the stocks Mad Money’s Jim Cramer finds most appealing. Then, we will cover how the average investor, using tools available from PowerOptions, can find the most lucrative and attractive options trade on these stocks. (Note: Jim Cramer does not endorse any of the option strategies based on his stock selections illustrated in this article or on blog.poweropt.com)
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Amazon.com is a company Cramer included in his “New Four Horseman of Technology” segment. Amazon is a bit of a dark horseman when compared to the other three companies mentioned; Apple (AAPL), Research-in-Motion (RIMM), and Google (GOOG). Especially since Cramer had been, up until recently, going on about the overvaluation of Amazon.
Halliburton Co. came up during Jim Cramer’s lightning round yesterday when asked about Allis-Chalmers Energy (ALY). Cramer called ALY “good but not great” and considered Halliburton a much better value in the sector. Jim Cramer owns Haliburton in his Action Alerts Plus charitable trust.
On China Mobile Limited, Cramer had this to say, “CHL has 68% of all the mobile subscriptions in China. Although there are rumors that the wireless industry in China could be restructured, it could take years for CHL to lose its market leading position.”
Reliance Steel and Aluminum Company was mentioned among three steel companies Cramer is bullish on. The other two he mentioned were Allegheny Technologies (ATI) and Gerdau American Steel (GNA). He summed up he feelings best by perfunctorily intoning “I like steel… I like steel” during the Mad Money lightning round.
Jack in the Box was also revealed as one of Cramer’s favorite picks during the lightning round. In a statement indicative of his love for hyperbole and showmanship Cramer stated, “You hold it because Jack in the Box is one of the best chains on earth.” His enthusiasm leads one to think Jim has enjoyed a Bruschetta Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich or two on the way home from the studio.
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|AMZN||$70.89||ZQNGN||07 JUL $70.00||$3.90||5.50%||4.50%||4.50%|
|HAL||$35.50||HALGG||07 JUL $35.00||$1.55||4.40%||3.10%||3.10%|
|CHL||$47.95||CHLGJ||07 JUL $50.00||$0.80||1.70%||1.70%||6.00%|
|RS||$56.97||RSGK||07 JUL $55.00||$4.00||7.00%||3.80%||3.80%|
|JBX||$74.20||JBXGO||07 JUL $75.00||$2.00||2.70%||2.80%||3.90%|
The Amazon trade involves the July $70 call option and offers 5.5% downside protection and 4.5% potential profit if the stock is above the $70 strike price at the end of the option period.
Competitors for AMZN include: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS), eBay Inc. (EBAY), Columbia House Company (private), Borders Group Inc. (BGP), Gamestop Corp. (GME), GSI Commerce Inc. (GSIC), VA Software Corp. (LNUX), PC Mall Inc. (MALL), Movie Gallery Inc. (MOVI), and Overstock.com Inc. (OSTK).
The Halliburton trade involves the July $35 call option and offers 4.4% downside protection and 3.1% potential profit if the stock is above the $35 strike price at the end of the option period.
Competitors for HAL include: Schlumberger Limited (SLB), Technip (TKP), Bechtel Group, Inc. (private), AMCOL International Corp. (ACO), Basic Energy Services Inc. (BAS), Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI), BJ Services Co. (BJS), Core Labs. NV (CLB), Foster Wheeler Ltd. (FWLT), Newpark Resources Inc. (NR), Roper Indus. Inc. (ROP), Smith Intl. Inc. (SII), TETRA Techs. Inc. (TTI), Weatherford Intl. Inc. (WFT), and W-H Energy Srvs. Inc. (WHQ).
The China Mobile Limited trade involves the July $50 call option and offers 1.7% downside protection and 6.0% potential profit if the stock is above the $50 strike price at the end of the option period.
Competitors for CHL include: China Unicom Ltd. (CHU), China Telecommunications Corporation (private), China Netcom Group Corp. (Hong Kong) Ltd. (CN), and Hutchison Telecom. Intl. Ltd. (HTX).
The Reliance Steel and Aluminum Company trade involves the July $55 call option and offers 7.0% downside protection and 3.8% potential profit if the stock is above the $55 strike price at the end of the option period.
Competitors for RS include: Ryerson Inc. (RYI), Worthington Industries, Inc. (WOR), Metals USA Holdings Corp. (private), and Olympic Steel Inc. (ZEUS).
The Jack in the Box trade involves the July $75 call option and offers 2.7% downside protection and 3.9% potential profit if the stock is above the $75 strike price at the end of the option period.
Competitors for JBX include: Burger King Corporation (BKC), McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), and Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM).
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