Burger King Stock Turns One – A look at how the stock is performing since its May 2006 IPO

Burger King (BKC) went public in May 2006 and has seen a doubling of its stock price since August of 2006. If you were paying attention to our blog in 2006, you might recall the article “Burger King (BKC) – Whopper Covered Calls”. The stock has gained over 50% since we wrote the article.

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The CEO, John Chidsey, thinks the company has streamlined its business model and can anticipate strong growth in the near term. He stated in an AP article, “We’ve cleaned up a lot of issues and really built ourselves a very solid foundation from which it is much easier to grow.”The company has also leveraged the star power of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs who appeared in a recent ad announcing Burger King’s new late night hours. The CEO said of their new strategy, “Burger King, because it had had so many management teams, it had had so many advertising agencies, so many different strategies, I think the consumer was very confused, so bringing back the King, bringing “Have it Your Way” back, lots of things like that have certainly helped people talk about the brand again.”

The company has reported 13 consecutive quarters of positive sales growth and has begun a new global strategy. They are hoping to open around 200 new restaurants this year.

Looking at this News from an Options Trading Perspective:
There is no guarantee Burger King will continue on its meteoric rise. This blog entry, as with all of the blog entries here, is design to show an investor how the powerful PowerOptions search tools can be used to identify the best option trades for a given market outlook. Because option data is often cumbersome and difficult to find, an investor requires the aid of a solid tool to help them sort through the noise. With its 14-day free trial, there’s really no reason not to take PowerOptions for a test drive. We think you’ll find the interface easy to use and you’ll be finding desirable option trading ideas in no time.

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Potential Trades:
The following Burger King option trade has 124 days until expiration. The McDonalds and Wendy’s trades have 33 days until expiration. These trades were discovered using the powerful suite of option search tools found at PowerOptions.

PowerOptions covered calls Fast Food (124 and 33 days)
Stock
Sym
Stock
Price
OPTION Strike
Info
Opt
Bid
%
Dnsd.
Prot.
%
If
Unch.
%
If
Asgnd
BKC $26.73 BKCJE 07 OCT $25.00 $2.90 10.80% 4.90% 4.90%
MCD $52.17 MCDGX 07 JUL $52.50 $1.05 2.00% 2.10% 2.70%
WEN $39.73 WENGH 07 JUL $40.00 $1.45 3.60% 3.80% 4.50%
(For more details click the ticker symbol above)

BKC:
The Burger King trade involves the October $25 call option and offers 10.8% downside protection and 4.9% potential profit if the stock is above the $25 strike price at the end of the option period.

MCD:
The McDonald’s trade involves the July $52.50 call option and offers 2.0% downside protection and 2.7% potential profit if the stock is above the $52.50 strike price at the end of the option period.

WEN:
The Wendy’s trade involves the July $40.00 call option and offers 3.6% downside protection and 4.5% potential profit if the stock is above the $40.00 strike price at the end of the option period.

Competitors:
Competitors for BKC include: McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), Wendy’s International Inc. (WEN), Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM), CKE Restaurants Inc. (CKR), Jack in the Box Inc. (JBX), and Sonic Corp. (SONC).
Competitors for MCD include: Burger King Corporation (BKC), Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM), Doctor’s Associates Inc. (private), CKE Restaurants Inc. (CKR), Jack in the Box Inc. (JBX), Sonic Corp. (SONC), Tim Hortons Inc. (THI), and Wendys Intl. Inc. (WEN).
Competitors for WEN include: Burger King Corporation (BKC), McDonald’s Corp. (MCD), Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM), and CKE Restaurants Inc. (CKR).
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