This week we are looking at another of the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 List companies. We use this list in one of our options portfolios to spot outperforming stocks and place option spreads that take advantage of the momentum.
The following two articles outline several reasons why Chegg (CHGG) could see some more upside: Does Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) Have The Makings Of A Multi-Bagger? and Chegg (CHGG) Upgraded to Strong Buy: Here’s What You Should Know
From a technical perspective, CHGG is seen dipping lower to test support from a rising trend channel that has encompassed price action since the middle of last month. Further support is seen just below the trend channel at the $70 price point. What’s most appealing is that the stock has been outperforming the broader markets in recent times and has held ground while other stocks have eased back. A minor hurdle is seen near $75. If the stock is able to clear it, the odds for a new record high appear favorable.
If you agree there’s further upside ahead for CHGG, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next four weeks, or at least not decline very much.
Buy To Open CHGG 21AUG20 65 Puts (CHGG200821P65)
Sell To Open CHGG 21AUG20 70 Puts (CHGG200821P70) for a credit of $1.68 (selling a vertical)
This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when CHGG was trading near $73. Unless the stock rallies quickly from here, you should be able to get close to this amount.
Your commission on this trade will only be $1.30 per spread. Each contract would then yield $166.70 and your broker would charge a $500 maintenance fee, making your investment $333.30 ($500 – $166.70). If CHGG closes at any price above $70 on August 21, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 50% (730% annualized).
Changes to Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) Top 50 This Week:
We have found that the Investor’s Business Daily Top 50 List has been a reliable source of stocks that are likely to move higher in the short run. Recent additions to the list might be particularly good choices for this strategy, and deletions might be good indicators for exiting a position that you might already have on that stock.
As with all investments, you should only make option trades with money that you can truly afford to lose.