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.
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SEDG is showing strong upward momentum over the last month. There was a dip in the past week following earnings but the stock has recovered a bulk of the loss which is often a sign of strength. Since climbing above the 20-day moving average, buyers have been quick to step in on dips well ahead of the moving average. A horizontal level at $111 was a major hurdle early in the year and the weekly close above it further builds towards a bullish case.
If you agree there’s further upside ahead for SEDG, consider this trade which is a bet that the stock will continue to advance over the next six weeks, or at least not decline very much.
Buy To Open SEDG 19JUN20 110 Puts (SEDG200619P110)
Sell To Open SEDG 19JUN20 115 Puts (SEDG200619P115) for a credit of $1.58 (selling a vertical)
This price was $0.02 less than the mid-point of the option spread when SEDG was trading near $118. 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 $156.70 and your broker would charge a $500 maintenance fee, making your investment $343.30 ($500 – $156.70). If SEDG closes at any price above $115 on June 19, both options would expire worthless, and your return on the spread would be 46% (431% 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.