Did you spot this potential trade? If I hadn’t dialed in my options tools, I may have missed it as well. The company we are looking at today is for CRH, PLC (CRH).

CRH plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes building materials in Ireland and internationally. It operates through three segments: Americas Materials, Europe Materials, and Building Products. The company manufactures and supplies cement, lime, aggregates, precast, ready mixed concrete, and asphalt products; concrete masonry and hardscape products comprising pavers, kerbs, retaining walls, and related patio products. 

Now, let’s begin to break down the Daily Price chart for CRH stock. Check out the chart below.

Time to Buy CRH

As the chart shows, on November 25th, 2022 the CRH 50-Day EMA, crossed above the 100-Day EMA.

This crossover indicated the buying pressure for CRH stock exceeded the selling pressure. For this kind of crossover to occur, a stock has to be in a strong bullish trend.

Now, as you can see, the 50-Day EMA is still above the 100-Day EMA meaning the ‘buy’ signal is still in play.

How I Put the Odds in My Favor

Now, since CRH’s 50-Day EMA is trading above the 100-Day EMA and will likely rally from here, let’s use the Hughes Optioneering calculator to look at the potential returns for a CRH call option spread.

For this option spread, the calculator analysis below reveals the cost of the spread is $425 (circled). The maximum risk for an option spread is the cost of the spread.

The analysis reveals that if CRH stock is flat or up at all at expiration the spread will realize a 76.5% return (circled). 

And if CRH stock decreases 7.5% at option expiration, the option spread would make a 56.3% return (circled). 

Due to option pricing characteristics, this option spread has a ‘built in’ 76.5% profit potential when the trade was identified*.

The prices and returns represented below were calculated based on the current stock and option pricing for CRH on 2/14/2024 before commissions.

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Wishing You the Best in Investing Success,

Chuck Hughes

Editor, Trade of the Day

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