Yesterday, we looked at a Daily Price Chart of Alphabet Inc. noting the stock’s 24/52 Day MACD is trading above above the 18-Day EMA signaling a ‘Buy’ .
For today’s Trade of the Day we will be looking at a Daily Price chart for Owens Corning Inc. stock symbol: OC.
Before breaking down OC’s daily price chart let’s first review which products and services are offered by the company.
Owens Corning engages in manufacture and sale of insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Composites, Insulation, and Roofing. The Composites segment manufactures, fabricates, and sells glass reinforcements in the form of fiber; and glass fiber products in the form of fabrics, non-wovens, and other specialized products.
Now, let’s begin to break down the Daily Price chart for OC. Below is a Daily Price Chart with the price line displayed by an OHLC bar.
Buy OC Stock
The Daily Price chart above shows that OC stock has been hitting new 52-Week Highs regularly since early May.
Simply put, a stock does not just continually hit a series of new 52-Week Highs unless it is in a very strong bullish trend.
The Hughes Optioneering team looks for stocks that are making a series of 52-Week Highs as this is a good indicator that the stock is in a powerful uptrend.
You see, after a stock makes a series of two or more 52-Week Highs, the stock typically continues its price uptrend and should be purchased.
Our initial price target for OC stock is 125.00 per share.
104.0% Profit Potential for OC Option
Now, since OC stock is currently making a series of new 52-Week Highs this means the stock’s bullish rally will likely continue. Let’s use the Hughes Optioneering calculator to look at the potential returns for an OC call option purchase.
The Call Option Calculator will calculate the profit/loss potential for a call option trade based on the price change of the underlying stock/ETF at option expiration in this example from a flat OC price to a 12.5% increase.
The Optioneering Team uses the 1% Rule to select an option strike price with a higher percentage of winning trades. In the following OC option example, we used the 1% Rule to select the OC option strike price but out of fairness to our paid option service subscribers we don’t list the strike price used in the profit/loss calculation.
Trade with Higher Accuracy
When you use the 1% Rule to select an OC in-the-money option strike price, OC stock only has to increase 1% for the option to breakeven and start profiting! Remember, if you purchase an at-the-money or out-of-the-money call option and the underlying stock closes flat at option expiration it will result in a 100% loss for your option trade! In this example, if OC stock is flat at 118.16 at option expiration, it will only result in a 1.1% loss for the OC option compared to a 100% loss for an at-the-money or out-of-the-money call option.
Using the 1% Rule to select an option strike price can result in a higher percentage of winning trades compared to at-the-money or out-of-the-money call options. This higher accuracy can give you the discipline needed to become a successful option trader and can help avoid 100% losses when trading options.
The goal of this example is to demonstrate the powerful profit potential available from trading options compared to stocks.
The prices and returns represented below were calculated based on the current stock and option pricing for OC on 6/9/2023 before commissions.
When you purchase a call option, there is no limit on the profit potential of the call if the underlying stock continues to move up in price.
For this specific call option, the calculator analysis below reveals if OC stock increases 5.0% at option expiration to 124.07 (circled), the call option would make 43.4% before commission.
If OC stock increases 10.0% at option expiration to 129.98 (circled), the call option would make 87.8% before commission and outperform the stock return nearly 9 to 1*.
The leverage provided by call options allows you to maximize potential returns on bullish stocks.
The Hughes Optioneering Team is here to help you identify profit opportunities just like this one.
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