As income investors, we seek to create consistent monthly income by selling options to collect monthly premiums. This has been successful for our investors for years. Option selling offers another method to diversify investing strategies beyond traditional dividend investing. We have combined technical stock events with our strategy to identify high returns option selling opportunities. This income trade will generate a return of more than 80% annualized.
Stock: Lannett Company, Inc. (LCI) develops, manufactures, packages, markets, and distributes generic versions of brand pharmaceutical products in the United States. The company offers solid oral, extended release, topical, nasal, and oral solution finished dosage forms of drugs that address a range of therapeutic areas, as well as ophthalmic, patch, foam, buccal, sublingual, soft gel, and injectable dosages.
The faster moving average recently crossed above the slower moving average, signaling a new uptrend has been established.
Chart: We have detected an “Ascending Continuation Triangle” chart pattern formed on Lannett Co Inc (LCI on NYSE). This bullish signal indicates that the price may rise from the close of 27.50 to the range of 31.25 – 32.50. The pattern formed over 29 days which is roughly the period of time in which the target price range may be achieved.
Lannett Co Inc has a current support price of 23.15. No resistance level has been found.
Strategy: We have an opportunity to sell options for income with LCI as the stock should trade higher in the coming weeks. I recommend to place your trade and exit when you have locked in profits due to the stock price moving higher. Our goal here is to make income short term so we can exit and compound capital into another trade.
For medium risk option trade, look to sell a December 2017 25 PUT for about $0.80. This creates a return of 3.3% to expiration in 15 days or greater than 80% annualized.
For a conservative trade, you can setup a covered call trade. You can purchase 100 shares of LCI and sell a December 25 CALL option for about $2.25 for an assigned return of 3.3% in 15 days for a 80% annualized return.
We continue to identify winning option trades to generate income and to exit early as the stock bullish patterns moves prices higher.
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