“Cut-to-the-Chase” Recommendations
- Week Beginning 5th October, 2015 -

by Ian Harvey

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is no stop-loss or pre-determined sell price recommended – this is left to the discretion of the individual trader.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) Calls

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the DPZ Oct 2015 115.000 call (DPZ151016C00115000) at approximately $0.60. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), a pizza retail chain that operates in over 80 markets with 12,119 locations, will issue its Q315 quarterly earnings data tomorrow morning, Thursday, October 8th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.74 per share and revenue of $486.00 million for the quarter. The company has been outperforming rivals such as Yum Brands' Pizza Hut and McDonald's in the United States due to digital investments to improve online and mobile ordering.

Domino’s is a revolutionary company in so many ways: an old name, but constantly reinventing itself with a better product and better technology to service the customer.

EPS estimates have been gradually improving in the days leading up to its Q3-215 earnings results, which is also reflective of positive sentiment.

From a technical view, shares are setting up to head back into a near-term bullish trend as the 200-day moving average is close to break above its 50-day moving average. Shares are holding up well above the $100-support level, and any major weakness that may have tested that level was macro-economic related. If shares of DPZ were to trade at current growth rates, and if Thursday's earnings turn out to be particularly positive, shares of DPZ should reach a short-term price target of $113.

Domino's is a revolutionary company in so many ways. It is extremely difficult to find growth in the restaurant sector, especially since the sector relies heavily on seasonality and the sentiment of the consumer. DPZ shares have found a way to grow despite many weakness worries in the broader sector. Plus the fact that consumer sentiment is looking up in the U.S. can only add to their potential success.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
One Call Trade – SMED – and – One Put Trade -- SFUN

**1. Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED)

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the SMED Nov 2015 10.000 call (SMED151120C00010000) at approximately $0.55. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ: SMED), a service provider of waste management services, including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous, is in a short term trend of UP for the past 7-10 days. The current signal for Sharps Compliance Corp is a BUY, indicating that the stock could be advancing in its trend.

SMED has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks upgraded shares of Sharps Compliance Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating, and Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Sharps Compliance Corp. from $8.00 to $11.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 23rd.

The current rank for Sharps Compliance Corp is 97 -- this means that SMED is out performing 97% of its peers. Stocks that have a rank of 80 or better tend to advance the trend.

The current Quarterly EPS Growth for Sharps Compliance Corp is 260% which is greater than the 25% average found in strong trending stocks even during or before huge price moves.

**2. SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE:SFUN)

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the SFUN Nov 2015 6.000 put (SFUN151120P00006000) at approximately $0.25. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE: SFUN), an operator of a real estate Internet portal in China, has seen the company shares drop 39.69% in the past 52 Weeks.

On October 9, 2014 the shares registered a one year high of $11.11 and a one year low was seen on August 24, 2015 at $4.65. The 50-day moving average is $6.14 and the 200 day moving average is recorded at $7.11. S&P 500 has rallied 1.82% during the last 52-weeks.

SouFun Holdings Ltd is extremely volatile with volatility of 6.25% for the month and 8.87% for the week with a Beta of 2.01 (the Beta measures the volatility of the security in relation to the market). The company’s security currently has RSI (Relative Strength Index) of 69.36 and ATR (Average True Range) of 0.42.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) Calls

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the APA Oct 2015 45.000 call (APA151016C00045000) at approximately $0.75. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA), an independent energy company, which explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids, has seen their shares drop 50.99% in the past 52 Weeks. On October 3, 2014 the shares registered a one year high of $89.06 and a one year low was seen on September 29, 2015 at $35.79.

However, shares of Apache Corporation have risen by 11.55% in the past week and 0.26% for the last 4 weeks. The shares have outperformed the S&P 500 by 10.4% in the past week but underperformed the index by 1.29% in the last 4 weeks. A recovery is on the way!

Confidence is witnessed in the company by management, with Harris Margery M, (Exec. Vice- President) an officer of Apache Corp, executing a transaction worth $46,830 on August 27, 2015.

Also, Apache Corporation has received a short term rating of buy from research analysts at Zacks with a rank of 2. The company has been rated an average of 2.36 by 22 Wall Street Analysts. 6 analysts have added the shares in their list of strong buys. 3 stock experts have also rated a buy. 12 analysts have advised hold. A sell call was initiated by 1 analysts.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI) Calls

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the FTI Oct 2015 32.500 call (FTI151016C00032500) at approximately $0.80. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI), a provider of technology solutions for the energy industry, was upgraded by investment analysts at Seaport Global Securities from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating, as well as an upgrade by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating, in research notes issued to investors on Monday. Seaport Global Securities has a $38 TP on FTI’s stock. Citigroup Inc.’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 15.92% from the company’s current price.

At present FMC Technologies has 11 strong buys and 2 buys from analysts covering the stock.

Historically, FMC Technologies Incorporated has been trading with a 52 week low of 27.94 and a 52 week of high 57.87. Technical indicators show a 50 day moving average of 32.47.

Confidence is also evident from management, with COO Doug Pferdehirt purchasing 30,304 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 23rd. The shares were bought at an average price of $33.00 per share, for a total transaction of $1,000,032.00.

Monday, October 05, 2015
Three Call Trades – RL – THC -- BSX

**1. Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL)

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the RL Oct 2015 125.000 call (RL151016C00125000) at approximately $0.40. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE: RL) is tapped for even more gains after rallying sharply following last week's announcement of the resignation of CEO Ralph Lauren. New CEO Stefan Larsson is seen adding some fast-fashion punch to the luxury mindset at the company.

**2. Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC)

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the THC Oct 2015 40.000 call (THC151016C00040000) at approximately $0.50. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE: THC) could rise as much as 70% with mergers expected to start feeding the bottom line, observes Barclays. Concerns over Tenet's debt load has driven shares down sharply to levels seen as attractive.

**3. Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the BSX Nov 2015 18.000 call (BSX151120C00018000) at approximately $0.35. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

Margins at Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) are expected to improve with new products looking promising. The consensus price target on Wall Street implies close to a 20% gain is in store.

Monday, October 05, 2015
Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) Calls

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the ITUB Nov 2015 8.000 call (ITUB151120C00008000) at approximately $0.20. Sell price is left to your own judgment.

Shares of Brazil-based banks surged after the country’s beleaguered President Dilma Rousseff shrank her cabinet and reshuffled ministers on Friday to bolster alliances within her coalition government and block efforts to impeach her.

One of these that has risen after the news is Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE: ITUB), which provides a range of financial products and services to individual and corporate clients in Brazil.

The market closing Friday saw Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB) end business at $7.04. The company rose 5.23% after overall traded volume of 21,322,960 shares with market capitalization of 41.65 billion. During the trading session, the stock traded between $6.56 and $7.04.

The company has price-to-cash ratio of 0.31 and PEG ratio of 0.55. The company net profit margin is 17.90 % and operating margin is 36.40%. Analyst recommendation for this stocks stands at 2.30. A look on the firm performance, its weekly performance is 8.21% and YTD performance of -43.49%.

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