With the Toronto Stock Exchange continuing to trade at all-time highs, many investors remain nervous, worried that a pullback could happen at any time. To manage this kind of environment means putting in place trades that provide protection first and then profit.
There are a number of trade ideas to start off the final week of July that I will be entering or certainly attempting to get fills on. I will be focusing on a number of stocks this week. I will write up each one to assist investors in following what I am doing and the strategies I am using. Alimentation Couche-Tard Stock is the first one.
About Alimentation Couche-Tard
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Couche-Tard) is a convenience store operator in the United States, Europe and Canada. The Company operates its convenience store and gas stations operate under the names of Circle K, Statoil, Couche-Tard and Mac’s. At the end of 2013, Couche-Tard’s network comprised 6,207 convenience stores throughout North America which included 4,698 stores with gas stations.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Stock Three-Year Stock Chart – 197% return
Over the past three years the stock has gained 197%. I originally started trading in the company in March 2012. The company continued to grow through acquisitions and expansions and today is one of the largest convenience store operators in the world. Last revenues were at $41 billion with a book value of $7.57 per share. With a cash flow of $2.66 per share and earnings of $1.54 per share, the company has a bright future. I no longer have any shares, having sold my original purchase from March 2012 when the stock reached $30.00. During this period I have been selling options, and trading the stock for what are stellar returns.
No Long-Term Holding – Just Profits
Earnings continue to improve but I have no interest in owning shares long-term again. As the company has matured and is now earning over $41 billion in annual sales, I look to short-term trades where I can get into a trade and then earn perhaps as much as 75% of the anticipated profit before exiting.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Stock (ATD.B) – Previous Trade Results
The first trade in Alimentation Couche-Tard Stock returned 0.71% for two weeks of risk on the naked puts and 5.6% on the second trade for three weeks of risk. This is a great stock for my strategies and continues to boost my Canadian portfolio with both profitable and yet conservative trades. It has performed well in the past and I am expecting great profits to continue while managing the risk to my capital in use.
The Last Trade
The last trade was back on July 7. In the article I wrote at that time which you can review here.
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Alimentation Couche-Tard Stock Trade Ideas for July 28 2014
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Disclaimer: There are risks involved in all investment strategies and investors can and do lose capital. Trade at your own risk. Stocks, options and investing are risky and can result in considerable losses. None of the strategies, stocks or information discussed and presented are financial or trading advice or recommendations. Everything presented and discussed are the author’s own trade ideas and opinions which the author may or may not enter into. The author assumes no liability for topics, ideas, errors, omissions, content and external links and trades done or not done. The author may or may not enter the trades mentioned. Some positions in mentioned stocks may already be held or are being adjusted.