Scorpio Tankers Is a Winner You’ve Never Considered
Buy high – sell higher.
As we continue to trade within a market that simply refuses to move lower, this trading tactic seems to be the name of the game right now.
In The War Room, Karim and I are both attempting to carefully pick and choose names that we feel comfortable playing calls on at these elevated levels.
For me, this has led to five winning trades on Walmart.
And for Karim, this has led to a winning put sell play on Cisco Systems.
But just to further strengthen the point that there’s shockingly little value to be found right now, Warren Buffett is sitting on $128 billion in cash – and he hasn’t made his “elephant sized” acquisition yet. Why not? Well, primarily because he cannot find anything that’s undervalued right now.
If you’ve been a longtime follower of The War Room or Trade of the Day, then you’ve heard me speculate that Buffett is sniffing around at names like Delta Air Lines, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Southwest Airlines, FedEx and even United Parcel Service.
But so far, he hasn’t been able to pull the trigger on anything.
So while we continue to scour this market for value, I came across something that I’d like to bring to your attention today.
I hadn’t really considered this sector before, but thanks to some recent news, trading in it now makes a ton of sense.
Here’s what Barron’s had to say about the sector:
Shipping companies should benefit from the Phase 1 China and U.S. trade deal.
According to Evercore ISI analyst Jonathan Chappell, the deal “benefits [their] entire coverage universe,” which includes shipping names like Genco Shipping & Trading, Euronav and Scorpio Tankers (NYSE: STNG).
Specifically, Chappell says that Scorpio Tankers will benefit from “the return of long-haul U.S. crude oil volumes to China.”
Of all these names, only Scorpio Tankers trades options, so that’s why I’ll feature it for you here in Trade of the Day.
Scorpio Tankers was founded in 2009 and is based in Monaco.
The company engages in the “seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products” using 128 product tankers. With an average tanker age of 3.7 years, Scorpio Tankers offers a newer fleet, and its stock has responded accordingly.
Over the last 52 weeks, the company’s shares are up 112.95%. On a pullback to the $34 to $35 range, Scorpio Tankers will look buyable again – with the trade war news as a continued upside catalyst headed into 2020.
Action Plan: Shipping stocks could be among the group of winners in a Phase 1 trade deal, so accumulating shares on a strong company like Scorpio Tankers might be a viable strategy going into 2020. Over in The War Room, many of you have been asking to get a snapshot of our trading performance. So here goes…
In this past week’s closed trades, we won 13 of 15 trades (86.67%), with eight winners in a row. We closed one trade this week for a slight loss.
Of all the trades we opened and closed this week, we won 13 of 14 (92.86%), with nine winners in a row!
The average winning percentage for the week was 20.41%. If you had started with $10,000 at the beginning of the week and invested 20% of your portfolio in every play, you could have a total return of 40.16% with more than $4,000 in profits.
As noted above, Walmart was my favorite company last week, as I recommended four call plays for an average gain of 13.19% – and we had another Walmart winner today. We issued three earnings report strangles last week in The War Room, and two were winners.
Our recommendations on Toll Brothers for negative 16.22% and Ciena for 14.80% almost canceled each other out. And the play on Conn’s for a 94.58% gain blew every other play this week out of the water. The Tesla call recommendation for 41.43% was the second-highest gain.
All told, it was another fantastic trading week. Are you ready to join us? Click here to enter The War Room now!
About Bryan Bottarelli
Bryan graduated with a business degree from the highly rated Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and his first job out of college was trading stock options on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He was mentored by some of the country’s top floor traders in the heart of the technology boom from 1999 to 2000, where he learned to identify and implement some of his most powerful trading secrets. Now he shares his secrets with a group of elite traders. We will be republishing some of his highly sought after content from his free e-letter, Trade of the Day.