DF opened this morning at $10.55 So far today the stock has hit a low of $10.50 and a high of $10.75. As of 12:15, DF is trading at $10.63 up 0.41 (4.0%). The chart for DF looks neutral and S&P gives DF a neutral 3 STARS (out of 5) hold ranking.
For a bullish hedged play on this stock, I would consider a December bull-put credit spread below the $9 range. A bull-put credit spread is an options position that combines the purchase and sale of put options to hedge risk in case the stock doesn't do what you think but still leverage nice returns. For this particular trade, we will make a 15.4% return in three and a half months as long as DF is above $9 at December expiration. Dean would have to fall by more than 15% before we would start to lose money. Learn more about this type of trade here.
DF has not been below $9 at all in the past year and has shown support around $9.65 recently.
Brent Archer is an options analyst and writer at Investors Observer.
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