McDonald’s (MCD) – Bearish Options Action Trade for May 21st, 2018

On Friday’s Options Action, the crew analyzed the performance of the restaurant sector. Restaurant stocks have made little progress over the past 3 years and performed even worse on a relative basis to the market. McDonald’s has recently broken below a major bullish trendline and completed a head & shoulders formation, suggesting a possible move lower. Coupled with rising food and labor costs, profitability will likely be compressed. Expecting MCD to trade lower, Michael Khouw suggests buying a July 145/150/160 Put Butterly for a $2.20 Debit.

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