Considering Our Options – $UAL: Feb Put Spread

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UAL, up from $40 in October to nearly $70 into its recent earnings has certainly commanded our attention.  We get the reasons why investors continue to bid up Airline shares, but don't exactly agree with … [Read On]

New Trade – $DIS: Mouse Trap?

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Disney (DIS) reports their fiscal Q1 earnings Tuesday after the close, the options market is implying a 3% on day move, vs the 4 qtr avg move of only 1.7%.  The stock is obviously not a huge mover on … [Read On]

Considering Our Options – $AAPL Turnover?

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Following AAPL's better than expected earnings and the pop in the stock back near all time highs we detailed a nice risk/reward set-up that we said wasn't for everyone, but for those that liked the set-up … [Read On]

Chart of the Day – $AMZN: Fire Alarm?

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Amazon (AMZN) reports their Q4 results after the close. The options market is implying about an 8.5% one day move, which is shy of the 4 qtr avg of about 9.75%. Alibaba's (BABA) disappointing sales for … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $GOOGL Yourself

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Google (GOOGL) reports their Q4 results tonight after the close. The one day implied move is about 4% vs the 4 qtr avg move of about 3.65%. GOOGL has been on our radar for months on the short side given … [Read On]

New Trade – Dim $YUM

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Over the last couple years Yum Brands (YUM) has been one of our favorite short targets (most recent here) into earnings given their exposure to China, their exposure to a strengthening dollar, what seems … [Read On]

MorningWord 1/29/15: $BABA – The Muppet Show

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Alibaba is down 8% in the pre-market as the company missed consensus sales estimates (26.2 billion yuan vs the 27.6 billion yuan estimate) and net income came in at 5.98 billion yuan vs 8.8 billion … [Read On]