Name That Trade – $DDD: Three Dementia


Back on Jan 15th, in a post titled  Sagging DDDs, I stated that the 3D  story was a "sector I just don't get", while giving props to those that were early and saw gains that were multiples of their … [Read more...]

$HPQ Fiscal Q1 Cheat Sheet


Event:  HPQ reports their fiscal Q1 tonight after the close, the options market is implying a one day move of about 8.5% vs the 4 qtr avg of about 12.5% and the 8 qtr avg of about 10%. Sentiment: … [Read more...]

Trade Update $HPQ – Pinball


As we discussed earlier today, HPQ had a high risk of pinning the $28 strike.  It looks likely to do so as the day has progressed, so we are going to take the trade off here at $0.08 to avoid the pin … [Read more...]

New Trade $HPQ – Printer Jam

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We previewed HPQ's fiscal Q4 earnings release yesterday morning.  Our key takeaway from that preview: HPQ is one of the best performing hardware stocks of 2013.  That strong outperformance is largely … [Read more...]

$HPQ Fiscal Q4 Earnings Preview

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Event:  HPQ reports its fiscal Q4 earnings on Tuesday after the close.  The options market is implying about a 7.5% one day move, which is much lower than the 4 qtr avg of about 13.5% and still lower … [Read more...]

$HPQ Fiscal Q3 Earnings Preview

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Event:  HPQ will report their fiscal Q3 earnings tonight after the close.  The options market is implying a one day earnings move of about 9% vs the trailing 4 qtr avg move of 12.30%. Sentiment: … [Read more...]