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January 15th, 2013

Momentum Options, LLC offers stock options trading advices and strategies through its daily update, and provides consultancy services on “safer” option trades that can yield huge returns. This stock options trading blog offers news information, stock recommendations, analysis and investment reports accompanied with research data, including stock options trading results. Our technical guidance on how to do stock options trading will surely benefit you to take the best decision. Our breakthrough approaches to stock options trading is the result of years of hardcore experience in this industry. Being an advisory service provider, Momentum Options, LLC offers the best and most effective option trading strategies that work great under all market conditions. After you are fully acquainted with trading call options and related technicalities, our options newsletter will help you to move on to more complex trades. Our stock options trading strategies are comprised of calculated steps of using options separably or in unique combinations for getting optimum output as profit from one or more movements in the market condition.

We have also updated our 5-year Track Record(s) and here are some highlights over the years:

Our 5 biggest winning recommendations in 2012:
+575% Green Mountain puts
+500% Taser call options
+475% American Express call options
+464% Arena call options
+292% Capital One calls
We had 31 triple-digit winners and 17 (70%+) on 199 trades

Our 5 biggest winning recommendations in 2011:
+1,167% Rambus option trade
+357% RIMM option play
+296% Freeport option trade
+19% O’Reilly
+184% Goldman Sachs
We had 21 triple-digit winners and 12 (70%+) on 154 trades

Our 5 biggest winning recommendations in 2010:
+525% Adobe call options
+297% Akamai Tech
+190% Nike call play
+177% Best Buy option trade
+150% Green Mountain
We had 19 triple-digit winners and 6 (70%+) on 115 trades

Our 5 biggest winning recommendations in 2009:
+1150% RIMM option play
+552% Google call options
+556% RIMM option trade
+567% Bank of America
+335% IBM call options
We had 79 triple-digit winners and 19 (70%+) on 238 trades

Our 5 biggest winning recommendations in 2008:
+1,057% Google call options
+867% AIG put options
+588% Budweiser takeover play
+400% Chipotle Mexican Grill
+347 Merck option play
We had 65 triple-digit winners and 13 (70%+) on 142 trades

 

 

Earnings for Monday (2/10) and Tuesday (2/11)

February 9th, 2014


Monday
Before the open:
Asta Funding Inc. (ASFI), Banco Wiese Limitado (BWP), Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BOTA), Changyou.com Limited (CYOU), CNA Financial Corp. (CNA), General Finance Corp. (GFN), Gogo Inc. (GOGO), Hasbro, Inc. (HAS), INFU TECH INC (INFU), Loews Corp (L), Mercury General Corp. (MCY), Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc (MNTA), Napco Security Systems Inc. (NSSC), Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NSP), Nordic American Tanker Shippin (NAT), Pacific CMA Inc. (PAM), Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (PGNX), RadNet Inc. (RDNT), Sensient Technologies Corp. (SXT), Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU), SouFun Holdings Ltd. (SFUN), Sterling Construction Company (STRL), Tetra Technologies Inc. (TTI), The First Marblehead Corp. (FMD), Versar Inc (VSR), Vitran Corporation Inc. (VTNC)

After the close:
Advanced Photonix, Inc. (API), Albany International Corp. (AIN), Alkermes, Inc. (ALKS), American Capital Strategies, (ACAS), Amkor Technology, Inc. (AMKR), Annie’s, Inc. (BNNY), Ark Restaurants Corp. (ARKR),  CAI International Inc. (CAP), Capstone Turbine Corporation (CPST), Compass Minerals International (CMP), Comstock Resources Inc. (CRK), Consumer Portfolio Services In (CPSS), Cubic Corp (CUB), Danaos Corp. (DAC), Flotek Industries Inc (FTK), Fortegra Financial Corporation (FRF), Forward Air Corp. (FWRD), Global Brass and Copper (BRSS), Highwoods Properties, Inc. (HIW), ICU Medical Inc. (ICUI), Immunomedics, Inc. (IMMU), India Globalization Capital In (IGC), Innovative Solutions & Support (ISSC), Inter-Tel, Incorporated (INTL), InterOil Corporation (IOC), KapStone Paper and (KS), M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MTSI), Management Network Group Inc. (TMNG), Markel Corp. (MKL), Masco Corp. (MAS), Meru Networks Inc (MERU), Model N Inc (MODN), Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH), Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN), Otter Tail Corp. (OTTR), Owens & Minor, Inc. (OMI), Parkway Properties Inc. (PKY), Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD), Power Solutions International (PSIX), Primerica, Inc. (PRI), Qualys, Inc. (QLYS), Quantum Fuel Systems Technolog (QTWW),  Rackspace Hosting Inc (RAX), Regal-Beloit Corp. (RBC), Rick’s Cabaret International (RICK), Silver Spring Networks Inc (SSNI), Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. (SKH), Swisher Hygiene Inc. (SWSH),  Synutra International Inc (SYUT), Taro Pharmaceutical Industries (TARO), Unico American Corp. (UNAM), ViaSat, Inc. (VSAT), Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS), Vocera Communications Inc (VCRA),  Waste Connections Inc. (WCN)

Tuesday
Before the open:
 A. H. Belo Corporation (AHC), AeroGrow International Inc. (AERO), Albany Molecular Research (AMRI),  Allot Communications Ltd (ALLT), Amerityre Corp. (AMTY), Ares Commercial Real Estate (ACRE), BioSpecifics Technologies Corp (BSTC), BOWL AMER INC CL A (BWL.A), CAMAC Energy Inc. (CAK),  Capstone Therapeutics (CAPS), Cascade Corp. (CAE), CBIZ Inc. (CBZ), China Green Agriculture, Inc. (CGA), CIBER, Inc. (CBR), CombiMatrix Corp (CBMX), Compugen Ltd. (CGEN), comScore Inc (SCOR), CVS Caremark (CVS), CYS Investments, Inc. (CYS), Dean Foods Co. (DF), deltathree Inc (DDDC), Demandware Inc (DWRE), Deswell Industries, Inc. (DSWL), Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd. (RDY), Elron Electronic Industries (ELRNF), Emisphere Technologies Inc. (EMIS), Entercom Communications Corp. (ETM), Entergy Corp. (ETR), Franklin Financial Services Co (FRAF), Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR), HCP, Inc. (HCP), Health Net, Inc. (HNT), Henkel KGaA (HENKY), Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC), Hugoton Royalty Trust (HGT), Hunt Corp. (HUN), ImmuCell Corp. (ICCC), Ingersoll-Rand Co. (IR), IntercontinentalExchange Inc (ICE), Internet America Inc. (GEEK), L.B. Foster Company (FSTR), Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LGND), LPL Investment Holdings Inc. (LPLA), Marine Petroleum Trust (MARPS), Marsh & Mclennan Companies (MMC), MoneyGram International Inc (MGI), Monroe Capital Corporation (MRCC), Mosaic Co. (MOS), National Retail Properties Inc (NNN), NYSE UTILITIES (NNA), Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC), PG&E Corp. (PCG), Planet Payment, Inc. (PLPM), Proto Labs Inc (PRLB), Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI), RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (RDA), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (REGN), Reynolds American Inc (RAI), Spartan Motors, Inc. (SPAR), Sprint Nextel (S), SWISSCOM AG (SCM), Textainer Group Holdings Ltd. (TGH), Trend Micro Incorporated (TMICY), Triple-S Managementoration (GTS), Universal Security Instruments (UUU), Westinghouse Solar, Inc. (WEST), WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (WHF), Zoetis Inc. (ZTS)  

After the close:
Acorn Factor Inc (ACFN), AllAmerican SportPark Inc. (AASP), Andersons Inc. (ANDE), Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL), Argonaut Group, Inc. (AGII), Arotech Corp. (ARTX), ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGY VENTURES I (ATLC), Aware Inc. (AWRE), Axiall Corp. (AXLL), BBVA Banco Frances S.A. (BFR), BIOTIME INC (BTX), Black Diamond, Inc. (BDE), Calix, Inc. (CALX), Calloways Nursery Inc. (CLWY), Charles River Laboratories (CRL), Financial Group, Inc. (CNO), Comstock Homebuilding Companie (CHCI), Concerto Software, Inc. (CRTO), Concord Medical Services Holdings (CCM), Control4 Corporation (CTRL), Convera Corp. (CNVR), Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. (CSOD), Corporate Executive Board (CEB), Covanta Holding Corp (CVA), Cutera Inc. (CUTR), Cyan (CYNI), Cytomedix, Inc. (CMXI),  Davita Inc. (DVA), Diodes, Inc. (DIOD), Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (DSCO), Douglas Emmett Inc. (DEI), Energen Corporation (EGN), Enzon Inc. (ENZN), Federal Realty Investment (FRT), FireEye, Inc. (FEYE),  Fossil, Inc. (FOSL), GenVec, Inc. (GNVC), Given Imaging Ltd. (GIVN), Goldfield Corp (GV), Guidance Software Inc (GUID), Hampshire Group Ltd. (HAMP), Harris & Harris Group (TINY), HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (HCC), Impac Mortgage Holdings Inc. (IMH), Jive Software Inc. (JIVE), Kforce Inc. (KFRC), Marin Software Incorporated (MRIN), Marketo Inc. (MKTO), MRV Communications, Inc (MRVC), Natural Alternatives Internati (NAII), NovaGold Resources Inc. (NG), Packaging Corp of America (PKG), Perceptron Inc. (PRCP), PHH Corp (PHH), Pizza Inn, Inc. (PZZI), Protective Life Corp. (PL), pSivida Ltd (PSDV), Pzena Investment Management (PZN), Quidel Corp. (QDEL), Radiant Logistics Inc (RLGT),  RadiSys Corp. (RSYS), Ramco-Gershenson Properties (RPT), ReachLocal, Inc. (RLOC), RPX Corporation (RPXC), Rush Enterprises, Inc. (RUSHA) , Rush Enterprises, Inc. (RUSHB), Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (SGMO), Scientific Learning Corp. (SCIL), Seattle Genetics Inc. (SGEN), Serviceoration International (SCI), Servotronics Inc (SVT), Sinovac Biotech Ltd (SVA), SMTC Corporation (SMTX), SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (SSNC), Stillwater Mining Company (SWC), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT), Team Health Holdings, Inc. (TMH), Telik, Inc. (TELK),Trimble Navigation Ltd. (TRMB), TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP), tw telecom inc. (TWTC), UniTek Global Services, Inc. (UNTK), VirnetX Holding Corporation (VHC), Western Union Company (WU), Willamette ValleyVineyards In (WVVI), Willis Group Holdings Ltd. (WSH), WuXi PharmaTech Inc (WX), Zion Oil & Gas Inc (ZN)

 

Wednesday’s Earnings Announcements

January 29th, 2014

Special Notice:  There are literally dozens of possible earnings trades this week and we have done our best to highlight the stocks we believe will make a 5%-10% move on the results.  The stocks we have calls/ puts by means they could make a good strangle or straddle trade.  The stocks we have calls listed or puts means we would lean that way.  With the recent volatility, straddles and strangle option trades could do well this week for solid double or triple-digit gains.  To get a more detailed of specific options we are following for possible real-time option trades, please click here.

Before the open:

1-800-Flowers.com (FLWS)

1st Constitution Bancorp (FCCY)

Advanced Semiconductor (ASX)

AGF Management Limited (AGFMF)

AMETEK (AME)

AudioCodes (AUDC)

Biogen Idec (BIIB)

BNC Bancorp (BNCN)

 

Boeing (BA) calls/ puts

 

 

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

Canon (CAJ)

CDI (CDI)

ChoicePoint (CPS)

Commvault Systems (CVLT)

Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR)

Dixie Group (DXYN)

Dow Chemical (DOW)

Edgewater Technology (EDGW)

 

EMC (EMC) puts

 

 

Energizer Holdings (ENR)

EverBank Financial Corp. (EVER)

Evercore Partners (EVR)

ExlService Holdings (EXLS)

Female Health (FHCO)

First Commonwealth Financial (FCF)

First Community Bancshares (FCBC)

Firstbank (FBMI)

Fuji Film Holdings (FUJIY)

Gentex (GNTX)

Hess (HES)

Hudson City Bancorp (HCBK)

JetBlue Airways (JBLU)

Kao (KCRPY)

Kirin Holdings (KNBWY)

Kyocera (KYO)

Marathon Petroleum (MPC)

Marine Products (MPX)

MarketAxess Holdings (MKTX)

Mastech Holdings (MHH)

McCormick (MKC)

MCG Capital (MCGC)

MeadWestvaco (MWV)

Meredith (MDP)

Merge Technologies (MRGE)

Meritor (MTOR)

MPLX (MPLX)

Natus Medical (BABY)

Navios Maritime Partners (NMM)

New York Community Bancorp (NYCB)

Nintendo (NTDOY)

NorthWestern (NOR)

Novartis (NVS)

O2Micro International (OIIM)

Orix (IX)

Pain Therapeutics (PTIE)

Phillips 66 (PSX)

Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP)

Piper Jaffray (PJC)

Praxair (PX)

Rockwell Automation (ROK)

Rollins (ROL)

SEI Investments (SEIC)

Silicon Laboratories (SLAB)

Southern Company (SO)

Speedway Motorsports (TRK)

Stock Building Supply Holdings (STCK)

Summit Financial Group (SMMF)

 

Taser International (TASR) calls

 

 

TCF Financial (TCB)

Teleflex (TFX)

Top Image Systems (TISA)

Tower International (TOWR)

 

Tupperware (TUP) puts

 

 

Unitil Corp. (UTL)

Valero Energy (VLO)

Volkswagen (VLKAY)

Walter Industries (WLT) Watch List

WellPoint (WLP)

 

 

After the close:

 

Acxiom (ACXM)

Allegiant Travel (ALGT)

Amdocs (DOX)

Anika Therapeutics (ANIK)

Astoria Financial (AF)

AvalonBay Communities (AVB)

Boston Beer Company (SAM)

BroadVision (BVSN)

Brookline Bancorp (BRKL)

Cabot Corporation (CBT)

CACI International (CACI)

Cadence Design Systems (CDNS)

Callaway Golf (ELY)

Campus Crest Communities (CCG)

Capstead Mortgage (CMO)

Cardiovascular Systems (CSII)

Cavium Networks (CAVM)

Cell Therapeutics (CTIC)

Charles & Colvard (CTHR)

Chart House (FISH)

China Eastern Airlines (CEA)

Churchill Downs (CHDN)

Chuy’s Holdings (CHUY)

 

Citrix Systems (CTXS)

 

 

Coherent (COHR)

Comfort Systems USA (FIX)

Concur Technologies (CNQR)

Core Laboratories (CLB)

 

Crocs (CROX) puts/ calls

 

Duke Realty (DRE)

DXP Enterprises (DXPE)

Dynamics Research (DRCO)

Endologix (ELGX)

Engelhard (EC)

ESSA Bancorp (ESSA)

ExamWorks Group (EXAM)

Exar (EXAR)

Exelixis (EXEL)

Exponent (EXPO)

Extreme Networks (EXTR)

 

 

Facebook (FB)

 

 

Farmers National Banc (FMNB)

FARO Technologies (FARO)

Financial Institutions (FISI)

First Interstate Bancsystem (FIBK)

Flextronics International (FLEX)

Fortinet (FTNT)

Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS)

Fox Chase Bancorp (FXCB)

Greenlight Capital (GLRE)

HanesBrands (HBI)

Hawkins (HWKN)

Heritage Financial (HFWA)

Hudson Technologies (HDSN)

Infinera Corp. (INFN)

Insignia Systems (ISIG)

Interactive Intelligence (ININ)

International Rectifier (IRF)

Intersil Holding (ISIL)

inTest (INTT)

Intevac (IVAC)

Inuvo (INUV)

InVision Technologies (INVN)

IXYS (IXYS)

John B Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS)

Kayne Anderson Energy Development (KED)

Kirby (KEX)

Knight Transportation (KNX)

Kraton Performance Polymers (KRA)

Lam Research (LRCX)

 

Las Vegas Sands (LVS) calls/ puts

 

 

Mellanox Technologies (MLNX)

Methanex (MEOH)

MicroFinancial (MFI)

MKS Instruments (MKSI)

Murphy Oil (MUR)

Nanophase Technologies (NANX)

NeuStar (NSR)

Northfield Bancorp (NFBK)

Oplink Communications (OPLK)

Porter Bancorp (PBIB)

Qiagen (QGEN)

QLogic (QLGC)

 

Qualcomm (QCOM) calls/ puts

 

 

Quantum (QTM)

Regional Management (RM)

Seaspan Corp. (SSW)

Seneca Foods (SENEB)

ServiceNow (NOW)

Silicon Graphics International (SGI)

Silver Spring Networks (SSNI)

 

Skullcandy  (SKUL) puts

 

 

SL Green Realty (SLG)

Slades Ferry Bancorp (SFBC)

Solar Capital (SLRC)

SpanAmerica Medical Systems (SPAN)

Spartan Stores (SPTN)

Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB)

Staar Surgical (STAA)

StanCorp Financial Group (SFG)

Sunstar Healthcare (SUNS)

 

Symantec (SYMC) calls

 

 

Tetra Tech (TTEK)

Thoratec (THOR)

Tile Shop Holdings (TTS)

 

Tractor Supply (TSCO) calls

 

 

United States Lime & Minerals (USLM)

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX)

Vista Gold (VGZ)

VistaPrint (VPRT)

VSE (VSEC)

Westport Innovations (WPRT)

Caterpillar (CAT), Apple (APPL) Lead Monday’s Earnings Parade

January 27th, 2014

Special Notice:  There are literally dozens of possible earnings trades this week and we have done our best to highlight the stocks we believe will make a 5%-10% move on the results.  The stocks we have calls/ puts by means they could make a good strangle or straddle trade.  The stocks we have calls listed or puts means we would lean that way.  With the recent volatility, straddles and strangle option trades could do well this week for solid double or triple-digit gains.  To get a more detailed of specific options we are following for possible real-time option trades, please click here.

Monday

Before the open:

Actions Semiconductor (ACTS)

American Electric Power (AEP)

Aradigm (ARDM)

AU Optronics (AUO)

Bank of Marin Bancorp (BMRC)

Caterpillar (CAT) puts

 

Chemical Financial (CHFC)

Coffee Holding (JVA)

First Cash Financial Services (FCFS)

Haemonetics (HAE)

Hanmi Financial (HAFC)

Lakeland Financial (LKFN)

Nam Tai Electronics (NTE)

NVR (NVR)

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGSVY)

Rayonier (RYN)

Regis (RGS)

Roper Industries (ROP)

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) puts/ calls

 

Ryanair Holdings (RYAAY)

S.Y. Bancorp (SYBT)

Scorpio Tankers (STNG)

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)

TGC Industries (TGE)

TriMas (TRS)

Universal Stainless & Alloy (USAP)

 

After the close:

Apple (AAPL) calls

Ashland (ASH)

Bank of McKenney (BOMK)

BBCN Bancorp (BBCN)

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB)

Costamare (CMRE)

Covenant Transportation Group (CVTI)

Crane (CR)

Datawatch (DWCH)

Dime Community Bancshares (DCOM)

Ducommun (DCO)

Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS)

Flushing Financial (FFIC)

Graco (GGG)

Heartland Financial USA (HTLF)

HF Financial (HFFC)

Hudson Valley Holding (HVB)

iCAD (ICAD)

J & J Snack Foods Corp. (JJSF)

KT (KT)

Metris Companies (MXT)

MicroStrategy MSTR)

NBT Bancorp (NBTB)

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH)

 

NutriSystem (NTRI) puts?

 

 

Olin Corporation (OLN)

Park National (PRK)

Plantronics (PLT)

 

Plum Creek Timber (PCL) puts

 

 

PLX Technology (PLXT)

PRGX Global (PRGX)

QCR Holdings (QCRH)

Rambus (RMBS)

Rent-A-Center (RCII)

Rockville Financial (RCKB)

Sanmina-SCI (SANM)

Seagate Technology (STX)

Silicon Motion (SIMO)

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (SHI)

Socket Communications (SCKT)

Steel Dynamics (STLD)

STMicroelectronics (STM)

Summit State Bank (SSBI)

 

Swift Transportation (SWFT) puts

 

 

Tableau Software (DATA)

Transcat (TRNS)

United States Steel (X) puts/ calls

 

 

4Q Earnings Pick Up Steam This Week

January 21st, 2014

Tuesday

Before the open:

AmeriServ Financial (ASRV), Baker Hughes (BHI), Delta Air Lines (DAL), Duane Reade (DRD), Forest Laboratories (FRX), Halliburton (HAL), Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Mercantile Bank (MBWM), New Oriental Education and Technology Group (EDU), Omnova Solutions, Inc. (OMN), PetMed Express (PETS), Pope Resources (POPE), RadioShack (RSH), Regions Financial (RF), Rockwell Collins (COL), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF), SAP (SAP), Sierra Bancorp (BSRR), Sify (SIFY), Signature Bank/New York (SBNY), Stora Enso Oyj (SEOAY), Synovus Financial (SNV), TAL Education Group (XRS), TD Ameritrade Holding (AMTD), Travelers Companies (TRV), Twin Disc (TWIN), Unilever (UL), Verizon Communications (VZ)

After the close:

CA Technologies (CA), Century BanCorp (CNBKA), Cree (CREE), F.N.B. (FNB), Fulton Financial (FULT), Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR), International Business Machines (IBM), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), Pulaski Financial (PULB), Renasant (RNST), Robert Half International (RHI), Southwest Bancorp (OKSB), Super Micro Computer (SMCI), Supertex (SUPX), Texas Instruments (TXN), Unifi (UFI), Vicor (VICR), Wintrust Financial (WTFC), Woodward (WWD), Xilinx (XLNX), Xoom (XOOM), ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP)

Wednesday

Before the open:

ADTRAN (ADTN), Allegheny Technologies (ATI), Amphenol (APH), ASML Holding (ASML), Auburn National Ban (AUBN), Brinker International (EAT), California First National (CFNB), CBIZ (CBZ), Coach (COH), Ferro Corporation (FOE), First Community (FCCO), First Midwest Bancorp Inc. (FMBI), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Friedman Billings Ramsey Group (FBR), General Dynamics (GD), JAKKS Pacific (JAKK), Lumber Liquidators (LL), Meridian Bioscience (VIVO), Motorola Solutions (MSI), NeuroMetrix (NURO), Norfolk Southern (NSC), Northern Trust (NTRS), Pacific Premier Bancorp (PPBI), PacWest Telecomm (PACW), Parker-Hannifin (PH), Piper Jaffray (PJC), Progressive (PGR), Six Flags (SIX), St. Jude Medical (STJ), Textron (TXT), U.S. Bancorp (USB), Union Bankshares (UBSH), United Technologies (UTX)

After the close:  

8×8 Inc. (EGHT), BancorpSouth (BXS), Banner Corporation (BANR), Consolidated Stores (CNS), Costamare (CMRE), Crown Castle International (CCI), CVB Financial (CVBF), Eagle Bancorp (EGBN), East West Bancorp (EWBC), eBay (EBAY), Ethan Allen Interiors (RTH), F5 Networks (FFIV),,Farmers Capital Bank (FFKT), FICO (FICO), Flagstar Bancorp (FBC), Fusion-io (FIO), Greenhill & Co (GHL), Hill-Rom Holdings (HRC), Horizon Bancorp (HBNC), Innovative Solutions & Support (ISSC), Interface (TILE), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), Logitech International (LOGI), LSI Logic (LSI), Netflix (NFLX), Noble Drilling (NE), Northrim BanCorp (NRIM), NVE (NVEC), Orrstown Financial Services (ORRF), Pacific Continental (PCBK), Polycom (PLCM), PTC (PTC), Qumu Corporation (QUMU), Raymond James Financial (RJF), RLI (RLI), Sabra Health Care REIT (SBRA), SanDisk (SNDK), Seneca Foods (SENEA), Stamps.com (STMP), Stephan Company (TSC), Sterling Bancorp (STL), Stryker (SYK), Sun Bancorp (SNBC), Susquehanna Bancshares (SUSQ), TAL International Group (TAL), Texas Capital Bancshares (TCBI), TrueBlue (TBI), Tuesday Morning (TUES), Umpqua Holdings (UMPQ), United Rentals (URI), Varian Medical Systems (VAR), Western Digital (WDC), Whiting Petroleum (WLL)

 

Thursday

Before the open:  

Alaska Air Group (ALK), American River Bankshares (AMRB), AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Antigenics (AGEN), Arctic Cat (ACAT), Avnet (AVT), Banco Santander (SAN), BankUnited (BKU), Baxter International (BAX), Briggs & Stratton (BGG), Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP), CapitalSource (CSE), Cash America International (CSH), CBRE Realty Finance (CBF), Columbia Banking System (COLB), Columbus McKinnon (CMCO), Cypress Semiconductor (CY), Daimler (DDAIF), Deluxe (DLX), Domtar (UFS), Dover Downs Gaming & Entertain (DDE), Dover Motorsports (DVD), Entegris (ENTG), Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), GATX (GMT), Great Northern Iron Ore Proper (GNI), Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC), J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT), Janus Capital Group (JNS), Johnson Controls (JCI), KeyCorp (KEY), Lockheed Martin (LMT), LSI Industries (LYTS), McDonalds (MCD), Metro Bancorp (METR), MGIC Investment (MTG), Navios Maritime Partners (NMM), NetScout Systems (NTCT), Nokia (NOK), Old Republic International (ORI), Overstock.com (OSTK), Patrick Industries (PATK), Penn Virginia Resource Partners (PVR), Peoples Bancorp (PEBO), Plumas Bancorp (PLBC), Popular (BPOP), Precision Castparts (PCP), Progressive Waste Solutions (BIN), Quality Systems (QSII), Raytheon (RTN), Rediff.com (REDF), Sandvik (SDVKY), Silicom (SILC), Simmons First National (SFNC), Southwest Airlines (LUV), TECHE HOLDING (TSH), Teck Cominco (TCK), Teledyne Technologies (TDY), Timken (TKR), Tower Financial (TOFC), Travelzoo (TZOO), UAL (UAL), Union Pacific (UNP), United Community Banks (UCBI), Vantiv (VNTV), VASCO Data Security (VDSI), Virginia Commerce Bancorp (VCBI), Wabtec (WAB), West Marine (WMAR)

After the close:  

1st Source (SRCE), Altera (ALTR), Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC), Bancorp (TBBK), Bridge Bancorp (BDGE), Bridge Capital Holdings (BBNK), Cathay General Bancorp (CATY), Celanese (CE), Chicopee Bancorp (CBNK), City National (CYN), CoBiz Financial (COBZ), Compuware (CPWR), Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST), Delta Apparel (DLA), Digi International (DGII), Discover Financial Services (DFS), Dolby Laboratories (DLB), E*Trade Financial (ETFC), Federated Investors (FII), Glacier Bancorp (GBCI), Hancock Holding Company (HBHC), Heritage Commerce (HTBK), Heritage Financial Group (HBOS), Heritage Oaks Bancorp (HEOP), Hexcel (HXL), Independent Bank/Rockland (INDB), Informatica (INFA), International Game Technology (IGT), Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), InVision Technologies (INVN), Juniper Networks (JNPR), KLA-Tencor (KLAC), Leggett & Platt (LEG), Magyar Bancorp (MGYR), Matthews International (MATW), Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM), Microsemi (MSCC), Microsoft (MSFT), NetGear NTGR), OceanFirst Financial (OCFC), Open Text (OTEX), Parke Bancorp (PKBK), Rambus (RMBS), ResMed (RMD), Severn Bancorp (SVBI), ShoreTel (SHOR), SI Financial Group (SIFI), Southern National Bancorp (SONA), Spectranetics (SPNC), Starbucks (SBUX), Sterling Financial (STSA), Strattec Security (STRT), Supreme Industries (STS), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), Synaptics (SYNA), Tempura-Pedic International (TPX), TESSCO Technologies (TESS), Theravance (THRX), United Financial Bancorp (UBNK), Unity Bancorp (UNTY), Universal Truckload Services (UACL), Uroplasty (UPI), Western Alliance Bancorporatio (WAL)

Friday

Before the open:  

Ameriana Bancorp (ASBI), BASF (BASFY), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), Charter Financial (CHFN), Citizens Financial Services In (CZFS), Covidien (COV), CU Bancorp (CUNB), First Niagara Financial Group (FNFG), Fomento Economico Mexicano (FMX), Honeywell International (HON), Immunogen (IMGN), Kansas City Southern (KSU), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Procter & Gamble (PG), Standard Register (SR), Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), State Street (STT), Tompkins Financial (TMP), United Microelectronics (UMC), W.W. Grainger, Inc. (GWW),West Ban (WTBA), Xerox (XRX)

After the close:  

American National Bankshares (AMNB), Biglari Holdings (BH), China Life Insurance (LFC), Citizens Holdings (CIZN), HMN Financial (HMNF), Home Federal Bancorp (HOME), MetroCorp Bancshares (MCBI), SEACOR Holdings (CKH), Yanzhou Coal Mining (YZC)

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Earnings Wrap for Week of 1/12/2014

January 12th, 2014

Monday

Adams Express (ADX), Advaxis (ADXS), American Airlines Group (AAL), Amgen (AMGN), Century Bancorp (CNBKA), Charles Schwab (SCHW), Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI), Fidelity Southern (LION, First Bancorp (FNLC), First Horizon National (FHN), HB Fuller (FUL), Interactive Brokers Group (IBKR), Limoneira (LMNR), LiveDeal (LIVE), M&T Bank (MTB), Majesco Entertainment (COOL), Pacific Continental (PCBK), People’s United Financial (PBCT), Pure Cycle (PCYO), Sirius XM (SIRI), Wendy’s (WEN),  Union Bankshares (UNB), Wintrust Financial (WTFC)

Tuesday

Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Linear Technology (LLTC), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF), SemiLEDs (LEDS), Washington Federal (WAFD), Wells Fargo (WFC)

 

Wednesday

Bank of America (BAC), Boston Private Financial Holdings (BPFH), Clarcor (CLC), CSX (CSX), Fastenal (FAST), Kinder Morgan (KMI), Kinder Morgan Management (KMR), MB Financial (MBFI), Plexus (PLXS), WNS Holdings (WNS)

Thursday

American Express (AXP), Associated Banc (ASBC), Bank of Ozarks (OZRK), BB&T (BBT), BlackRock (BLK), Capital One Financial (COF), Citigroup (C), First Republic Bank (FRC), Goldman Sachs Group (GS), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), iGATE (IGTE), Intel (INTC), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), PPG Industries (PPG), PrivateBancorp (PVTB), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), SLM (SLM), Taiwan Semiconductor (TW), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Westamerica Bancorporation (WABC)

Friday

Bank of New York Mellon (BK), Clubcorp Holdings (MYCC), Comerica (CMA), General Electric (GE), Home BancShares (HOMB), Morgan Stanley (MS), Schlumberger (SLB), SunTrust Banks (STI), Tessco Technologies (TESS), Webster Financial (WBS)

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Earnings Wrap for Week of 1/5/2014

January 5th, 2014

 

Monday

AZZ (AZZ), Bassett Furniture Industries (BSET), Calavo Growers (CVGW), Electro Rent (ELRC), Park Electrochemical (PKE), Schulman A (SHLM), Sonic (SONC), Synergy Resources (SYRG), Zep (ZEP)

Tuesday

Apollo Education Group (APOL), Commercial Metals (CMC), Container Store Group (TCS), Franklin Covey (FC)IHS (IHS), Micron Technology (MU), Team (TISI)

Wednesday

Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Constellation Brands (STZ), Global Payments (GPN), Mistras Group (MG), Monsanto (MON), MSC Industrial Direct (MSM), Richardson Electronics (RELL), RPM International (RPM), Ruby Tuesday (RT), Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN), Texas Industries (TXI), Greenbrier Companies (GBX), UniFirst (UNF), VOXX International (VOXX)

Thursday

Acuity Brands (AYI), Alcoa (AA), AngioDynamics (ANGO), Barracuda Networks (CUDA), Ceres (CERE), E2open (EOPN), Family Dollar Stores (FDO), Helen of Troy (HELE), Material Sciences (MASC), PriceSmart (PSMT), SuperValue (SVU), Synnex (SNX)

Family Dollar Stores (FDO, $66.41, up $0.35)

January 65 puts (FDO130118P00065000, $1.50, down $0.30)

Thoughts:  Earnings have come in higher by 2 cents the past 2 quarters bit the prior 2 were misses of a penny and 6 cents.  The current forecast is for Family Dollar to report 69 cents a share on sales of $2.51 billion.  We believe they come up short for the recently ended quarter.

 

 

Friday

 

None worth mentioning

Earnings Trades for the Week

November 4th, 2013

Monday

AEIS, ABCO, AER, Y, AFAM, UHAL, AWR, APC, BANC, BCAR, BDE, BKH, CSU, CRZO, CME, CRTX, CST, DDR, DDS, PLOW, DRQ, DNB, ENH, ENSG, EAC, FST, FULL, BGC, HTZ, HHC, IO, K, KAI, LF, LGCY, LMIA, MKL, MELI, MSON, NHI, NYX, OFIX, OMI, PEGA, PCYC, PIKE, PAA, PPO, RP, RLH, RKT, SB, SIGA, SF, TRGP, TG, TREE, UNM, VRTU, WAC, WFT, WAVX

Tuesday

AMG, ASH, BDX, BMR, BPI, CCC, CWT, CKEC, COKE, CVS, DVA, DLPH, DTV, D, EFC, ENR, GTY, HAIN, HCA, HCN, IDA, IRG, ICE, JAZZ, LMCA, LXU, MED, MOS, ODP, OMX, OWW, PZZA, PQ, QEP, REGN, SALE, RRD, SAPE, SSS, TMUS, WWWW, ZBRA, Z

2 possible trades we could release as official recommendations this week include:

AOL (AOL, $36.68, up $0.84)

Fossil (FOSL, $128.66, up$1.72)

Wednesday

JOBS, ATVI, AWK, BREW, CNP, CTL, CKP, CHK, CNQR, DVN, DUK, EE, PLUS, FOR, G, GEO, HT, AWAY, KELYA, LIN, LUB, MATX, NATR, NP, NEWS, OAS, OME, PKD, ROC, ROSE, SN, STRZA, TSO, TWX, RIG, VALE, WFM, YY, QCOM, SCTY, TPX, YY

Molson Coors Brewing (TAP, $53.99, down $0.01)

Thursday

ACET, ADES, ADUS, AES, AL, APA, BZH, BEBE, BIO, CPN, CNK, CLNE, CBRX, CGX, COTY, DMD, DYN, EMCI, ENOC, EOG, EPAM, EZPW, FDUS, FLO, FWLT, FSYS, GTN, GXP, GRPN, HSC, HE, HNT, IL, JJSF, KOP, LCUT, MAIN, MNK, MLM, MTRX, MNST, NFG, NOG, PENX, PXLW, PCLN, RNF, RJET, ROK, RNDY, RGLD, SNI, SSTK, LNCE, SFUN, JOE, SF, SSYS, TEP, TAM, TW, THS, UBMT, VVC, DIS, WEN

Friday

ABR, CVC, COV, DRH, HILL, EBIX, GARS, HMSY, OFS, TLLP, Mobile Mini (MINI, $36.11, down $0.01)

Possible Earnings Trades for the Week

October 29th, 2013

Tuesday

3D Systems (DDD, $58.64, up $0.94),  ACHC, ACT, AFL, APD, ALR, AGN, AFG, AMP, AME, ANAN, ADM, Baidu (BIDU), BGFV, BBOX, BXP, BWLD, CBT, CAP, CALX, CRS, CRUS, CLD, CVD, CRY, CMI, XRAY, DLR, DIN, DWA, ECL, EA, ETR, FIS, FSP, FDP, GK, GNW, GABC, GILD, GOV, LOPE, HGR, HCC, HCP, ICON, ISIS, IVR, JBLU, JCI, KIM, LLL, LBY, LifeLock (LOCK, $14.14, up $0.04), LinkedIn (LNKD, $240.70, down $2.59), LYB, MX, MDC, NCI, OXY, GLT, PCAR, PAG, PFE, PLT, KWR, QCOR, RRC, REMY, RYL, SNH, SFLY, SolarWinds (SWI), SONS, TTWO, SKT, TECH, GT, TGI, ULTI, VLO, VSH, Waste Management (WM, $43.75, up $0.38), Western Union (WU), YELP

Wednesday

ACCO, GAS, AMT, ATR, ARRS, ADP, CAR, BYI, RATE, BDC, BAH, Boston Beer (SAM, $243.25, down $1.25), CDI, CPF, CHDN, CHUY, COHR, FIX, CSC, GLW, DXPE, BOOM, EEP, EGN, EXPE, Facebook (FB, $51.95, down $0.45), GRMN, GM, HBI, HVT, HPY, H, IPI, JDSU, JNY, KS, KONA, LVLT, MAR, MET, MUR, OIS, PKI, PCG, PX, PL, RCKY, ROVI, Ruckus Wireless (RKUS, $16.19, down $0.45), SEE, SKUL, SodaStream (SODA, $60.06, up $0.04), S, SAVE, STE, Taser (TASR, $15.09, down $0.26), TFX, THOR, TOWR, V, VNR, WLT, WEX, wMB, XL

Thursday

ACOR , AAP, ABC, AHS, CAH, CI, CLX, COP, DRII, BAGL, EPD, EPL, ERIE, EL, FFG, FRT, XOM, FSLR, GPX, HTSI, HSH, HME, IMMR, I, IRM, ITT, JRN, KRG, KOG, LECO, MPC, MA, MOD, MHK, MYL, NEM, NI, NU, OHI, OSK, PRGO, PSA, PWR, Q, Steve Madden (SHOO, $35.00, down $0.04), TWC, WRI, WNR, WWE

Friday

AXL, BLT, BPL, CBM, CBOE, CDW, CVX, CHD, CTB, DW, NPO, XLS, GWR, GEL, HEES, MSG, NEE, NRF, OXM, PNM, RRD, RUTH, SHEN, SUP, UPL, WCG

Big Week for Earnings

October 22nd, 2013

 

Tuesday

ABAX, ACE, AKR, ALTR, APOL, AXE, ABG, BKU, BRCM, CLMS, CPLA, CIT, COH, CBST, DLTK, DAL, EMC, EXAC, FRX, FCX, FULT, GNTX, GLF, HOG, HA, IEX, , IBRT, IDXX, ITW, IRWD, KMB, LXK, LMT, MANH, MHFI, MCRI, MLI, NBR, NUS, PNR, PNRA, PEBO, PII, PCH, R, RSH, RAI, RFMD, RUSHA, SIAL, SBNY, SFG, SUPX, TRV, TWIN, UTX, VOCS, WCN, WAT, WHR,

Wednesday

ARG, AKAM, ALGT, AEP, AT&T (T), BEAV, BANR, BA, BDN, BMY, EAT, Capital Source (CSE), CAT, CAKE, CMO, CBZ, CTXS, CLW, CMC, CMRE, CSGP, CVA, CCI, DPS, ETFC, LLY, EFX, ETH, EVR, RE, FFIV, DAVE, FDML, FOrR, FBHS, GD, HRC, TILE, IXYS, JAKK, LEG, LAD, LO, LSI, LL, MPX, MTH, MSA, MORN, MSI, NDAQ, NEO, EDU, NLSN, NSC, NVEC, ORLY, OCR, TIS, OSIS, OC, PDFS, PDH, Popular (BPOP, $25.27, up $0.14), RJF, ROL, RES, SBRA, SIX, SKX, STMP, SRCL, SWFT, SYMC, SYA, TAL, TNC, TER, TEX, TESS, TBI, TQNT, TUP, UNF, VAR, WLP,

Thursday

AMZN, MMM, SHLM, AAN, ALK, ALXN, AB, ASPS, AHT, ACAT, ALV, BABY, BLL, BHE, BJRI, BCO, BC, BBW, CA, CAB, COG, CAM, CRI, CSH, CELG, CERN, CHH, Cliff’s Natural Resources (CLF, $23.02, up $0.13), CMS, CCE, CFX, CL, COLM, CTCT, DECK, DLX, DV, DO, DDE, DVD, DOW, DST, DNKN, EMN, ECO, WIRE, ESV, FII, FOE, FLS, Ford (F, $17.53, up $0.07), BEN, FSL, GNRC, GNC, GPI, HERO, HSY, HOME, IP, KBR, KKR, KLAC, KMG, LSTR, LAWS, MCK, MDP, MSFT, MNRO, NCR, N, NBL, OUTR, POL, PCP, QLGC, RDWR, RYN, RTN, REV, RXN, RCL, ScanSource (SCSC, $35.63, up $0.60), SLAB, HOT, SIRI, STC, TROW, TKR, Under Amour (UA, $85.29, $3.17), VCI, VRSN, WDC, XRX, ZMH, ZNGA

Friday

ACO, ACN, B, BNCN, DTE, ETN, FET, GIFI, LEA, LM, LIFE, MCO, NOV, PSTB, PG, PFX, SHW, SPG, UPS, VTR, WBC, WY, WETF

 

 

 

Futures Lower as Zombie Talks Stall

October 14th, 2013

9:00am (EST)

The S&P 500 added 10 points, or 0.6%, to finish at 1,703.  We said the bulls needed to hold 1,675 to start the week or they faced risk down to 1,650 and they did on Monday with a close at 1,676.  However, the low checked-in at 1,674.70 and the action was an omen as Tuesday’s low reached 1,655 and failed at the 100-day MA.  The bears pushed 1,646 on Wednesday’s dip but the bulls ended the session in positive territory by a point.  The hold at support was crucial.  Thursday’s 36-point pop easily cleared 1,675 along with the 50-day and 100-day MA’s with the close at 1,692.  We mentioned a close above 1,690 would be a good sign 1,700 was still in play and the index also went out at its highs on Friday’s.  Resistance is at 1,710 and then 1,725 before the 52-week high of 1,729.  Support is at 1,675-1,650 but there is risk down to 1,625.  The S&P 500 came into Monday’s session at 1,690 and was higher by 13 points, or 0.8%, for the week.  Year-to-date, the index has advanced 278 points, or 19.4%. (continued…)

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