Google Inc. (GOOGL) Earnings Preview

Google Inc. (GOOGL) provides its products and services in more than 100 languages and more than 50 countries, regions and territories offering a range of products across screens and devices. The stock is currently trading around $590.07 at the upper end of its 52 week range of $490.91-$608.91. The stock has been outperforming the market this year rallying 11.05% year to date. GOOGL is scheduled to report earnings after the closing bell today, and the stock is bullish today rising by $6.11 or 1.05% on the session ahead of the close.

Over the past 5 quarters GOOGL has rallied on earnings day 3 times with an average move of 3.24%. The stock appears to show no real trend on a chart going into the release having traded between the 535 support and 585 resistance for the past 4 months until the stock ripped to the upside reaching 590 in the past week on the daily bars. Over the past 5 quarters GOOGL has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 3 times with an average move of 3.24%. The stock looks as if it could continue today’s trend and gain momentum in today’s session. Investors are looking to see whether the company has been able to win over more mobile traffic or not. The company also faces decelerating revenue and is looking for ways to curb their expenses.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $20.95 or 3.6% in GOOGL by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $569.12 and $611.02.

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Earnings Preview

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) is a provider or internet television network with 57 million streaming members in over 50 countries watching more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies per month. The stock is currently trading around $98.51 at the lower end of its 52 week range of $97.90-$100.75. The stock has been outperforming the market this year rallying a whopping 101.37% year to date. NFLX is scheduled to report earnings after the closing bell today, and the stock is bearish today falling by $1.86 or 1.85% on the session ahead of the close.

Over the past 12 quarters NFLX has rallied on earnings day 6 times with an average move of 17.74%. The stock appears bullish on a chart going into the release having traded above or in the Ichimoku Cloud for the past few months since early March on the daily bars. Over the past 12 quarters NFLX has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 6 times with an average move of 20.06%. The stock looks as if it could continue today’s trend and lower in today’s session. Investors typically see a weaker Q2 domestic subscriber growth due to warm weather in the Northern Hemisphere encouraging people to go outside and watch less TV. Netflix warned the subscribers during Q2 is likely to decline year after year. The company has watched the domestic streaming contribution margin skyrocket over the past year due to slowing content cost growth meaning greater profit for Netflix.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $4.45 or 4.5% in NFLX by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $94.06 and $102.96.

eBay Inc. (EBAY) Earnings Preview

eBay Inc. (EBAY) is a global technology company that has created an open source platform that provides software developers and merchants access to its applications programming interfaces to develop software and solutions for commerce. The stock is currently trading around $63.68 at the upper end of its 52 week range of $46.34-$64.29. The stock has been outperforming the market this year rallying 13.83% year to date. EBAY is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell tomorrow, and the stock is bullish today rising by $0.14 or 0.22% on the session ahead of the close.

Over the past 12 quarters EBAY has rallied on earnings day 7 times with an average move of 5.03%. The stock appears bearish on a chart going into the release having traded above or in the Ichimoku Cloud for the past few months since early April on the daily bars. Over the past 12 quarters EBAY has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 7 times with an average move of 5.03%. The stock looks as if it could continue today’s trend and rip to the upside in today’s session. Investors saw last quarter the company was not influenced by strong currency headwinds and hope to see the continued trend. eBay is splitting its Marketplace and PayPal businesses so investors will receive one share of Paypal for every share of eBay they own to carry out the day after earnings release.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $2.39 or 3.8% in EBAY by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $61.29 and $66.07.

Citigroup Inc. (C) Earnings Preview

Citigroup, Inc. (C) is a financial services holding company providing consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with services including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, trading and security services and wealth management. The stock is currently trading around $56.50 at the upper end of its 52 week range of $46.60-$57.64. The stock has been outperforming the market this year rallying 4.18% year to date. Citigroup is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell today, and the stock is bullish today rising by $0.59 or 1.06% on the session ahead of the close.

Over the past 12 quarters C has rallied on earnings day 7 times with an average move of 3.06%. The stock appears bullish on a chart going into the release having traded above or in the Ichimoku Cloud for the past few months since early April on the daily bars. Over the past 12 quarters C has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 7 times with an average move of 2.97%. The stock looks as if it could continue today’s trend and rip to the upside in today’s session. Investors are looking to see how the bank’s trading business has faired with weak activity. Trading in FICC (fixed income, currencies and commodities) was hugely affected. Due to low interest rates, no growth in Citigroup’s net interest revenue is expected. However, increased M&A activity may increase revenue for the investment banking sector.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $1.35 or 2.4% in C by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $57.85 and $55.15.

ADTRAN, Inc. (ADTN) Bullish Options Activity Leads to a Lucrative Trade

ADTRAN, Inc (ADTN) is a global provider of networking and communications equipment enabling voice, data, video and internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTN is trading at $16.65 around the lower end of its 52 week range of $15.67-$24.13. Year to date the stock has underperformed the market falling by 23.72%. The stock rose to the upside in today’s session by about 3.64% or $0.59.

Early in the session a trader bought 1,287 of the ADTN July 17.0 Calls for $0.35 when the stock was trading at $16.25. This order was recorded about an hour after the open on OptionHacker, and the stock rose about $0.59 to $16.76 after the trade hit the tape. Over 2,270 contracts have been traded today hinting at bullish sentiment. The ADTN July 17.0 Calls have traded as high as $0.55 today making this a highly profitable trade. This stock has been trading below the Ichimoku Cloud on the intraday time frames for the past month, continuing into today’s session.

Trade: A trader bought 1,287 of the ADTN July 17.0 Calls for $0.35
Risk: $35 per 1 lot
Breakeven: $17.35

If a trader bought a 20 lot of these Calls they would have profited $480 at the highs on $700 in risk. This is a great example of a hugely profitable UOA trade.

Alcoa Inc. (AA) Earnings Preview

The earnings season kicks off with a report from Alcoa Inc. (AA) which is engaged in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions. The stock is currently trading around $10.62 at the lower end of its 52 week range of $10.58-$17.75. The stock has been under performing the market this year falling 32.84% year to date. AA is scheduled to report earnings after the closing bell today, and the stock is very bearish today falling by $0.46 or 4.16% on the session ahead of the close.

Over the past 12 quarters AA has rallied on earnings day 4 times with an average move of 2.75%. The stock appears bearish on a chart going into the release having traded below or in the Ichimoku Cloud for the past few months since early March on the daily bars. Over the past 12 quarters AA has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 3 times with an average move of 3.74%. The stock looks as if it could continue today’s trend and lower in today’s session. Investors are looking to see if the high demand from aerospace and automotive markets has grown 9%-10% as projected. Investors are also hoping to see favorable results from the aggressive cost cutting and productivity improvements actions made by the company.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $0.58 or 5.4% in AA by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $10.01 and $11.17.

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) Earnings Preview

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) is a global food and beverage company operating through six segments: Frito-lay North America, Quaker Foods North America, Latin America Foods, PepsiCo Americas, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. The stock is currently trading around $95.86 at the upper end of its 52 week range of $87.46-$100.76. The stock has been barely outperforming the market this year rallying 1.3% year to date. PEP is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell tomorrow, and the stock is bearish today falling by $0.61 or 0.63% on the session ahead of the close amidst the Greece and China troubles.

Over the past 12 quarters PEP has rallied on earnings day 9 times with an average move of 2.42%. The stock appears fairly bullish on a chart going into the release having traded broken to the upside of the Ichimoku Cloud at the beginning of July on the daily bars. Over the past 12 quarters PEP has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 8 times with an average move of 3.09%. The stock looks as if it could reverse today’s trend and rip to the upside in today’s session. Investors are looking to see how the company fares with currency headwinds. The company continues to stand as a market leader in U.S. Savory Snacks & Beverage markets and poised to continue strong domestic sales.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $2.67 or 2.8% in PEP by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $93.19 and $98.53.

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) Earnings Preview

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise in the world to help people across the world lead healthier lives. The stock is currently trading around $85.84 at the upper end of its 52 week range of $57.75-$93.42. The stock has been outperforming the market this year rallying 12.66% year to date. WBA is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell tomorrow, and the stock is bearish today falling by $1.41 or 1.62% on the session ahead of the close amidst the Greece and China troubles.

Walgreens changed it’s ticker symbol from WAG to WBA and reported earnings once since then rallying with a move of 4.90%. The stock appears flat on a chart going into the release having traded in the Ichimoku Cloud for the past month since mid June on the daily bars. The stock looks as if it could reverse today’s trend and rip to the upside in today’s session. Investors are looking to see how the new initiative enacted to reduce costs as well as enhancement of operational efficiencies. This project was expected to result in $500 million in cost savings by 2017. In order to reach this target the company has closed 200 stores and reorganized corporate and field operations to drive operational efficiencies and streamline information technology.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $2.94 or 3.4% in WBA by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $82.90 and $88.78.

General Mills, Inc. (GIS) Earnings Preview

General Mills Inc. (GIS) is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The stock is currently trading around $56.29 at the upper end of its 52 week range of $48.32-$57.73. The stock has been outperforming the market this year rallying 5.06% year to date. GIS is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell tomorrow, and the stock is bullish today rising by $0.22 or 0.39% on the session ahead of the close amidst the Greece troubles.

Over the past 12 quarters GIS has rallied on earnings day 6 times with an average move of 1.98%. The stock appears bullish on a chart going into the release having traded above or in the Ichimoku Cloud for the past few months since early April on the daily bars. Over the past 12 quarters GIS has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 7 times with an average move of 3.13%. The stock looks as if it could continue today’s trend and rip to the upside in today’s session. Investors are looking to see how the company has dealt with strong dollar headwinds. Despite weak food industry trends, management is trying to turn around the business through increased investments in cereal, improve the U.S. yogurt business and driving profits in the better-for-you unit.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $2.15 or 3.8% in GIS by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $54.14 and $58.44.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG) Earnings Preview

ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG) is the packaged food company providing branded and private branded food in households as well as commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations. The stock is currently trading around $43.75 at the upper end of its 52 week range of $28.93-$44.15. The stock has been outperforming the market this year rallying 20.56% year to date. CAG is scheduled to report earnings before the opening bell tomorrow, and the stock is bearish today falling by $0.25 or 0.56% on the session ahead of the close amidst the Greece troubles.

Over the past 12 quarters CAG has rallied on earnings day 8 times with an average move of 3.53%. The stock appears bullish on a chart going into the release having traded above the Ichimoku Cloud for the past few months since early April on the daily bars. Over the past 12 quarters CAG has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 8 times with an average move of 4.31%. The stock looks as if it could reverse today’s trend and rally in today’s session. Investors are looking to see a continued trend from the past four quarters of beating earnings. Investors fear strong dollar headwinds and a constant labor dispute on the U.S. West Coast. However ConAgra has launched cost-saving initiatives which are expected to curb the loss from strong dollar headwinds.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $2.18 or 5% in CAG by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $41.59 and $45.95.