Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Jan 30 watchlist

Straddles and strangles got paid this week. IBM on Monday had the 110k rumor which pushed stock higher to 159, the 162.5/157.5 strangle was pricing .95 the stock was trading at 152 a day later. YHOO post earnings ND got paid as well, as the stock  opened at 49.75 and hit a low of 42 the following day.

Here's what I'm watching today with commentary from and TT avg/max/min moves if there are any:

Google Inc. After Thursday’s closing bell, GOOGL, +1.72%  reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of $6.88 a share, missing analysts’ estimate of $7.12 a share. Revenue rose 15% to $18.1 billion, below analyst forecasts of $18.45 billion while total paid clicks increased 14%, missing analyst projections of 17% growth.

GOOGL2.94.51.7 Inc. AMZN, +11.75%  said it earned 45 cents a share in the fourth quarter, significantly outdistancing the FactSet consensus estimate of 19 cents a share. Revenue grew 15% to $29.33 billion, below the FactSet consensus of $29.6 billion. Amazon said revenue would have grown by 18% if not for the unfavorable impact of exchange rates.


Deckers Outdoor Corp. DECK, +0.97% the maker of UGG boots, lowered its earnings guidance for the March quarter, mostly due to currency exchange rates.


Chevron CVX, +0.68%  is projected to report fourth-quarter earnings of $1.64 a share, according to a consensus survey by FactSet.


MasterCard MA, +3.94%  is forecast to post fourth-quarter earnings of 67 cents a share. 

Visa Inc. V, +3.69% reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $2.53 a share, ahead of the $2.49 a share forecast by analysts. Revenue increased 7% to $3.4 billion. The credit card company also announced plans for a four-for-one stock split and affirmed its financial outlook for 2015.

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