Live: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

11/14 – 3:50 p.m. New Yor time

I entered two positions today, both of them earnings plays using shares as a vehicle: AUPH and MTOR. I exited an options-based earnings play on HD.

11/14 – 2:30 p.m. New York time

I have entered shares positions coinciding with earnings on AUPH and MTOR.

11/14 – 1:55 p.m. New York time

It has not been a good day for my prospective earnings plays using options.

First AMAT gets bumped off the list because of a change in its earnings surprise predictor score from Zacks

Then it turns out that the announcement schedule for EFX as reported by NASDAQ was changed; EFX reported last week.

And TGT has developed an overly wide bid/ask spread, 19% on a direction-neutral play and 83%  on a bull directional. Way too wide by my standards.

So, no options speculations on earnings today. I shall turn my attention to the potential shares plays.

11/14 – 11:55 a.m. New York time

JD Analysis updated with post-earns movement comparisons.

11/14 – 11:45 am. New York time

HD Analysis updated with results.

11/14 – 9:55 a.m. New York time

A change  to the Zacks earnings surprise predictor score has added EFX back onto the prospects list for earnings plays using options, alongside TGT.

A few metrics changes along with narrowing bid/ask spreads has put these four symbols on the agenda for earnings plays using shares: BSBR, AUPH, MTOR and WGL.

I exited HD shortly after the opening bell for a loss and shall update the analysis later with the results.

11/13 – 7:10 p.m. New York time

AMAT is a prospective earnings play using options for action on Tuesday. I have four prospective shares trades coinciding with earnings: ALPH, MTOR, REXX and WGL, with AUPH and WGL best meeting my standards prior to the opening bell.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, November 13-14, 2017


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