Option Trade 
CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) Calls 
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the CBS Mar 2016 50.000 call (CBS160318C00050000) at approximately $2.25. Place a pre-determined sell at $4.50.

Note: No protective stop losses added -- but if you wish to do so make it $0.90.

by Ian Harvey

November 03, 2015

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS), a mass media company, is scheduled to release third quarter earnings after the market closes today, Tuesday 3rd November. CBS is expected to report adjusted per-share earnings of 81 cents, according to analysts, up 12.16% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.74 per share. In the year-earlier period CBS posted per-share earnings of 74 cents. Also, CBS is projected to report revenue of $3.27 billion. For the same quarter a year earlier, CBS posted revenue of $3.37 billion.

The company has surpassed the Consensus Estimates in all of the last four quarters, with an average positive earnings surprise of 2%.

Shares of CBS Corporation rose by 4.56% in the past week and 15.43% for the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the shares have outperformed the S&P 500 by 4.35% and the outperformance increases to 8.33% for the last 4 weeks.

During the second-quarter earnings release, management maintained a positive tone regarding the future given several new prime time shows as well as returning hit series along with NFL on Thursdays & Sundays and Super Bowl 50. Management also anticipated that ad revenues are likely to get a boost from political spending.

Historically, CBS has been trading with a 52 week low of 38.51 and a 52 week of high 63.95. Technical indicators show a 50 day moving average of 42.73.

Additionally, CBS currently has a market capitalization of 22.43B. CBS reported earnings before interest, taxes, debt and amortization (EBITDA) as 3.07B.

Out of 22 analysts covering CBS Corp , 17 rate it “Buy” or “Strong Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”.

These analysts have put a $62.00 one year average price target on the stock, with the most bullish analyst on the street having a lofty price target of $67.

Also, recently CBS has been given a “BBB” credit rating by analysts at Morningstar. The research firm’s “BBB” rating suggests that the company is a moderate default risk. They also gave their stock a four star rating.

Harvey’s Options Volatility Indicator

Therefore, based on the facts above, and Harvey’s Options Volatility Indicator, the following option trade is recommended…..

**OPTION TRADE: Buy the CBS Mar 2016 50.000 call (CBS160318C00050000) at approximately $2.25. Place a pre-determined sell at $4.50.

Note: No protective stop losses added -- but if you wish to do so make it $0.90.

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