Companies Reporting Earnings 
for the
Week Beginning December 03, 2018

by Ian Harvey

December 02, 2018


A Quick Review of Last Week’s Market…..

Stocks bounced back with in a big way last week, due to some cautious words from the Fed, as well some optimism ahead of the critical meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit over the weekend.

After the meeting Larry Kudlow, the president's top economic adviser, told reporters that Trump and Xi's meeting went "very well." US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says.

The White House says in a statement, “that the US tariffs on Chinese goods will remain unchanged for 90 days, but warns: If at the end of this period of time, the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the 10 percent tariffs will be raised to 25 percent.”

The US says China agreed to "purchase a not yet agreed upon, but very substantial, amount of agricultural, energy, industrial, and other products from the United States to reduce the trade imbalance between our two countries".

Both sides also pledged to "immediately begin negotiations on structural changes with respect to forced technology transfer, intellectual property protection, non-tariff barriers, cyber intrusions and cyber theft", the White House says.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) finished up 5.2% at 25.538.46. And for November it advanced 1.7%.

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) was up 4.9% at 2,760.16 for the week; and gaining 1.8% in November.

And the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) also up at 5.6% for the week closing at 7,330.54; and gaining 0.3% in November.

Moving Ahead…..

The positive outcome of Saturday's Trump-Xi dinner will likely impact stocks on Monday, as Wall Street hopes for a progress on U.S.-China trade actually seems to happening. As well, Fed Chair Jerome Powell will speak again during the week.

Also, November jobs data and a few retail earnings reports will be on the cards.


Reviewing the Earnings Predictions from Last Week…..


November 27, 2018 NTNX DEC 21 2018 42.500 CALL P.P: 57%
November 27, 2018 CRM DEC 21 2018 125.000 CALL P.P: 275%
November 28, 2018 WB DEC 21 2018 55.000 PUT P.L: -57%
November 28, 2018 DKS DEC 21 2018 33.000 PUT bought for .75 - P.P: 41%
November 29, 2018 PANW DEC 21 2018 170.000 CALL P.P. 173.5%
November 29, 2018 DLTR DEC 21 2018 80.000 PUT P.L: -96%

TOTAL potential profit for these 5 trades= P.P: 393.5%.

Options Trades to Consider Based on Expected Earnings Reports:

Monday, December 03

Coupa Software Inc (NASDAQ: COUP), a cloud-based management system that helps clients control spending, will report earnings after the market closes. The consensus estimate is for a loss of $0.03 per share on revenue of $62.53 million; but the Whisper number is higher at $0.00 per share. The company's guidance was for a loss of $0.04 to $0.01 per share on revenue of $62.00 million to $63.00 million. Consensus estimates are for year-over-year earnings growth of 40.00% with revenue increasing by 32.09%.

There are several positive factors that should benefit Coupa….

  • …..The expanding customer base on the back of growing adoption of spend management platform, which will help drive subscription services revenues and gross margin.
  • …..Coupa added many new customers, such as Telenor, Leprino Foods, US Concrete, Wabash National Corporation, Hubert Burda Media, Benteler, etc.
  • …..Also, an expanding partner base is anticipated to drive the top line.
  • …..The company also launched R20 that leverages Community Intelligence to reduce global supply chain risk and provides customers with new capabilities to optimize spending.
  • …..Coupa recently acquired assets of DCR Workforce, a SaaS application provider. The buyout is aimed at fortifying Coupa's strategy of helping organizations to manage their business spend, within a widespread BSM platform.
  • …..The company also acquired Aquiire, a real-time supplier catalog search. The acquisition extends Coupa's ability to deliver a comprehensive business-to-business (B2B) shopping know-how across real-time, cached and localized catalog search.....

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It is sometimes best to exit a trade, if there is already sufficient profit accrued, before an earnings report is presented.



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When To Exit A Trade Based On Earnings?.....

It is also worth considering, when options trading earnings reports – “Do we exit on already existing profits or leave the companies to report their earnings and hope for bigger profit?” 

As most traders realize, there is a 50/50 chance that the company stock price could go either way after reporting earnings – even if the report is good, the stock price could reverse – and if you hold a call option, means depletion of an already good profit if it exists. A similar situation can be found if you hold a put option, and a report is not that sound (and you expect a profit from this) but the stock price can, at times move upwards due to traders bias or other external conditions......READ MORE.....

The Decision Is Yours!

Before You Trade Consider This Strategy……

"Trading Capital Management" is a key component of your trading strategy. The strategy, on which we base our trades to achieve maximum profit, and to minimize loss, is contingent on using an equal amount of money for each trade.

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Options traders win because they are successful.

Best of Trading,
Ian Harvey
Director of Stock Options Made Easy


”Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.”

Option Tip for your Success!
Options traders are not successful because they win.
Options traders win because they are successful.

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