Companies Reporting Earnings 
for the
Week Beginning February 04, 2019

"Earnings Prediction Members" Keep Winning!

by Ian Harvey

February 04, 2019


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

The major indexes posted sharp monthly gains for the month of January. Last month's gains were the biggest for the Dow and S&P 500 since October 2015. The S&P 500 ended January up more than 7 percent.

The Fed removed a big concern from the markets in the past week, when its post-meeting statement and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's briefing tilted dovish, assuring markets the Fed would pause in its interest rate hiking.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) shares tumbles over 8% on Monday due to NVidia’s lowered guidance; but shot-up more than 20% after reporting fourth-quarter financial results on Tuesday. And “Mentorship Members” gained potential profits of 106%. Also, Earnings Predictions Members” made 215% potential profit.

The Chinese e-commerce goliath Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)reported quarterly profit far above market expectations and played down worries of Chinese economic slowdown and U.S. tariff effects, sending its shares up 6 percent. And “Armchair Trader Members” made an easy 100% profit. The potential profit now sits at 137%. As well, “Earnings Predictions Members” made 139% potential profit

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock also skyrocketed after earnings, matching options traders' volatility expectations. And “Earnings Predictions Members” are up 530% potential profit.

Shares of Dow component Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) soared higher in the wake of the aerospace giant's fourth-quarter financial report. Boeing said that 2018 full-year sales climbed above the $100 billion mark, with a nearly 50% gain in core operating earnings pointing to the success that the aircraft manufacturer has had in meeting demand from both commercial and defense customers. And again, “Earnings Predictions Members” are up 306% potential profit.

And, Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter 2018 results. Adjusted earnings for the quarter were $1.91 per share, outpacing the Consensus Estimate of $1.88. The bottom line also improved 3.2% year over year. This upside primarily stemmed from the company's stellar operational performance during the quarter. And once again, Earnings Predictions Members” were able to make 315% potential profit.

Merck, meanwhile, posted a better-than-expected profit and revenue, sending its shares up by 2.7 percent. For “Armchair Trader Members” this will bring their options trade back into the green!

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) finished up 1.3% at 25,063.89.

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) was up 1.6% at 2,706.53 for the week.

And the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) was up 1.4% for the week at 7,263.87.

Moving Ahead…..

This earnings season has become reassuring as there has been a turnaround in investor’s reactions and companies are being rewarded for posting better-than-expected results.

Up until Friday, more than 45 percent of S&P 500 had reported earnings with 68.1 percent having topped analyst expectations.

Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) will report earnings this week, with social media stocks Twitter (TWTR) and Snap (SNAP) also set to report.

February could go well for the stock market, if January was any indication of future expectations.

Wall Street will also keep an eye on trade talks between China and the United States. Both negotiating teams have said they made "important progress." President Donald Trump also said he would soon meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to try to reach a comprehensive trade deal.

Investors will also be watching the outcome of Treasury auctions for $84 billion in Treasury notes and bonds Tuesday through Thursday, after the Fed's dovish tone helped calm the markets.

Earnings to Watch…..


Alphabet, Clorox, Gilead Sciences, Ryanair, Sysco, Legg Mason, Leggett and Platt, Seagate Technology, Beazer Homes, Hartford Financial, ON Semiconductor


BP, Disney, Archer Daniels Midland, Viacom, Becton Dickenson, Genworth Financial, Owens-Illinois, Vertex, Plains All American, Skyworks Solutions, Chubb, Suncor, Unum, Oaktree Capital, Pitney Bowes, Tableau Software, Torchmark, Snap, Allstate, The Container Store, Estee Lauder, Ralph Lauren


General Motors, Eli Lilly, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Fireeye, Zynga, Sonos, Valvoline, Humana, Cognizant Tech, Cummins, First Data, Regeneron, Spotify, Take Two Interactive, Carlyle Group, Netgear, Boston Scientific, BNP Paribas, GlaxoSmithkline, Daimler, Toyota, O'Reilly Automotive, Metlife, Snap


Twitter, News Corp, Kellogg, Marathon, Expedia, Mohawk, Western Union, Intercontinental Exchange, Sanofi, Total, Yum Brands, Expedia, IAC/Interactive, Mattel, WR Grace, Dunkin Brands, Fiserv, Tapestry, Tyson Foods, Andeavor Logistics, Virtu Financial, Hain Celestial, Sealed Air, Triumph Group, Cardinal Health, S&P Global, Penske Auto Group, Sealed Air, Fiat Chrysler


Arconic, Hasbro, Cleveland-Cliffs, Ventas, Philips 66, Buckeye Partners, Exelon

Economic Data to Watch…..


  • 10:00 a.m. Factory orders
  • 2:00 p.m. Senior loan officer survey 7:30 p.m. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester


  • 8:30 a.m. International trade
  • 9:45 a.m. Services PMI 10:00 a.m. ISM nonmanufacturing
  • 1:00 p.m. $38 billion 3-year note auction


  • 8:30 a.m. Productivity and costs
  • 1:00 p.m. $27 billion 10-year note auction
  • 7:00 p.m. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at town hall with educators


  • 8:30 a.m. Initial unemployment claims
  • 1:00 p.m. $19 billion 30-year bond auction
  • 3:00 p.m. Consumer credit
  • 7:30 p.m. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard


  • 10:0 a.m. Wholesale trade






Options Trades to Consider Based on Expected Earnings Reports:

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The British oil giant BP plc (NYSE: BP) will report earnings before the market opens. The consensus earnings estimate is $0.77 per share on revenue of $60.72 billion. Consensus estimates are for year-over-year earnings growth of 20.31% with revenue decreasing by 13.28%.

In the preceding three-month period earnings predictions for BP were well ahead. The bottom line recorded a massive year-over-year improvement on the back of higher price realizations and project ramp ups. Coming to earnings surprise history, the company missed earnings estimates in just one of the trailing four quarters, with average positive earnings surprise of 11.8%.

The upstream (exploration and production) segment of the company is expected to benefit from year-over-year higher commodity price realizations; it expects production levels in the to-be-reported quarter to rise sequentially from 2,460 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. The rise will be supported by the acquisition of BHP assets in the U.S. lower 48.

In the downstream (refining and marketing) segment, the company expects high level of turnaround activities at its Whiting refinery in the United States.

BP’s debt position has been improving in the past few quarters.

In its most recently reported quarter, Q3 2018, BP's net earnings soared 93.2% higher over the prior year, thanks mostly to strong crude prices. But during the aforementioned oil price slump, BP was still able to circle the wagons, cut expenses, and hold its dividend payout steady, even as smaller companies were cutting their dividends......

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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!

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"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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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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