Companies Reporting Earnings 
for the
Week Beginning November 26, 2018

by Ian Harvey

November 25, 2018

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

It was another tough day for tech and FAANG stocks, and energy stocks suffered as oil prices plunged.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) finished down 4.4% at 24,285.95.

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) was down 3.8% at 2,632.56 for the week; and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) also down at 4.3% for the week at 6,938.98.

Moving Ahead…..

The week ahead will see a highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, also the minutes from the latest Fed meeting are due.

CONTROL OF EMOTIONS AND LESS PANIC WILL HELP YOUR PROFIT MARGIN!

Reviewing the Earnings Predictions from Last Week…..


“EARNINGS for LAST WEEK”!

DATE TRADE GAIN
November 19, 2018 INTU DEC 21 2018 220.000 CALL P.L: -78%
November 20, 2018 MDT DEC 21 2018 95.000 CALL P.L: -11%
November 20, 2018 TGT DEC 21 2018 80.000 CALL P.L: -85%
November 20, 2018 BBY DEC 21 2018 65.000 PUT P.P: 71%
November 20, 2018 LOW DEC 21 2018 90.000 PUT P.P. 147%
November 20, 2018 TJX DEC 21 2018 55.000 CALL P.L: -50%

TOTAL potential profit for these 5 trades= P.L: -6%.

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Options Trades to Consider Based on Expected Earnings Reports:

Tuesday, November 27

Enterprise cloud company Nutanix Inc. (NASDAQ:NTNX) will report earnings after the market closes. The consensus estimate is for a loss of $0.27 per share on revenue of $304.81 million; but the Whisper number is for ($0.24) per share. The company's guidance was for a loss of $0.28 to $0.26 per share on revenue of $295.00 million to $310.00 million. Consensus estimates are for earnings to decline year-over-year by 237.50% with revenue increasing by 10.62%.

Management is intentionally eliminating the company's least profitable hardware revenue as they transition to a higher margin software and subscription revenue model.

Wall Street's short term focus on quarterly revenue growth is causing analysts to miss Nutanix's hidden software and subscription growth, its position as a leader in the enterprise cloud market, and its growing federal business.

At the beginning of fiscal 2018, Nutanix took action to remedy the negative effects of maintaining complete control over its hardware and selling it at zero margins. Starting in the first quarter, Nutanix allowed legacy hardware manufacturers to sell its branded hardware directly. This decision eliminated more than 80% of Nutanix's zero-margin pass-through hardware revenue, resulting in 47% year-over-year growth in software and support revenue and gross margins improving to 68% versus 63% in fiscal 2017.

According to management's first quarter 2019 guidance, software and support billings are projected to grow 50% to 55% year-over-year and gross margins are expected to be 78%, up from 62% a year ago.

Also, demand for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is surging. A report by International Data Corporation (IDC) measured worldwide HCI system sales growth of 78% in the second quarter of 2018.....

……..Read the rest of the report to see what options trades we are considering......

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An Important Note: That these suggestions for options trade considerations require investors/traders to use their own discretion as to when to enter or exit! As well, it is advisable to do further research and due diligence before executing your trade.

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

GETTING OUT WHILST THE GOING IS GOOD!

GREED CAN BE THE UNDOING OF A GOOD PROFIT!

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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.

……continue reading this article……


”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.


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


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”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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