Earnings Predictions
for the
Week Beginning May 28, 2018

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by Ian Harvey

May 27, 2018

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“EARNINGS PREDICTIONS for LAST WEEK” 3 Winners out of 5 for 1027% Potential profit

DATE TRADE GAIN
May 21, 2018 PSTG JUNE 15 2018 25.000 CALL -40%
May 22, 2018 IGT JUNE 15 2018 28.000 PUT P.P: 350%
May 23, 2018 LOW JUNE 15 2018 87.500 CALL P.P: 389%
May 24, 2018 SPLK JUNE 15 2018 120.000 CALL -50%
May 25, 2018 FL JUNE 15 2018 44.000 CALL P.P: 378%

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“Previous RESULTS for EARNINGS PREDICTIONS”

DATE TRADE GAIN
March 26, 2018 RHT APRIL 20 2018 150.000 CALL P.P: 200%
March 27, 2018 RH APRIL 20 2018 80.000 CALL P.P: 158%
March 28, 2018 GME APRIL 20 2018 14.000 PUT P.P: 65%
March 28, 2018 WBA APRIL 20 2018 65.000 CALL P.P: 38%
March 29, 2018 STZ APRIL 20 2018 230.000 CALL P.P: 20%
April 03, 2018 PLAY APRIL 20 2018 40.000 PUT P.P: 42%
April 04, 2018 KMX APRIL 20 2018 60.000 PUT P.P: 19%
April 04, 2018 AYI APRIL 20 2018 135.000 PUT P.P: 247%
April 05, 2018 CONN APRIL 20 2018 35.000 CALL P.P: 48%
April 10, 2018 MSM MAY 18 2018 90.000 PUT P.P: 23%
April 11, 2018 BBBY MAY 18 2018 20.000 PUT P.P: 205%
April 12, 2018 DAL MAY 18 2018 52.500 PUT P.P: 26%
April 13, 2018 JPM MAY 18 2018 110.000 CALL P.P: 69%++
April 13, 2018 C MAY 18 2018 70.000 CALL P.P: 98%++
April 16, 2018 NFLX MAY 18 2018 320.000 CALL P.P: 54%++
April 18, 2018 AXP MAY 18 2018 95.000 CALL P.P: 270%++
April 20, 2018 CLF MAY 18 2018 7.000 CALL P.P: 130%++
April 24, 2018 CAT MAY 18 2018 155.000 CALL P.P: 79%
April 25, 2018 FB MAY 18 2018 170.000 CALL P.P: 89%
April 26, 2018 MSFT MAY 18 2018 95.000 CALL P.P: 37%
April 27, 2018 CVX MAY 18 2018 125.000 CALL P.P: 103%
April 30, 2018 AKAM MAY 18 2018 72.500 CALL P.P: 38%
May 01, 2018 SQ MAY 18 2018 48.000 CALL P.P: 25%
May 03, 2018 TSLA MAY 18 2018 285.000 PUT P.P: 21%
May 04, 2018 BABA MAY 18 2018 185.000 CALL P.P: 96%
May 07, 2018 AMC JUNE 15 2018 16.000 CALL P.P: 45%
May 08, 2018 FANG JUNE 15 2018 130.000 CALL P.P: 96%
May 08, 2018 MAR JUNE 15 2018 140.000 CALL P.P: 39%
May 09, 2018 WB JUNE 15 2018 120.000 CALL P.P: 113%
May 10, 2018 YELP MAY 18 2018 46.000 CALL P.P: 65%

NOTE: P.P: – Potential Profit

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. GREED can be the undoing of a nice profit!

Options Trades to Consider Based on Expected Earnings Reports:

Tuesday, May 29

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM), the San Francisco-based cloud software provider, will report earnings on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, after the market closes. The consensus earnings estimate is $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion; however, the Whisper number is for $0.46 per share. The company's guidance was for earnings of $0.43 to $0.44 per share. Consensus estimates are for year-over-year earnings growth of 73.08% with revenue increasing by 23.14%.

Shares have moved nearly 10% higher in the past month and almost 25% so far this year. Overall earnings estimates have been revised higher since the company's last earnings release.

Excellent growth in Salesforce partner certifications has been fueling the company’s top-line results. Therefore, the company’s partner certification has witnessed five-time growth over the past four years and more companies are willing to invest in Salesforce activities.

Acquisitions have always been one of Salesforce’s key growth strategies. Over the last two years, the company has closed as many as 16 acquisitions worth billions of dollars, including its biggest ever buyout — MuleSoft.

Partnership agreements with the likes of Amazon and Alphabet for the firms’ cloud services have been helping it expand the company’s international operations.

Option trade to consider: Buy the CRM JUNE 15 2018 130.000 CALL at approximately $2.80.

Wednesday, May 30

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI), one of the world leaders in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits, is scheduled to report second-quarter fiscal 2018 results before the market opens. The consensus earnings estimate is $1.37 per share on revenue of $1.47 billion; but the Whisper number is for $1.43 per share. The company's guidance was for earnings of $1.30 to $1.44 per share. Consensus estimates are for year-over-year earnings growth of 33.01% with revenue increasing by 28.05%.

The company's earnings surprise history has been reasonable, as it has beaten estimates in each of the last three quarters with a positive average of 11.7%.

Overall earnings estimates have been revised higher since the company's last earnings release.

Analog Devices has been benefiting from strength in the markets of industrial, automotive, consumer and communications, and the increased focus on innovation and operational execution.

In March, Analog Devices acquired a privately held company, Symeo GmbH. Symeo's signal processing algorithms offer high precision RADAR solutions. These solutions enable system integrators and original equipment manufacturers to work with great precision in rough industrial environments. The deal will likely improve the company's customer base and add to its growth.

Option trade to consider: Buy the ADI JUNE 15 2018 97.500 CALL at approximately $1.20.

Box Inc (NYSE: BOX), the cloud file-sharing and enterprise collaboration company that went public more than three years ago, will report earnings after the market closes. The consensus estimate is for a loss of $0.08 per share on revenue of $139.55 million; but the Whisper number is for ($0.06) per share. The company's guidance was for a loss of $0.09 to $0.08 per share on revenue of $139.00 million to $140.00 million. Consensus estimates are for year-over-year earnings growth of 42.86% with revenue increasing by 19.05%.

The surprise history has been impressive in Box's case. The company surpassed estimates in three of the trailing four quarters, with an average four-quarter positive surprise of 11.88%.

The company's shares have increased 45.57% in the past 12 months, outperforming the industry’s gain of 23.92%.

Expect Box to continue delivering robust top-line growth in the fiscal first quarter, driven by strength across the international markets, including EMEA and Japan, and growing add-on products.

Also, the company has been continuously investing in security, compliance and administrative technology, and plans to hire more sales personnel. These investments and partnerships with leading enterprises, namely Cognizant, Google and Adobe among others, will help the company capitalize on the increasing adoption of cloud computing technologies and the need for secure collaboration.

In April, former Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) executive and now technology fund manager Chamath Palihapitiya said Box "is a business that is incredibly cheap and undervalued with incredibly low churn and unbelievable margin of safety," pegging it as his favorite among AI stocks.

Raymond James boosted its BOX price target to $33 from $26, representing upside of nearly 21% from current levels. This is also well above the consensus 12-month price target of $26.64 from the other firms covering the equity. At the same time, eight of the 11 analysts that track the stock say it's a buy, and there are zero "sell" ratings.

Option trade to consider: Buy the BOX JUNE 15 2018 28.000 CALL at approximately $1.20.

Thursday, May 31.

Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST), with its subsidiaries is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and through majority owned subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea, is scheduled to report third-quarter fiscal 2018 results after the market closes. The consensus earnings estimate is $1.68 per share on revenue of $31.74 billion; but the Whisper number is for $1.70 per share. Consensus estimates are for year-over-year earnings growth of 20.00% with revenue increasing by 9.98%.

Costco continues to be one of the dominant retail wholesalers based on the breadth and quality of merchandise offered. In fact, the company's strategy to sell products at heavily discounted prices has helped it to remain on growth track. The company remains committed toward opening new clubs in domestic and international markets.

Also, a differentiated product range enables Costco to provide an upscale shopping experience for its members, consequently resulting in market share gains and higher sales per square foot. It is also gradually expanding e-commerce capabilities in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Mexico, Korea and Taiwan.

Overall earnings estimates have been revised higher since the company's last earnings release.

Costco’s growth strategies, sturdy comparable-store sales (comps) performance, strong membership trends and higher penetration of Citi Visa co-brand card program are the pillars that reinforce its position. While major chains are grappling with sluggish store and mall traffic as consumers switch to online shopping, the company seems somewhat resilient to the challenging retail backdrop.

Shares were last seen trading at $198.36, in a 52-week range of $150.00 to $201.77. The consensus price target is $211.48.

Option trade to consider: Buy the COST JUNE 15 2018 200.000 CALL at approximately $3.55.

Friday, June 01

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), specialty retailer of premium, high-quality casual apparel for men, women, and kids, is expected to release its most recent quarterly report early Friday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.77 per share on $696.65 million in revenue.

ANF has rattled off a string a positive comparable sales growth quarters in a row, while margins and earnings are improving. Alongside these improved results, ANF stock has taken off from under $10 to over $25.

Altogether, Abercrombie & Fitch has successfully ditched the elitist attitude that dragged the company down in the early part of this decade. Now, brand popularity is rebounding, and the stock is soaring.

ANF is still in an uptrend, and an upside breakout is expected after recent sideways trading; with a price target of $30.68 being projected.

Option trade to consider: Buy the ANF JUNE 15 2018 25.000 CALL at approximately $2.00.

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.

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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.


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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