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Deere On Earnings

Here is a look at Deere towards the end of the afternoon after an earnings report. It got beat up pretty bad. What we are now looking at is a printout of one option series which will be expiring the next day were trading towards the end of the trading session. Would now be a good time to buy into these 395 Calls and try to play tomorrow's upside? Lets look at how these options traded the next day. Can you see they hit a high of $4.65 sometime during the following day? I did two very small trades on the Friday morning bounce back. I just wanted to cover my commissions a make a touch. Remember Deere options are extremely difficult to play and with only hours to go before they expire its not bad to take a profit whenever you see one. .................. My times in were 10:14 to 10:31 a.m. and 10:59 to 11.09 a.m. I missed the elusive high of $4.65 which happened after I got out. Part Two. Going forward. Let's look at Deere's five day chart and look at how the 400 series o

Next On The List For Kicks Upwards After an Earnings Report Comes Out. Ford

Look at this. A five day chart on Ford showing a one dollar bounce on the release of their earnings report.
When earnings come out stocks and options will jump. Catching a one dollar price swing on a twelve dollar stock for option players can be huge. Apparently their earnings were better than expected, however the yardsticks used to measure success can sometimes be short sighted. Sales were up, that seems to be for the short term the most important thing. Ford has however lost market share over the last few years.
Here is a mid afternoon look at how one series of Call options look. It only really shows part of the action.
One point is that you could have been waiting for this opportunity. The second point is that watching a ten dollar stock is not as exciting as watching a $600.00 stock like Eli Lilly. A run of recent good earnimg reports has caught many option traders sleeping. Ford options plays on their "earning-report-releases" are a staple to come back to time and time again, for many option players.

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