Five Companies' Implied Earnings Move For After the Bell
Companies are typically more volatile when they report earnings than many other times during the year. By using option pricing, we can estimate where the market is pricing the current move.
Below are five companies that report quarterly earnings after the stock market closes. Based on the straddle price (closest at-the-money strike prices for one call and one put) we can estimate both the dollar move and percentage move currently being anticipated. Although not always accurate, it can help traders estimate what kind of surprise may be headed their way.
Yelp's Implied Move is $3.05, ~12%
Visa's Implied Move is $4.65, ~2.8%
Facebook's Implied Move is $2.34, ~8.5%
Las Vegas Sand's Implied Move is $2.81, ~5.1%
Seagate Tech's Implied Move is $2.10, ~5.7%
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