Buzz Stocks: Groupon Inc, Ford Motor Company, and Oracle Corporation

Today's stocks to watch in the news include Groupon Inc (NYSE:GRPN), Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), and Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)

Jul 28, 2016 at 10:15 AM
facebook twitter linkedin


U.S. stocks are down, as traders eye the latest batch of earnings reports. Among equities in focus today are discount provider Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN), automaker Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), and software stock Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).

  • GRPN is up 33.6% at $5.05 -- among the best-performing Nasdaq stocks thus far -- after a better-than-expected earnings report and upwardly revised full-year revenue forecast. No fewer than eight analysts issued price-target hikes in the wake of GRPN's earnings report, including Piper Jaffray, which hiked its target to $6.50 from $6. Groupon Inc is now up 64.5% for the year, and set to close above its 80-week moving average for the first time since April 2014. Quite a few short sellers could be shaking in their boots. Short interest represents 14% of GRPN's total available float, and would take nearly 12 sessions to buy back, at the equity's average pace of trading. 
  • is down 8.3% at $12.69 -- the biggest S&P 500 Index (SPX) loser, at last check -- after delivering disappointing earnings. Further, CFO Bob Shanks said Ford's full-year guidance "is at risk," and that "we don't see growth, at least in the near term." The automaker has been making a series of lower highs and lows since mid-2014, with recent rebound attempts contained by its 10-month moving average. There's likely some distress in Ford Motor Company's option pits this morning, with F's Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio (SOIR) of 0.68 in just the 12th percentile of its annual range, suggesting short-term option players have been unusually call-biased as of late

Don't miss the market's next move! Sign up now for Schaeffer's Midday Market Check

 

If you are not making money with options, you aren’t buying options like this…

There is no options strategy that more perfectly approaches trading the fastest moving and most volatile stocks available in the marketplace than this one. In fact, there is no strategy that better utilizes put options for optimal returns and a real trading edge over other traders in the exact same market. New options traders fail out at an incredible rate without proper trade research, execution timing, and option picking. Capitalize on Schaeffer’s 100+ years of options trading excellence with the most coveted product launch in company history. Don't waste another second... join us right now before the next round of trades are released!

Schaeffer's Investment Research Stock Pick Report
 


 


 
Special Offers from Schaeffer's Trading Partners