Wayfair Stock Falls to Three Year Low

Wayfair's earnings and revenue missed their mark

Assistant Editor
Feb 28, 2020 at 1:14 PM
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Wayfair Inc (NASDAQ:W) reported its quarterly earnings this morning and the results aren't pretty. The furniture company reported an adjusted loss of $2.80 per share, larger than the anticipated $2.65 loss. And while Wayfair increased fourth quarter sales profits, fourth-quarter revenue also missed its mark.

In response, W stock dropped 24.2% out of the gate to open at $53.31, a new three-year low. Currently, Wayfair stock has pared some of those losses to trade at $60.78. This extends the equity's losses to a sixth-straight session, and brings its losses now to 22% year-to-date. Analysts were already bearish heading into today, with 15 out of 24 considering "hold" or "strong buy" ratings.

In the options pits, puts are favored. W stock shows a Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio (SOIR) of 2.11, ranking in the 92nd percentile.In other words, short-term options players have rarely been more put-heavy during the last 12 months.  However, a word of warning; the security's Schaeffer's Volatility Index (SVI) of 1.08 stands higher than 93% of all other readings from the past year, meaning volatility expectations are nearing annual high levels. 

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