Gogo Stock Gains Steam on Impressive Full-Year Forecast

The stock is poised to open at a three-month high

Deputy Editor
Mar 3, 2022 at 10:04 AM
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Gogo Inc (NASDAQ:GOGO), which specializes in broadband connectivity within the aviation market, just entered the earnings confessional this morning, posting fourth-quarter profits of $1.57 per share on $92.3 million in revenue. Not only did Gogo's fourth-quarter outcome top analysts' expectations, its full-year forecast also impressed, coming in higher than expected. 

In response, GOGO is surging, up 17.2% at $16.02 at last check, and trading at its highest level since early November. The stock headed into today with a 17.2% year-over-year lead and underlying support at the 70-day moving average, which previously acted as a ceiling to the shares in February. 

Analysts have yet to chime in, but the firms in coverage were hesitant coming into today. Of the seven in coverage, four said "hold" or worse, compared to three "strong buy" ratings. 

Short sellers were piling on ahead of the event, rising 8.1% in the last two reporting periods, putting these bears firmly in control. The 18.27 million shares sold short make up 38.3% of the stock's available float, or over a month's worth of pent-up buying power, making GOGO a premium candidate for a short squeeze. 

Short-term options traders took a similarly bearish stance. This is per Gogo stock's Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio (SOIR) of 1.00, which stands higher than 91% of readings from the past year. In other words, this group has rarely been put-biased. 

Today, however, bullish traders are bombarding Gogo stock's normally quiet options pits, with call volume running at 67 times the intraday average. The most popular contract, the August 25 call, is seeing new positions being bought to open.

 




 
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