2 Logistics Stocks in Focus After Earnings

Options bears are taking interest in CSX today

Digital Content Manager
Jul 21, 2023 at 10:39 AM
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Logistics stocks CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) and Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc (NYSE:KNX) are moving in opposite directions today, after the two companies' second-quarter earnings reports. Below, let's dive deeper into what is driving their price action.

CSX was last seen down 4.8% at $32.11, after the rail transportation concern reported a revenue miss due to declining intermodal volumes and lower fuel prices. This resulted in two price-target cuts, with RBC cutting its objective by $1 to $35. The stock is slipping below support from its 20-day moving average, as it trades at its lowest level since mid-June.

Bearish bets are already running at 11 times the intraday average volume, with 1,271 puts exchanged so far, compared to only 961 calls. Most popular is the July 33.50 put, which will expire at the close.

KNX is up 1.9% at $56.91 at last check, reversing premarket losses despite the freight transportation name's quarterly miss and lowered full-year outlook. The equity has struggled with overhead pressure at the $58 region since early March, but still added 20.9% in the last nine months.

Short-term options traders are bullish. This is per the security's Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio (SOIR) of 3.95, which sits higher than just 29% of readings from the last year. 

 

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