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Mon, Aug 15th, 2022

Mark R. Hake, CFA

Mark R. Hake, CFA

Mark R. Hake, CFA, is a financial analyst and entrepreneur. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for 32 years and has owned his own investment management and investment research firms focused on value stocks, both in the U.S. and overseas

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ChargePoint's Unusual Call Option Volume Implies a Stock Rise Before Earnings

ChargePoint Holdings has had an unusually high put and call option volume ahead of its earnings release on Aug. 30. This could potentially imply a bullish stock run in the next week when the calls expire....

CHPT : 18.87 (+13.06%)
Short Option Plays Are Enhanced with These Huge Buybacks

Avnet just reported excellent earnings putting the stock at just 6.4x earnings with a 2.35% yield. Its huge buybacks enhance income plays by shorting out-of-the-money puts and calls.

AVT : 44.52 (+2.34%)
Exxon Mobil Stock Offers a Good Yield, Low P/E and Short Option Income Plays

Exxon Mobil stock is a value investor's wonder stock, offering a high yield, a low P/E multiple, and very attractive ways to make synthetic income by shorting out-of-the-money puts and calls.

XOM : 94.00 (+0.87%)
AT&T Stock is Attractive With Its 6.1% Yield and Short Call and Put Income Plays

AT&T stock is attractive to value investors with its 6.1% dividend yield and its low 7x price-to-earnings multiple. In addition investors like its covered call income and short put income plays now.

T : 18.27 (+1.27%)
Marathon Oil Massive Buybacks Facilitate Covered Call Plays

Marathon Oil and Gas reported a record adjusted free cash flow for Q2 on Aug. 4. The company is using most of this cash flow to buy back large amounts of its stock, benefiting investors selling covered...

MRO : 24.06 (+0.63%)
Peloton's Unusual Call Volume Implies the Stock Will Move Higher

Peloton's unusual call volume for the Aug. 12 expiration implies investors believe the stock will move higher. Peloton said on Aug. 4 that it will announce its Q2 earnings on Aug. 25. So why the rush?

PTON : 13.53 (+13.60%)
Amazon Is Up Substantially With Good Covered Call Income Plays

Amazon stock is now up over 15% since before it released its Q2 results mainly on the company's projection for strong Q3 results. This could still leave room for the stock to move higher.

AMZN : 143.55 (+2.07%)
UBER is Up 23% On Producing Its First Ever Free Cash Flow

Uber Technologies produced its first ever free cash flow during Q2, pushing the stock up 23% in the past 2 days and 29% since the end of July. This augurs well for the company's future as its cash burn...

UBER : 32.47 (+0.71%)
Hertz Is Doubling Down on Stock Buybacks

Hertz Global Holdings is conducting one of the most aggressive buyback campaigns of all stocks. It is on track to buy back over 20% of its market cap over the next year, after doing the same in the last...

Chevron's Outstanding Earnings Makes It a Bargain

Chevron reported strong earnings and free cash flow in both its upstream and downstream earnings, making the stock a bargain with good covered call income opportunities.

CVX : 159.85 (+0.14%)

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