Bartosiak: Trading Facebook's (FB) Earnings With Options

On Wednesday, February 1st, Facebook (FB - Free Report) will release its fourth quarter earnings results after the bell. The company is a Zacks Rank 3 (Hold), and have a Value, Growth, and Momentum score of B.

Dave will look at Facebook’s past earnings, take a look at what is currently going on with the company, and give us his thoughts on their upcoming earnings announcement.

Furthermore, Dave will uncover some potential options trades for investors looking to make a play on Facebook ahead of earnings.

Facebook in Focus

Facebook Inc. operates a social networking website worldwide. The company's products for users are free of charge and available on the Web, mobile Web, and mobile platforms, such as Android and iOS. Its website enables users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other. The Facebook Platform is a set of tools and application programming interfaces that developers can use to build social apps on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook. It offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. Facebook Inc. is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Facebook is expected to report earnings at $1.13 per share according to the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Last quarter they beat earnings expectations by 14.29%. They reported earnings at $0.88 per share, beating their estimate of $0.77. They have an average earnings surprise of 21.11%.

Facebook, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Facebook, Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise | Facebook, Inc. Quote

Bottom Line

How should investors play Facebook ahead of their earnings report? For insights on the best options trades, then tune in at 1:00pm tomorrow to see David’s thoughts.

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