Among the largest underlying components of OEF, in trading today Verizon Communications Inc (Symbol: VZ) is trading flat, AT&T Inc (Symbol: T) is up about 0.3%, and International Business Machines Corp. (Symbol: IBM) is up by about 0.1%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of OEF, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, OEF’s low point in its 52 week range is $73.19 per share, with $88.79 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $86.34. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
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dollar is likely to trade slightly higher, but remain mostly rangebound. Karen Finerman, president of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, said that investors who believe the U.S. equities remain a great investment, while German equities are looking attractive after the large decline. Seymour said companies like Toyota Motors ( TM ) do extremely well when the U.S. dollar is strong. When considering a strengthening dollar, Nathan said AT&T ( T ) is attractive because all of its sales come from the U.S. and it also has an attractive dividend yield exceeding 5%. Seymour said he does not like King Digital Entertainment ( KING ), which reported disappointing earnings results. He suggested there is a low barrier to entry for other competitors.
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Within the sector, PPL PPL ( NYSE: PPL ) and Southern Company ( NYSE: SO ) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 0.6% and 0.5%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF ( AMEX: XLU ), which is up 0.1% on the day, and up 10.66% year-to-date. PPL, meanwhile, is up 12.75% year-to-date, and Southern Company is up 9.07% year-to-date. Combined, PPL and SO make up approximately 12.0% of the underlying holdings of XLU. The next best performing sector is the Financial sector, losing just 0.1%.
Mid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Slip Lower on Renewed Tension in Ukraine, Continued Violence in Iraq – NASDAQ.com
The bakery company said adjusted net income came in at $45 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, down from adjusted net income of $50.1 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, a year earlier, trailing the Capital IQ consensus of $0.23. Sales for the quarter totaled $877.4 million, a decrease from last year’s $898.2 million, falling short of the average analyst estimate of $933 million compiled by Capital IQ. The company revised its outlook for fiscal 2014 to a range of $3.88 billion to $3.94 billion for sales and $0.92 to $0.98 for adjusted EPS. Previously, adjusted EPS guidance was set at $0.98 to $1.05 on sales of $3.976 billion to $4.126 billion. Analysts are expecting adjusted EPS of $1.02 on sales of $4 billion.
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After stumbling in July, several of XLPs marquee constituents are rebounding in earnest this month. Only two of the ETFs top-10 holdings Walgreen ( WAG ) and Mondelez ( MDLZ ) have traded lower this month. Buying of staples ETFs could be a sign some investors betting on a rebound in consumer stocks, both of non-cyclical and cyclical varieties. Since the start of the third quarter, only two ETFs have commanded more new assets than the $1.68 billion added by the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ( XLY ) . It is not a coincidence that staples ETFs are on the move to the upside this month.
Defensive Posturing Seen Amid Big Buying of Staples ETF – Yahoo Finance
Investors who did not participate in the offering but would be a buyer of Q at a cheaper price, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the February 2015 put at the $50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $1.60. That would result in a cost basis of $48.40 per share before broker commissions in the scenario where the contract is exercised. If the contract is never exercised, the put seller would still keep the premium, which represents a 3.2% return against the $50.00 purchase commitment, or a 6.1% annualized rate of return (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost).