Atlas Air WorldWide Holdings Jumping Higher!! Trade Call Options into Feb 13, 2012 Earnings?!!! By: Tim Bolger
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings(AAWW) has rallied over 25% in the past month and I think it continues to move much higher. AAWW is a global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. Read more on AAWW’s profile: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=AAWW+Profile. AAWW secured financing yesterday for the remaining delivery of six Boeing 747-8 Freighter Deliveries . That is spectacular news for investors!! Read more at Atlas Air Worldwide Completes Financing Arrangements for Remaining Six Boeing 747-8 Freighter DeliveriesBusiness Wire(Wed, Feb 1) If this stock breaks out above 50 shortly, I think it trades to the mid 60s in the next few months. Another major catalyst that might propel these shares much higher is AAWW’s earnings release on Feb 13, 2012. A blow out quarter for AAWW and any positive 2012 guidance by securing the financing on the remaining delivery of 6 Boeing Freighter’s will be great for both shareholders of the stock and investors long Call Stock Options. AAWW http://www.atlasair.com and it’s subsidiaries below:
What is the Options Trade on Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings(AAWW)?
Options Trade#1: For the short term trade into earnings of AAWW, I would think about purchasing the AAWW March 16, 2012 50.0 and 52.50 Strike Call Options. Attached is the March 16, 2012 expiration Put/ Call Options Chain courtesy of Yahoo Finance: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/op?s=AAWW&m=2012-03. I would be a buyer of the $50 strike Call Options at $2.10 and the $52.50 strike Call Options at $1.25. For $2,000, I can purchase 16 Call Option contracts on AAWW March 16,2012 $52.50 strike Call Options plus trading fees. That will give me the option to buy 1,600 AAWW shares at $52.50 a share. If AAWW, blows out earnings this month and the stock trades to 60+ a share, this will be a very lucrative Options trade. Our $2,000 of capital invested on this Options play will be worth over $12,000 if the stock trades to $60 before expiration of the contracts. That would be awesome!! Keep in mind that if the stock closes below $52.50 at March expiration and AAWW has a bad quarterly earnings report on Feb 13, 2012, the Call Options may expire worthless. That is the high risk of Options…Hopefully, that will not be the case, but you know that you are risking the entire $2,000 plus trading fees on this Options trade. For the more conservative longer term investor, owning the shares of AAWW stock may be a great alternative to buying the higher risk Call Options. The growth story of AAWW’s revenue and earnings will be great over the next several years. Good luck AAWW Bulls!! This could be a Big Money Options trade for all of you Optionshoney lovers!!
Check out the 60 day technical chart on AAWW below courtesy of Fidelity Investments: