Earnings Beats Drive Etfs; Linkedin Boosts Social Media Etf – Yahoo Finance

Investors who did not participate in the offering but would be a buyer of MTDR 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 March 2015 put at the $20 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 85 cents. That would result in a cost basis of $19.15 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 4.2% return against the $20.00 purchase commitment, or a 6.5% annualized rate of return (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost). Click here to find out the Top YieldBoost Puts of of Stocks with Recent Secondaries Secondaries can often present buying opportunities for bullish investors interested in purchasing shares, because the sudden extra supply of stock tends to require that the offering be priced at an attractive discount to where the stock had previously been trading before the offering announcement. That can also introduce near-term volatility which improves the premiums a put seller can achieve.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stockoptionschannel/2014/07/25/use-options-for-a-chance-to-buy-matador-resources-at-a-30-discount/

A Resurgent China ETF – Yahoo Finance

Another top holding in SOCL is LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD ), which is higher Thursday morning as well after some merger news after the bell last night. SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE: XBI ) The ETF led all other sector ETFs yesterday with a gain of 6.9 percent after one of its top 20 holdings, Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ: PBYI ), soared 295 percent after receiving good news from the FDA. Another holding and large biotech stocks, Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB ) surged 11 percent yesterday to help the other biotech ETFs that did not have exposure to XBI. Investors must remember the importance of knowing what is under the hood of the ETF they are considering by looking at the stocks in the allocation.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/earnings-beats-drive-etfs-linkedin-130516346.html

Use Options For a Chance To Buy Matador Resources at a 30% Discount – Forbes

Corp.s Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series E ( NYSE: FNB.PRE ) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.4532, payable on 8/15/14. As a percentage of FNB.PREs recent share price of $27.85, this dividend works out to approximately 1.63%, so look for shares of FNB.PRE to trade 1.63% lower all else being equal when FNB.PRE shares open for trading on 7/29/14. On an annualized basis, the current yield is approximately 6.51%, which compares to an average yield of 5.67% in the Financial preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel . Click here to learn which S.A.F.E. dividend stocks also have preferred shares that should be on your radar screen As of last close, FNB.PRE was trading at a 11.40% premium to its liquidation preference amount, versus the average premium of 0.66% in the Financial category. Investors should keep in mind that the shares are not cumulative, meaning that in the event of a missed payment, the company does not have to pay the balance of missed dividends to preferred shareholders before resuming a common dividend.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dividendchannel/2014/07/25/f-n-b-corp-s-fixed-to-floating-rate-non-cumulative-perpetual-preferred-stock-series-e-goes-ex-dividend-soon/

F.N.B. Corp.’s Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series E Goes Ex-Dividend Soon – Forbes

Among the largest underlying components of XLF, in trading today American Express Co. (Symbol: AXP) is off about 1.1%, U.S. Bancorp (Symbol: USB) is down about 0.1%, and Capital One Financial Corp (Symbol: COF) is lower by about 0.4%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of XLF, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, XLF’s low point in its 52 week range is $19.35 per share, with $23.07 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $22.96. 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 .
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/xlf-axp-usb-cof-large-outflows-detected-at-etf-cm373494

VIS, BA, UPS, CAT: Large Inflows Detected at double S&P 500 downside etf ETF – NASDAQ.com

The chart below shows the one year price performance of VIS, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, VIS’s low point in its 52 week range is $83.97 per share, with $106.82 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $103.65. 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.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/vis-ba-ups-cat-large-inflows-detected-at-etf-cm373507

XLF, AXP, USB, COF: Large Outflows Detected at ETF – NASDAQ.com

A multi-month rally that has lifted some China ETFs to their highest levels since late 2013 will do that. FXI has earned the renewed focus investors are affording the ETF as the fund has surged nearly 16% over the past 90 days. [China ETFs Better Than You Think] The SPDR S&P China ETF ( GXC ) deserves some love, too. After all, the $877.3 million GXC is one just 10 ETFs to have made a new 52-week high today. Investors that are familiar with China ETFs know that no two are exactly comparable to each other.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/resurgent-china-etf-174816095.html

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