We are beginning the November option cycle with the following recommendations.
We are recommending credit spreads in the following issues.
SNDA - Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, an interactive entertainment media company, operates online games in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. It offers a portfolio of entertainment content, including massively multi-player online role playing games (MMORPGs), which comprise Latale, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Fengyun Online, and World Hegemony. These MMORPGs are action-adventure based, and draw upon various themes, such as martial arts, combat, fantasy adventure, and historical. The companyÂ’s portfolio of entertainment content also includes Kung Fu Kids, Tales Runner, Push Push Online, and Popland casual games; Chinese language original literature portals consisting of Qidian, Jinjiang Literature City, and Hongxiu.com; and online chess and board games. In addition, its portfolio of entertainment content includes a network personal computer (PC) game platform, which allows users of PC games to find and connect through the Internet with other players of the same PC games; and mobile games, including the mobile versions of Woool and Magical Land. The company offers Shanda Online (SDO), a community and an online entertainment content e-commerce service platform, which consists of an online payment and billing system, a distribution network, and a marketing platform, as well as a customer relationship management system, including a customer information management system and customer service center; EZ Center interactive entertainment platform; and EZ Pod hardware product. It markets its games through traditional and online marketing programs and promotional activities comprising in-game events, in-game marketing, peer user recommendation program, open beta testing, and offline efforts, as well as through word-of-mouth. The company has strategic cooperation agreement with Kingsoft Co., Ltd. and collaboration agreement with Zhejiang Satellite Television. Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited was founded in 1999 and is based in Shanghai, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China.
CREE - Cree, Inc. develops and manufactures light emitting diode (LED) products, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) material products, and power and radio frequency (RF) products. Its LED products include LED chips used in various applications, including video screens, gaming displays, function indicator lights, and automotive backlighting; LED components; and LED lighting products. The companyÃ¢Â€Â™s SiC and GaN materials comprise SiC and GaN wafers, which are used in manufacturing LEDs, RF and microwave devices, and power devices, as well as in research and development. Its power and RF products include power switching devices made from SiC, including 600 and 1,200-volt Schottky diode products that are used in power factor correction circuits for power supplies in computer servers and other applications, such as solar inverters; and RF microwave devices made from SiC or GaN, which include 10-watt and 60-watt SiC transistors, and metal-semiconductor field effect transistor products, as well as GaN high electron mobility transistors and monolithic microwave integrated circuits for broadband amplifiers or for WiMAX applications. Cree, Inc. primarily operates in Hong Kong, China, the United States, Korea, Europe, Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.
BHP - BHP Billiton Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified natural resources company in Australia, the Americas, and southern Africa. The company explores for and produces crude petroleum oil and liquefied natural gas; mines bauxite, refines bauxite into alumina, and smelts alumina into aluminum metal; mines various base metals, including copper, silver, lead, zinc, and uranium; explores and produces diamonds, titanium minerals, and potash; supplies nickel to the stainless steel industry; and explores iron, manganese, metallurgical coal, and thermal or steaming coal. BHP Billiton Limited has a joint venture with PT Adaro Energy Tbk to run the operation of the Maruwai coal concession in Kalimantan. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. BHP Billiton Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of BHP Billiton Group.
ANF - Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of casual apparel for men, women, and kids. The company sells casual sportswear apparel, including knit and woven shirts, graphic t-shirts, fleece, jeans and woven pants, shorts, sweaters, outerwear, personal care products, and accessories under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Hollister brands. It also offers bras, underwear, sleepwear, and at-home products for women under the Gilly Hicks brand. The company sells products through its stores; direct-to-consumer operations; and Websites, which include abercrombie.com, abercrombiekids.com, hollisterco.com, and gillyhicks.com. As of January 30, 2010, it operated 1,096 stores in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Call credit spreads = Bearish call spreads.
Put credit spreads = Bullish put spreads.