We are adding the following credit recommendations to our June 2011 watch list.
We are recommeding credit spreads in the following issues.
UA - Under Armour, Inc. develops, markets, and distributes performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers products made from moisture-wicking synthetic fabrics designed to regulate body temperature and enhance performance regardless of weather conditions. The company provides its products in three fit types: compression (tight fitting), fitted (athletic cut), and loose (relaxed) extending across the sporting goods, outdoor, and active lifestyle markets. Its footwear offerings comprise football, baseball, lacrosse, softball, and soccer cleats; slides; performance training footwear; and running footwear. The company also provides baseball batting, football, golf, and running gloves, as well as licenses bags, socks, headwear, custom-molded mouth guards, and eyewear that are designed to be used and worn before, during, and after competition. Under Armour sells its products through retail stores, as well as directly to consumers through its own retail outlets and specialty stores, Website, and catalogs.
RIMM - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) designs, manufactures, and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company, through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services, provides platforms and solutions for seamless access to time-sensitive information, including email, phone, short messaging service, and Internet and Intranet-based applications and browsing. Its products and services principally comprise the BlackBerry wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld product line, software development tools, and other software and hardware. The company?s BlackBerry smartphones use wireless, push-based technology that delivers data to mobile users? business and consumer applications. Its BlackBerry smartphone portfolio includes BlackBerry Bold series, the BlackBerry Torch, BlackBerry Curve series, the BlackBerry Style, BlackBerry Storm series, the BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Pearl series, and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The company?s BlackBerry enterprise solutions comprise BlackBerry enterprise server, BlackBerry enterprise server express, BlackBerry mobile voice system, and hosted BlackBerry services. Its technology also enables third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data, and third-party support programs.
LULU - Lululemon Athletica Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and distribution of athletic apparel and accessories for women, men, and female youth in Canada, the United States, and Australia. The company?s apparel products include fitness pants, shorts, tops, and jackets for healthy lifestyle activities, such as yoga, running, and general fitness. Its fitness-related accessories comprise an array of items, such as bags, socks, underwear, yoga mats, instructional yoga DVDs, and water bottles. The company sells its products through its retail stores; independent franchises; and a network of wholesale accounts that includes yoga studios, health clubs, and fitness centers, as well as directly through e-commerce. As of January 31, 2010,
X - United States Steel Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of steel products primarily in North America and Europe. The company operates through three segments: Flat-rolled Products, U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-rolled Products segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves service center, conversion, transportation, construction, container, and appliance and electrical markets in North America. It also produces iron ore pellets and coke. The USSE segment offers slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials in Europe. This segment serves construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries. The Tabular Products segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded; steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe, and mechanical tubing products to oil and gas, and petrochemical industries. United States Steel also provides transportation services, including railroad and barge operations; and engineering consulting services.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
put credit spreads = bullish put spreads.
call credit spreads = bearish call spreads.