We are adding the following credit spreads to our October recommended list.
We are recommending credit spreads in the following issues.
X -United States Steel Corporation produces and sells steel mill products in North America and Central Europe. It operates in three segments: Flat-rolled Products (Flat-rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products, as well as iron ore and coke. This segment serves service center, conversion, transportation, construction, container, and appliance and electrical markets in North America. 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. This segment serves the European construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, and appliance and electrical, as well as and oil, gas, and petrochemical markets.
XOM - Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products, as well as transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. The company manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and other specialty products. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 35,691 gross and 30,494 net operated wells. The company has operations in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is based in Irving, Texas.
CI - CIGNA Corporation operates as a health service organization. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and related products and services in the United States and internationally. Its Health Care segment offers insured and self-funded medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and prescription drug benefit plans; health advocacy programs; other products and services that provide individuals with health care benefit programs; and disability and life insurance products, as well as operates retail pharmacies. The companyÂ’s Disability and Life segment offers various insurance products and related services, including group long-term and short-term disability insurance; group life insurance products comprising group term life and group universal life; and personal accident insurance consisting of accidental death and dismemberment, and travel accident insurance to employers. This segment also provides specialty insurance services that primarily include disability and life, accident, and medical insurance to professional associations, financial institutions, and participant organizations. Its International segment offers life, accident, and supplemental health insurance products, as well as international health care products and services.
DIS - The Walt Disney Company , together with its subsidiaries, operates as an entertainment company worldwide. The companyÂ’s Media Networks segment includes domestic broadcast television network, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, cable networks, domestic broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. It operates the ABC Television Network and 10 owned television stations, the ESPN Radio and Radio Disney networks, and 46 owned radio stations. This segment also produces, licenses, and distributes cable and animated television programming; and operates ABC-, ESPN-, ABC Family-, SOAPnet-, and Disney-branded Internet Web site businesses, as well as Club Penguin, an online virtual world for kids. The companyÂ’s Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that includes theme parks; resort hotels; a retail, dining, and entertainment complex; a sports complex; conference centers; campgrounds; golf courses; and water parks. This segment also owns and operates Disneyland Resort in California, Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and ESPN Zone facilities; manages Disneyland Resort Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; licenses the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan; and designs and develops new theme park concepts, attractions, and resort properties.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
call credit spread = bearish call spread.