we are adding the following spreads to our February recommended list.
We are recommending credit spreads in the following issues.
ATI - Allegheny Technologies Incorporated engages in the production and sale of specialty metals worldwide. It operates through three segments: High Performance Metals, Flat-Rolled Products, and Engineered Products. The High Performance Metals segment offers various high performance alloys, including nickel and cobalt-based alloys, and super alloys; titanium and titanium-based alloys; exotic metals, such as zirconium, hafnium, niobium, nickel-titanium, and related alloys; and other specialty alloys primarily in long product forms comprising ingot, billet, bar, shapes and rectangles, rod, wire, seamless tube, and castings. This segment also offers forged and cast metal components for various load-bearing and fatigue-resisting applications in the jet engine, aerospace, and industrial markets. The Flat-Rolled Products segment provides stainless steel, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, titanium and titanium-based alloys, and specialty alloys in various product forms, including plate, sheet, engineered strip, and precision rolled strip products, as well as grain-oriented electrical steel sheet. The Engineered Products segment offers tungsten powders, tungsten heavy alloys, tungsten carbide materials, and tungsten carbide cutting tools.
COG - Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation operates as an independent oil and gas company in the United States. The company engages in the development, exploitation, exploration, production, and marketing of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. It holds reserves in north region comprising Appalachian and Rocky Mountains areas; and south region consisting of Anadarko basin with Texas and Louisiana areas. The company also transports, stores, gathers, and purchases natural gas for resale. As of December 31, 2010, it had proved reserves of approximately 2,761 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
SWN - Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream Services. The Exploration and Production segment involves in the development of an unconventional gas reservoir located on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin, as well as exploration and production activities in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma. This segment also conducts conventional drilling programs in the Arkoma Basin; and development drilling and exploration programs in the Oklahoma portion of the Arkoma Basin, as well as in Texas and Pennsylvania. In addition, it operates drilling rigs in the Fayetteville Shale play, as well as in other operating areas; and explores for natural gas and crude oil under 32 licenses in New Brunswick, Canada.
ABX - Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the production and sale of gold, as well as related activities, such as exploration and mine development. The company has a portfolio of 25 operating mines and a pipeline of projects located in North America, South America, the Australia Pacific region, and Africa. It also produces copper and holds interests in oil and gas properties located in Canada. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
AAPL -Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players; and sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Its products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, the iOS and Mac OS X operating systems, iCloud, and various accessory and support offerings, as well as a range of consumer and professional software applications. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small and mid-sized business, education, enterprise, and government customers through its retail stores, online stores, and direct sales force, as well as through third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and value-added resellers. In addition, it offers various third-party iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iPod compatible products, including application software, printers, storage devices, speakers, headphones, and other accessories and peripherals, through its online and retail stores; and digital content and applications through the iTunes Store, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store. As of September 24, 2011, the company had 357 retail stores, including 245 stores in the United States and 112 stores internationally. Apple Inc. was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Bear credit spreads = bearish call spreads.
Put credit spreads = bullish put spreads.