We are recommending the following recommendations for our MCM June 2013 Portfolios.
We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #1 in the following issues.
BBRY - Research In Motion Limited, doing business as BlackBerry, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of wireless solutions worldwide. It provides platforms and solutions for access to email, voice, instant messaging, short message service, Internet and Intranet-based applications, and browsing through the development of integrated hardware, software, and services. The companyâ€™s technology also enables an array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services through software development kits, wireless connectivity to data, and third-party support programs. Its products, services, and embedded technologies include the BlackBerry wireless solution, the BlackBerry Wireless Handheld product line, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, software development tools, and other software and hardware. The company also provides BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, an enterprise mobility management solution for device management, and security and mobile applications management to BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, and BlackBerry 10 smartphones. In addition, the company offers development platform that allow third party commercial and enterprise software developers to build and deploy custom applications to run on BlackBerry smartphones; products and technologies to third party developers, wireless carriers, and enterprise customers to develop, distribute, and manage these applications; and a range of software development tools. Further, it provides the BlackBerry Messenger Social Apps Platform; and push, payments, advertising, location, map, analytics, and Scoreloop services, as well as repair and maintenance services.
FIO - Fusion-io, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, and sale of storage memory platforms for enterprise data decentralization primarily in the United States. Its integrated hardware and software platform enables the decentralization of data from legacy architectures and specialized hardware. The companyâ€™s storage memory platform includes ioDrive, ioFX, and ioCache products; directCache data-tiering software; ioTurbine virtualization software; ioSphere platform management software; and ION data accelerator software. Its products are used in various markets, such as financial services, Internet, technology, education, retail, manufacturing, energy, life sciences, and government. Fusion-io, Inc. sells its solutions through its direct sales force, original equipment manufacturers, and other channel partners. The company was formerly known as Fusion Multisystems, Inc. and changed its name to Fusion-io, Inc. in June 2010. Fusion-io, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
USG - USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of building materials worldwide. The company operates in three reportable segments: North American Gypsum, Worldwide Ceilings, and Building Products Distribution. It offers gypsum and related products, including gypsum wallboards, joint compounds, cement boards, gypsum fiber panels, glass mat sheathing, glass mat panels, gypsum fiber, and glass mat panels. The companyâ€™s gypsum products are used in various building applications to finish the interior walls, ceilings, and floors in residential, commercial, and institutional constructions, and repair and remodel constructions. It also produces gypsum based products for agricultural and industrial customers for use in various applications, including soil conditioning, road repair, fireproofing, and ceramics. In addition, the company manufactures ceiling grid and acoustical ceiling tile for electrical and mechanical systems, and air distribution and maintenance applications. USG Corporation distributes its gypsum products through building materials dealers, home improvement centers and other retailers, and contractors. Further, it distributes other manufacturersâ€™ gypsum wallboards, joint compounds, and ceiling products, as well as drywall metal, insulation, roofing, fasteners, and exterior insulation finishing systems. The company sells gypsum products under the SHEETROCK, DUROCK, FIBEROCK, SECUROCK, LEVELROCK, RED TOP, IMPERIAL, DIAMOND, and SUPREMO brands; and ceiling products under RADAR, ECLIPSE, MARS, and HALCYON, DONN, DX, FINELINE, CENTRICITEE, DXI IDENTITEE, CURVATURA, and COMPASSO brands.
TRN - Trinity Industries, Inc. provides products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. The companyâ€™s Rail group manufactures and sells railcars, including auto carrier, box, gondola, hopper, intermodal, specialty, and tank cars; and railcar components comprising couplers, axles, and other devices. This group serves railroads, leasing companies, and industrial shippers of various products. Its Construction Products group manufactures highway products, such as guardrail, crash cushions, and other protective barriers; provides hot-dip galvanizing services to manufacturers of fabricated steel materials; and manufactures construction equipment for the mining industry, as well as trench shields and shoring products for the underground construction industry. This group also produces and distributes aggregates, such as crushed stone, sand and gravel, and asphalt rock. The companyâ€™s Inland Barge group manufactures inland barges; and fiberglass reinforced lift covers. This group serves commercial marine transportation companies. Its Energy Equipment group manufactures structural wind towers, containers, and tank heads for pressure and non-pressure vessels, as well as manufactures utility, traffic, and lighting structures. This group serves oil, gas, and chemical industries; and wind turbine producers, as well as industrial plants, utilities, residences, and small businesses.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Call credit spreads = bearish call spreads.
Put credit spreads = Bullish Put spreads.
We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #2 in
the following issues.
DE - Deere & Company manufactures and distributes agriculture and turf equipment, and construction and forestry equipment worldwide. Its Agriculture and Turf segment provides agriculture and turf equipment, and related service parts, including large, medium, and utility tractors; loaders; combines, corn pickers, cotton and sugarcane harvesters, and related front-end equipment and sugarcane loaders; tillage, seeding, and application equipment comprising sprayers, nutrient management, and soil preparation machinery; and hay and forage equipment consisting of self-propelled forage harvesters and attachments, balers, and mowers. This segment also offers turf and utility equipment, including riding lawn equipment and walk-behind mowers, golf course equipment, utility vehicles, and commercial mowing equipment; integrated agricultural management systems technology; precision agricultural irrigation equipment and supplies; landscape and nursery products; and other outdoor power products. The companyâ€™s Construction and Forestry segment provides machines and service parts used in construction, earthmoving, material handling, and timber harvesting comprising backhoe and landscape loaders, crawler dozers and loaders, four-wheel-drive loaders, excavators, motor graders, articulated dump trucks, skid-steer loaders, feller bunchers, log skidders and loaders, log forwarders and harvesters, and related attachments.
EW - Edwards Lifesciences Corporation > provides products and technologies to treat structural heart disease and critically ill patients worldwide. The company offers surgical heart valve therapy products, such as tissue heart valves and repair products, which are used to replace or repair a patientâ€™s diseased or defective heart valve; and produces pericardial and porcine valves. Its surgical heart valve therapy products include Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT pericardial valve that comprise PERIMOUNT Magna Ease valves for aortic and mitral replacement; ThruPort systems that enable minimal incision valve surgery; and protection cannulae used during cardiac surgery in venous drainage, aortic perfusion, venting, and cardioplegia delivery. The company also provides transcatheter heart valves portfolio that includes technologies designed to treat heart valve disease using catheter-based approaches, as well as critical care products, such as hemodynamic monitoring systems to measure a patientâ€™s heart function in surgical and intensive care settings; Swan-Ganz line of pulmonary artery catheters and PreSep continuous venous oximetry catheters for measuring central venous oxygen saturation; VolumeView sensor-catheters; FloTrac continuous cardiac output monitoring system, a minimally invasive cardiac monitoring technology for goal-directed fluid optimization; and EV1000 clinical monitoring platform, which displays a patient's physiologic status. Its critical care products also include disposable pressure monitoring devices and closed blood sampling systems to help protect both patients and clinicians from the risk of infection; and products used to treat endolumenal occlusive disease, including balloon-tipped, catheter-based embolectomy products, surgical clips, and clamps.
AXP - American Express Company provides charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services to customers worldwide. The companyâ€™s product portfolio consists of charge and credit card products; expense management products and services; consumer and business travel services; stored value products, including travelers cheques and other prepaid products; network services; merchant acquisition and processing, and servicing and settlement, as well as point-of-sale, marketing, and information products and services for merchants; and fee services comprising fraud prevention services, and the design of customer loyalty and rewards programs. It also publishes luxury lifestyle magazines under the Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Departures, and Executive Travel brand names; travel, cooking, wine, time management, and financial books and products; international editions of its titles; digital and mobile content; luxury-marketing events; and custom print and online programs for clients. The company sells its products and services to consumers, small businesses, mid-sized companies, and large corporations through direct mail, online applications, in-house and third-party sales forces, and direct response advertising. American Express Company was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
PM - Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. The companyâ€™s portfolio of international and local brands include Marlboro, Merit, Parliament, Virginia Slims, L&M, Chesterfield, Bond Street, Lark, Muratti, Next, Philip Morris, and Red & White. It also owns various local cigarette brands, such as Sampoerna, Dji Sam Soe, and U Mild in Indonesia; Fortune, Champion, and Hope in the Philippines; Diana in Italy; Optima and Apollo-Soyuz in Russia; Morven Gold in Pakistan; Boston in Colombia; Belmont, Canadian Classics, and Number 7 in Canada; Best and Classic in Serbia; f6 in Germany; Delicados in Mexico; Assos in Greece; and Petra in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company sells its products in approximately 180 countries in the European Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada. Philip Morris International Inc. was incorporated in 1987 and is based in New York, New York.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Call credit spreads = bearish Call spreads.
Put credit spreads = Bullish Put spreads.