We are recommending the following credit spreads to the SEPTEMBER expiration cycle.
We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #1 in
the following issues.
BHI - Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies oilfield services, products, technology, and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. It offers drilling and evaluation products and services, including drill bits for performance drilling, hole enlargement, and coring; conventional and rotary steerable systems used to drill wells; measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling systems to perform reservoir navigation services; drilling optimization services; tools for coil tubing drilling and wellbore re-entry systems; coring drilling systems; surface logging; emulsion and water-based drilling fluids systems; and reservoir drill-in fluids, as well as fluids environmental services. The company?s drilling and evaluation products and services also comprise wireline services, such as tools for open hole and cased hole well logging to gather data to perform petrophysical and geophysical analysis; reservoir evaluation coring; casing perforation; fluid characterization; production logging; well integrity testing; pipe recovery; and seismic and micro seismic services. In addition, it provides completion and production products and services consisting of completion systems used to control the flow of hydrocarbons within a wellbore; wellbore intervention products and services to enhance the performance of existing wellbores; intelligent production system products and services to monitor and control the production from individual wells or fields; artificial lifts, which include electric submersible pumps systems, progressing cavity pump systems, gas lift systems, and surface horizontal pumping systems to lift oil and water; chemicals and chemical application systems; and cementing, stimulation, and coil tubing services. Further, the company offers industrial and other products and services for the downstream refining, and the process and pipeline businesses. It operates in approximately 80 countries. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
BX - The Blackstone Group L.P., together with its subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management and financial advisory services worldwide. It operates in five segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, Credit Businesses, and Financial Advisory. The Private Equity segment engages in private equity investing through five general private equity funds and one specialized fund focusing on communications-related investments. This segment engages in various transactions, including leveraged buyout acquisitions of seasoned companies, transactions involving growth equity or start-up businesses in established industries, minority investments, corporate partnerships, distressed debt, structured securities, and industry consolidations. The Real Estate segment manages general opportunistic real estate funds and internationally focused opportunistic real estate funds. This segment also has debt investment funds targeting non-controlling real estate debt-related investment opportunities in the public and private markets, primarily in the United States and Europe. The Hedge Fund Solutions segment manages a range of commingled funds of hedge funds and customized vehicles. The Credit Businesses segment manages various credit-oriented funds, including senior credit-oriented funds, distressed debt funds, mezzanine funds, and general credit-oriented funds; and CLOs, credit-focused separately managed accounts, and publicly registered debt-focused investment companies. The Financial Advisory segment offers financial and strategic advisory services, such as corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions advice; restructuring and reorganization advisory services; and fund placement services for alternative investment funds. Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. operates as the general partner of the company. The Blackstone Group L.P. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
M - Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. It operates Macy's and Bloomingdale's stores and Websites that sell a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. The company also operates Bloomingdale?s Outlet stores that offer a range of apparel and accessories, including women's ready-to-wear, fashion accessories, jewelry, handbags, and intimate apparel, as well as men's, children's, and women's shoes. As of May 31, 2013, it operated approximately 840 department stores under the names of Macy's and Bloomingdale's in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, as well as the macys.com and bloomingdales.com Websites; and 12 Bloomingdale's Outlet stores. The company was formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. and changed its name to Macy?s, Inc. in June 2007. Macy?s, Inc. was founded in 1830 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Call credit spreads = Bearish call spreads.
We are recommending credit spreads for our Portfolio #2 in
the following issues.
BBBY - Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates a chain of retail stores. It sells a range of domestic merchandise, such as bed linens and related items, bath items, and kitchen textiles; and home furnishings, including kitchen and tabletop items, fine tabletop, basic housewares, general home furnishings, consumables, and certain juvenile products. The company also offers giftware and household items, and health and beauty care items; and infant and toddler merchandise. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. operates stores under the names of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBB), Christmas Tree Shops or andThat! (CTS), Harmon or Harmon Face Values (Harmon), buybuy BABY, and World Market or Cost Plus World Market (World Market). In addition, it distributes textile products, amenities, and other goods to institutional customers in hospitality, cruise line, food service, healthcare, and other industries. As of June 1, 2013, the company had 1,478 stores, including 1,008 BBB stores; 73 CTS stores; 48 Harmon stores; 83 buybuy BABY stores; and 266 World Market stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Union, New Jersey.
PM - Philip Morris International Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes and other tobacco products. The company?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.
SNDK - Sandisk Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets flash storage card products that are used in various consumer electronics products. The company offers removable cards under the SanDisk Ultra, SanDisk Extreme, CompactFlash, and SanDisk Extreme PRO brands; embedded products under the iNAND brand; and digital media players under the Sansa brand. Its removable card products are used in a range of consumer electronics devices, including mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, gaming devices, and personal computers; and embedded flash products are used in mobile phones, tablets, laptops, eReaders, global positioning systems, devices, gaming systems, imaging devices, and computing platforms. The company also provides universal serial bus flash drives for computing and consumer markets; solid state drives (SSDs) for client computing platforms and enterprise data centers, as well as enterprise software solutions to enhance the performance of SSDs; and wafers and memory components. SanDisk Corporation offers its products to the mobile phone, consumer electronics, and computing end markets through original equipment manufacturers and retail sales channels in the United States, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. SanDisk Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
We are recommending the following specific credit spreads.
Call credit spreads = Bearish Call spreads.