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MarketChameleon's option strategy analysis shows that selling out-of-the-money calls the day before earnings had 92% winning occurrences, for an average gain of +79.0%.


XOM to Release Earnings on February 2

Exxon Mobil (XOM) is scheduled to release earnings on February 2, 2018, before the market opens, and will hold a conference call at 9:30 AM ET on the same day. The stock currently trades at 87.30, which is 4.3% higher than the close following its last reported earnings, trading with a range of 80.01 to 89.30 since that time.

Expected Price Volatility

Currently, option traders are expecting a ± 1.9% move for this earnings, and during the previous earnings release, the stock experienced a +0.3% move. Over the last 12 quarters, the absolute average move has been ± 1.5%, with a minimum move of 0.3% and a maximum move of 4.6%. XOM has only experienced 3larger-than-expected earnings moves in the last 12 quarters.

Earnings Option Strategies

MarketChameleon's option strategy analysis shows that selling out-of-the-money calls the day before earnings had 92% winning occurrences, for an average gain of +79.0%. Additionally, selling at-the-money straddles resulted in 75% winning occurrences, for an average return of +16.4%.

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