Verifone Sytems Inc. (PAY) is a holding company engaged in secure electronic payment solutions. The stock is currently trading around $38.68 at the upper end of its 52 week range of $28.19-$39.25. The stock has been outperforming the market this year rallying of 3.92% year to date. PAY is scheduled to report earnings after the bell today, and the stock is lower on the session by around $0.20 or 0.51% ahead of the close.

Over the past 12 quarters PAY has rallied on earnings day 6 times with an average move of 10.29%. Over the past 12 quarters PAY has rallied from earnings to the nearest options expiration 7 times with an average move of 14.13%. The stock looks as if it could continue its recent trend and rip to the upside in today’s session despite being down a few cents. Investors are mainly looking to see if the collaboration between Visa and Verifone Systems to streamline the omni-channel commerce worldwide will beat the estimated 42 cents per share expectation. Other investors are looking to see a continued growth in revenue because Verifone Systems is an industry leader in this category.

The options market is currently implying a move of around $2.40 or 6.2% in PAY by this Friday’s close giving us targets of $36.28 and $41.08.

Andrew Keene

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