If you think the stock price will rise after the announcement then you want to put by a call option
If you think the stock price will go down then you want to buy a put option.
Hi, yes I'm aware of that. What I was asking is what the current consensus is?
Do you mean analyst estimates when you say consensus?
The consensus earnings are $16.15, with a high and low of $16.75 and $14.53, respectively. The mean has trended downward from the last estimate of $16.20.
I guess the main question is, are they expected to beat?
Sorry I can't answer a future looking question like that.
I'm not sure you're understanding my question but thank you anyway.
I will opt out and let another expert take over.