Seven earnings trades as season winds down

Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Lucas Jackson | Reuters
Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Options traders are targeting a group of stocks they believe will post sharp moves this earnings season, setting up a potential trade around those names.

Based on options activity, MKM Partners' derivatives strategist Jim Strugger identified the stocks that could be ripe to soar or dive after posting fourth-quarter results.

By paying attention to activity in options, traders aim to get a reading of sentiment ahead of market-moving events.

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