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What’s Up With Citrix Systems Call Options?

Citrix Systems (CTXS) call option volume was up yesterday and the company’s stock price was down about 4%.

Citrix’s products enable its customers to host software on a centralized server. This enables its customers to decrease costs for supporting software applications. Instead of having hundreds of remote PC’s to keep up-to-date, support staff only has to keep the centralized server up-to-date.

Citrix also provides products for collaboration, GoToMeeting enables online virtual meetings. GoToWebinar enables online webinars. GoToMyPC enables secure remote access to a PC from anywhere.


Citrix has some pretty stiff competition: Cisco Systems (CSCO), F5 Networks (FFIV) and VMware (VMW).

Citrix’s stock has been on a tear in the last seven months with an increase of around 100%. Citrix’s stock price took a pretty good haircut following its recent earnings report. Citrix had a fairly good earnings report, but it would have needed blowout results in order to justify its lofty P/E of 48.

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CTXS Chart

Citrix’s November 40 call option saw significant volume yesterday. The November 40 call option was slightly out-of-the-money. Its corresponding November put option also saw heavy volume, but not as much as in the call option. Citrix’s call option action yesterday has a bullish look to it. Citrix would make a good acquisition for a company like Cisco.

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A covered call investing position for Citrix for December looks interesting with a %if assigned potential return of 5.1%. The time frame for potentially realizing the return is only 57 days. The call option to sell would the December 40 with a ticker symbol of XSQLH.

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[tags] GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToMyPC, out-of-the-money, CSCO, Cisco Systems Inc., CTXS, Citrix Systems Inc., FFIV, F5 Networks Inc., VMW, VMware Inc. [/tags]

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