Will VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) Ring the Register on Earnings?

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) is an IT services and consulting firm engaging in electronic payment solutions. The stock is currently trading around $33.00 in a 52 week range of $22.60-$38.26. The stock has been outperforming the market this year with shares rallying more than 23% year to date. The company is set to report earnings after the bell today.

PAY has been relatively strong on earnings day with shares rallying 5 of the past 8 quarters with an average move of 9.8% on earnings day. PAY is currently trading inside the Ichimoku Cloud meaning it is in neutral territory. The options market is currently implying a move of $2.50 by expiration. With the neutral chart setup I am looking to fade the move in PAY on earnings. I cannot sell a straddle because I do not want to risk blowing out my account. Instead I will look to use a strategy called an iron butterfly.

Trade: Selling the PAY Dec 30-33-36 Iron Butterfly for $2.00
Risk: $100 per 1 lot
Reward: $200 per 1 lot
Breakeven: $31.00 and $35.00