Autozone reported earnings this morning. Analysts were expecting an EPS of $4.44, Autozone reported $4.68. A key quote from Autozones press release,
"This past quarter marked our twelfth consecutive quarter of 20% growth in earnings per share and our twenty-first consecutive quarter of double digit growth."
Growth stocks were all the buzz at the start of the year, and seemed to get old as we head towards the end of the year. AZO continues to be the one that is diamond in the rough, and should see more upside here, irregardless of its current hefty share price. AZO's low BETA allows for option traders to buy calls on the cheap, and should reap large gains as it moves to the upside here.
This stock is no NFLX, so when i see the company buying almost 1 million shares @ $325 avg last Quarter, with $650 million left to purchase, I feel even more confident of continued upside here.
Looking at the $360 Dec 17th Call for .50/.55. Will take half off when the calls are $1.