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On Thursday, November 17th, Salesforce (CRM - Free Report) will release its third quarter earnings results after the bell. The company is a Zacks Rank 3 (Hold), and have a Value, Growth, and Momentum score of C.

Dave will look at Salesforce’s past earnings, take a look at what is currently going on with the company, and give us his thoughts on their upcoming earnings announcement.

Furthermore, Dave will uncover some potential options trades for investors looking to make a play on Salesforce ahead of earnings.

Salesforce in Focus

Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. The company's Salesforce suite of on-demand CRM applications allows customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. The Salesforce Platform, the world's first on- demand platform, enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful new on-demand applications that extend beyond CRM to deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy and The Business Web across the enterprise. The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.

Salesforce is expected to report earnings at $0.03 per share according to the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Last quarter they beat earnings expectations by 40% at $0.07 per share, beating estimates of $0.05 a share. They have an average earnings surprise of -33.75%.

SALESFORCE.COM Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

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Bottom Line

How should investors play Salesforce ahead of their earnings report? For insights on the best options trades, then tune in at 1:00pm CST this afternoon to see David’s thoughts.

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