Tesla Inc. (TSLA)
TSLA publishes earnings on Wednesday after the closing bell.
I shall use the series of weekly options that trade for the last time nine days hence, on May 12.
Implied volatility stands at 41%, which is 3.8 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.
TSLA’s IV stands in the 40th percentile of its annual range and the 79th percentile of its most recent broad movement.
The price used for analysis was $312.13.
The premium is 52% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 0.9:1.
Decision for My Account
TSLA is eminently tradable, but I am passing on it because of the high price. It puts more risk in a single position than my guidelines allow. Hey, Elon Musk! Time for a stock split?
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 3, 2017