Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI)
Update 5/5/2017: ATVI gapped to the upside and then retreated somewhat after earnings were published, moving beyond my target and allowing me to exit at 41.6% of maximum potential profit.
Shares showed a net rise of 1.6% over one day, or a +575% annual rate. The options position produced a +71.4% yield on debit for a +26,043 annual rate
ATVI publishes earnings on Thursday after the closing bell.
I shall use the series of monthly options that trade for the last time 15 days hence, on May 19. Although at this point I would prefer the May 12 weeklys, which expire in eight days, the earlier series lacks sufficiently open interest to support a trade.
Implied volatility stands at 33%, which is 3.2 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.
ATVI’s IV stands in the 72nd percentile of its annual range and the 82nd percentile of its most recent broad movement.
The price used for analysis was $53.14.
The premium is 49% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 1.1:1.
Decision for My Account
I have entered a position on ATVI as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $15.13.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 4, 2017