Medtronic plc. Ordinary Shares (MDT)
Update 5/25/2017: MDT whipsaws after earnings were published, rising and then falling, and then rising again to recover most of the decline. I exited at slightly below my entry price, at 40.1% of maximum potential profit.
From entry the day before to exit shares had a net declined by 0.5%, or a -176% annual rate. The optons position produced a 66.9% yeld on debit for a +24,417% annual rate.
MDT publishes earnings on Thursday before the opening bell.
I shall use the series of monthly options that trade for the last time nine days hence, on June 2.
Implied volatility stands at 20%, which is 1.9 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.
MDT’s IV stands in the 37th percentile of its annual range and the 84th percentile of its most recent broad movement.
The price used for analysis was $84.90.
The premium is 48% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 1.1:1.
Decision for My Account
I have entered an order on MDT as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $84.91.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 24, 2017