Michael Kors Holdings Inc. (KORS)
Update 6/2/2017: KORS gapped to the downside after earnings were published and then moved sideways. I judged that there was little chance of an improvement in the week before expiration and took the loss.
Shares declined by 8.3% over three days, or a -1,011% annual rate. The options position produced a 7.0% annual rate for a -647.98% annual rate.
KORS publishes earnings on Wednesday before the opening bell.
I shall use options that trade for the last time 10 days hence, on June 9.
Implied volatility stands at 49%, which is 4.7 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.
KORS’s IV stands in the 79th percentile of its annual range and at the peak of its most recent broad movement.
The price used for analysis was $36.05.
The premium is 56% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 0.8:1.
Decision for My Account
I have entered an order on KORS as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $36.28.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 30, 2017