JinkoSolar Co. Ltd. (JKS)
Update 6/7/2017; JKS fell sharply in the week prior to earnings and then began to rise in the few days after the announcement. I exited at 39.5% of maximum potential profit.
Shares showed a net decline of 3.2% over the five days I held the position, or a -232% annual rate. The options position produced a +62.7% yield on debit for a +4,578% annual rate.
JKS publishes earnings on Monday before the opening bell.
I shall use options that trade for the last time 14 days hence, on June 16.
Implied volatility stands at 57%, which is 5.8 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.
JKS’s IV stands in the 39th percentile of its annual range and the 90th percentile of its most recent broad movement.
The price used for analysis was $18.61.
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 JKS as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $18.59.
The grid forced me to truncate the wings a bit compared to my usual preference, but the premium was sufficiently high compared to the wing width to justify the trade, and the risk/reward ratio was low compared to most iron condors.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 2, 2017