Red Hat Inc. (RHT)
Update 6/26/2017: Shares gapped sharply upward after earnings were published and remained in that high range thereafter. I exited for a profit as expiration approached
Shares rose by 8.4% over six days, or a +511% annual rate. The options position produced a -2.4% los son debit for a -1,729% annual rate.
RHT publishes earnings on Tuesday after the market close.
I shall use options that trade for the last time 10 days hence, on June 30.
Implied volatility stands at 35%, which is 3.3 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.
RHT’s IV stands in the 75th percentile of its annual range and the 76th percentile of its most recent broad movement.
The price used for analysis was $90.79.
The premium is 53% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 0.9:1.
Decision for My Account
I have entered an order on RHT as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $90.78.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 20, 2017
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