BBRY Analysis

BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)

Update 6/26/2017: BBRY gapped sown sharply after earnings were published and continued to trade low the day after. I exited at 3% of maximum potential profit.

Shares declined by 8.0% over four days, or a -726% annual rate. The options position produced a 3.1% yield on debit for a +279% annual rate.

BBRY publishes earnings on Friday before the opening bell.

I shall use options that trade for the last time eight days hence, on June 30.

Implied volatility stands at 63%, which is 6.1 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.

BBRY’s IV stands at the peak of its annual range and the 97th percentile of its most recent broad movement.

The price used for analysis was $10.97.

Premium: $1.01 Expire OTM  
BBRY-iron fly Strike Odds Delta
Long 13.00 88.7 14
Break-even 12.01
Short 11.00 54.3% 51
Short 11.00 46.0% 49
Break-even 10.01
Long 9.00 88.2% 9

The premium is 51% of the width of the position’s wings.

The risk/reward ratio is 1:1.

Decision for My Account

I have entered an order on BBRY as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $10.95.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 22, 2017


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