DRI Analysis

Darden Restaurants Inc. (DRI)

Update 6/27/2017: DRI gapped to the upside after earnings were published but quickly shrinking the chasm to below $3. I exited at 24.9% of maximum potential profit.

Shares showed a net rise of 3.3% over my holding period of a bit less than 24 hours, or a +1,185% annual rate. The options positoin produced a 33.2% yield on debit for a +12,108% annual rate.

DRI publishes earnings on Tuesday before the opening bell.

I shall use options that trade for the last time 25 days hence, on July 21.

Implied volatility stands at 37%, which is 3.8 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.

DRI’s IV stands at the peak of both annual range and its most recent broad movement.

The price used for analysis was $89,96.

Premium: $5.50 Expire OTM  
DRI-iron fly Strike Odds Delta
Long 100.00 88.8% 13
Break-even 95.50
Short 90.00 53.3% 50
Short 90.00 46.7% 49
Break-even 85.50
Long 80.00 82.8% 14

The premium is 55% of the width of the position’s wings.

The risk/reward ratio is 0.8:1.

Decision for My Account

Despite a relatively narrow selection of strike prices, I have entered an order on DRI as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $89.83.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 26, 2017


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