GE Analysis

General Electric Co. (GE)

Update 7/24/2017: GE gapped downward after earnings were published, and I exited as expiration approached.

Shares declined by 4.6% over seven days, or a -240% annual rate. The options position produced a 41.2% loss on debit for a -2,146% annual rate.

GE publishes earnings on Thursday after the closing bell.

I shall use options that trade for the last time eight days later, on July 28.

Implied volatility stands at 21%, which is 2.2 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.

GE’s IV stands in the 65th percentile of its annual range and the 75th percentile of its most recent broad movement.

The price used for analysis was $26.77.

Premium: $0.76 Expire OTM  
GE-iron fly Strike Odds Delta
Long 28.50 92.3% 8
Break-even 27.76
Short 27.00 59.6% 42
Short 27.00 39.4% 59
Break-even 26.26
Long 25.50 84.3% 15

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 GE as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $26.75.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, July 17, 2017


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