TWTR Analysis

Twitter Inc. (TWTR)

Update 7/31/2017: TWTR gapped $2 to the downside after earnings were published and over the ensuing two trading as lost an additional 50 cents. I exited for a loss as earnings approached.

Shares declined by 16.6% over five days, or a -1,210% annual rate. The options position produced a -42.3% loss on debit for a -3,086% annual rate.

TWTR publishes earnings on Thursday before the opening bell.

I shall use options that trade for the last time nine days later, on Aug. 4.

Implied volatility stands at 57%, which is 6.1 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.

TWTR’s IV stands in the 50th percentile of its annual range and at the peak of its most recent broad movement.

The price used for analysis was $19.79.

Premium: $1.98 Expire OTM  
TWTR-iron fly Strike Odds Delta
Long 24.00 92.0% 10
Break-even 44.00
Short 20.00 56.1% 49
Short 20.00 43.6% 51
Break-even 17.98
Long 16.00 91.5% 6

The premium is 50% 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 TWTR as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $19.76.

By Tim Bovee, Fukuoka, Japan, July 26, 2017


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