GNRC Analysis

Generac Holdings Inc. (GNRC)

Update 10/1/2018I exited my short iron  position on GNRC at 50% of maximum potential profit, my designated exit point for that strategy. I bought the options back for $0.59 debit, for a $0.62 profit. Shares stood at $57.77 when I exited.

The share price fell for much of the holding period but remained within the profitable range. Implied volatility was fairly steady, declining a little but then rrising a bit. IV stood at 31% when I exited, compared to 35% at entry.

Shares declined by 1.8% over 18 days, or a -36% annual rate. The options position produced a +105.1% return for a +2,131% annual rate.

I have entered a short iron condor spread on GNRC, using options that trade for the last time 37 days hence, on Oct. 19. The premium is a $1.21 credit and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $57.77.

I made the decision to enter the trade in my account based on high implied volatility.

The profit zone for this position is between $61.21 on the upside and $53.71 on the downside.

Implied volatility stands at 35%, which is 3.2 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.

GNRC’s IV stands higher than 69.8% of its daily readings over the past year.

The price used for analysis was $58.10.

Premium: $1.21 Expire OTM
GNRC-iron condor Strike Odds Delta
Long 62.50 76.3% 27
Break-even 61.21 69.9% 34
Short 60.00 63.4% 41
Short 55.00 67.7% 29
Break-even 53.71 74.1% 23
Long 52.50 80.5% 17

The premium is 48.4% of the width of the position’s wings.

The risk/reward ratio is 1.1:1.

The bid/ask spread was 34.6%.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Sept. 12, 2018


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