FDX Trade

FedEx Corp. (FDX)

Update 6/24/2022: I exited my short bull put vertical spread on FDX, 21 days before expiration, for a $0.92 debit per contract/share, a profit before fees of $58 per contract. Shares were trading at $236.52, up $10.07 from the entry level.

The Implied Volatility Rank at exit was 79.1%, up 0.1 points from the entry level.

I exited on the day after entry because the position reached 38.7% of maximum potential profit, exceeding my normal 25% of max exit point for earnings plays

Shares rose by 4.4% over one day for a +1,623% annual rate. The options position produced a 63.0% return for a +23,011% annual rate.

I have entered a short bull put vertical spread on FDX, using options that trade for the last time 22 days hence, on July 15. The premium is a $1.50 credit per contract share and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $226.45.

The Implied Volatility Ratio stood at 79%.

Premium:$1.50Expire OTM
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The premium is 60% of the width of the position’s short/long spread. The profit zone covers a 4.4% move to the downside and an unlimited move to the upside.

The risk/reward ratio is 2.3:1, with maximum risk of $350 and maximum reward of $150 per contract.

How I chose the trade. The trade was placed to coincide with FDX’s earnings announcement, after the closing bell on the day of entry. The short strike was set to coincide with the expected move of $11.57 either way, based on options pricing, which gives a price range of $215.45 to $238.59.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 23, 2022


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