The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Covered Put trade opportunity for PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (PTLA) for the 20-Apr-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
PTLA was recently trading at $33.86 and has an implied volatility of 79.18% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PTLA expiring on 20-Apr-2018, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $26.48-$34.03 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 22.69%.
Big -11.89% Change: After closing the last trading session at $38.43, PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS INC. opened today at $38.47 and has reached a low of $33.62.
Trade approach: A movement as big as -11.89% is a significantly bearish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if PTLA maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bullish side of $33.86 on 20-Apr-2018. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.
Upside potential: Using this bearish strategy, the trade would be profitable if PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS INC. closes at or below $34.76 on 20-Apr-2018. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 53.38% likelihood of this return.
Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.
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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/12/2018 1:18:25 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.