The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for GAMESTOP (GME) for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
GME was recently trading at $14.07 and has an implied volatility of 27.58% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for GME expiring on 17-Jan-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $7.99-$26.66 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 59.65%.
Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the put position is opened at a strike of $15.00, which is already $0.93 in-the-money. However, its sale more than offsets this moneyness and the cost of the long call that the trade results in a net credit of of $2.45 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $1.52 per share over the underlying price of $14.07 for a 10.80% total.
Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.
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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 4/17/2018 1:57:52 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.