The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Bear Put Spread trade opportunity for WHITING PETROLEUM (WLL) for the 25-May-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
WLL was recently trading at $51.20 and has an implied volatility of 46.50% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for WLL expiring on 25-May-2018, there is a 32.38% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $48.04-$51.19 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 80.69%.
Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, WHITING PETROLEUM was recently trending, indicating that breaking news and/or market activity has significantly impacted sentiment toward the stock. This movement can be interpretted as a sign of more near-term price movement for the underlying.
Trade approach: The recent sentiment change in WLL on StockTwits appears to be moderately negative, indicating that the stock is likely to follow in that direction for investors trading on sentiment. As a result, a bearish strategy could prove effective if the sentiment ultimately turns out to drive trading.
Upside potential: Using this bearish strategy, the trade would be profitable if WHITING PETROLEUM closed at or below $51.22 on 25-May-2018. Based on our analysis, there is a 48.60% 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.
To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 5/17/2018 1:53:14 PM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.