The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for BP PRUDHOE BAY (BPT) for the 21-Dec-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
BPT was recently trading at $28.60 and has an implied volatility of 22.75% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BPT expiring on 21-Dec-2018, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $19.83-$42.78 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 54.40%.
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 $30.00, which is already $1.40 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 $4.30 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $2.90 per share over the underlying price of $28.60 for a 10.14% 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 6/4/2018 9:36:39 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.