Synthetic Long Discount Alert: XBIOTECH INC. COMMON STOCK $XBIT trading at a 17.67% discount for the 21-Feb-2020 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for XBIOTECH INC. COMMON STOCK (XBIT) for the 21-Feb-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

XBIT was recently trading at $22.00 and has an implied volatility of 55.00% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for XBIT expiring on 21-Feb-2020, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $15.19-$31.89 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 85.14%.

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 $22.50, which is already $0.50 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 $4.40 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $3.90 per share over the underlying price of $22.00 for a 17.73% 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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