52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in UNION PACIFIC $UNP

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for UNION PACIFIC (UNP) for the 17-Jan-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

UNP was recently trading at $181.04 and has an implied volatility of 20.47% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for UNP expiring on 17-Jan-2020, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $181.21-$189.58 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 53.77%.

52 week high: UNION PACIFIC recently reached a new 52-week high at $181.38. UNP had traded in the range $131.97-$180.92 over the past year.

Trade approach: Reaching a new 52-week high is a bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if UNP maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $181.04 on 17-Jan-2020. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if UNION PACIFIC closes at or above $180.67 on 17-Jan-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 52.61% 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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