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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bear Put Spread trade opportunity for CATERPILLAR (CAT) for the 8-May-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
CAT was recently trading at $115.20 and has an implied volatility of 48.67% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CAT expiring on 8-May-2020, there is a 34.07% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $106.08-$115.20 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 77.14%.
Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, CATERPILLAR 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 CAT 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 CATERPILLAR closed at or below $115.27 on 8-May-2020. Based on our analysis, there is a 50.23% 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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