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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bear Call Spread trade opportunity for BIG LOTS (BIG) for the 19-Feb-2021 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
BIG was recently trading at $48.81 and has an implied volatility of 57.45% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for BIG expiring on 19-Feb-2021, there is a 34.11% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $40.61-$48.81 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 57.47%.
Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, BIG LOTS 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 BIG 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 BIG LOTS closed at or below $49.40 on 19-Feb-2021. Based on our analysis, there is a 52.58% 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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