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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for NORFOLK SOUTHERN (NSC) for the 16-Apr-2021 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
NSC was recently trading at $258.15 and has an implied volatility of 28.52% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NSC expiring on 16-Apr-2021, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $258.19-$287.93 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 42.30%.
52 week high: NORFOLK SOUTHERN recently reached a new 52-week high at $260.07. NSC had traded in the range $112.62-$258.40 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 NSC maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $258.15 on 16-Apr-2021. 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 NORFOLK SOUTHERN closes at or above $254.00 on 16-Apr-2021. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 55.97% 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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