52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in NORFOLK SOUTHERN $NSC

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for NORFOLK SOUTHERN (NSC) for the 23-Apr-2021 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NSC was recently trading at $275.51 and has an implied volatility of 23.59% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NSC expiring on 23-Apr-2021, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $275.53-$290.47 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 47.87%.

52 week high: NORFOLK SOUTHERN recently reached a new 52-week high at $275.55. NSC had traded in the range $136.65-$273.88 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 $275.51 on 23-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 $275.40 on 23-Apr-2021. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 50.34% 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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