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Quantchabot has detected a promising Covered Call trade opportunity for PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY (PTEN) for the 17-Dec-2021 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
PTEN was recently trading at $7.54 and has an implied volatility of 84.57% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PTEN expiring on 17-Dec-2021, there is a 33.64% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $7.54-$9.27 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 12.41%.
Trending on StockTwits: StockTwits® is a financial communications platform for the financial and investing community. On their site, PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY 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 PTEN on StockTwits appears to be moderately positive, indicating that the stock is likely to follow in that direction for investors trading on sentiment. As a result, a bullish strategy could prove effective if the sentiment ultimately turns out to drive trading.
Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY closed at or above $7.37 on 17-Dec-2021. Based on our analysis, there is a 53.86% 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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