Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for REDBOX ENTERTAINMENT INC. CLASS A COMMON STOCK (RDBX) for the 18-Nov-2022 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
RDBX was recently trading at $9.37 and has an implied volatility of 162.26% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for RDBX expiring on 18-Nov-2022, there is a 68.30% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $3.35-$26.57 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 165.43%.
Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the long call position is opened at a strike of $9.00, which is already $0.37 in the money. An out-of-the-money put at the same strike is sold to finance the call, resulting in a net credit of $3.20 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $3.57 per share over the underlying price of $9.37 for a 38.10% total.
Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.
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