Synthetic Long Discount Alert: STAR BULK CARRIERS $SBLK trading at a 10.85% discount for the 21-Jul-2023 expiration

Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for STAR BULK CARRIERS (SBLK) for the 21-Jul-2023 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

SBLK was recently trading at $25.02 and has an implied volatility of 57.26% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for SBLK expiring on 21-Jul-2023, there is a 68.28% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $14.68-$45.19 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 52.51%.

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 $25.00, which is already $0.02 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 $2.70 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $2.72 per share over the underlying price of $25.02 for a 10.85% 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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