Synthetic Long Discount Alert: CASSAVA SCIENCES INC $SAVA trading at a 11.01% discount for the 19-May-2023 expiration

Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for CASSAVA SCIENCES INC (SAVA) for the 19-May-2023 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

SAVA was recently trading at $42.98 and has an implied volatility of 124.08% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for SAVA expiring on 19-May-2023, there is a 68.29% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $16.14-$120.54 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 57.42%.

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 put position is opened at a strike of $45.00, which is already $2.02 in-the-money. However, its sale more than offsets this moneyness and the cost of the long call that the trade results in a net credit of of $6.75 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $4.73 per share over the underlying price of $42.98 for a 11.01% 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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