Synthetic Long Discount Alert: VMWARE $VMW trading at a 11.63% discount for the 19-Jan-2024 expiration

Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for VMWARE (VMW) for the 19-Jan-2024 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

VMW was recently trading at $165.89 and has an implied volatility of 58.53% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for VMW expiring on 19-Jan-2024, there is a 68.31% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $125.16-$226.49 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 58.20%.

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 $165.00, which is already $0.89 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 $18.40 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $19.29 per share over the underlying price of $165.89 for a 11.63% 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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