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Synthetic Long Discount Alert: CALATLANTIC GROUP INC $CAA trading at a 16.14% discount for the 15-Jun-2018 expiration

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for CALATLANTIC GROUP INC (CAA) for the 15-Jun-2018 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CAA was recently trading at $49.00 and has an implied volatility of 2.37% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CAA expiring on 15-Jun-2018, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $38.68-$63.19 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 84.64%.

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 $49.00, which is already $0.00 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 $7.95 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $7.95 per share over the underlying price of $49.00 for a 16.22% 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.

To analyze this trade in depth, please visit the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 10/30/2017 10:00:03 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.