Implied Volatility Surging for Altria Stock Options


2019-09-13 20:37:12 Zacks


Investors in Altria Group, Inc. MO need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. That is because the Sep 20, 2019 $55.00 Put had some of the highest implied volatility of all equity options today. What is Implied Volatility? Implied volatility shows how much movement the market is expecting in the future. Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other. It could also mean there is an event coming up soon that may cause a big rally or a huge sell-off. However, implied volatility is only one piece of the puzzle when putting together an options trading strategy. What do the Analysts Think? Clearly, options traders are pricing in a big move for Altria shares, but what is the fundamental picture for the company? Currently, Altria is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) in the Tobacco industry that ranks in the Top 10% of our Zacks Industry Rank. Over the last 60 days, one analyst has increased the earnings estimates for the current quarter, while three have dropped their estimates. The net effect has taken our Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter from $1.15 per share to $1.14 per share in that period. Given the way analysts feel about Altria right now, this huge implied volatility could mean there's a trade developing. Oftentimes, options traders look for options with high levels of implied volatility to sell premium. This is a strategy many seasoned traders use because it captures decay. At expiration, the hope for these traders is that the underlying stock does not move as much as originally expected. Looking to Trade Options? Check out the simple yet high-powered approach that Zacks Executive VP Kevin Matras has used to close recent double and triple-digit winners. In addition to impressive profit potential, these trades can actually reduce your risk. Click to see the trades now >>
奥驰亚集团( AltriaGroup , Inc.MO )的投资者需要密切关注最近期权市场的走势。这是因为2019年9月20日55.00美元的认沽期权具有一些最高隐含波动率的所有股票期权今天。 隐含波动率是什么? 隐含波动率显示了市场预期的未来走势.隐含波动率水平较高的期权表明,标的股票的投资者预期将在一个方向或另一个方向发生重大变化。这也可能意味着不久就会有一件事情发生,可能导致股市大涨或大幅抛售。然而,隐含波动率只是制定期权交易策略时的一个难题。 分析师认为什么? 显然,期权交易员正在为奥驰亚股票定价,但该公司的基本情况是什么?目前,奥驰亚是烟草行业的 Zacks 排名第三(控股),在 Zacks 行业排名前10%。在过去60天里,一位分析师调高了本季度的收益预期,三位分析师调低了预期。净影响使我们的 Zacks 本季度一致估计从每股1.15美元到该季度每股1.14美元。 鉴于分析师目前对奥驰亚的看法,这种巨大的隐含波动可能意味着贸易正在发展。通常,期权交易员会寻找隐含波动率较高的期权来出售溢价。这是许多经验丰富的交易者使用的策略,因为它捕获了衰败。在到期时,这些交易员的希望是,标的股票的涨跌幅度不像最初预期的那么大。 寻求贸易选择? 看看 Zacks 执行副总裁 KevinMatras 用来关闭最近两位数和三位数的赢家的简单但高功率的方法。除了可观的盈利潜力,这些交易实际上可以降低你的风险。 单击此处查看交易>>