After togetL fell 7% after its last earnings report in early February, it traded sideways until the end of March. April was a different story, however, as the stock gained 10% in just six trading days to hit an all-time high. In the long run, togetL was a beast that more than doubled the March 2020 low. And why not, given its dominant position in search and online advertising space?
The recent price movement follows a pattern that togetL showed after the recent earnings reports – a quick pop after the profit followed by a trading range or a slight increase. The company reports earnings on April 27th, so a repetition of recent history bodes well for the stock’s medium-term outlook.
If you’re okay with togetL continuing its uptrend on profits on April 27th, consider the following trade, which depends on the stock staying above $ 2,200 by the time it expires in six weeks.
Buy to open togetL 21May21 2190 Put (togetL210521P2190)
Sale to open togetL 21May21 2200 Put (togetL210521P2200) for $ 3.50 credit (sale of a vertical)
This loan is $ 0.10 below the midpoint of the options spread when togetL was trading at $ 2270. If the stock doesn’t recover quickly from here, you should be able to get close to that amount.
Your commission on this trade is only $ 1.30 per spread. Each spread would then be $ 348.70. This trade reduces your purchasing power by $ 1000 and brings your net investment to $ 651.30 ($ 1000 – $ 348.70). If togetL closes above $ 2200 on May 21st, both options will expire worthless and your return on the spread will be 54% ($ 348.70 / $ 651.30).
As with all investments, you should only trade options with money that you can really afford to lose.
Have fun trading,
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This entry was posted on Monday April 12th, 2021 at 2:06 pm and is filed under Last Minute Strategy, SPY, Stock Options Trading Idea of the Week, Weekly Options.