Investors in Duke Energy Corp (DUK) saw new options begin trading today, for the August 17th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the DUK options chain for the new August 17th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.The put contract at the $62.50 strike price has a current bid of $1.05. If an investor was to sell-to-open that put contract, they are committing to purchase the stock at $62.50, but will also collect the premium, putting the cost basis of the shares at $61.45 (before broker commissions). To an investor already interested in purchasing shares of DUK, that could represent an attractive alternative to paying $65.05/share today.
DUK August 17th Options Begin Trading
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