Looking back to 177 days ago, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS) priced a 9,000,000 share secondary stock offering at $19.00 per share. Buyers in that offering made a considerable investment into the company, expecting that their investment would go up over the course of time and based on early trading on Friday, the stock is now 73.4% above the offering price.Investors who did not participate in the offering but would be a buyer of ISIS at a cheaper price, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the January 2016 put at the $18 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $3.50. That would result in a cost basis of $14.50 per share before broker commissions in the scenario where the contract is exercised. If the contract is never exercised, the put seller would still keep the premium, which represents a 19.4% return against the $18.00 purchase commitment, or a 8.8% annualized rate of return (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost).
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