Looking back to 161 days ago, XPO Logistics, Inc. (XPO) priced a 9,694,027 share secondary stock offering at $22.75 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 Wednesday, the stock is now 31.1% above the offering price.Investors who did not participate in the offering but would be a buyer of XPO 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 August put at the $22.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $1.20. That would result in a cost basis of $21.30 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 5.3% return against the $22.50 purchase commitment, or a 9.1% annualized rate of return (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost).
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