Looking back to 115 days ago, Oiltanking Partners LP (OILT) priced a 2,600,000 share secondary stock offering at $61.65 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 16.6% above the offering price. It should be noted that investors at the secondary have collected $0.47/share in dividends since the time of their purchase, so they are currently up 17.3% on their purchase from a total return basis.Investors who did not participate in the offering but would be a buyer of OILT 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 $60 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 20 cents. That would result in a cost basis of $59.80 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 0.3% return against the $60.00 purchase commitment, or a 0.8% annualized rate of return (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost).
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