Investors in Alpha Natural Resources Inc (ANR) saw new options become available today, for the August 16th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 89 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the ANR options chain for the new August 16th contracts and identified the following put contract of particular interest.The put contract at the $4.00 strike price has a current bid of 38 cents. If an investor was to sell-to-open that put contract, they are committing to purchase the stock at $4.00, but will also collect the premium, putting the cost basis of the shares at $3.62 (before broker commissions). To an investor already interested in purchasing shares of ANR, that could represent an attractive alternative to paying $4.14/share today.
Interesting ANR Put Options For August 16th
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