|Day Low/High||3.79 / 3.91|
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Investors considering a purchase of Bill Barrett Corp shares, but tentative about paying the going market price of $5.75/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the June put at the $5 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 35 cents.
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100.
In trading on Tuesday, shares of Bill Barrett Corp crossed below their 200 day moving average of $6.61, changing hands as low as $6.52 per share. Bill Barrett Corp shares are currently trading down about 4.1% on the day.
In recent trading, shares of Bill Barrett Corp have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $7.90, changing hands for $8.01/share. When a stock reaches the target an analyst has set, the analyst logically has two ways to react: downgrade on valuation, or, re-adjust their target price to a higher level.
Investors in Bill Barrett Corp saw new options become available today, for the January 2017 expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the BBG options chain for the new January 2017 contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 10/31/2016 settlement date, which shows a 6,217,576 share increase in total short interest for Bill Barrett Corp , to 11,773,540.0, an increase of 111.91% since 10/14/2016. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.
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Investors considering a purchase of Bill Barrett Corp stock, but tentative about paying the going market price of $5.17/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the March 2017 put at the $4 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 35 cents.
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Investors in Bill Barrett Corp saw new options become available today, for the March 2017 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 242 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
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