|Day Low/High||2.68 / 2.75|
|52 Wk Low/High||2.41 / 5.16|
Investors in Diana Shipping Inc saw new options begin trading this week, for the December 21st expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 240 days until expiration the newly trading 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.
Investors in Diana Shipping Inc saw new options begin trading this week, for the April 20th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the DSX options chain for the new April 20th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.
In trading on Tuesday, shares of Diana Shipping Inc's 8.875% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares were yielding above the 10% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $2.2188), with shares changing hands as low as $21.58 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 7.12% in the "Shipping" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.
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