|Day Low/High||8.12 / 8.40|
|52 Wk Low/High||6.59 / 15.80|
Investors in Bankrate Inc saw new options become available today, for the March 2017 expiration. One of the key inputs 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 potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
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.
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Investors considering a purchase of Bankrate Inc shares, but cautious about paying the going market price of $8.51/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the September put at the $7.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 55 cents.
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