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Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc Risk Points versus Materials




Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) Risk Points versus Materials (XLB)

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PREFACE
This is a scatter plot analysis of the critical risk points from the option market for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) compared to its own past and the Materials ETF. In order to examine the forward looking risk for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) the next 30-days, we must look to the option market.

Now, before we dive into the analysis on FBHS, we make one critical note since we're talking about options:



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But that's at the end, now let's jump back into the risk point charting and number crunching for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) . We start by noting that FBHS is in the building products sector which means along with some other industries we also compare the company to the closest match we could find, which was the Materials ETF (XLB) as a proxy for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.

We have highlighted the IV30® for XLB and for FBHS in the table below.


SNAPSHOT SUMMARY
CONTEXT: THE INDICES
S&P 500 (SPY) IV30     9.31%
Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) IV30     9.74%
Materials ETF (XLB) IV30     13.36%
Biotech (IBB) IV30     19.08%


Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS)
FBHS 52 Week Low IV30     17.21%
FBHS Current IV30     17.21%
FBHS 52 Week High IV30     30.11%

FBHS Current HV30     14.27%

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc Implied Risk Scatter Plot
(a new risk chart, built for option traders)



Scatter Plot Risk Legend
The blue point is the current 30-day implied volatility for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.
The black point is the current 30-day implied volatility for the Materials ETF (XLB).
The red point is the 52 week low in IV30® for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.
The green point is the 52 week high in IV30® for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.

The various other scatter plot points in the middle give us risk context outside of the building products sector.

The IV30® is the risk reflected by the option market in the stock price for the next 30 calendar days.

* We can see that the risk as reflected by the option market for the next 30-days for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc is in between the indices we have charted but is above the Materials ETF (XLB), which we use as a proxy for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.

* We can see in the risk points chart above that the IV30 for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc has collapsed to the annual low. In English, the blue point is at the same level as the red point which means the option market reflects less stock movement in the next 30-days than it has over the past year.

* For some context, we note that the annual range in IV30® for the Materials ETF is between [11.46%, 25.75%] while Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc has had a range of [17.21%, 30.11%].

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A New Kind of Risk Point Chart
This is chart was developed for the trader. It allows us to easily see where the forward looking risk for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) lies relative to the last year, and the various major stock groupings and the Building Products sector without using time series data, which can confuse the information.

While the option market risk rating is on the low side, we note that companies in this situation are still susceptible to sudden stock move risk, it's simply the probability of that large stock move is depressed. Buyers of options and volatility may find these prices more attractive than at other times.