Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) Risk Hits An Amplified LevelDate Published: 2017-04-21
No Risk Alert Here: Before we dive into any analysis we simply note that Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) risk is neither elevated nor depressed. We'll detail it below -- but that's the lede -- the option market is in a holding period with an IV30 of 47.78% verus the IV30 of the S&P 500 at 11.15%. You might say that the post it note for Changyou.com Limited would read, "holding pattern." The annual high for Changyou.com Limited IV30 is 68.28%.
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But first, let's turn back to CYOU and the company's risk rating:
We also take a peek at the implied vol for the Technology ETF (XLK), our broad based proxy for CYOU.
|S&P 500 IV30||11.15%|
|Nasdaq 100 IV30||12.44%|
|CYOU HV 30||33.36%|
|CYOU Current IV30||47.78%|
|52 Week Low IV30||30.39%|
|52 Week High IV30||68.28%|
The implied price swing risk as reflected by the option market has hit an amplified level relative to the company's past. The option market reflects a 95% confidence interval stock price range of ($25.10, $31.20) within the next 30 calendar days.
CYOU OPTION MARKET IMPLIED PRICE SWING RISK
The IV30® is the implied price swing risk reflected by the option market in the stock price for the next 30 calendar days -- it's forward looking. Changyou.com Limited shows an IV30 of 47.8%, which is an amplified level for the company relative to its past.
The option market for CYOU has shown an IV30 annual low of 30.4% and an annual high of 68.3%, meaning that CYOU is at the 46% percentile right now. Here's a table of the data before we dig into the implied price swing risk rating further.
The implied stock swing risk from the option market has created a range which is tighter in the next 30 calendar days for Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) than it has been on average for the last year on average.
We have an unusual situation now where the IV30 is depressed relative to the past, but even with that risk pricing, the option market reflects the likelihood of a greater stock movement in the next 30-days than the stock has realized in the last 30-days. Let's turn to a chart to see what's going on.
Changyou.com Limited Risk Rating
The CYOU risk rating is at 3.5, where the rating goes from one (the lowest risk) to five (the highest risk). The driving factors for the 3.5 rating are:
↪ The IV30 is below the annual average.
↪ The IV30 is above 40%.
↪ The HV30 is below the annual average.
↪ The IV30 is above the HV30.
↪ The stock has moved +15.3% over the last 3-months which does indicate some elevated risk.