Option Market Alert: Control4 Corporation Implied Price Swing Hits An Unsually High Level

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) Risk Hits An Unsually High Level

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Risk Alert: Before we dive into any analysis we simply note that Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) risk is elevated. We'll detail it below -- but that's the lede -- the option market is starting to flash those neon lights that signal "risk is rising" with an IV30 of 69.27% verus the IV30 of the S&P 500 at 11.15%. The annual high for Control4 Corporation IV30 is 101.44%.

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This is a proprietary risk rating and risk alert system that looks forward for the next month -- or really 30 days to be exact -- and that includes weekends. The system is based on multiple interactions of data points, many of which come directly from the option market for Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) . The creator of this model is Capital Market Laboratories (

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But first, let's turn back to CTRL 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 CTRL.

S&P 500 IV30     11.15%
Nasdaq 100 IV30     12.44%
XLK IV30     12.46%

CTRL HV 30     28.65%
CTRL Current IV30     69.27%
52 Week Low IV30     35.65%
52 Week High IV30     101.44%

The implied price swing risk as reflected by the option market has hit an unsually high level relative to the company's past. The option market reflects a 95% confidence interval stock price range of ($13.90, $19.10) within the next 30 calendar days.

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. Control4 Corporation shows an IV30 of 69.3%, which is an unsually high level for the company relative to its past.

The option market for CTRL has shown an IV30 annual low of 35.7% and an annual high of 101.4%, meaning that CTRL is at the 51% percentile right now. Here's a table of the data before we dig into the implied price swing risk rating further.

Current IV30    
Low IV30    
High IV30   
69.3% 35.7% 101.4%

The implied stock swing risk from the option market reflects a wider range in the next 30 calendar days for Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) than it has on on average.
Further, if we look backwards, the stock has a realized 30-day historical volatility, called the HV30, of 28.65%.

We have a situation now where not only is the IV30 elevated relative to the past, but the option market reflects the likelihood of yet more stock movement in the next 30-days than it has in the last 30-days. Let's turn to a chart to see what's going on.
Note how much higher the forward looking stock swing price risk for Control4 Corporation is priced (69.3%) compared to what happened just in the last 30-days (28.7%).

Control4 Corporation Risk Rating
The CTRL risk rating is at 4, where the rating goes from one (the lowest risk) to five (the highest risk). The driving factors for the 4 rating are:

The IV30 is above the annual average.
The IV30 is above 60%.
The HV30 is below the 20th percentile.
The HV30 is below 30%.
The IV30 is above the HV30.
The stock has moved +45.0% over the last 3-months which does indicate some elevated risk.