Option Market Alert: DSP Group Inc Implied Price Swing Hits An Inflection Point

DSP Group Inc (NASDAQ:DSPG) Risk Hits An Inflection Point

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No Risk Alert Here: Before we dive into any analysis we simply note that DSP Group Inc (NASDAQ:DSPG) 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 36.89% verus the IV30 of the S&P 500 at 11.15%. You might say that the post it note for DSP Group Inc would read, "holding pattern." The annual high for DSP Group Inc IV30 is 55.41%.

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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 DSP Group Inc (NASDAQ:DSPG) . The creator of this model is Capital Market Laboratories (

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

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

DSPG HV 30     40.22%
DSPG Current IV30     36.89%
52 Week Low IV30     35.39%
52 Week High IV30     55.41%

The implied price swing risk as reflected by the option market has hit an inflection point relative to the company's past. The option market reflects a 95% confidence interval stock price range of ($11.40, $13.40) 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. DSP Group Inc shows an IV30 of 36.9%, which is an inflection point for the company relative to its past.

The option market for DSPG has shown an IV30 annual low of 35.4% and an annual high of 55.4%, meaning that DSPG is at the 7% 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   
36.9% 35.4% 55.4%

The implied stock swing risk from the option market is extremeley tight in the next 30 calendar days for DSP Group Inc (NASDAQ:DSPG) relative to the average in the last year.
Further, if we look backwards, the stock has a realized 30-day historical volatility, called the HV30, of 40.22%.

We have a situation now where the IV30 is extremely depressed relative to the past and that has resulted in a risk pricing that reflects less stock movement in the next 30-days than it has seen in the last 30-days. Let's turn to a chart to see what's going on.
Note how similar the forward risk for DSP Group Inc is priced (36.9%) compared to what happened just in the last 30-days (40.2%).

DSP Group Inc Risk Rating
The DSPG risk rating is at 3, where the rating goes from one (the lowest risk) to five (the highest risk). The driving factors for the 3 rating are:

The IV30 is below the 20th percentile.
The HV30 is above the 80th percentile.
The stock has moved +10.7% over the last 3-months which does indicate some elevated risk.