36% return for 18 months but you will miss the run if and when that happens.
However, some may even sell both Jan 2015 $5 call and put for $1.80 each to pocket $3.60...their giveaway is $8.60..their exposure is $1.40
a risk free option play.
own the stock for $5.
Sell both Jan 2015 $5 put and call for $3.50
buy Jan 2015 $2.50 puts for .30
option play is hedged to downside...your stock is the hedge to the upside but no protection to downside