|Bid||2.7800 x 3000|
|Ask||2.7900 x 39400|
|Day's Range||2.7300 - 2.8100|
|52 Week Range||1.8200 - 18.3000|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.26|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.07 (38.63%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Oct 08, 2020|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Sector ETF report for KBWD
This year has been one that most mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs) would love to forget. The COVID-19 crisis created a disturbance in the mortgage-backed securities market that forced dividend cuts and deleveraging into an awful market. One REIT in particular that had a near-death experience was Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE: IVR).
Invesco Mortgage Capital (NYSE: IVR) shares experienced unusual options activity on Friday. The stock price moved down to $2.87 following the option alert. * Sentiment: BULLISH * Option Type: SWEEP * Trade Type: PUT * Expiration Date: 2022-01-21 * Strike Price: $2.00 * Volume: 2000 * Open Interest: 73152Three Ways Options Activity Is 'Unusual'One way options activity can be considered unusual is when volume is exceptionally high. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Open interest describes unsettled contracts that have been traded but not closed by a counter-party. In other words, for each contract buyer, there must be a seller. A purchased contract remains open until a seller closes it, and vice versa.A contract with an expiration date in the distant future is another tell of unusual activity. Generally, additional time until a contract expires increases the potential for it to reach its strike price and grow its time value. Time value is important in this context because it represents the difference between the strike price and the value of the underlying asset.View more earnings on IVRContracts that are "out of the money" are also indicative of unusual options activity. "Out of the money" contracts occur when the underlying price is under the strike price on a call option, or above the strike price on a put option. These trades are made with the expectation that the value of the underlying asset is going to change dramatically in the future, and buyers and sellers will benefit from a greater profit margin.Understanding Sentiment Options are "bullish" when a call is purchased at/near ask price or a put is sold at/near bid price. Options are "bearish" when a call is sold at/near bid price or a put is bought at/near ask price.Although the activity is suggestive of these strategies, these observations are made without knowing the investor's true intentions when purchasing these options contracts. An observer cannot be sure if the bettor is playing the contract outright or if they're hedging a large underlying position in a common stock. For the latter case, the exposure a large investor has on their short position in common stock may be more meaningful than bullish options activity.Using These Strategies To Trade Options Unusual options activity is an advantageous strategy that may greatly reward an investor if they are highly skilled, but for the less experienced trader, it should remain as another tool to make an educated investment decision while taking other observations into account.For more information to understand options alerts, visit https://pro.benzinga.help/en/articles/1769505-how-do-i-understand-options-alertsSee more from Benzinga * Unusual Options Activity Insight: Tesla * Return On Capital Employed Overview: Switch * Looking Into Agenus's Return On Capital Employed(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.