On August 31 we initiated a covered call position in PTON with the purchase of 200 shares at $77.26 and sale of 2 Sep 4 $77.50 Calls for $3.03. Over the 33 days we have rolled the options five times in response to movements in the price of the stock or the options expiring. The table below has the transactions. For example…the Sep 4 $77.50 calls we sold on Aug 31 for $3.03 were repurchased on Sep 4 for $1.94 generating a profit of $218. On Sep 4 we also sold Sep 11 $77.50 (Calendar roll – same strike, one week later) for $6.54. During the week leading up to Sep 11 PTON stock increased in value. When we repurchased the Sep 11 $77.50 option on Sep 11 we paid $12.41 generating a loss on the option trade of $1,174. The transactions continued as shown below.
PTON stock has increased in value from $77.26 to $107.51 over the 33 days. The CC strategy has been profitable (198% Annualized ROI) but not as profitable as just owning the stock. The position remains open looking for the stock to stabilize around $105 this week.
Yesterday I ordered a Peleton+ bike for about the amount of the profit…..does that make it free???
On Friday PTON stock closed above our strike price of $66 and stock was assigned. We purchased the stock on July 20. Calendar roll on 7/24 and Diagonal Roll up from $63.50 to $66 on Jul 31. We had an order in for a diagonal roll up on Aug 7 but didn’t get filled resulting in the assignment. Intend to establish a new covered call position in PTON today.
On Friday 14 Jun 5 $42.50 covered calls on PTON were assigned and called away. We tried to do a diagonal roll to Jun 12 $45 but the prices were not reasonable so we let them get called away. We established 36 new covered calls on Friday in anticipation of assignment and wanting to continue to have a CC position in PTON. We have been working the PTON covered call position for 49 days. We rolled the strike prices up, down and out.
The assignment created a profit of $8,492. We generated profit on both stock appreciation ($6,750) and short options ($1.742). PTON is a volatile stock driving excellent option premiums.