Options Update: Southwest Volatility Low into Inspection of Planes

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Southwest Airlines (LUV) canceled 300 flights on Sunday, to inspect 79 Boeing (BA) 737-300 planes to address possible "skin fatigue". Overall option implied volatility of 29 is below its 26-week average of 32 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.

KB Home (KBH) April put option implied volatility is at 52, May is at 45; compared to its 26-week average of 46 according to Track Data, suggesting larger near term price movement into its expected release of Q1 results on April 5.

Update is by Stock Specialist Paul Foster of theflyonthewall.com

Options Update: Southwest Volatility Low into Inspection of Planes originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Mon, 04 Apr 2011 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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