I’m going with a tip from old oilfield services industry contacts.
music selection: “Passenger” — Deftones
SM Energy is a shale drilling company that has struggled under the falling price of oil. I have a tip that they have nearly completed a reinvention of the company. Underperforming assets have been sold and premium acreage in the Permian basin has been purchased. Debt has been reduced and all maturities have been rolled out past 2021. The company has sufficient liquidity to drill its high performing Permian assets and should return to profitability in Q2. It also offers sweet options premiums.
I sold SM170519P00022500 for 1.00 a share. The trade will be in force for 18 days and yields an impressive 90.12% on an annualized basis while enjoying 5.58% downside protection. I sold 5 contracts so picked up a clean 500 before commissions.
This one will require tight monitoring as it will be very sensitive to movements in the price of oil. The Permian acreage should be profitable down to about 35 dollars a barrel though so I’m not overly concerned about a pullback.
Devour your prey raptors!