Why Implied Volatility in Phillips 66 Rose before 1Q17 Earnings
Implied volatility in Phillips 66
Implied volatility in Phillips 66 (PSX) stands at 19.4%. It has risen from 16.0% on March 30, 2017. In the same period, PSX stock fell 4.0%.
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Peers’ implied volatilities
Implied volatilities for HollyFrontier (HFC), Western Refining (WNR), and PBF Energy (PBF) rose from 4.8%, 0.60%, and 4.7%, respectively, on March 30, 2017, to 38.0%, 30.0%, and 44.0%, respectively, on April 19, 2017. In terms of absolute levels, Phillips 66 (PSX) has the lowest implied volatility among independent American refiners.
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