Understanding Anadarko’s Implied Volatility Trends
Anadarko Petroleum’s implied volatility
Anadarko Petroleum’s (APC) current implied volatility is ~31.4%, which is about 2.1% lower than its 15-day average of ~32.1%. While APC’s implied volatility has fallen since last year, it appears to be on its way up again, as you can see in the graph below.
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By comparison, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) has an implied volatility of 15%.
Notably, APC stock fell ~1.4% in pre-market trading on July 25. APC’s stock has fallen ~37.1% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.
All of these companies together make up 4.2% of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP).
In the next part of this series, we’ll take a closer look at the analysts’ recommendations for Anadarko Petroleum’s stock following its 2Q17 results.