Exxon (XOM) Offering Possible 9.65% Return Over the Next 5 Calendar Days

Exxon's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Exxon is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $81.00 short put and a strike $76.00 long put offers a potential 9.65% return on risk over the next 5 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $81.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $0.44 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $4.56 would be incurred if the stock dropped below the $76.00 long put strike price.

The 5-day moving average is moving down which suggests that the short-term momentum for Exxon is bearish and the probability of a decline in share price is higher if the stock starts trending.

The 20-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the medium-term momentum for Exxon is bullish.

The RSI indicator is at 58.78 level which suggests that the stock is neither overbought nor oversold at this time.

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