Deutsche Bank Surges After Cutting Ties with Trump

The equity has added 78% in the last nine months

Digital Content Manager
Jan 12, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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The shares of Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) are up 1.5% at $11.82 this morning, after the financial services institution said it would not conduct future business with U.S. President Donald Trump or any of his companies as a result of his supporters' deadly attack on the Capitol. The bank is Trump's biggest lender, with about $340 million in loans outstanding to the Trump Organization, which is currently run by his two sons.

Digging deeper, the security has been slowly climbing back toward its Dec. 4, two-year high of $11.96, with support from the 50-day moving average capturing several pullbacks over the past two months. Though pressure at the $12 mark still remains, the shares now sport a nine-month lead of 78.7%. 

Analysts are pessimistic towards Deutsche Bank stock, leaving plenty of room for price-target hikes and/or upgrades going forward. Two of the three in coverage carry a tepid "hold" or worse rating. Plus, the 12-month consensus target price of $9.42 is a 20.2% discount to current levels.

On the other hand, the options pits lean overwhelmingly bullish. This is per the equity's 10-day call/put volume ratio of 6.99 at the International Securities Exchange (ISE), Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE), and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX), which sits higher than all readings from the past year. This means calls are being picked up at a much quicker-than-usual clip. 

For those looking to speculate on Deutsche Bank stock's next move with options, now could be the perfect opportunity. The security's Schaeffer's Volatility Index (SVI) of 42% sits in the extremely low 5th percentile of its annual range, meaning options players are pricing in low volatility expectations at the moment.

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