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The 'Most Interesting Thing' Before Bed Bath & Beyond Earnings

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Speaking to Benzinga, TD Ameritrade Chief Strategist JJ Kinahan said that the "most interesting thing" going into Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) earnings Wednesday afternoon is the implied volatility. Specifically, Kinahan said that implied volatility was at the 100 percentile, meaning that traders are expecting more volatility in the stock than at any point in the prior 52 weeks.

Kinahan also noted that there was a large trade betting that this volatility will significantly contract and the stock will trade between $83 and $71 at April expiration.

Bed Bath & Beyond is down 0.5 percent ahead of earnings and flat year-to-date. At $76 per share, the stock is nearly 5 percent below its 52-week high at $79.64.

Brianna Valleskey contributed to this report.

 

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