Nov. 11 I bought a Jan. 15, 40 call, a successful vaccine bet, sold it today. Yesterday PFE announced a spin off that would make my call a non standard call. I am taking an $8 loss and will likely buy back in next week.
“Pfizer Inc. (PFE) has announced a spinoff distribution of its subsidiary Upjohn Inc. (“Newco”). Immediately following the spinoff, Newco will merge into Mylan N.V. (MYL), and the combined company will be renamed Viatris Inc. (VTRS). The distribution ratio is approximately 0.1247 of a VTRS share for each PFE share held. The NYSE has set November 17, 2020, as the ex-distribution date.”