GME – GameStop Corp. – Shares of the video game retailer rallied 3.75% to an intraday high of $22.03 this morning inspiring investor demand for near-term call options. GameStop’s shares are currently up a more modest 2.30% to stand at $21.72 as of 10:50 am (ET). Investors anticipating continued bullish movement in the price of the underlying shares purchased roughly 2,800 calls at the June $22 strike for an average premium of $0.42 per contract. Call buyers make money as long as the firm’s share price exceeds the average breakeven price of $22.42 ahead of expiration day next Friday.
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