FUQI – Fuqi International, Inc. – Shares of the designer of high quality precious metal jewelry in China are up 5.25% to stand at $9.40 as of 11:15 am (ET) after earlier rallying as much as 10.75% to touch an intraday high of $9.89. The sharp increase in the price of FUQI shares inspired some optimistic options traders to pick up roughly 2,400 calls at the July $10 strike for an average premium of $0.65 per contract. Investors long the calls make money as long as Fuqi International’s shares increase 13.3% over the current price of $9.40 to surpass the average breakeven price of $10.65 by July expiration.
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