$CHPT call prices charge up

Option traders are turning big gains on upside option positions that were opened in ChargePoint Holdings Inc (CHPT) last week.

On Aug. 3Market Rebellion’s Unusual Option Activity Service found that 30,000 Weekly $16 calls, expiring this Friday, were bought for $0.61 as part of a bullish roll with shares at $15.47. This was clearly fresh buying, as open interest in the contract was just 1,142 before the activity appeared.

Those calls have traded for as much as $1.50 this session, at least 2 times their purchase price. The stock gained 11.51% at the same time, a large move but nowhere near that of its options on a relative basis.

Long calls lock in the price where investors can buy a stock, letting them position for a rally at limited cost with the potential for significant leverage. They carry less risk than owning shares because the most that can be lost is the price of the options no matter how far the stock might fall.

CHPT was last higher on the day by 0.34% at $16.12.

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