$TRIP call prices rise up

$TRIP call prices rise up

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Option traders have run up profits in Tripadvisor Inc (TRIP) calls.

On Dec. 12Market Rebellion’s Unusual Activity Service identified the the purchase of 15,000 February $20 calls for $0.70 with shares at $18.06. There was no open interest in the contract, indicating that this was a new position.

Those calls have traded to $5.60 today, a 700% return, while the stock rose 41.69% in the same time period, an enormous move but one that was still dwarfed by the gain 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.

TRIP was last lower on the day by 0.84% to $25.54.

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