$UPST call prices move higher

$UPST call prices move higher

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Upstart Holdings Inc (UPST) is trading up on the day, lending large profits to bullish option positions.

On Jun. 8Market Rebellion’s Unusual Activity Service found that 4,000 June $33 calls, expiring this Friday, were bought for $0.96 to $2.10 above the existing open interest of 976 contracts with shares at $29.91.

Those calls have traded for up to $4.22 today, a 100.95% return, while the stock rose 23.57% in the same time frame, showing how quickly options can far outpace gains in their underlying shares.

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.

UPST was up 9.64% at $36.97 at the close of trade.

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