strike price


: an agreed-upon price at which an option contract can be exercised

called also striking price

Examples of strike price in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The screenshot also showed 120,000 call options in GameStop with a $20 strike price that expires on June 21. Michelle Chapman, Fortune, 3 June 2024 Because, according to Huffman and the company SEC filing, the board canceled his existing stock awards and then granted him a new equity package in late 2023 that included stock, as well as stock options at various escalating strike prices. Byorianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 19 Mar. 2024 One such case would be if your option strike prices are far above the price at which the company is expected to IPO. Scott Chou, Fortune, 2 Feb. 2024 And options are worthless unless the company’s share price increases above the grant-date strike price. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Aug. 2022 For example, put options tied to Tesla with a $225 strike price—or the level at which the trader has the right to sell the shares—changed hands for $3.38 in trading this week, according to FactSet, up from around $1.76 Friday. WSJ, 9 Aug. 2023 For every $100 in notional — the value an options contract covers — investors now pay only $3.50 for an S&P 500 put option expiring a year from now with a strike price 5% below current levels, data compiled by Bank of America show. Elena Popina, Fortune, 30 July 2023 The $8 strike price also equates roughly to how some Wall Street analysts have valued the Mountain Valley Pipeline for Equitrans. Austin Weinstein, Fortune, 4 June 2023 Cohen, the founder of online pet goods retailer Chewy and the chairman of GameStop bought a 10% stake in Bed Bath & Beyond in March this year and also snapped up call options on 1.67 million shares with a strike price ranging from $60 to $80 expiring in January 2023. Fortune, 17 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strike price was in 1972

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“Strike price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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