strike price


Definition of 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 plan gave Musk 101.3 million options at a strike price of $70.01, the level at the time of the grant, divided into 12 equal tranches of 8.44 million. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 30 Apr. 2021 The strike price is the price at which the option can be exercised. Dallas News, 18 Apr. 2021 On March 19, Paul Pelosi exercised call options and paid $1.95 million to buy 15,000 shares of Microsoft at a strike price of $130 each, according to a public disclosure form filed on April 9 with the House clerk. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, 13 Apr. 2021 Without further measures, if the shares rise above the strike price, the option seller will have to acquire those shares in the open market, at a loss, to fulfill the contract. George Calhoun, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 Slootman’s pay includes more than 13.7 million options with a strike price of $8.88. Fortune, 4 Dec. 2020 Traders profit if the underlying currency climbs or drops from the strike price—the price at which options are exercised—enough to exceed the total amount paid for the options. Amrith Ramkumar And Julia-ambra Verlaine, WSJ, 27 Sep. 2020 An Apple call with a $120 strike price, expiring Friday, saw volume exceed 178,000. Vildana Hajric,, 9 Sep. 2020 The Softbank deal values WeWork's stock at $19.19, but the strike price for employee options has been above $20 since early 2016. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, 24 Oct. 2019

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2021

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“Strike price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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