A large trader is looking for more gains in GameStop despite a downgrade by Credit Suisse.
OptionMonster's tracking systems detected the sale of 5,000 September 45 calls for $6.33 and the purchase of 5,000 September 50 calls for $3.43 on Friday. Volume was below the previous open interest in the 45s but above it in the 50s, indicating that the trader rolled a position to the higher strike.
The new calls, which lock in a $45 purchase price for the stock, provide a less expensive way to play for gains than buying shares outright. Adjusting the position on Friday let the trader collect $2.90 of premium from the options while potentially profiting from further rallies in the stock.