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Options Market Statistics: GameStop Stock Soars and Options Pop as 'Roaring Kitty' Schedules First Livestream in 3 Years

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Options Newsman wrote a column · Jun 6 20:02
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$NVIDIA(NVDA.US)$ shares ended 1.18% lower. Its options trading volume was 2.25 million. Call contracts account for 59.5% of the total trading volume. The $1200 calls expiring June 7 were traded most actively.
Options Market Statistics: GameStop Stock Soars and Options Pop as 'Roaring Kitty' Schedules First Livestream in 3 Years
$GameStop(GME.US)$ shares ended 47.45% higher. Its options trading volume was 1.53 million. Call contracts account for 70.2% of the total trading volume. The $30 calls expiring June 7 were traded most actively.
GameStop shares soared Thursday after Keith Gill, who goes by "Roaring Kitty" and was one of the key players in the 2020 and 2021 meme-stock craze, scheduled his first YouTube livestream in more than three years.
Gill scheduled a YouTube livestream for 12 p.m. ET Friday, in what will be his first livestream since 2021. Nearly 15,000 users were registered as waiting for the stream as of 4:30 p.m. ET Thursday.12
Friday's livestream comes after weeks of online activity from Gill that sparked swings in GameStop's stock price, suggesting Friday's event could also lead to more volatility in the stock.
Options Market Statistics: GameStop Stock Soars and Options Pop as 'Roaring Kitty' Schedules First Livestream in 3 Years
$Bank of America(BAC.US)$ shares ended 0.65% lower. Its options trading volume was 1.37 million. Call contracts account for 96.6% of the total trading volume. The $40 calls expiring June 7 were traded most actively.
Options Market Statistics: GameStop Stock Soars and Options Pop as 'Roaring Kitty' Schedules First Livestream in 3 Years
Options Market Statistics: GameStop Stock Soars and Options Pop as 'Roaring Kitty' Schedules First Livestream in 3 Years
Unusual Stock Options Activity
There was a noteworthy activity in $Palantir(PLTR.US)$, where multiple puts have topped volume to open interest ranking. The highest volume over open interest ratio reaches 131.7x with nearly 40,955 contracts.
Options Market Statistics: GameStop Stock Soars and Options Pop as 'Roaring Kitty' Schedules First Livestream in 3 Years
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Options Market Statistics: GameStop Stock Soars and Options Pop as 'Roaring Kitty' Schedules First Livestream in 3 Years
Source: Barchart, Unusual Whales, The Guardian, Bloomberg
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