Turning to the calls side of the option chain, the call contract at the $3.00 strike price has a current bid of 10 cents. If an investor was to purchase shares of GNK stock at the current price level of $2.24/share, and then sell-to-open that call contract as a "covered call," they are committing to sell the stock at $3.00. Considering the call seller will also collect the premium, that would drive a total return (excluding dividends, if any) of 38.39% if the stock gets called away at the September 21st expiration (before broker commissions). Of course, a lot of upside could potentially be left on the table if GNK shares really soar, which is why looking at the trailing twelve month trading history for Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd, as well as studying the business fundamentals becomes important. Below is a chart showing GNK's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $3.00 strike highlighted in red:
First Week Of September 21st Options Trading For Genco Shipping & Trading (GNK)
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