Reload Stock Option

Definition:

A replacement stock option granted by some companies to optionees upon a stock swap. The number of reload shares granted is equal to the number of shares delivered to exercise the option plus, in some cases, any shares withheld for tax withholding obligations. The exercise price of the new option is the current market price. The option generally expires on the same date that the original option would have.

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A situation in which the profit and loss from the underlying asset and the hedge position are equal.

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