Activity Alert for Safeway (SWY)

Posted on 11/29/2011 by Edward Connelly


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- In an effort to determine if stock trades will be profitable, investors often assess block trades data used by both large and small institutions. By the end of yesterday's trading session, financial institutions exchanged 32 block trades. Further analysis into yesterdays's trading activity reveal that 245,728 shares were bought and 878,646 shares were sold, yielding a 0.28 bought/sold ratio.

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A deeper look into options trading also reveals that traders hedged their positions with options where 1,741 put and 3,125 call contracts exchanged hands yesterday leading to a 0.56 put/call ratio.

Safeway (SWY) opened yesterday at $19.19 and is currently trading at $19.39, up $0.56 (+2.97%) during last trading session. Within the last month, shares of SWY have gained 9.12% of their value. The daily low is $19.14 and the high is $19.56. The trading volume of 8,236,020 is above the average volume of 6,199,030 shares. SWY is trading above the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $15.93 and 52 week high is $25.43. The stock has a P/E ratio of 12.72 and a dividend yield of 2.81%.

Competitors to watch: Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT), The Kroger (NYSE: KR), SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU)

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