Options Highlights for ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (SDS)

Posted on 03/05/2012 by Jane Lacave


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- ProShares UltraShort S&P500 options contracts experienced a new 90-day record for call contracts where a total of 19,444 call contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 0.20 put/call ratio where 4.9 call contracts were traded for each put contract.

Options are useful tools for predicting the movement of the underlying stock. Put/Call ratio statistics serve as a useful predictor of investment sentiment, indicating what experienced investors are doing in preparation for a move of an underlying stock. Thus, unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

ProShares UltraShort S&P500 settled the day up $0.11 to $16.06 in the previous trading session. Today's trading range was between $15.94 and $16.13 respectively. On the volume side, 14M shares were traded, which is less than the average volume of 18M shares. SDS is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $15.86 and 52 week high is $28.73. Within the last quarter, the shares have lost -19.38% of their value. The technical momentum Relative Strength Index indicator shows oversold conditions.

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