Examining Options & Block Trading Activity for ProShares UltraShort S&P500

Posted on 03/07/2012 by Edward Connelly


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A total of 192 block trades were executed during the market session, typically at least 10,000 shares or more represent a single block unit. Block trading activity shows that $32,732,788 worth of shares were bought and $28,789,020 worth of shares were sold by institutional investors. The positive net cash flow of $3,943,768 into the stock shows that investment houses have positive outlook for shares of ProShares UltraShort S&P500.

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On the options front, a total of 71,116 contracts were traded. Specifically, 57,259 call and 13,857 put contracts were traded yielding a 0.24 put/call ratio.

SDS is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. Shares of ProShares UltraShort S&P500 closed at $16.66, up $0.48 (+2.97%) in the last trading session. Today's volume of 29M shares is greater than the average volume of 18M shares.

Market Snapshot (03/06/2012)
  SPX 1352.85 9.49 0.71%
  DOW 12839.2 80.00 0.63%
  NASDAQ 2935.69 25.37 0.87%
  VIX 19.22 -1.65 -7.91%

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