Examining Block Trading Activity & Unusual Options Volume for iShares MSCI Japan Index (EWJ)

Posted on 03/09/2012 by Jane Lacave


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Block trades offer useful, insightful data used by both large and small investors to determine if their stock trade will be profitable. By the end of today's trading session, financial institutions exchanged 306 block trades. A total of 6,575,363 shares were bought and 3,111,342 shares were sold forming a bought/sold ratio of 2.11 for iShares MSCI Japan Index.

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On the options front, a total of 15,111 contracts were traded. Specifically, 12,001 call and 3,110 put contracts were traded yielding a 0.26 put/call ratio.

Shares of EWJ opened today at $10.07 and settled the day up $0.04 to $10.08 during the session. The day's trading range is between $10.02 and $10.09 respectively. To date, the stock has gained 8.27% within the last quarter. On the volume side, 37M shares were traded which is greater than the average volume of 16M shares. iShares MSCI Japan Index is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $8.83 and 52 week high is $10.91.

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