Examining Options and Block Trading Activity for Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB)

Posted on 03/16/2012 by Edward Connelly

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Block trading activities for shares of Materials Select Sector SPDR reveal that 35 block trades were executed during the market session. Trade flow analysis shows that $9,415,613 worth of shares were bought and $12,013,160 worth of shares were sold by institutional investors. The negative cash flow $2,597,547 out of the stock shows that investors have bearish sentiment.

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Options traders were busy as well, a total of 94,404 call and 7,723 put contracts were traded yesterday yielding a 0.08 put/call ratio.

Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) opened today at $36.95 and is currently trading at $37.17, up $0.27 (+0.74%) during last trading session. To date, the stock has gained 14.37% within the last quarter. The daily low is $36.84 and the high is $37.17. The trading volume of 7M is below the average volume of 8M shares. XLB is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $27.77 and 52 week high is $41.28.


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