Medco Health Solutions (MHS) - Options Insight

Posted on 03/19/2012 by Edward Connelly

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Medco Health Solutions options contracts experienced a high put/call ratio during the last market session. The aggregate volume of put contracts versus call contracts equated to 15.73. Specifically, 57,879 put and 3,679 call contracts exchanged hands yesterday.

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Put/Call ratio can be regarded as a predictor of investment sentiment, indicating what experienced investors are doing in preparation for a move of an underlying equity. A high put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bearish and that investors are expecting the underlying stock price to decrease. On the other hand, a low put/call ratio implies that the investor sentiment is bullish and that investors are expecting the underlying stock price to increase. Thus, unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

MHS is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. Shares of Medco Health Solutions closed at $70.29, down $0.14 (0.20%) in the last trading session. Today's volume of 5M shares is greater than the average volume of 5M shares.

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