Myriad Genetics - Market Review

Posted on 03/26/2012 by Tom Kaplan

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Myriad Genetics options contracts experienced a new 3-month record for both call and put contracts where a total of 5,427 call and 5,081 put contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 0.94 put/call ratio.

Options can be used as predictors of stock behavior. Investors can use put/call ratios as technical indicators to read for signs of institutional sentiment. The put/call ratios offer insight to investors and can be used as either a direct or contrarian indicator for trading decisions. Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

Shares of Myriad Genetics settled at $23.34, up $0.56 (+2.46%) in the last trading session. The shares of the stock had an intraday low of $22.76 and high of $23.94. To date, the stock has gained 14.81% within the last quarter. The stock's 52 week low is $17.51 and 52 week high is $25.89.


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