NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- iShares MSCI EAFE Index options set a new 90-day record for the number of call contracts that exchanged
hands between the buyers and the sellers. Aggregate volume of puts was 57,946 and calls
was 16,667 equating to a 3.48 put/call ratio.
A significant increase in the trading volume of a stock's option often is a precursor of movement
by the underlying stock. In such instances, put/call Ratio can be used as an investor sentiment
indicator, where a high ratio implies that the overall investor sentiment is bearish and a low
put/call ratio implies that the sentiment is bullish.
iShares MSCI EAFE Index opened at $52.61 and the stock price declined $1.13 (2.14%)
to $51.66 in the last trading session. EFA is trading between the range of
$51.66 - $52.76. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 4.70% within the last quarter.