Trading Analysis for Vale S.A. (VALE)

Posted on 06/01/2012 by Jane Lacave

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Options traders were heavily trading call contracts during the last trading session establishing a new 3-month call volume record. A total of 8,616 put and 32,486 calls were traded where call contracts outnumbered puts 3.8:1, yielding a 0.27 ratio.

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The skewed options ratio suggests that traders are re-balancing their portfolios in anticipation of a price shift. Unusual volume activity directly reflects investor outlook and confirms that a stock move is imminent.

VALE is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. Shares of Vale S.A. closed at $18.06, down $0.25 (1.37%) in the last trading session. Today's volume of 25M shares is greater than the average volume of 20M shares.

The Company is a producer of iron ore, iron ore pellets, nickel, kaolin, manganese ore, ferroalloys, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, copper, coal, cobalt, precious metals, potash and other products. It operates logistics systems in Brazil.

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