Trading Activity Alert for Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (XLP)

Posted on 06/14/2012 by Tom Kaplan

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A total of 160,232 call and 12,060 put contracts were traded raising a low put/call volume alert for Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR. There were 13.3 calls traded for each put contract yielding a 0.08 put/call ratio.

Options are useful tools for predicting the movement of the underlying stock. Put/Call ratio statistics serve as a useful predictor of investment sentiment, indicating what experienced investors are doing in preparation for a move of an underlying stock. Thus, unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

The trading volume of 7M is above the 90 day average volume of 5M shares. Shares of Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR edged up $0.47 (+1.37%) to $34.51. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $34.10 and $34.62 respectively.



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