News (NWSA) - Unusual Options Volume

Posted on 06/15/2012 by Tom Kaplan

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- During the last trading session, a new 90-day call record for traded contracts was established. There were 1.8 calls traded for every put contract yielding a 0.56 put/call ratio.

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Put/Call ratio is often used to measure investor sentiment, the ratio serves as a predictor of investor behavior. A high put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bearish and that investors expect the underlying stock to decrease in value. In contrast, a low put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bullish and that the underlying stock is expected to increase in value. Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

News Corporation is a media conglomerate with a wide range of assets: filmed entertainment; television, which includes the Fox broadcast network and 27 local TV stations, cable network programming; direct-broadcast satellite television, publishing which includes marketing and newspapers in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. About half of overall sales come from outside the U.S.

News (NWSA) opened today at $19.90 and is currently trading at $20.07, up $0.21 (+1.06%) during last trading session. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 1.72% within the last month. The daily low is $19.77 and the high is $20.10. The trading volume of 24M is above the average volume of 15M shares. NWSA is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $13.38 and 52 week high is $20.70. The stock has a P/E ratio of 14.87 and a dividend yield of 0.91%.



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