Cree (CREE) - Trading Review

Posted on 06/18/2012 by Allen Bersch


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Cree 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 9,584 and calls was 13,532 equating to a 0.71 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.

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Shares of Cree gained $0.02 (+0.08%) to $23.92. The last trading session witnessed a low of $23.49 and high of $24.30 during the day. The current trading volume of 2M is less than average volume of 3M shares. CREE is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $20.25 and 52 week high is $33.45. Within the last month, shares of CREE have lost -25.74% of their value.

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