Activity Alert for Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL)

Posted on 06/20/2012 by Rich Singler


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A record number of Royal Caribbean Cruises call contracts were traded during the busy trading session. There were 1.2 call contracts traded for each put contract yielding a 0.86 put/call ratio where 3,850 put and 4,502 call contracts exchanged hands.

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.

Shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises edged up $0.52 (+2.05%) to $25.92. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $25.53 and $26.37 respectively. The trading volume of 3M is above the 90 day average volume of 2M shares. RCL is trading above the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $18.70 and 52 week high is $39.43. Within the last week, the shares have gained 9.74% of their value. The stock has a P/E ratio of 9.69 and a dividend yield of 1.57%.

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