Examining Options & Block Trading Activity for iShares MSCI EAFE Index

Posted on 06/20/2012 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Institutional trading of iShares MSCI EAFE Index shares yielded a bought/sold volume ratio of 1.40. A total of 81 block trades crossed the tape, resulting in 2,163,778 shares on the buy side vs. 1,545,446 shares on the sell side. From a cash flow perspective, this implies that there was a cash inflow of $109,292,224 and a cash outflow of $78,048,519. The net cash flow for EFA is $31,243,704, demonstrating that institutions may have positive outlook on the stock.

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Institutional traders also took positions in options where a total of 419,535 contracts was traded. The put/call ratio equaled 0.19 with 66,285 put and 353,250 call contracts exchanging hands.

iShares MSCI EAFE Index is trading at $50.47, up $0.29 (+0.58%) in today's trading session. The daily low is $50.05 and the high is $50.83. The trading volume of 28M is above the average volume of 20M shares. EFA is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $45.45 and 52 week high is $60.86. To date, the stock has gained 4.17% within the last week.


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