Trading Activity Report for Johnson & Johnson

Posted on 06/22/2012 by Tom Kaplan

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A remarkable low put/call ratio alert was raised on shares of Johnson & Johnson as revealed during the last trading session. Aggregate volume of puts was 3,133 and calls were 21,814 yielding a 0.14 put/call ratio. The increased volume of call contracts significantly surpassed put contracts 7.0:1 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.

Its diverse health-care segments insulate the company from downturns in the economy, offering a defensive growth opportunity. Additionaly, As the baby boom generation ages, the entire spectrum of Johnson & Johnson's products should benefit from the increase in health-care needs.

Shares of Johnson & Johnson rose $0.24 (+0.36%) to $66.63 in today's trading session. The price of JNJ ranged between $66.52 - $66.97. Volume is 15M in relation to the three month average volume of 15M shares. JNJ is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $59.08 and 52 week high is $68.05. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 6.34% within the last month.


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