Trading Activity Report for AT&T

Posted on 11/07/2012 by Peter Mankowitz

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A new 3-month trading record was established on both the call and put side for shares of AT&T. A total of 48,602 call and 63,698 put contracts were traded raising a low put/call volume alert. There were 1.3 puts traded for each call contract yielding a 1.31 put/call ratio.

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.

AT&T is the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, serving 89 million traditional customers and 12 million "connected devices" such as e-readers. The firm is also the dominant local phone company in 22 states, serving about 40 million phone lines, 16 million Internet users, and 4 million television customers. In addition, AT&T provides phone and data services, such as Web hosting and data transport, to larger businesses nationwide.  Other interests include a directory publishing business and a handful of international investments.

AT&T is currently trading at $33.64, down $1.16 (3.34%) in today's trading session. The shares of the stock were trading between $33.28 and $34.15. Within the last week, the shares have gained 0.49% of their value. Todays's volume of 45M shares is greater than the average volume of 22M shares. T is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average.

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