Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) - Daily Trading Review

Posted on 11/19/2012 by Evelyn Greenberg

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Block trades help investors understand the sentiment of large financial institutions. A total of 60 block trades were executed during the last trading session, typically at least 10,000 shares or more represent a single block unit. Further analysis reveals that 2,249,589 shares were bought and 1,662,012 shares were sold. The bought/sold ratio for shares of Materials Select Sector SPDR is 1.35, representing a positive net cash flow of $20,690,463 into the stock.

A deeper look into options trading also reveals that traders hedged their positions with options where 10,747 put and 3,186 call contracts exchanged hands leading to a 3.37 put/call ratio.

Shares of Materials Select Sector SPDR closed at $35.84, up $0.98 (+2.83%) in the last trading session. Today's volume of 16M shares is greater than the average volume of 7M shares. XLB is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $31.41 and 52 week high is $38.57.

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