A Closer Look at Today's Options Activity for Research In Motion

Posted on 12/04/2012 by Ella Gold

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Options traders were heavily trading call contracts during the last trading session establishing a new 3-month call volume record. A total of 15,406 put and 51,923 calls were traded where call contracts outnumbered puts 3.4:1, yielding a 0.30 ratio.

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Put/Call ratio is often used to measure investment sentiment, the ratio serves as a predictor of investor behavior. Unusual options volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

Research In Motion is currently trading at $11.55, down $0.04 (0.39%) in today's trading session. The shares of the stock were trading between $11.44 and $11.73. Within the last month, shares of RIMM have gained 72.88% of their value. Todays's volume of 21M shares is less than the average volume of 30M shares. RIMM is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average.

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Research in Motion designs and markets wireless handsets, software, and services. RIM's primary revenue driver is the sale of handsets to carriers worldwide that promote the company's BlackBerry line of devices. In addition, RIM generates access service fees from carriers for each BlackBerry subscriber. Software licensing revenue is also generated from corporate clients incorporating the BlackBerry enterprise server software in their wireless data management.

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