Examining Block Trading Activity and Options for iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM)

Posted on 12/07/2012 by Ella Gold

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Institutional trading of iShares Russell 2000 Index shares yielded a bought/sold volume ratio of 3.55. A total of 23 block trades crossed the tape, resulting in 1,162,972 shares on the buy side vs. 327,943 shares on the sell side. From a cash flow perspective, this implies that there was a cash inflow of $95,438,139 and a cash outflow of $26,912,968. The net cash flow for IWM is $68,525,170, demonstrating that institutions may have positive outlook on the stock.

Institutional traders also took positions in options where a total of 278,368 contracts was traded. The put/call ratio equaled 3.04 with 209,518 put and 68,850 call contracts exchanging hands.

iShares Russell 2000 Index opened at $82.50 and the stock price rose $0.06 (+0.07%) to $82.18 during the market session. IWM is trading between the range of $81.83 - $82.55. Within the last quarter, the shares have gained 0.38% of their value. Volume is 23M in relation to the three month average volume of 38M shares. IWM is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average.

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