Highlights on Options Activity for BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Posted on 12/11/2012 by Jane Lacave

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A record number of BioMarin Pharmaceutical call contracts were traded during the busy trading session. There were 1.6 call contracts traded for each put contract yielding a 0.62 put/call ratio where 3,351 put and 5,399 call contracts exchanged hands.

Options can be used as predictors of stock behavior. Investors can use put/call ratios as technical indicators to read for signs of institutional sentiment. The put/call ratios offer insight to investors and can be used as either a direct or contrarian indicator for trading decisions. Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical settled at $49.58, up $1.28 (+2.65%) in the last trading session. The shares of the stock had an intraday low of $48.05 and high of $49.73. To date, the stock has lost -0.80% within the last week. The stock's 52 week low is $30.98 and 52 week high is $52.96.

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