Examining Options and Block Trading Activity for Financial Select Sector SPDR

Posted on 01/08/2013 by Tom Kaplan

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Block trades offer useful, insightful data used by both large and small investors to determine if their stock trade will be profitable. By the end of today's trading session, financial institutions exchanged 599 block trades. A total of 8,101,905 shares were bought and 6,418,970 shares were sold forming a bought/sold ratio of 1.26 for Financial Select Sector SPDR.

Institutional traders also took positions in options where a total of 259,154 contracts was traded. The put/call ratio equaled 3.14 with 196,616 put and 62,538 call contracts exchanging hands.

Shares of Financial Select Sector SPDR edged down $0.05 (0.29%) to $16.96. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $16.88 and $16.99 respectively. The trading volume of 44M is below the 90 day average volume of 53M shares. XLF is trading above the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $13.30 and 52 week high is $17.08. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 8.14% within the last quarter.



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