iShares MSCI EAFE Index (EFA) - Unusual Options Volume

Posted on 01/09/2013 by Allen Bersch

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- iShares MSCI EAFE Index options contracts experienced a new 90-day record for call contracts where a total of 8,893 call contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 3.40 put/call ratio where 0.3 call contracts were traded for each put contract.

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.

Shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index edged up $0.29 (+0.51%) to $57.19. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $57.03 and $57.27 respectively. The trading volume of 12M is below the 90 day average volume of 16M shares. EFA is trading above the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $46.53 and 52 week high is $57.78. To date, the stock has gained 3.70% within the last month.


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