Unusual Trading Activity for Alpha Natural Resources (ANR)

Posted on 01/10/2013 by Peter Mankowitz

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Alpha Natural Resources options contracts experienced a new 90-day record for call contracts where a total of 21,382 call contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 0.25 put/call ratio where 4.0 call contracts were traded for each put contract.

The skewed options ratio suggests that traders are re-balancing their portfolios in anticipation of a price shift. Unusual volume activity directly reflects investor outlook and confirms that a stock move is imminent.

Shares of Alpha Natural Resources slipped $0.13 (1.31%) to $9.77. The last trading session witnessed a low of $9.65 and high of $10.15 during the day. The current trading volume of 16M is less than average volume of 20M shares. ANR is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $5.28 and 52 week high is $23.68. Within the last month, shares of ANR have gained 50.46% of their value.

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