Examining Block Trading Activity and Options for Avon Products (AVP)

Posted on 01/11/2013 by Allen Bersch

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A new 3-month trading record was established on both the call and put side for shares of Avon Products. A total of 8,103 call and 10,979 put contracts were traded raising a low put/call volume alert. There were 1.4 puts traded for each call contract yielding a 1.35 put/call ratio.

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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.

Avon Products is trading at $15.22, down $0.29 (1.87%) in today's trading session. The daily low is $15.19 and the high is $15.57. The trading volume of 5M is below the average volume of 5M shares. AVP is trading above the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $13.70 and 52 week high is $23.58. Within the last week, the shares have lost -0.51% of their value. The stock has a P/E ratio of 57.87 and a dividend yield of 4.84%.

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