Examining Options and Block Trading Activity for Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR

Posted on 01/14/2013 by Jane Lacave

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Options traders were heavily trading options contracts during the market session establishing a new 3-month volume record for shares of Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR. A total of 44,078 put and 6,537 calls were traded equating to a 6.74 put/call ratio.

The ratio skew implies that investors are hedging their positions in anticipation of a stock move. Today's unusual volume activity confirms that traders are re-balancing their portfolios.

Shares of Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR gained $0.12 (+0.25%) to $48.99. The last trading session witnessed a low of $48.80 and high of $49.14 during the day. The current trading volume of 5M is less than average volume of 5M shares. XLY is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $40.41 and 52 week high is $48.95. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 3.98% within the last month.


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