iShares MSCI EAFE Index - Trading Analysis

Posted on 01/18/2013 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- iShares MSCI EAFE Index witnessed a record number of call and put contracts during the busy trading session. There were 0.3 call contracts traded for each put contract yielding a 3.70 put/call ratio where 136,454 put and 36,918 call contracts exchanged hands.

Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move. Investors can use the put/call ratio statistics to measure trader sentiment. A high put/call ratio suggests that the overall investment sentiment is bearish and that investors expect the underlying stock to decrease in value. Conversely, a low put/call ratio implies that investor sentiment is bullish based on the large amount of call options.

Shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index edged down $0.06 (0.10%) to $58.15. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $57.89 and $58.22 respectively. The trading volume of 18M is above 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 $58.32. Within the last quarter, the shares have gained 9.60% of their value.

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