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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