Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) - Market Recap

Posted on 01/18/2013 by Allen Bersch

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Trading of Alpha Natural Resources options resulted in establishing a new 90-day call volume record, where 24,946 call contracts exchanged hands between the buyers and the sellers. A total of 8,108 put and 24,946 call contracts was traded raising a 0.33 put/call ratio on shares of ANR

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Put/Call ratio is often used to measure investor sentiment, the ratio serves as a predictor of investor behavior. A high put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bearish and that investors expect the underlying stock to decrease in value. In contrast, a low put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bullish and that the underlying stock is expected to increase in value. Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

The trading volume of 15M is below the 90 day average volume of 18M shares. Shares of Alpha Natural Resources edged up $0.21 (+2.25%) to $9.54. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $9.14 and $9.71 respectively.

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