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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