NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- ProShares UltraShort S&P500 options set a new 90-day record for the number of call contracts that exchanged
hands between the buyers and the sellers. Aggregate volume of puts was 4,875 and calls
was 18,292 equating to a 0.27 put/call ratio.
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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.
Shares of ProShares UltraShort S&P500 edged up $0.12 (+0.25%) to $48.68. The price of the stock ranged
between a low of $48.49 and $49.00 respectively. The trading volume of 5M is below
the 90 day average volume of 9M shares. The technical momentum Relative Strength Index indicator shows oversold conditions. SDS is trading below the 50
day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $48.54 and 52 week high is $73.04. Performance indicators show that the stock has lost -11.42% within the last quarter.
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