Yum Brands (YUM) - Unusual Options Volume

Posted on 02/01/2013 by Norm Sorkin

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Yum Brands 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 22,513 and calls was 7,117 equating to a 3.16 put/call ratio.

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Investors use options to manage risk and to speculate on price changes. Options can provide significant leverage if the stock moves in the right direction but aslo end up worthless if it doesn't.

Yum Brands opened at $65.25 and the stock price rose $0.99 (+1.52%) to $65.93 during the market session. YUM is trading between the range of $64.80 - $66.02. To date, the stock has lost -1.70% within the last month. Volume is 4M in relation to the three month average volume of 4M shares. YUM is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average.

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