Trading Alert for ProShares UltraShort S&P500 (SDS)

Posted on 02/01/2013 by Evelyn Greenberg

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Options traders were heavily trading call contracts during the last trading session establishing a new 3-month call volume record. A total of 12,276 put and 42,139 calls were traded where call contracts outnumbered puts 3.4:1, yielding a 0.29 ratio.

The ratio skew implies that investors are hedging their positions in anticipation of a stock move. Today's unusual volume activity confirms that traders are re-balancing their portfolios.

Shares of ProShares UltraShort S&P500 edged down $0.99 (2.03%) to $47.87. The price of the stock ranged between a low of $47.76 and $48.43 respectively. The trading volume of 11M is above the 90 day average volume of 8M shares. SDS is trading below the 50 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $48.09 and 52 week high is $73.04. Within the last month, shares of SDS have lost -13.35% of their value.


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