Express Scripts (ESRX) - Daily Digest

Posted on 02/01/2013 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Express Scripts options contracts experienced a new 90-day record for call contracts where a total of 10,465 call contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 0.30 put/call ratio where 3.3 call contracts were traded for each put contract.

Options can be used as predictors of stock behavior. Investors can use put/call ratios as technical indicators to read for signs of institutional sentiment. The put/call ratios offer insight to investors and can be used as either a direct or contrarian indicator for trading decisions. Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

On the volume side, 7M shares were traded which is greater than the average volume. Express Scripts is trading above the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. Shares of ESRX opened today at $53.72 and settled the day up $1.39 to $54.81 during the session. The day's trading range is between $53.27 and $54.98 respectively. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 0.11% within the last week.


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