Highlights on Block Activity and Options Trading for Time Warner (TWX)

Posted on 02/05/2013 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Time Warner options contracts experienced a new 3-month record for both call and put contracts where a total of 4,457 call and 6,037 put contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 1.35 put/call ratio.

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.

The company's publishing business lacks an economic moat. There is a secular shift of printed content moving online. Time Warner has not discovered a long-term solution to monetizing its content outside its print product. Additionaly, Increases in the cost of popular programming such as sports events and television series could adversely affect margins in the cable network business.

Time Warner (TWX) opened today at $50.57 and is currently trading at $49.96, down $0.48 (0.95%) during last trading session. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 15.79% within the last quarter. The daily low is $49.90 and the high is $50.71. The trading volume of 7M is above the average volume of 6M shares.


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