iShares Russell 2000 Index - Market Review

Posted on 02/07/2013 by Jane Lacave

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Block trades serve as a useful indicator for investors trying to understand the sentiment of large financial institutions. A total of 68 block trades were executed today, typically at least 10,000 shares or more represent a single block unit. Further analysis into the trading activity reveals that 835,156 shares were bought and 2,809,182 shares were sold. The bought/sold ratio for shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index is 0.30, representing a negative net cash flow of $,177,717,904 out of the stock.

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Institutional investors also took positions in options where a total of 573,472 contracts was traded. Specifically, 71,841 call and 501,631 put contracts were traded during the last session yielding a 6.98 put/call ratio.

On the volume side, 30M shares were traded which is less than the average volume. iShares Russell 2000 Index is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. Shares of IWM opened today at $90.38 and settled the day down $0.30 to $90.16 during the session. The day's trading range is between $89.55 and $90.55 respectively. Within the last quarter, the shares have gained 11.64% of their value.

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