NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- IYR options observed interesting put volume today. The number of put contracts heavily outweighed
the number of call contracts in today's trading session. A high put/call ratio alert was raised on shares
of iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate where a total of 29,246 put and 5,276 call contracts exchanged hands.
Put/Call ratio can be regarded as a predictor of investment sentiment, indicating what experienced
investors are doing in preparation for a move of an underlying equity. A high put/call ratio
suggests that the investor sentiment is bearish and that investors are expecting the underlying
stock price to decrease. On the other hand, a low put/call ratio implies that the investor
sentiment is bullish and that investors are expecting the underlying stock price to increase.
Thus, unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.
IYR is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than
the 200 day moving average. iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate opened at $67.81 and the stock price declined $0.32 (0.47%)
to $67.29 during the market session. IYR is trading between the range of $67.15 - $67.84.
Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 6.91% within the last quarter.