Amgen (AMGN) - Market Review

Posted on 02/08/2013 by Jane Lacave

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Amgen options contracts experienced outstanding call activity during today's trading session. There were 9.0 calls traded for each put contract yielding a 0.11 put/call ratio. Specifically, 7,457 put and 67,342 call contracts were traded.

A significant increase in the trading volume of a stock's option often is a precursor of movement by the underlying stock. In such instances, put/call Ratio can be used as an investor sentiment indicator, where a high ratio implies that the overall investor sentiment is bearish and a low put/call ratio implies that the sentiment is bullish.

Shares of AMGN opened today at $85.75 and settled the day up $1.55 to $86.77 during the session. The day's trading range is between $85.39 and $87.17 respectively. To date, the stock has lost -1.96% within the last quarter. On the volume side, 7M shares were traded which is greater than the average volume of 5M shares. Amgen is trading below the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $65.37 and 52 week high is $90.81. The stock has a P/E ratio of 15.44 and a dividend yield of 1.69%.

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