Unusual Trading Activity for Peabody Energy

Posted on 02/14/2013 by Norm Sorkin

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- During the last trading session, a new 90-day call record for traded contracts was established. There were 2.4 calls traded for every put contract yielding a 0.42 put/call ratio.

Put/Call ratio is often used to measure investor sentiment, the ratio serves as a predictor of investor behavior. A high put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bearish and that investors expect the underlying stock to decrease in value. In contrast, a low put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bullish and that the underlying stock is expected to increase in value. Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

Shares of Peabody Energy rose $1.08 (+4.51%) to $25.01 in today's trading session. The price of BTU ranged between $23.98 - $25.12. Volume is 10M in relation to the three month average volume of 6M shares. BTU is trading below the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $18.78 and 52 week high is $37.00. To date, the stock has lost -0.95% within the last week.



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