Options Highlights for iShares MSCI EAFE Index

Posted on 02/20/2013 by Evelyn Greenberg

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Today's traded put/call ratio for iShares MSCI EAFE Index was 5.34. A total of 37,803 put and 7,081 call contracts were traded raising a high put/call ratio alert on shares of iShares MSCI EAFE Index. Overall put volume was running 5.3x the call volume.

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.

iShares MSCI EAFE Index is trading at $58.54, down $0.58 (0.98%) in today's trading session. The daily low is $58.53 and the high is $59.29. The trading volume of 17M is above the average volume of 16M shares. EFA is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $46.53 and 52 week high is $59.59. To date, the stock has gained 1.11% within the last week.



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