Insights on Block and Options Trading Activity for Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR)

Posted on 04/11/2013 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Block trading activities for shares of Petroleo Brasileiro reveal that 27 block trades were executed during the market session. Trade flow analysis shows that $3,702,264 worth of shares were bought and $3,713,305 worth of shares were sold by institutional investors. The negative cash flow $11,040 out of the stock shows that investors have bearish sentiment.

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Institutional investors also took positions in options where a total of 106,693 contracts was traded. Specifically, 101,322 call and 5,371 put contracts were traded during the last session yielding a 0.05 put/call ratio.

Petrobras' reliance on Brazilian production puts the firm at risk from changes in government policies on taxes, royalties, and the administration of resources. Additionaly, Petrobras is controlled by the government, which might make financial or strategic decisions to benefit the country but that might harm shareholder returns.

Shares of Petroleo Brasileiro declined $0.39 (2.27%) to $16.80 in today's trading session. The price of PBR ranged between $16.70 - $17.14. Volume is 12M in relation to the three month average volume of 16M shares. PBR is trading above the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $14.40 and 52 week high is $25.22. Within the last week, the shares have gained 5.98% of their value.

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