NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Family Dollar Stores witnessed a record number of call and put contracts during the busy trading session. There
were 0.8 call contracts traded for each put contract yielding a 1.20 put/call ratio
where 13,354 put and 11,110 call contracts exchanged hands.
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Options are useful tools for predicting the movement of the underlying stock. Put/Call ratio
statistics serve as a useful predictor of investment sentiment, indicating what experienced
investors are doing in preparation for a move of an underlying stock. Thus, unusual volume
provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.
Family Dollar Stores settled the day down $0.19 to $61.40 in the previous trading session. Today's
trading range was between $60.55 and $61.49 respectively. On the volume side, 2M shares were
traded, which is greater than the average volume of 1M shares. FDO is trading
above the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day
moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $54.06 and 52 week high is $74.73. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 2.99% within the last week.
The stock has a P/E ratio of 16.88 and a dividend yield of 1.45%.
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