Options Trader Alert for Family Dollar Stores (FDO)

Posted on 04/17/2013 by Allen Bersch

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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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