Examining Block Trading Activity & Unusual Options Volume for Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR (XLY)

Posted on 04/18/2013 by Norm Sorkin

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Institutional trading of Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR shares yielded a bought/sold volume ratio of 1.64. A total of 15 block trades crossed the tape, resulting in 297,884 shares on the buy side vs. 181,896 shares on the sell side. From a cash flow perspective, this implies that there was a cash inflow of $15,691,035 and a cash outflow of $9,592,182. The net cash flow for XLY is $6,098,852, demonstrating that institutions may have positive outlook on the stock.

On the options side, a total of total of 5,163 call and 20,403 put contracts were traded yielding a 3.95 put/call ratio.

Consumer Discret Select Sector SPDR (XLY) opened today at $53.28 and is currently trading at $52.61, down $0.58 (1.09%) during last trading session. Within the last week, the shares have lost -0.89% of their value. The daily low is $52.33 and the high is $53.31. The trading volume of 8M is above the average volume of 5M shares. XLY is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $41.44 and 52 week high is $54.41.

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