iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) - Market Recap

Posted on 05/09/2013 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Trading of iShares Russell 2000 Index options resulted in establishing a new 90-day call volume record, where 109,784 call contracts exchanged hands between the buyers and the sellers. A total of 629,486 put and 109,784 call contracts was traded raising a 5.73 put/call ratio on shares of IWM

Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move. Investors can use the put/call ratio statistics to measure trader sentiment. A high put/call ratio suggests that the overall investment sentiment is bearish and that investors expect the underlying stock to decrease in value. Conversely, a low put/call ratio implies that investor sentiment is bullish based on the large amount of call options.

The last trading session witnessed a low of $95.75 and high of $96.51 during the day. Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index slipped $0.33 (0.34%) to $96.10. The current trading volume of 32M is less than average volume of 39M shares. The stock's 52 week low is $72.94 and 52 week high is $96.47. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 5.02% within the last week.

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