Daily Options Trading for Ford Motor

Posted on 05/09/2013 by Ella Gold

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Options traders were heavily trading call contracts during the last trading session establishing a new 3-month call volume record. A total of 13,058 put and 48,512 calls were traded where call contracts outnumbered puts 3.7:1, yielding a 0.27 ratio.

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The skewed options ratio suggests that traders are re-balancing their portfolios in anticipation of a price shift. Unusual volume activity directly reflects investor outlook and confirms that a stock move is imminent.

The auto industry is very cyclical, and until recently, Detroit automakers had been losing significant U.S. market share to foreign automakers for years. Additionaly, Long-term profitability could be hindered by unions, which traditionally have wanted their share of the pie. The nonunionized import automakers in the U.S. do not have this problem.

On the volume side, 27M shares were traded which is less than the average volume. Ford Motor is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. Shares of F opened today at $14.19 and settled the day down $0.01 to $14.20 during the session. The day's trading range is between $14.16 and $14.26 respectively. Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 11.80% within the last month.

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