Daily Options Trading for iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR)

Posted on 05/09/2013 by Tom Kaplan

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- Today, a high put/call ratio alert was raised on shares of iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate. Aggregate volume of calls was 4,087 and puts was 61,338 equating to a 15.01 put/call ratio. The increased volume of put contracts outnumbered call contracts 15.0:1 ratio.

Put/Call ratio is often used to measure investor sentiment, the ratio serves as a predictor of investor behavior. A high put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bearish and that investors expect the underlying stock to decrease in value. In contrast, a low put/call ratio suggests that the investor sentiment is bullish and that the underlying stock is expected to increase in value. Unusual volume provides reliable clues that the stock is expected to make a move.

iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate (IYR) opened today at $74.20 and is currently trading at $73.75, down $0.45 (0.61%) during last trading session. Within the last quarter, the shares have gained 10.68% of their value. The daily low is $73.60 and the high is $74.25. The trading volume of 9M is above the average volume of 8M shares. IYR is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The technical momentum Relative Strength Index indicator shows overbought conditions. The stock's 52 week low is $58.88 and 52 week high is $74.31.

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