iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) - Market Recap

Posted on 12/26/2012 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- In an effort to determine if stock trades will be profitable, investors often assess block trades data used by both large and small institutions. By the end of the market session, financial institutions exchanged 39 block trades. Further analysis into yesterdays's trading activity reveal that 582,653 shares were bought and 567,387 shares were sold, yielding a 1.03 bought/sold ratio.

A closer look at option trading reveals that a total of 36,757 call and 222,179 put contracts were traded yielding a 6.04 put/call ratio.

Shares of iShares Russell 2000 Index declined $0.60 (0.72%) to $83.18 in today's trading session. The price of IWM ranged between $83.08 - $84.01. Volume is 22M in relation to the three month average volume of 38M shares. IWM is trading above the 50 day moving average and higher than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $72.94 and 52 week high is $86.96. Within the last quarter, the shares have lost -0.78% of their value.


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