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Unusual Options Trading Alert: Massey Energy (NYSE:MEE)

|Includes:Alpha Appalachia Holdings, Inc. (MEE)

Unusual Options Trading Alert: Massey Energy (NYSE:MEE)

31 December 2010

My filter picked up unusual options trade action in MEE Thursday. A total of 1,534 Puts and 11,317 Calls traded raising a low Put/Call volume alert. Today’s MEE Put/Call ratio is 0.14. Meaning that there were 7.38 Calls traded for each Put contract.

The Unusual Trading Action

1. Low Put/Call Ratio

Note: Unusual volume provide us a good clue that the underlying stock is expected to make a move. Savvy players often 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 players expect the underlying stock to decrease in value. On the other hand, a low Put/Call ratio implies that the overall investment sentiment is Bullish based on the large amount of Call options purchased.

Massey Energy (MEE) closed at 52.78 Wednesday and opened Thurday at 52.84.

MEE closed at 53.67, up 0.89 (+1.69%) on he Day, the low was 52.83 and the high was 53.95.

Volume: 1,635,053/shrs is below the average 3 mo volume of 4,800,900/shrs.

MEE is trading above its 50 and 200 Day Moving Averages.

The stock’s 52 week low is 25.85 and 52 week high is 54.80, its EPS is -0.77, and its Div & Yield is 0.24 (0.50%),

Price Performance Metrics for Massey Energy: Wk: 5.40% Mo: 9.97% Q:-28.66% 6 Mo: 9.32% Yr: -20.57%
Analysis Overall Short Intermediate Long
Very Bullish (0.54) Bullish (0.40) Very Bullish (0.64)
Very Bullish (0.58)

Open Gaps
Direction Date Range
Up 19 Oct 2010 35.68 to 36.86
Up 1 Sept 2010 29.21 to 29.69

Recent CandleStick Analysis Very Bullish
Date Candle
29 Dec 2010 Homing Pigeon

Support and Resistance
Type Value Conf.
resist. 56.99 1
supp 51.72 15
supp 36.86 2
supp 34.92 5
supp 32.81 4
supp 29.85 8
supp 27.62 4

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