Yamana Gold options contracts experienced a new 3-month record for both Call and Put contracts; a total of 10,766 Call and 6,627 Put contracts were traded in the busy trading session. The contract spread yielded a 0.62 Put/Call Ratio (PCR).

A significant increase in the trading volume of a stock's option often is a precursor of movement by the underlying stock.

In such instances, PCR's can be used as an investor sentiment indicator, where a high PCR implies that the overall investor sentiment is Bearish and a PCR ratio implies that the sentiment is Bullish.

Yamana Gold finished the day + 0.48 at 15.95. Tuesday's trading range was between 15.75 and 16.11.

Volume: 6-M shares were traded, which is greater than the average 90 day volume of 5-M.

AUY is trading above its 50 and 200-Day Moving Averages.

The stock's 52 wk low is 12.35 and 52 wk high is 18.16.

Performance indicators show that the stock has gained 7.51% within the last month.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 27.62 and a dividend yield of 1.33%

LTN's 1 yr price target estimate is: 21.50

Analyst Recommendation is: Buy

Analysis Overall Short Intermediate Long
Neutral (0.13) Bullish (0.25) Neutral (0.21) Neutral (-0.07)

Recent CandleStick Analysis Very Bullish
Date Candle
20 Aug 2012 Bullish Harami
15 Aug 2012 DOJI
Open Gaps
Direction Date Range
up 21 Aug 2012 15.56 to 15.75

Support and Resistance
Type Value Conf.
resist. 17.38 2
resist. 16.42 4
resist. 16.24 2
resist. 15.96 2
supp 15.19 28
supp 14.52 4
supp 14.00 4
supp 12.68 2

Technical Indicators
Ind. Short Inter Long
EMA VBu VBu VBu
MACD VBu Be VBe
RSI Bu
TDD Bu
Fibs Be Bu Bu
Highs VBe N VBe
Lows Bu N Be
Trends N N N
Stoch. VBu
VBu=Very Bullish, Bu=Bullish
N=Neutral
Be=Bearish, VBe=Very Bearish

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr.

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr. writes and publishes The Red Roadmaster's Technical Report on the US Major Market Indices, a weekly, highly-regarded financial market letter, read by opinion makers, business leaders and organizations around the world.

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr has studied the global financial and stock markets since 1984, following a successful business career that included investment banking, and market and business analysis. He is a specialist in equities/commodities, and an accomplished chart reader who advises technicians with regard to Major Indices Resistance/Support Levels.