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Here are the stocks that saw a bias toward put activity in the previous session.
This filtered scan is based on the International Securities Exchange (ISE) buy-to-open data. It looks for stocks where the previous day's put volume on the ISE is at least twice as great as the call volume. It then sorts the stocks based on the put volume. Since this is buy-to-open data, this can be a good source for finding stocks where skepticism is emerging. Contrarians may want to focus on situations where there is put activity on stocks that are still in intermediate-term uptrends. This would be a potentially encouraging sign.
Companies included in today's scan results: SPDR Trust Series I (SPY), Alcoa Inc (AA), DIAMONDS Trust Series I (DIA), Limited Brands (LTD), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (FCX), Veeco Instruments (VECO), Southwestern Energy (SWN), Energy Conversion Devices, Inc (ENER), Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT), iStar Financial (SFI), Dell Inc (DELL), Seagate Technology (STX), UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH), Broadcom Corp (BRCM), ASTRAZENECA PLC (AZN), EOG Resources (EOG), Royal Caribbean Cruises. (RCL), Walgreen (WAG), Visa Inc. (V), Starwood Hotels & Resorts (HOT), Transocean (RIG), Zions Bancorporation (ZION), Western Digital (WDC), USEC (USU).