Closing out the day… Stocks reversed a two-day skid Wednesday, closing modestly higher after Alcoa (AA) kicked off earnings season with a better-than-expected earnings report.
Among the high-volume stocks today Facebook (FB), Herbalife (HLF) and Boeing (BA) booked gains while Apple (AAPL), Bank of America (BAC) and ArcelorMittal (MT) all moved lower. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index closed the day up 0.19 at 13.91 a 1.4% decrease. The Put/Call Volume Ratio is at 0.80 while the Put/Call Open Interest ratio is at 0.90. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]