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Stocks end mixed as Apple, Facebook drag Nasdaq down

Closing out the day… Stocks ended the day mixed on Tuesday with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Averages managing to close higher, while down days from Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) helped to keep the Nasdaq in the red.

Among the high-volume stocks today Dell (DELL), JP Morgan (JPM) and Microsoft (MSFT) booked gains while Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) and Lululemon Athletica (LULU) all moved lower. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index closed the day at 13.35 after opening at 13.97. The Put/Call Volume Ratio is at 0.65 while the Put/Call Open Interest ratio is at 0.91. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]

Bobby Raines

Bobby Raines is the Managing Editor of the Market Intelligence Center. He has degrees in Mass Communications and History from Emory & Henry College. Bobby worked at a mid-sized daily newspaper before making a switch to covering the financial industry full time in the years leading up to the financial crisis. He has been a member of the Fresh Brewed Media team since 2011 and has served as a writer and analyst. You can write to him at braines@marketintelligencecenter.com or follow him on Twitter: @BRatMICenter.