Closing out the day… Stocks moved lower Thursday, continuing declines that started on Wednesday after comments from the Federal Reserve. A mixed quarterly report from Walmart did little to allay investors' concerns about the economy.
Among the high-volume stocks today Google (GOOG), Walmart (WMT) and Wells Fargo (WFC) booked gains while Bank of America (BAC), Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) and Facebook (FB) all moved lower. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index closed the day at 15.27 after opening at 14.68. The Put/Call Volume Ratio is at 0.94 while the Put/Call Open Interest ratio is at 0.93. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]