Closing out the day… Stocks plunged Monday after results from Italy's election pointed toward a divided parliament, which could block some of the reforms implemented by the Monti government, potentially impacting the stability of the eurozone.
Among the high-volume stocks today Amgen (AMGN), Facebook (FB) and Verizon (VZ) booked gains while Apple (AAPL), Citigroup (C) and ExxonMobil (XOM) all moved lower. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index closed the day at 19.21 after opening at 13.69. The Put/Call Volume Ratio is at 1.05 while the Put/Call Open Interest ratio is at 0.94. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]