Closing out the day… Stocks continued their recent upward trend Monday with all three major indices closing with modest gains. The S&P 500 hit its highest level intraday level since October 2007.
Among the high-volume stocks today Apple (AAPL), Citigroup (C) and Research in Motion (BBRY) booked gains while Valero Energy (VLO), Microsoft (MSFT) and General Electric (GE) all moved lower. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index closed the day at 11.56 after opening at 12.31. The Put/Call Volume Ratio is at 0.85 while the Put/Call Open Interest ratio is at 0.94. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]