Closing out the day… Stocks slid Thursday after weak earnings and the ongoing negotiations about the Cyprus's future in the Eurozone unnerved investors. Cyprus has until Monday to raise the billions of euros it needs to qualify for a bailout.
Among the high-volume stocks today Coca-Cola (KO), Research in Motion (BBRY) and Ebay (EBAY) booked gains while Oracle (ORCL), Bank of America (BAC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) all moved lower. The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index closed the day at 13.96 after opening at 13.07. The Put/Call Volume Ratio is at 0.92 while the Put/Call Open Interest ratio is at 0.93. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]