Major equity indices remain largely directionless after the open Thursday. Bond yields continue to rise, while stocks continue to move from positive to negative. Twitter (TWTR) is up sharply this morning after a better-than-expected earnings report.
At present, the S&P 500 is down 0.55%, the DJIA is down 0.85%, and the NASDAQ is down 0.52%.
Industries doing well today include Personal Products, Real Estate Management & Development , and Tobacco. Industries showing weakness include Leisure Products, Auto Components, and Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers. The VIX is down 0.87 to 26.89 after closing on Wednesday at 27.73. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), with 26,454 February 9 268 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 1.17 (353,400/302,494). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 857/1,986 while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,001/1,837.