After the Open... Stocks are going pretty much nowhere this
morning, led by a perfectly unremarkable
report from Target (tgt). If the recent pattern continues,
traders will wait until about midday, then find some
international news to latch onto to determine the afternoon's
Here are your Wednesday morning market metrics. Industries
doing well today include Airlines, Textiles and Aerospace.
Industries showing weakness include Life Sciences, Leisure
Products, Containers & Packaging.
The VIX is down 1% to 12.09 after closing on Tuesday at 12.21.
Petroleo Brasileiro (pbr) options are the most actively traded
today, with 45,546 September 18 calls, 10,000 November 21 calls,
and 10,000 November 23 calls changing hands. The put-call volume
ratio is 0.96, (507,947/485,978). NYSE Adv/Dec 1,197, 1,756.
Nasdaq Adv/Dec 773,1,697.
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