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Traders dove into put options Thursday, buying puts at a 3:1 pace over calls, sending trading volume far above the open interest going into today's session.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Thursday's trading session.
Here is a look at some companies that have seen their shares deviate significantly from their 50-day moving averages and have lost more than 50 percent in price year-to-date.
Disclosure Insight Thursday reported that based on data it has received from the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Freedom of Information Act, it appears Jefferies has been involved “in an undisclosed SEC investigation” that goes back to April. It’s unclear what the investigation is about, and Jefferies said it didn’t know about it.
Jefferies has been halted twice Thursday morning. The halts occurred within 10 minutes of each other and highlight a problem with the single stock circuit breakers.
Federal regulators have discovered that hundreds of millions of dollars in customer money has gone missing from MF Global in recent days, prompting an investigation into the brokerage firm, which is run by Jon S. Corzine, the former New Jersey governor, several people briefed on the matter said on Monday.
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The debate over whether a tax should be imposed on financial transactions continued Thursday morning as markets around Europe sank again.
Italian bond yields are up, stocks are down, and Prime Minister Berlusconi is vowing quick passage of an austerity plan. But the real problem is the euro.
Banks may have been hit the hardest in Wednesday's sell-off, but one top bank analyst says there are three financials with the potential to pop.
Sony will likely cut production at five more plants and said they were considering temporarily moving some production overseas. Iron ore miner Rio Tinto noted that some steel mills have suspended operations in Japan. Egypt's stock market will reopen Wednesday, officials say.
On Thursday the S&P 500 sees it’s biggest percentage and point jump since December 1, 2010 and yet the stock that is its best performer (+202 percent!) over the last 52 weeks, does not participate in the rally: Netflix spacer (NFLX). It closed down half of a percent, adding to the steady, quiet decline that has chopped $40 (18 percent) off Netflix’s stock price in 12 trading days.
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The struggling bookseller is asking its lenders and book publishers to allow it to refinance its debt, the New York Times reports.
Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.
Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.
Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.