Stocks are mixed Thursday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq seems to be taking a breather after a rally over the last several days.
At present, the S&P 500 is down 0.07%, the DJIA is up 0.46%, and the NASDAQ is down 0.74%.
Industries doing well today include Personal Products, Energy Equipment & Services, and Household Products. Industries showing weakness include Health Care Technology, Internet Software & Services, and Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment. The VIX is up 0.59 to 12.23 after closing yesterday at 11.64. The most heavily traded options this morning are for MiMedx Group Inc (MDXG), with 11,788 Jan 18 2.50 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.72 (284,636/393,482). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,609/1,328, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,347/1,578.