^RUT - Russell 2000

Chicago Options - Chicago Options Delayed Price. Currency in USD
1,158.32
+26.33 (+2.33%)
At close: 4:30PM EDT
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Previous Close1,131.99
Open1,134.14
Volume0
Day's Range1,119.95 - 1,158.64
52 Week Range966.22 - 1,715.08
Avg. Volume51,095,222
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