The brokers routinely do that to mark the end of trading. It means nothing. A lot of times the bid is going to be 0.01 and the asked is going to be $999.00. That is to prevent some people from hurting themselves like placing those market orders before the opening bell. A good example would be the ELX scam (the ticker then, I believe was EMLX) a scammer guy made up a phony press release supposing to have come from Emulex where earnings was supposed to be crappy or emulex was sued. Don't really remember the exact negative thing he put in the press release but, it was pretty bad. The stock dropped like a rock before trading was halted. I kept my shares and did not panic and the shares rocketed back up after the company opened for business and disavowed the bogus press release. It turns out the guy lost a huge sum like $400,000 and trying to recoup his losses by shorting Emulex. He got arrested and thrown in jail. That guy looks pretty much like the trolls on this message board. Who really listens to trolls in a message board?
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/C This chart also says it happend,but I don't see any news about it even on Google.It is possibly MM's erroneous order,but over 5 million? Is it possible????? May be GS needs to dump the money asap? (W)