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Byline: DAVID SAITO-CHUNG
The S&P 500 and the Dow industrial average both gained 1.2%. The Dow marked its highest level since March 2002. NYSE turnover jumped well above Friday's half-session level.
Amcol International leapt 3.03 to a new high of 21.23 on more than four times average volume. The stock burst out of an eight-week, cup-without-a-handle base, shooting past its pivot point of around 19.70. In June, the stock cleared a long saucerlike base, but was still trading below 10.
The specialty minerals and environmental products firm makes cat litter, landfill liners and specialized clay blends used in the casting of molten metals. Its clays are …