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Charleston



200 Association Drive
Suite 100
Charleston, WV 25311

800-444-1118

Richard D. Wolford, AAMS®,CWA®
First Vice President
Branch Manager
304/340-3763
RWolford@hilliard.com

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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


Updated Each Business Day at Approximately 4:30 pm ET.



Stocks surge with major indices touching new record highs. The rally was broad-based with both growth and income stocks participating. Financials, industrials and telecoms paced gains. Sweet crude for January delivery fell $1.10 to $49.82 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials ascended 297 points to 19,549. The S&P 500 rallied 29 points to 2241. The NASDAQ surged 60 points higher to 5393. The small caps of the Russell 2000 jumped 11 points to 1364. The Dow Transports climbed 231 points to 9371 while the Dow Utility added 7 points to 638.

Trading volume totaled more than a billion on the New York Stock Exchange and 511 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were more than three times as many winners compared to losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners bested losers by a 9 to 5 margin. U.S. Treasury securities moved higher among mid and long-dated issues.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices move higher with small capitalization stocks pacing gains. The Russell 2000 hit an all-time record high. Telecommunications and bank stocks led on the upside. Energy stocks reversed some of their recent gains as oil prices fell. Sweet crude for January delivery fell 87 cents to $50.92 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 35 points to 19251. The S&P 500 added 7 points to 2212. The NASDAQ pushed 24 points higher to 5333. The small caps of the Russell 2000 advanced 14 points to 1352. The Dow Transports ascended 58 points to 9140 while the Dow Utility Index shed 2 points to 631.

Trading volume totaled 884 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 457 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners outnumbered losers by about a 2 to 1 margin on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities were little changed.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The Dow inks another record high with financials and technology stocks leading the way higher. Energy stocks, which have been upside leaders recently, were mixed. Sweet crude for January delivery fell 73 cents to $50.95 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials rallied 45 points to 19,216. The S&P 500 gained 12 points to 2204. The NASDAQ gained 53 points to 5308. The small caps of the Russell 2000 jumped 23 points higher to 1337. The Dow Transports rallied 32 points higher to 9081 while the Dow Utility Index gained more than a point to 634.

Trading volume totaled 941 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 457 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners doubled losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were about 3 stocks higher for every 1 lower. U.S. Treasury securities edged slightly higher among mid and long-dated issues.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices again finished mixed with the Dow reversing yesterday's gains and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ inching higher. In economic news, nonfarm payrolls rose by a less than expected 178,000 while the unemployment rate came in lower than expected at 4.6 percent last month. However, hourly earnings unexpectedly fell 0.1 percent in November.

The Dow Jones Industrials shed 21 points to 19,170. The S&P 500 edged a fraction of a point higher to 2191. The NASDAQ gained 4 points to 5255. The small caps of the Russell 2000 inched fractionally higher to 1314. The Dow Transports traded 11 points higher to 9048 while the Dow Utility Index gained 5 points to 632.

Trading volume totaled 909 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 452 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners exceeded losers by a 4 to 3 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners and losers were nearly evenly matched. U.S. Treasury securities moved higher among mid and long-dated issues. Have a great weekend!

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices were mixed with Dow moving higher while the other indices moved to the downside. Treasury yields rose sending dividend paying stocks lower. Financial and energy stocks paced gains while the technology sector retreated. Sweet crude for January delivery rose $1.45 to $50.88 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials surged 68 points to 19,191. The S&P 500 retreated 7 points to 2191. The NASDAQ unwound 72 points to 5251. The small caps of the Russell 2000 lost 8 points to 1313. The Dow Transports jumped 55 points to 9037 while the Dow Utility Index shed 6 points to 626.

Trading volume totaled 1.1 billion on the New York Stock Exchange and 556 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Losers bested winners by about a 3 to 2 margin on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices were mixed with Dow and S&P 500 inking new intraday highs. Oil rallied as OPEC agreed to cut production. Sweet crude for January delivery surged $3.75 to $48.98 per barrel. As such, energy sector stocks led on the upside. Halliburton climbed 11 percent and Devon Energy jumped 14 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrials added nearly 2 points to 19,123. The S&P 500 lost 5 points to 2198. The NASDAQ unwound 56 points to 5323. The small caps of the Russell 2000 shed 5 points to 1322. The Dow Transports added 38 points to 8981 while the Dow Utility Index gave back 21 points to 632.

Trading volume totaled more than a billion on the New York Stock Exchange and 605 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Losers were ahead of winners by about a 4 to 3 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, decliners outnumbered decliners by a 9 to 5 margin. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.
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