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Hendersonville



475 S. CHURCH ST
STE 100A
Hendersonville, NC 28792

828-233-1900

Samuel Hershberger
First Vice President
Complex Manager
877/467-0007
SHershberger@hilliard.com

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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



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.

The major indices were mostly higher with the NASDAQ inking a new high. Healthcare stocks paced gains while the energy sector languished. Sweet crude for January delivery fell $1.85 to $45.23 per barrel as OPEC negotiations to reduce supply fell apart.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 23 points to 19,121. The S&P 500 added 2 points to 2204. The NASDAQ climbed 11 points to 5379. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gave back a point to 1328. The Dow Transports unwound 18 points to 8943 while the Dow Utility Index edged 2 points higher to 654.

Trading volume totaled 96 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 456 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Losers edged past winners on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers and decliners were evenly matched. 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 major indices lost some ground. Financials and consumer discretionary stocks paced losses. There were no major economic releases today. Third quarter gross domestic product, consumer confidence and home price index data is due out tomorrow. Sweet crude for January delivery rose 85 cents to $46.91 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 54 points to 19,097. The S&P 500 unwound 11 points to 2201. The NASDAQ surrendered 30 points to 5368. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gave back 17 points to 1329. The Dow Transports dropped 81 points to 8962 while the Dow Utility Index gained 11 points to 651.

Trading volume totaled 869 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 406 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Losers bested winners by about a 2 to 1 margin on both the York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities moved higher across the board.

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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