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Bowling Green



446 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1837 (zip code 42102)
Bowling Green, KY 42101

800-679-1691

Peter Mahurin
Senior Vice President
Branch Manager
270/781-1691
PMahurin@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 moved higher with the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and the Dow all closing higher on the day. In economic news, consumer sentiment rose 4.5% in early December to 98.0, the second highest reading since January of 2004. Economist's had forecasted a reading of 95.0. Wholesale inventories were down -0.4% in October. Sweet crude for January delivery closed up around 1.3% at $51.48 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials rose 142 points to close at 19,757. The S&P 500 was up 13 points to close at 2,260. The NASDAQ advanced 27 points to finish the day at 5,444 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 were unchanged at 1,387. Dow Transports were down 14 points to 9,407, while the Dow Utility Index was up 5 points at 646.

Trading volume totaled 900 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 459 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There was modestly less than one stock higher for every one lower on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly less than 3 stocks advancing for every 2 declining on the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities moved lower through the day with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing at 1.89%, 2.47%, and 3.16%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices press forward with all four of the major US indices inking new all-time highs. Treasury yields surged inspiring bank stocks higher. The European Central Bank unexpectedly said it would reduce its monthly bond purchases. Though the rally was broad-based, consumer staples and industrials failed to participate. Sweet crude for January delivery rose $1.20 to $50.97 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 65 points to 19,614. The S&P 500 pushed 4 points higher to 2246. The NASDAQ rallied 23 points to 5417. The small caps of the Russell 2000 tacked on another 21 points to 1386. The Dow Transports ascended 49 points to 9421 while the Dow Utility added a point to 640.

Trading volume totaled 991 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 520 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 3 stocks higher for every 2 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners doubled losers. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower 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.

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.
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