Another mixed day for the markets with the Dow and S&P 500 closing with gains while the Nasdaq ended slightly lower on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its sixth day of gains and added 0.25% to close at 36488.63. The S&P 500 increased by 0.14% to 4793.06. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 0.10% to 15766.22.
The trade deficit in goods in November increased by 17.6%, which is a new record high.
Pending home sales index fell 2.2% for November as home prices have caused some buyers to hesitate. Economists had predicted for home sales to increase by 0.8% for the month.
The SP 500 is up by 0.14% to close at 4793.06. The index is up 2.05% over five days, up 6.20% over one month, up 9.95% over three months and up 28.43% over one year.
The trailing P/E is 28.85 compared to 39.94 one year ago and estimated future P/E 22.75. Dividend yield is currently 1.30 compared with 1.61 one year ago.
Leading stocks were BIIB up 9.46%, WDC up 5.24%, MU up 3.48%, MRNA up 2.67% and PHM up 2.43%.
Trailing stocks were AMD down 3.19%, AAL down 2.59%, MTCH down 2.21%, DISCA down 1.89% and down UAL 1.86%.
The Dow Jones industrial Average went up by 0.25% to close at 36488.63. The DOW is up 2.05% over five days, up 7.25% over one month, up 6.10% over three months and up 19.99% over one year.
The trailing P/E is 22.70 compared with 29.92 year ago and an estimated future P/E of 18.52. The current dividend yield is 1.89% compared with 1.98 one year ago.
Leading stocks were WBA up 1.59%, NKE up 1.42%, HD up 1.14%, JNJ up 1.11% and PG up 0.83%.
Trailing stocks were BA down 1.20%, VZ down 0.68%, CVX at 0.51%, GS down 0.36%, and CRM down 0.36%.
The NASDAQ composite is down 0.10% and closed at 15766.22. NASDAQ is up 1.57% over five days, up 3.36% over one month, up 8.64% over 3 months and up 22.50% over one year.
Leading stocks were UTime Ltd up 47.39%, CPOP up 41.13%, DNAY up 39.05%, CYTO up 35.76% and YJ up 26.97%.
Trailing stocks were CEMI down 30.13%, PME down 26.66%, AUVI down 25.98%, MFIN down 21.07%, and PBTS down 20.87%.
The MidCap SP400 is up by 0.55% to close at 2847.83. The SP400 is up 2.57% for the past 5 days, up 6.88% for the past month, up 6.19% for the past 3 months and up 23.66% over the past year.
Leading stocks were VSCO up 12.19%, AEO up 6.00% and GME up 5.10%.
Trailing stocks were NKTR down 5.59%, CIT down 2.40% and SEIC down 2.33%
The SmallCap SP600 is up by 0.41% to close at 1408.81. The SP600 is up 2.17% for the past 5 days, up 6.52% for the past month, up 4.03% for the past 3 months and up 26.01% over the past year.
Leading stocks were DHC up 5.34%, SIG up 5.07% and HIBB up 3.78%.
Trailing stocks were CALM down 5.35%, CAMP down 4.78% and NBRWF down 4.24%.
The CBOE VIX is down 3.36% and closed at 16.95. The VIX is down 9.02% over five days, down 45.53% over one month, down 24.87% over three months and down 25.56% over one year.
On the New York stock exchange 1875 stocks advanced and 1481 declined, while on Nasdaq 1917 advanced and 2726 declined.
There were 157 new 52 week highs and 89 new 52 week lows on NYSE with 126 new highs and 448 new lows on NASDAQ.
The 2 year Treasury note yield is 0.754% and 10 year is 1.558%. The 10-year yield is up 10.3% over five days, up 15.0% over one month, up 3.7% three months ago, and up 63.2% one year ago.
SP500 Sector Performance % Change:
Real Estate +0.64
Health Care +0.60
Consumer Staples +0.42
Consumer Discretionary +0.14
Information Technology +0.07
Communication Services -0.31
Real Estate has been up 2.76% over five days, up 10.64% over one month, up 14.30% over three months and up 43.54% over one year
Energy up 1.58% over five days, up 4.36% over one month, up 5.70% over three months and up 37.17% over one year.