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Equity Roundup: Metals Surge Buoys Miniing Stocks


Stocks trade mildly mixed, well off late morning highs as accts fade the dovish Fed speak that softened the strong October jobs gains moves earlier. Materials and Financials sectors outperforming: SPX eminis currently trading +1.75 (0.05%) at 3729.75; DJIA +35.44 (0.11%) at 32035.45; Nasdaq -31.9 (-0.3%) at 10310.55.

  • SPX leading/lagging sectors: Materials (+1.94%) -- lead by metals and mining shares as Gold (+2.75%), Silver (+6.97%) and Copper (+7.56%) surge, Freeport McMoran (FCX) +9.66%, Newmont (NEM) +7.05%. Financials a distant second (+0.87%) with banks leading (USB +2.17%, JPM +2.17%, WFC +1.89). Laggers: Utilities (-0.69%), Real Estate (-0.55%) and HealthCare (-0.52%).
  • Dow Industrials Leaders/Laggers: Goldman Sachs (GS) +5.08 at 353.95, American Express (AXP) +4.97 at 144.28, Caterpillar (CAT) +5.02 at 224.28.
    Laggers: United Health (-9.06 at 534.55, Salesforce.Com (CRM) -8.23 at 138.10, Apple (AAPL) -3.64 at 135.24.

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