On the other side of the spectrum, Saudi Printing & Packaging Company showing excessive losses of 4.05 percent became the major decliner
for the third consecutive session.
Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), the biggest decliner
of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, missed estimates this morning. It is trading down 3.04 percent.
Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries, also known as Julphar, led the list of decliners
, retreating 9.71 per cent to end at Dh2.51.
The two hardest-hit groups in December were the furniture and housewares group, with decliners
doubling gainers in both categories.
One notable decliner
outside the PSEi was ISM, which went down by 2.12 percent.
Miners led the decliners
, plunging 3.33 percent," said Philstocks Financials.
Within the S&P, Salesforce +8.4%, Adobe +7.3% and Under Armour +6.6% are the top gainers, while Tiffany -10.8% (earnings miss), JM Smucker -7.3% and CME Group -3.3% are the deepest decliners
. Within the Dow, Boeing +4.7%, CAT +4.1% (trade hopes) and UnitedHealth +4.1% were off to the races, while Verizon -1.2% is the deepest decliner
, along with P&G -0.4% (defensive staples) and UT -0.4% (earnings).
Among the decliners
was Nexstar Media Group, off $1.40 to $66.
outnumbered the advancers by a margin of 100 to 41 and the prices of 15 companies remained unchanged.
included mining, real estate, and trading house issues.
Turning to the stock market, a look at pool and spa industry stocks shows both some big gainers and some big decliners
. Mohawk Industries (+8.41) and Pentair (+5.28) were the leading gainers on NYSE, while the leading decliner
was Centex Corp., at -11.68.
outnumbered advancers, 40 to 19, on the HFN stock index.