Monday Closing Bell: Markets Close Down Following Mixed Open

December 2, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened mixed Monday morning and got a small boost from a decent report from ISM on manufacturing. The uptick didn’t hold though and stocks ended the day on a down note. The rather weak reports on consumer spending on the four-day holiday weekend likely held stocks down in trading today.

European and Latin American markets closed lower today, while Asian markets closed mixed

Tuesday’s calendar includes carmakers’ reports on November sales and the following scheduled data releases and events (all times Eastern):

  • 11:30 a.m. – 4-week bill auction
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3- and 6-month bill auctions

Here are the closing bell levels for Monday:

  • S&P500 1800.90 (-4.91; -0.27%)
  • DJIA 16008.71 (-77.70; -0.48%)
  • NASDAQ 4045.26 (-14.63; -0.36%)
  • 10YR TNOTE 2.798% (-0.4375)
  • Gold $1,221.90 (-28.50; -2.3%)
  • WTI Crude oil $93.82 (+1.10; +1.2%)
  • Euro/Dollar: 1.3535.38(-0.0049; -0.35%)

Big Earnings Movers: B.O.S. Better Online Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BOSC) is up 71% at $7.54.

Stocks on the Move: Ingersoll-Rand is down 22.2% at $55.54 after completing a spin-off of Allegion plc. Canadian National Railway Co. (NYSE: CNI) is down 48.6% at $57.78 following a 2-for-1 stock split. Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ: CAMT) is up 38.9% at $5.71.

In all, 155 NYSE stocks put up new 52-week highs today, while 56 stocks posted new lows.