1/2% declines in the major averages became 1/2% gains as the ADP report showed a surprise +270k increase in payrolls.
POT was up 5 pts or 3.5% today when MOS preannounced positive earnings yesterday after the close sending up the whole sector today.
PCLN was the big winner of the day up 24 pts or 5.77%. Seems the dispute between the airlines with orbitz and now expedia will presumably play right into PCLN's hands.
Top performing sector was the Semiconductors. ENTR up 7.6%, CAVM up 6.7%, and ARMH up 5.5%.
IWM did best for the major averages up 1%, generating a 3% gain for the TNA overnighters.
Coal is doing ok as some weather related event in Australia is affecting global exports. PCX up 7.5%. KOL up 1.1%. MEE was up 2.3% but then reported lower than expected shipments after the bell and surrendered those gains afterhours. JOYG dropped 1% on no news which was discouraging.
ANR led the Industrial Metals up 3.8%. WLT up 1.1%
Both WYNN and MGM rose 1% to lead the casinos.