Energy Stocks Stay on Top; Cisco Sizzles
(MONEY Magazine) – All indexes posted gains in November, with energy producers benefiting from a two-month peak in the price of oil. Widely held ExxonMobil led the way with an 8% gain, and the S&P's energy sector soared to a record high and its second straight month at the top of the S&P. But Cisco Systems led all widely held stocks; shares of the network equipment maker rose 11.5% for the month on news that its profits and sales forecast were better than analysts had expected.
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