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Stocks Up Slightly, Energy Takes a Hit

(MONEY Magazine) – The major stock indexes left a strong 2006 behind, posting smaller gains through mid-January, slowed in part by weaker than expected forecasts from tech companies like Apple and Intel. The Dow Jones industrial average saw a 1.4% jump. The Energy sector landed at the bottom of the S&P 500 as oil prices hit their lowest point since June 2005. And a rise in oil inventories took a bite out of widely held ExxonMobil's stock, which fell 6.5% for the month.

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P/E 18.2 DIVIDEND YIELD 1.80%

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NOTES AND SOURCES: Unless otherwise noted, data as of Jan. 18 from Lipper, New York; 877-955-4773. Index levels from Bloomberg. Bond index data from Lehman Brothers. Stock data from Thomson/Baseline. Monthly S&P 500 ratios from Standard & Poor's. Ratios are based on previous four quarters of earnings. Top-Performing Stocks limited to companies with market capitalization of at least $500 million. Most Widely Held Stocks ranked by largest accounts at Merrill Lynch. ¹Annualized. ²Price change only.

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Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.