TABLE-Reuters/U Mich Dec. prelim sentiment index 74.2

Dec 10 (BestGrowthStock) – Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan
Surveys of Consumers’ preliminary December consumer sentiment
index rose to 74.2 from 71.6 in the final November reading,
according to a report released on Friday.

Economists in a Reuters survey expected a preliminary
December reading of 72.5.

Below is a table of the survey’s components:

Dec-P Nov Oct Sept Aug
Sentiment 74.2 71.6 67.7 68.2 68.9
Current conditions 85.7 82.1 76.6 79.6 78.3
Expectations 66.8 64.8 61.9 60.9 62.9
1-year inflation 2.9 3.0 2.7 2.2 2.7
5-year inflation 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8

THE SURVEY: The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan
Surveys of Consumers, a monthly series of data on U.S. consumer
sentiment, are produced by the University of Michigan in Ann
Arbor, Michigan. Thomson Reuters has exclusive rights to
distribute the data for six months after the release.

TABLE-Reuters/U Mich Dec. prelim sentiment index 74.2