The WWD Global Stock Tracker followed the lead of U.S. stocks, ending flat on a short trading day marked by light volume.
WWD’s tracker – a group of 100 leading global fashion, retail and beauty equities – finished just below its Tuesday close, losing less than 0.1 percent to slip to a Christmas Eve resting point of 108.76.
Asian equities dominated those with the largest gains, but The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. registered the largest advance of all tracker stocks, expanding 5.6 percent to $7.52.
Luen Thai Holdings Ltd. progressed 5.1 percent to 1.44 Hong Kong dollars, or 19 cents at current exchange, for the second largest increase, followed by Anta Sports Products Ltd., up 4.6 percent to 13.32 Hong Kong dollars, or $1.72, and Li Ning Co., up 3.3 percent to 3.40 Hong Kong dollars, or 44 cents.
Fast Retailing Co. scored the fifth largest gain, ahead 2.9 percent to 45,830 yen, or $379.75. Youngor Group Co.’s 4 percent drop-off to 10.40 yuan, or $1.67, qualified as the largest decline, with J.C. Penney Co. Inc. not far behind with a 3.6 percent descent to $6.50.
Quiksilver Inc. shares were off 2.4 percent to $2.43; Vince Holding Corp. was down 2.3 percent to $27.49, and Inter Parfums Inc. lost 2.1 percent to close at $27.84.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a 6.04-point gain to close at a record 18.030.21.