The U.S Institute for Supply Management released the factory index for December, where the ISM Manufacutring Index rose to 53.9 from 52.7 in December, the fastest pace in six months, while beating analysts' median estimates of 53.5. ISM Prices paid rallied to 47.5 from 45.0 in December as well, but slighty short from median estiamtes of 48.0.