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202 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

812-332-6333

Jeff Main, AAMS®
Senior Vice President
Branch Manager
812/332-6333
JMain@hilliard.com
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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


Updated Each Business Day at Approximately 4:30 pm ET.



Stocks were mixed with the tech-laden NASDAQ and small caps of the Russell 2000 advancing while the broader based indices lagged. The Federal Reserve maintained interest rates but indicated it could raise rates as soon as September. Sweet crude for September delivery fell 91 cents to $42.00 per barrel. In economic news, June's durable goods orders fell 4 percent and pending home sales rose by a lower than expected 0.2 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrials shed a point to 18,472. The S&P 500 lost 2 points to 2166. The NASDAQ rallied 29 points to 5139. The small caps of the Russell 2000 added 2 points to 1218. The Dow Transports subtracted 118 points to 7861 and the Dow Utility Index receded 8 points to 704.

Trading volume totaled 986 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 495 million on the NASDAQ. There were 15 stocks lower for every 13 higher on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers bested decliners by a 4 to 3 margin. U.S. Treasury securities moved higher across the board.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices were mostly higher with the exception of the Dow Jones Industrial Average which headed lower for the second straight session. Sweet crude for September delivery fell 40 cents to $42.74 per barrel. In economic news, new home sales rose to a higher than expected 592,000 in June. July's consumer confidence index inched fractionally lower to a still higher than expected 97.3. Apple is slated to report earnings after the market closes today and the Federal Reserve concludes its two-day monetary policy setting meeting tomorrow.

The Dow Jones Industrials unwound 19 points to 18,473. The S&P 500 inched fractionally higher to 2169. The NASDAQ gained 12 points to 5110. The small caps of the Russell 2000 traded 7 points higher to 1216. The Dow Transports surged 87 points to 7980 and the Dow Utility Index retreated 6 points to 713.

Trading volume totaled 823 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 446 million on the NASDAQ. There were 3 stocks higher for every 2 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers surpassed decliners by a 4 to 3 margin. U.S. Treasury securities were again little changed.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices retreated following four weeks of gains which have pushed the Dow Jones and S&P 500 to record highs recently. Sweet crude for September delivery fell $1.14 to $43.05 per barrel. The descent in oil caused energy shares to slide as well. There were no major economic releases today. Tomorrow brings housing data as well as July's purchasing managers services and consumer confidence indices. Earnings from 3M, Apple & Caterpillar are also slated for release.

The Dow Jones Industrials retreated 77 points to 18,493. The S&P 500 shed 6 points to 2168. The NASDAQ lost 2 points to 5097. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gave up 3 points to 1209. The Dow Transports faltered 73 points to 7892 and the Dow Utility Index inched fractionally lower to 719.

Trading volume 774 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 390 million on the NASDAQ. There were 9 stocks lower for every 5 higher on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, losers bested winners by a 4 to 3 margin. U.S. Treasury were little changed.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices resumed an upward trajectory. For the week, stocks posted gains marking the fourth straight week of advances for major US indices. Telecoms and utilities paced gains. Industrials lagged as Honeywell cut its earnings forecast. Sweet crude for September delivery fell 53 cents to $44.22 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 53 points to 18,570. The S&P 500 added 9 points to 2175. The NASDAQ surged 26 points to 5100. The small caps of the Russell 2000 jumped 9 points to 1212. The Dow Transports ascended 107 points to 7965 and the Dow Utility Index pushed 9 points higher 720.

Trading volume 750 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 376 million on the NASDAQ. There were approximately 2 stocks higher for every one lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities were again little changed. Have a great weekend!

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

Stocks moved lower, breaking their recent winning spree amid some disappointing earnings reports. Energy company Kinder Morgan reported revenues that missed expectations, causing its stock to fall more than 5 percent. Sweet crude for September delivery fell $1.21 to $44.54 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials unwound 77 points to 18,517. The S&P 500 dropped 7 points to 2165. The NASDAQ retreated 16 points to 5073. The small caps of the Russell 2000 shed 5 point to 1203. The Dow Transports surrendered 103 points to 7858 and the Dow Utility Index gained 3 points to 710.

Trading volume 821 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 408 million on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 stocks lower for every 3 stocks higher on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities were little changed.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

Better than expected earnings results from Microsoft propelled stock indices higher. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average inked new all-time highs. Sweet crude oil for September delivery rose 23 cents to $45.68 per barrel. There were no major economic releases today. Weekly jobless claims, July's Philly Fed Index and June's existing home sales and leading indicators will be released tomorrow.

The Dow Jones Industrials jumped 36 points to 18,595. The S&P 500 rallied 9 points to 2173. The NASDAQ ascended 53 points to 5089. The small caps of the Russell 2000 pushed 9 points higher to 1209. The Dow Transports inched fractionally higher to 7962 and the Dow Utility Index shed 3 points to 707.

Trading volume totaled 749 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 397 million on the NASDAQ. There were 2 stocks higher for every 1 stock lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury moved lower among mid and long-dated issues but were unchanged at the short end of the curve.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Dendra Lambert at: 1-800-444-1854 x1239 or (502) 588-1239. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.
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