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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



The major indices sank as employment data failed to inspire investors. While January's unemployment figure ticked down to 4.9 percent and average hourly earnings rose 0.5 percent, the headline nonfarm payrolls number came in lower than expected at 151,000. In other economic news, consumer credit rose to $21 billion. Oil dropped 69 cents to $31.03 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials dropped 211 points to 16,204. The S&P 500 sank 35 points to 1880. The NASDAQ surrendered 146 points to 4363. The small caps of the Russell 2000 faltered 29 points to 985. The Dow Transports erased 108 points to 6942 while the Dow Utility Index added 2 points to 624.

Trading totaled 1.1 billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 671 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were more than three times as many losers compared to winners on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, decliners lapped advancers more than four times. U.S. Treasury securities were little changed. Have a good 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.

The major indices moved to the upside as investors await tomorrow's government data on monthly employment. Oil retreated with sweet crude for March delivery falling 52 cents to $31.76 per barrel. In economic news today, weekly jobless claims rose to a higher than expected 205,000. Fourth quarter productivity fell 3 percent and unit labor costs rose 4.5 percent as expected.

The Dow Jones Industrials advanced 79 points to 16,416. The S&P 500 added 2 points to 1915. The NASDAQ climbed 5 points to 4509 while the small caps of the Russell 2000 pushed 4 points higher to 1014. The Dow Transports surged 216 points to 7051 and the Dow Utility Index lost 4 points to 622.

Trading volume totaled 1.2 billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 573 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners ousted losers by a 2 to 1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were about 4 stocks higher for every 3 losers. 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 Dow rallied heading into the closing bell while the NASDAQ remained in negative territory. Energy shares paced gains as oil prices climbed higher. Sweet crude for March delivery rose $2.79 to $32.67 per barrel. In economic news, ADP reported that private sector employment rose 205,000 last month. January's institute of supply management services index fell to a lower than expected 53.5 percent. Still figures above 50 percent signify expansionary conditions.

The Dow Jones Industrials rallied 183 points to 16,336. The S&P 500 added 9 points to 1912. The NASDAQ surrendered 12 points to 4504 while the small caps of the Russell 2000 traded more than a point higher to 1010. The Dow Transports ascended 70 points to 6834 and the Dow Utility Index gained 8 points to 626.

Trading volume totaled 1.1 billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 619 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners outnumbered losers by nearly a 2 to 1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were slightly more losers than winners U.S. Treasury securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues but nudged higher 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.

The major indices sank amid global macroeconomic concerns. Manufacturing data out of China continues to show weakening trends and yesterday's institute of supply management report continued to read at levels consistent with contracting economic conditions. Oil fell $1.89 to $29.74 per barrel. The energy and financial sectors were especially weak though the sell-off was broad-based.

The Dow Jones Industrials sank 295 points to 16,153. The S&P 500 relinquished 36 points to 1903. The NASDAQ lost 103 points to 4516 while the small caps of the Russell 2000 dropped 23 points to 1008. The Dow Transports erased 204 points to 6764 and the Dow Utility Index added 2 points to 618.

Trading volume totaled more than a billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 538 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Losers trounced winners by a 4 to 1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were 3.5 times as many decliners compared to advancers. U.S. Treasury securities moved higher among mid and long-dated issues but were lower 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.

The major indices finished mixed with the NASDAQ managing a small gain. Stocks were weak earlier in the session as oil resumed a downward trajectory. Sweet crude for March delivery fell $2.23 to $31.39 per barrel. January's institute of supply management report rose slightly to 48.2 percent. Still, figures below 50 signify contracting economic conditions. Stocks reversed losses following the ISM data and some dovish comments from a Fed official. Many onlookers now believe the Federal Reserve will maintain its key interest rate when it meets again in March.

The Dow Jones Industrials traded 17 points lower to 16,449. The S&P 500 inched fractionally lower to 1939. The NASDAQ added 6 points to 4620. The small caps of the Russell 2000 shed nearly 3 points to 1032. The Dow Transports pushed 62 points higher to 6968 while the Dow Utility Index gained 5 points to 616.

Trading volume totaled more than a billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 501 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were three stocks lower for every 2 higher on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were slightly more losers versus winners. On the NASDAQ winners and losers were close to even. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower among short and mid-dated issues and edged slightly higher 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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