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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



It was another record breaking day for the S&P 500 and NASDAQ. The three major US indices all posted mild gains. Upbeat earnings news from tech stalwart's Google, Microsoft and Amazon helped propel the major indices deeper into record territory. Next week brings a deluge of earnings with about a third of the companies in the S&P 500 all slated to report results.

The Dow gained 21 points to 18,080. The NASDAQ surged 36 points to 5092. The S&P 500 pushed 4 points higher to 2117. The small caps of the Russell 2000 shed 4 points to 1267. The Dow Transports lost 24 points to 8880. The Dow Utility Index added 6 points to 597.

Volume totaled 767 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 493 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more winners versus losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, losers exceeded winners by a 7 to 6 margin. US Treasury Securities again moved higher across the board. 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.

The major indices extended gains with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ in record territory. The mild gains occurred despite mixed earnings news and weaker than expected economic data. Some onlookers pointed to rising oil prices and dollar weakening as the reason for the advance. Oil gained $1.32 to $57.48 per ounce.

The Dow gained 20 points to 18,058. The NASDAQ climbed 20 points to 5056. The S&P 500 added 5 points to 2112, inking a new high of 2120 intraday. The small caps of the Russell 2000 advanced 6 points to 1271. The Dow Transports tacked on 41 points to 8904. The Dow Utility Index traded 4 points higher to 591.

Volume totaled 796 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 455 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 2 stocks higher for every 1 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers exceeded decliners by an 8 to 5 margin. US 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.

Earnings provided a lift to the major stock indices. Today's dose of economic data also supported the advance. March's existing home sales were higher than expected. McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Boeing were among the large multinational companies reporting better than expected results today.

The Dow climbed 88 points to 18,038. The NASDAQ advanced 21 points to 5035. The S&P 500 gained 10 points to 2107. The small caps of the Russell 2000 added a point to 1265. The Dow Transports marched 47 points higher to 8863. The Dow Utility Index traded a point higher to 587.

Volume totaled 753 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 415 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 4 stocks higher for every 3 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners bested losers by a 7 to 6 margin. US Treasury Securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues.

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.

Rally stalls on mixed earnings news. Most of the major indices were unable to expand gains from yesterday though the NASDAQ benefited from biotechnology merger news. Motorcycle purveyor Harley-Davidson and Dow component DuPont reported disappointing results. Conversely, Kimberly-Clark's results exceeded expectations. In other news, Teva Pharmaceuticals made a $40 billion bid, or $82 per share, for Mylan. Mylan surged 8 percent to a still well below offer price of $74.07 on the news as investors were skeptical that a deal would go through at that price level.

The Dow unwound 85 points to 17,949. The NASDAQ tacked on 19 points to 5014. The S&P 500 shed 3 points to 2097. The small caps of the Russell 2000 inched fractionally lower to 1264. The Dow Transports gained 22 points to 8815. The Dow Utility Index shed 5 points to 585.

Volume totaled 689 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 401 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners and losers were evenly matched on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. US Treasury Securities moved lower 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 reversed course, surging higher amid upbeat earnings news. Investor focus turned to domestic company specific news after Friday's negative global headlines roiled stocks. Haliburton and Hasbro were among the companies reporting better than expected earnings results. In global news today, China reduced the required reserve threshold for commercial banks by one percent.

The Dow rallied 208 to 18,034. The NASDAQ climbed 62 points to 4994. The S&P 500 gained 19 points to 2100. The small caps of the Russell 2000 pushed 13 points higher to 1264. The Dow Transports surged 146 points to 8793. The Dow Utility Index added 8 points to 591.

Volume totaled 682 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 406 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners walloped losers by more than a 2 to 1 margin on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. US Treasury Securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues.

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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