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Jeff Main, AAMS®
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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.



The major indices expanded on recent gains. Oil prices maintained an upward trajectory as crude inventories declined. Sweet crude for July delivery rose $1.12 to $49.74 per barrel. Energy and financial paced gains.

The Dow Jones Industrials advanced 145 points to 17,851. The S&P 500 added 14 points to 2090. The NASDAQ gained 33 points to 4894. The small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 5 points higher to 1141. The Dow Transports added 62 points to 7743 and the Dow Utility Index shed 2 points to 648.

Trading volume totaled 912 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 418 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 ousted decliners by about a 9 to 5 margin. U.S. Treasury securities edged 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.

Strong housing data pushes the major indices higher. April's new home sales rose to a much stronger than expected 619,000. The rally was broad-based with all 10 major S&P 500 economic sectors participating. Technology and homebuilding stocks paced gains. Oil climbed 72 cents to $48.80 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials surged 213 points to 17,706. The S&P 500 rallied 28 points to 2076. The NASDAQ climbed 95 points to 4861. The small caps of the Russell 2000 jumped 23 points to 1135. The Dow Transports pushed 43 points higher and the Dow Utility Index added 6 points to 650.

Trading volume totaled 888 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 457 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 3 times as many winners compared to losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers eclipsed decliners by a 3.5 to 1 margin. U.S. 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 edged lower on reduced volume as investors took to the sidelines. Last week's Fed meeting minutes put investors on Fed watch for a potential interest rate hike which could occur as early as next month. Merger news made headlines today as Germany's Bayer made an offer to acquire Monsanto for $62 billion.

The Dow Jones Industrials edged 8 points lower to 17,492. The S&P 500 shed 4 points to 5048. The NASDAQ gave up 3 points to 4765. The small caps of the Russell 2000 inched fractionally lower to 1111. The Dow Transports retreated 33 points to 7638 and the Dow Utility Index unwound 6 points to 644.

Trading volume totaled 819 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 430 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more decliners than advancers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners beat losers by a narrow 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 moved higher with the majority of the 10 major economic sectors moving higher. Technology and health care paced gains. Applied Materials announced better than expected earnings results. Sweet crude for July delivery eased 21 cents to $48.46 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials climbed 65 points to 17,500. The S&P 500 added 12 points to 2052. The NASDAQ rallied 57 points to 4769. The small caps of the Russell 2000 surged 17 points to 1112. The Dow Transports ascended 86 points to 7671 and the Dow Utility Index edged 2 points higher to 650.

Trading volume totaled 976 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 513 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 stocks higher for every 1 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers nearly tripled decliners. 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.

The major indices lost ground but closed off of their worst levels of the session. Fears that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates as early as next month weighed on investor sentiment. The healthcare and industrial sectors paced losses in the broad-based sell-off. Wal-Mart and Cisco reported better than expected earnings results. Sweet crude for July delivery fell 17 cents to $48.60 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials gave up 91 points to 17435. The S&P 500 shed 7 points to 2040. The NASDAQ retrenched 26 points to 4712. The small caps of the Russell 2000 retreated 8 points to 1094. The Dow Transports surrendered 44 points to 7585 and the Dow Utility Index put on 5 points to 647.

Trading volume totaled 949 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 435 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 2.5 times as many losers compared to winners on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, decliners exceeded advancers by a 2 to 1 margin. 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.

The major indices were mixed as technology and financial stocks led on the upside while consumer staples and utilities paced losses. Fed meeting minutes revealed that most members are proponents of raising interest rates as early as next month. Oil prices declined with sweet crude for July delivery falling 52 cents to $48.47 per barrel. Weekly jobless claims, regional manufacturing data and leading indicators are due out tomorrow.

The Dow Jones Industrials shed 3 points to 17,526. The S&P 500 inched fractionally higher to 2047. The NASDAQ climbed 23 points to 4739. The small caps of the Russell 2000 pushed 5 points higher to 1102. The Dow Transports moved 22 points higher to 7630 and the Dow Utility Index erased another 12 points to 642.

Trading volume totaled 774 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 475 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 2 stocks higher for every 1 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners exceeded losers by about a 4 to 3 margin. U.S. Treasury securities declined across the board as investors priced in a greater likelihood of a Federal Reserve rate hike in the near-term.

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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