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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



The major indices continued their losing streak but today's losses were minimal. Oil prices continued to climb as Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against military targets in Yemen. Sweet crude for May delivery climbed $2.08 to $51.29 per barrel. In other news, Sandisk fell $14.98 to $66.20 after cutting its first quarter revenue target.

The Dow unwound 14 points to 17,678. The NASDAQ fell 13 points to 4863. The S&P 500 lost nearly 5 points to 2056. The small caps of the Russell 2000 shed almost 2 points to 1231. The Dow Transports erased 49 points to 8677. The Dow Utility Index lost 5 points to 576.

Volume totaled 828 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 522 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 3 decliners for every 2 advancers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were 7 stocks lower for every 6 higher. 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.

The major indices maintained a downward trajectory despite a mega merger in the consumer staples sector. Kraft and Heinz inked a deal which will create the 3rd largest food and beverage company in the United States. Kraft shares surged 35 percent on the news. The energy sector also escaped the market downdraft mostly unscathed today as oil prices recovered $1.44 per barrel to $48.95.

The Dow sank 292 points to 17,718. The NASDAQ dropped 118 points to 4876. The S&P 500 unwound 30 points to 2061. The small caps of the Russell 2000 retreated 29 points to 1233. The Dow Transports plunged 180 points to 8727. The Dow Utility Index shed 6 points to 581.

Volume totaled 790 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 547 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were nearly 3 times as many losers versus winners on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, decliners eclipsed advancers by a margin on 4.5 to 1. 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.

The major indices fell in a broad-based sell-off. Strengthening economic data caused investors to again worry about interest rate hikes. February's consumer confidence rose 0.2 percent. Home prices climbed 5.1 percent year-over-year in January. February's new home sales unexpected rose to 539,000. A March purchasing managers' index rose to 55.3.

The Dow lost another 104 to 18,011. The NASDAQ surrendered 16 points to 4994. The S&P 500 declined 12 points to 2091. The small caps of the Russell 2000 dipped another 1.25 to 1263. The Dow Transports erased 60 points further to 8908. The Dow Utility Index lost 7 points to 588.

Volume totaled 749 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 403 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 4 stocks lower for every 3 higher on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners and losers were evenly matched. US Treasury securities moved higher 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.

The major indices took a breather, following last week's Fed inspired gains. Energy shares were mostly higher as sweet crude for May delivery added another 78 cents to $47.35 per barrel. In economic news, existing home sales rose to a lower than expected 4.88 million level in February.

The Dow shed 11 points to 18,116. The NASDAQ dipped 15 points to 5010. The small caps of the Russell 2000 shed 1.66 to 1264 after touching a new high during the session. The Dow Transports unwound 179 to 8968. The Dow Utility Index inched fractionally higher to 595.

Volume totaled 733 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 413 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 were ahead of losers by a 7 to 6 margin. US 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 ended the session and week on higher ground. Upbeat earnings news from Nike inspired investors. The international company was able to produce solid top line results despite US dollar strength. Energy shares again took a leadership role but this time to the upside as oil prices recovered 79 cents to $46.32.

The Dow Jones Industrials surged 168 points to 18,127. The S&P 500 rallied 18 points to 2108. The NASDAQ ascended 34 points, inking a new high of 5042 intraday and closing at 5026. The small caps of the Russell 2000 climbed 11 points to 1266. The Dow Transports jumped 29 points to 9148. The Dow Utility Index gained 4 points to 595.

Volume surged with 2.2 billion shares being traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 1.1 billion shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 5 stocks higher for every 1 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners bested losers by a 3 to 2 margin. US Treasury securities remained volatile, moving firmly higher among mid and long-dated issues today. 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.
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