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800-790-6333

Jeff Main, AAMS®
Senior Vice President
Branch Manager
Phone: 765/349-0247
JMain@hilliard.com

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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



Stocks headed higher for a second straight session amid upbeat retail earnings and economic data. T. J. Maxx and Marshalls parent company TJX posted better than expected second quarter results and raised its full year expectations. Home Depot reported consensus beating second quarter results and guided its full year estimate higher. Its stock surged more than 5 percent higher on the news. Turning to economic data, consumer prices rose 0.1 percent as expected in July. Housing starts rose to a 1.09 million annualized rate last month, handily topping forecasts.

The Dow Jones Industrials ascended 80 points to 16,919. The S&P 500 gained almost 10 points to 1981. The NASDAQ surged 19 points to 4527, its highest level in a decade and a half. The small caps of the Russell 2000 added 4 points to 1162. The Dow Transports climbed 9 points to 8414 while the Dow Utility Index improved 6 points to 554.

About 555 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 389 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, there were 7 stocks higher for every 6 lower. 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 rallied on merger news and as geopolitical tensions abated. Dollar General made a play for rival Family Dollar. The $8.95 billion bid tops Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion bid. In other news, crude oil fell as geopolitical tensions in Iraq and the Ukraine eased. The price per barrel of $93.84 is the latest level in months. Transportation stocks climbed as a result.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 175 points to 16,838. The S&P 500 added 16 points to 1971. The NASDAQ pushed 43 points higher to 4508. The small caps of the Russell 2000 advanced 16 points to 1158. The Dow Transports ascended 141 points to 8405 while the Dow Utility Index inched fractionally lower to 548.

About 604 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 414 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were four times as many winners versus losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were nearly three times as many advancers compared to decliners. 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 were mixed with the tech-heavy NASDAQ gaining ground while the other major indices lost ground. Headlines regarding the fighting between the Ukraine and Russia spooked investors in morning trading but markets recovered to close off of their worst levels of the session. In company specific news, Coca-Cola said it is buying energy drink maker Monster. Monster stock surged more than 30 percent on the news.

The Dow Jones Industrials unwound 50 points to 16,662. The S&P 500 inched fractionally lower to 1955. The NASDAQ advanced nearly 12 points to 4464. The small caps of the Russell 2000 shed more than a point to 1141. The Dow Transports were little changed closing at 8264 while the Dow Utility Index put on 2 points to 548.

About 756 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 537 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners and losers were almost evenly matched on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were 7 losers for every 6 winners. US Treasury Securities 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.

Stocks added some ground in a light volume session. A weaker than expected weekly jobless claims report caused some onlookers to speculate the Federal Reserve will remain dovish on raising interest rates. Most industry segments are winding down earnings season while odd fiscal year retailers are in the early innings of their reporting season. Kohl's posted better than expected second quarter earnings despite a decline in sales. Meanwhile, Wal-Mart lowered its full year guidance.

The Dow Jones Industrials added 61 points to 16,713. The S&P 500 climbed 8 points to 1955. The NASDAQ pushed 18 points higher to 4453. The small caps of the Russell 2000 tacked on a points to 1143. The Dow Transports advanced 54 points to 8264 while the Dow Utility Index moved 4 points higher to 545.

About 516 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 352 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, there were 7 stocks higher for every 6 lower. 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.

Buyers emerged to take the Dow back into positive terrain for the year. Biotech and technology stocks paced gains. In economic news, retail sales were flat in July versus expectations for a 0.2 percent increase. Business inventories rose 0.4 percent in June. Weekly jobless claims and import prices are due out tomorrow. Cisco is set to release earnings after the market close today.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 91 points to 16,651. The S&P 500 added 12 points to 1946. The NASDAQ gained 44 points to 4434. The small caps of the Russell 2000 pushed points higher to 1141. The Dow Transports improved 55 points to 8209 while the Dow Utility Index inched fractionally higher to 541.

About 558 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 392 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were three times as many winners compared to losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers doubled decliners. 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.
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