202 South College Avenue | Bloomington, IN 47404 | 800-790-6333 | Map/Directions
Bloomington



202 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

800-790-6333

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

Welcome to Hilliard Lyons

When you partner with Hilliard Lyons, you have the comfort of knowing that your Financial Consultant will guide you toward a portfolio appropriate for you. The experience of your Hilliard Lyons Financial Consultant will keep you focused on long-term goals, regardless of which way the market is moving at the moment.

Hilliard Lyons' Financial Consultants do not take a packaged approach to investing. They are committed to finding the most appropriate investments for you. Toward this end, we encourage you to ask questions of our Financial Consultants and to field questions from them. They are trained to raise issues that may not be obvious on the surface. We invite you to call or email us today to find out how we can help you accomplish your financial objectives.

Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



Stocks advanced Friday as the S&P 500 posted its fifth weekly gain. This followed news that China and Europe suggested they would participate in additional stimulus measures. There were no major economic releases on the day. As markets closed, crude oil and gold were trading higher as natural gas was lower on the day. On Monday, we expect the Chicago Fed national activity index to be released, followed by the GDP revision, Case-Shiller home prices, and consumer confidence index releases expected on Tuesday.

The Dow expanded 91 points, ending the session at 17810 as Goldman Sachs Group and Visa Inc. led the rally. The NASDAQ took on 11 points to end at 4712, the S&P 500 added 10 points to finish at 2063, the Dow Utility Index took on 2 points to 596, and the Dow Transports added 40 points to end the session at 9094. Small caps of the Russell 2000 gained a point and closed at 1172.

On the New York Stock Exchange 1036 million shares exchanged hands while 580 million shares exchanged hands on the NASDAQ. There were 2 advancers for every decliner on the New York Stock Exchange while advancers narrowly beat out decliners on the NASDAQ. Bond markets were higher. Recent yields were 0.00 percent for the 3-month bill, 1.61 percent for the 5-year note, 2.32 percent for the 10-year note and 3.02 percent for the 30-year bond.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Jeremy Roane at: 1-800-444-1854 x8688 or (502) 588-8688. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices posted gains amid upbeat earnings and economic data. Best Buy, Dollar Tree and Kirkland's were among the retailers topping expectations. In economic news, consumer prices were flat in October and rose 0.2 percent excluding food and energy. Weekly jobless claims fell to 291,000. Leading indicators rose 0.9 percent last month. October's existing home sales rose to a higher than expected 5.26 million annualized level. Philadelphia area manufacturing activity surged to a much higher than expected 40.8 for November.

The Dow Jones Industrials rose 33 points to 17719. The S&P 500 gained 4 points to 2052. The NASDAQ advanced 26 points to 4701. The small caps of the Russell 2000 pushed 13 points higher to 1170. The Dow Transports added 41 points to 9053 while the Dow Utility Index shed a point to 593.

Volume totaled 661 million on the New York Stock Exchange while 438 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about two stocks higher for every one lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 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 edged lower with investors taking some profits with the Dow and S&P 500 remaining near all-time highs. Federal Reserve meeting minutes revealed that Fed officials voted to not change the language it used with regard to key short term interest rates remaining low for a considerable time. Target, Staples and Lowe's reported better than expected results, prompting all three stocks to all move more than 6 percent higher.

The Dow Jones Industrials shed 2 points to 17,685. The S&P 500 lost 3 points to 2048. The NASDAQ retreated 26 points to 4675. The small caps of the Russell 2000 unwound 12 points to 1157. The Dow Transports shed 29 points to 9012 while the Dow Utility Index inched fractionally higher to 595.

Volume totaled 736 million on the New York Stock Exchange while 451 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Losers exceeded winners by a 3 to 2 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, decliners were 1.5 times more prevalent than advancers. US Treasury Securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues but were unchanged 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 Dow and S&P 500 ink fresh all-time highs on strong housing data. November's home buyers index rose to 58 which was higher than expected. Health Care stocks led advances following yesterday's news that Actavis was buying Allergan for $66 billion. In other merger news, SunEdison subsidiary TerraForm said it was acquiring First Wind for nearly $2 billion. Retail stocks were mixed as Home Depot and Urban Outfitters posted lower than expected results. In other news, Germany's investor sentiment index improved following 10 straight months of declines.

The Dow Jones Industrials advanced 40 points to 17,687. The S&P 500 added 10 points to 2051. The NASDAQ rallied 31 points to 4702. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gained 6 points to 1170. The Dow Transports pushed 29 points higher to 9041 while the Dow Utility Index edged a point higher to 594.

Volume totaled 730 million on the New York Stock Exchange while 443 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Advancers topped decliners by a 3 to 2 margin on both the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange. US Treasury Securities moved higher among mid and long-dated issues and were lower at the short end 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 as oil priced resumed a downward trajectory. Mega-mergers dominated headlines with Halliburton inking a deal with Baker Hughes worth $35 billion and Allergan agreeing to be acquired by Ireland's Actavis for $66 billion. In macroeconomic news, Japan unexpectedly entered into a recession. In US economic news, the Empire state index rose to a slightly lower than expected 10.2 in November. October's industrial production unexpectedly fell 0.1 percent versus expectations for a 0.2 percent gain. Capacity Utilization fell to a lower than expected 78.9 percent last month.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 13 points to 17647. The S&P 500 edged a point and half higher to 2041. The NASDAQ shed 17 points to 4671. The small caps of the Russell 2000 lost 9 points to 1164. The Dow Transports unwound 48 points to 901 while the Dow Utility Index advanced 7 points to 593.

Volume totaled 693 million on the New York Stock Exchange while 453 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Decliners cruised past advancers by a 4 to 3 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. Losers nearly doubled winners on the NASDAQ. US Treasury Securities edged lower at the long end of the curve and were unchanged 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.
Tell A Friend Tell A Friend
 
 
 Securities and Advisory Services offered by J. J. B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC, A Registered Broker Dealer and Investment Advisor, Member NYSE / FINRA / SIPC. Trust Services are offered through Hilliard Lyons Trust Company, LLC, an affiliate of J. J. B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, LLC. Hilliard Lyons does not offer legal, accounting or tax advice. You should consult your own tax or legal counsel prior to making any decision that may affect your tax or legal situation. To understand how Hilliard Lyons is compensated for its services, please click here.

These materials are provided for general information and educational purposes based upon publicly available information from sources believed to be reliable-we cannot assure the accuracy or completeness of these materials. The information in these materials may change at any time and without notice.

Third Party Web Sites – We may link to or provide access to other web sites or services from other companies or organizations. You agree that we are not responsible for, and do not control those web sites or services.