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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



The major indices remained nearly flat following unexpectedly low U.S. jobless numbers and several strong earnings announcements. In U.S. economic news, the new single-family homes sales pace dropped to a three-month low in June according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. The sales pace fell 8.1% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 406,000 compared to economists' forecast of 475,000. Initial jobless claims fell by 19,000 last week to 284,000, lower than estimates of 310,000. This marks the lowest level of initial claims since February of 2006. The Markit flash manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 56.3 in July from a four-year high of 57.3 in June.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 3 points to 17,084. While the S&P 500 gained 1 point to 1,988, the NASDAQ was down 1.5 to 4,472, and small caps of the Russell 2000 were down 2 to 1,156. Dow Transports were down 2 to 8,467, while the Dow Utility Index gained 2 points to 561.

Volume totaled 632 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 476 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. On the New York Stock Exchange, there were nearly 6 declining issues for every 5 advancing. On the NASDAQ, there were fractionally more than 6 declining issues for every 5 advancing. U.S. Treasury Securities' yields rose among mid- and long-dated issues. The 5-year note yield rose by 6 basis points to 1.71%. The 10-year note and 30-year bond yields both gained 4 basis points to close at 2.51% and 3.3%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8446 or (502) 588-8446. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices climbed higher today, with the exception of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as second quarter earnings continued to be released. There were no major U.S. economic reports released today. The U.S. dollar climbed slightly higher again today against the Euro, nearing eight-month highs as currency traders worry about the possibility of tougher economic sanctions on Russia and its impact on the currency.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 27 points to 17,087. While the S&P 500 gained 3.5 points to 1,987, the NASDAQ was up 18 to 4,474, and small caps of the Russell 2000 were up 2 points to 1,158. Dow Transports were up 13 to 8,469, while the Dow Utility Index moved fractionally higher to 559.

Volume totaled 581 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 464 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. On the New York Stock Exchange, there were around 13 advancing issues for every 10 declining. On the NASDAQ, there were marginally more declining issues than advancing. U.S. Treasury security yields remained mostly flat today, with the 10-year note and 30-year bond yields both closing level for the day at 2.47% and 3.26%, respectively. The 5-year U.S. Treasury note yield lost 1 basis point to close at 1.65%.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8446 or (502) 588-8446. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

Stocks climbed amid upbeat earnings and economic news. The S&P 500 inked a fresh intraday high. Several high profile earnings reports encouraged investors as about a third of the companies in the S&P 500 are due to report results this week. In economic news, consumer prices increased 0.1 percent at its core which excludes food and energy. Core prices are up 1.9 percent over the last year, roughly in-line with the Federal Reserve's target inflation rate. The Euro weakened against the dollar to its lowest level of the year as the EU extended current sanctions against Russia in the wake of the Malaysian Airline crash in the Ukraine last week.

The Dow Jones Industrials advanced 61 points to 17,113. The S&P 500 gained 9 points to 1983. The NASDAQ headed 31 points higher to 4456. The small caps of the Russell 2000 added 9 points to close at 1156. The Dow Transports ascended 94 points to 8455 while the Dow Utility Index inched fractionally lower to 558.

About 581 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange while 422 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners defeated losers by about a 2 to 1 margin on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 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, rebounding from early morning lows, remained fairly flat but closed lower for the day as investors remain cautious of risky assets amidst political instability in Ukraine and Gaza. The National Association for Business Economics released data showing that 43% of economists surveyed said their firms had increased wages within the last quarter. That number is up from 19% in the year ago period, displaying a faster pace of wage growth pressures as the economy recovers.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 48 points to 17,052. While the S&P 500 dropped by 5 points to 1,974, the NASDAQ was down 7 to 4,425, and small caps of the Russell 2000 were down 5 points to 1,147. Dow Transports were down 25 to 8,361, while the Dow Utility Index moved fractionally lower to 559.

Volume totaled 541 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 398 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. On the New York Stock Exchange, there were nearly 7 declining issues for every 4 advancing. On the NASDAQ, there were around 8 declining issues for every 5 advancing. The 5-year U.S. Treasury note yield remained flat for the day, closing at 1.68%. The 10-year note yield dropped 2 basis points to close at 2.47%, while the 30-year bond yield lost 4 basis points to 3.26%.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8446 or (502) 588-8446. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices had a strong advance today following yesterday's declines as technology and consumer finance stocks led the way. In U.S. economic news, July's consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters fell to 81.3 from 82.5 in June. The consensus estimate for July was 83. The leading economic indicator index rose by 0.3% in June to 102.2, pointing towards a strengthening of the U.S. economy in the second half of the year.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 123 points to 17,100. While the S&P 500 rose by 20 points to 1,978, the NASDAQ was up 69 to 4,432, and small caps of the Russell 2000 were up around 18 points to 1,151. Dow Transports were up 106 to 8,385, while the Dow Utility Index gained 6 points to 559.

Volume totaled 757 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 529 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. On the New York Stock Exchange, there were about 5 advancing issues for every 1 declining. On the NASDAQ, there were around 4 advancing issues for every 1 declining. U.S. Treasury Securities' yields rose among mid- and long-dated issues. The 5-year note yield gained 5 basis points to close at 1.68%. Both the 10-year note and 30-year bond yields gained 3 basis points to finish the day at 2.49% and 3.3%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8446 or (502) 588-8446. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.
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