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Martinsville



50 N. Main Street
Martinsville, IN 46151

800-301-0247

Jeff Main, AAMS®
Senior Vice President
Branch Manager
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.



The major indices were mostly down with the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and the Dow all closing lower on the day. In economic news, weekly jobless claims fell by 1,000 to 261,000 versus expectations for 264,000. Orders for durable goods rose 4.4% in July, ahead of forecasts for a 3.6% increase. Sweet crude for September delivery closed around 1.2% higher at $47.32 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 33 points to close at 18,448. The S&P 500 was down 3 points to close at 2,172. The NASDAQ declined 5 points to finish the day at 5,212 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 1 point higher to close at 1,239. Dow Transports were down 51 points to 7,868, while the Dow Utility Index was flat at 682.

Trading volume totaled 718 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 353 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 5 stocks higher for every 4 lower on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly more than 1 stock advancing for every 1 declining on the NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower through the day with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing up at 1.16%, 1.58%, and 2.27%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. 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 as oil continued to slide. Sweet crude for October delivery fell $1.34 to $46.76 per barrel. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported that domestic crude inventory rose by a much higher than expected 2.5 million barrels. Healthcare, technology and metals/mining stocks paced losses. Commentary is expected from the Federal Reserve on Friday when it holds its annual retreat in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The Dow Jones Industrials unwound 65 points to 18,481. The S&P 500 sank 11 points to 2175. The NASDAQ unwound 42 points to 5217. The small caps of the Russell 2000 surrendered 11 to 1237. The Dow Transports shed 4 points to 7918 and the Dow Utility Index inched fractionally lower to 681.

Trading volume totaled 755 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 395 million on the NASDAQ. Losers eclipsed winners by about a 2 to 1 margin on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 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 mostly up with the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and the Dow all closing higher on the day. In economic news, sales of newly constructed homes rose 12.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 654,000, according to the Commerce Department, which came in above the forecast for a 581,000 pace. The Markit PMI reading fell to 52.1 in August from 52.9 in July. Sweet crude for September delivery closed over 1.2% higher at $48.01 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 18 points to close at 18,547. The S&P 500 was up 4 points to close at 2,187. The NASDAQ advanced 15 points to finish the day at 5,260 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 9 points higher to close at 1,237. Dow Transports were up 29 points to 7,923, while the Dow Utility Index lost 3 points to 682.

Trading volume totaled 734 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 364 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were more than 2 stocks higher for every 1 lower on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly less than 2 stocks advancing for every 1 declining on the NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities were mixed today with the 5-year yield remaining flat at 1.14%, the 10-year yield rising to 1.55%, and the 30-year yield closing down at 2.23%.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices finished mostly unchanged in light trading today. Energy shares paced losses as sweet crude for October delivery fell $1.75 to $47.36 per barrel. In merger news, Pfizer made an offer to purchase acquire cancer drug manufacturer Medivation Inc.

The Dow Jones Industrials retreated 23 points to 18,529. The S&P 500 shed a point to 2182. The NASDAQ traded 6 points higher to 5244. The small caps of the Russell 2000 added 2 points to 1239. The Dow Transports unwound 35 points to 7894 and the Dow Utility Index added a point to 684.

Trading volume totaled 703 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 361 million on the NASDAQ. Winners nearly matched losers on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities moved higher 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 were mostly down with the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and the Dow all closing lower on the day. There were no major economic reports released today. Sweet crude for September delivery closed relatively flat at $48.97 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 45 points to close at 18,553. The S&P 500 was down 3 points to close at 2,184. The NASDAQ declined 2 points to finish the day at 5,238 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 were flat at 1,237. Dow Transports were up 8 points to 7,930, while the Dow Utility Index lost 8 points to 683.

Trading volume totaled 844 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 422 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were nearly 3 stocks lower for every 2 higher on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly more than 1 stock declining for every 1 advancing on the NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower through the day with the 5-, 10- and 30-year yields closing up at 1.17%, 1.58%, and 2.29%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Tyler Agee at: 1-800-444-1854 x8686 or (502) 588-8686. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices gained ground as oil climbed. Sweet crude for October delivery rose $1.41 to $48.93 per barrel. The advance was broad-based with energy stocks pacing gains. Cisco Systems said it would reduce its staff by 7 percent following earnings results which were weaker than expected.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 23 points to 18,597. The S&P 500 tacked on 4 points to 2187. The NASDAQ rallied 11 points to 5240. The small caps of the Russell 2000 climbed 9 points to 1236. The Dow Transports added 39 points to 7922 and the Dow Utility Index pushed 7 points higher to 691.

Trading volume totaled 755 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 389 million on the NASDAQ. Winners were about double the number of losers on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 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.
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