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389 East Morgan Street
Suite 1
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 capped off the rally this week with the Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ all closing higher. In economic news, first quarter GDP was revised higher to 0.8% from the initial reading of 0.5%. Consumer sentiment pulled back to 94.7, but was still 4.4% higher than the year ago period. Sweet crude for July delivery finished the day relatively flat after rallying into the close.

The Dow Jones Industrials rose by 45 points to close at 17,873. The S&P 500 was up 9 points to close at 2,099. The NASDAQ advanced by 32 points to finish the day at 4934 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 11 points higher to 1150. Dow Transports were up 50 points to 7772, while the Dow Utility Index gained 1 point to close at 656.

Trading volume totaled 836 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 381 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 broadly lower today, with yields increasing around 1 bp across the yield curve.

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.

Investors took to the sidelines following two strong days of advances with the major indices closing mostly flat. Defensive sectors such as telecom, utilities and consumer staples paced gains while banks and basic materials lagged. Sweet crude for July delivery traded lower, falling 18 cents to $49.39 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials unwound 23 points to 17,828. The S&P 500 inched fractionally lower, closing at 2090. The NASDAQ added 6 points to 4901. The small caps of the Russell 2000 shed a point to 1139. The Dow Transports gave up 21 points to 7722 and the Dow Utility Index pushed 6 points higher to 655.

Trading volume totaled 792 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 379 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more advancers compared to decliners on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were about 3 losers for every 2 winners. 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 expanded on recent gains. Oil prices maintained an upward trajectory as crude inventories declined. Sweet crude for July delivery rose $1.12 to $49.74 per barrel. Energy and financial paced gains.

The Dow Jones Industrials advanced 145 points to 17,851. The S&P 500 added 14 points to 2090. The NASDAQ gained 33 points to 4894. The small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 5 points higher to 1141. The Dow Transports added 62 points to 7743 and the Dow Utility Index shed 2 points to 648.

Trading volume totaled 912 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 418 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, advancers ousted decliners by about a 9 to 5 margin. U.S. Treasury securities edged 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.

Strong housing data pushes the major indices higher. April's new home sales rose to a much stronger than expected 619,000. The rally was broad-based with all 10 major S&P 500 economic sectors participating. Technology and homebuilding stocks paced gains. Oil climbed 72 cents to $48.80 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials surged 213 points to 17,706. The S&P 500 rallied 28 points to 2076. The NASDAQ climbed 95 points to 4861. The small caps of the Russell 2000 jumped 23 points to 1135. The Dow Transports pushed 43 points higher and the Dow Utility Index added 6 points to 650.

Trading volume totaled 888 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 457 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 3 times as many winners compared to losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers eclipsed decliners by a 3.5 to 1 margin. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower 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 edged lower on reduced volume as investors took to the sidelines. Last week's Fed meeting minutes put investors on Fed watch for a potential interest rate hike which could occur as early as next month. Merger news made headlines today as Germany's Bayer made an offer to acquire Monsanto for $62 billion.

The Dow Jones Industrials edged 8 points lower to 17,492. The S&P 500 shed 4 points to 5048. The NASDAQ gave up 3 points to 4765. The small caps of the Russell 2000 inched fractionally lower to 1111. The Dow Transports retreated 33 points to 7638 and the Dow Utility Index unwound 6 points to 644.

Trading volume totaled 819 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 430 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more decliners than advancers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners beat losers by a narrow margin. U.S. Treasury securities were again 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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