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Jasper



269 US 231 South
Southgate Center
Jasper, IN 47546

800-253-7276

George A. Kuper
Senior Vice President
Branch Manager
812/482-7276
GKuper@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 edged higher with the NASDAQ inking another record high. US indices were sharply higher for the week. The Dow rose 1.7 percent, the S&P 500 climbed 1.5 percent and the NASDAQ ascended 1.8 percent. US Treasury yields moved higher among mid and long-dated issues.

The Dow Jones Industrials gained 4 points to 20624. The S&P 500 added 3 points to 2351. The NASDAQ advanced 23 points to 5838. The small caps of the Russell 2000 inched fractionally higher to 1399. The Dow Transports moved 20 points higher to 9495 while the Dow Utility Index pushed 1 point higher to 672.

Trading volume totaled 944 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 518 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Decliners exceeded advancers by a narrow margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners bested losers by a 4 to 3 margin. U.S. Treasury securities moved higher among mid and long-dated issues 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.

The major indices closed close to where they began the session. The three major US indices managed to ink new record highs intraday but the Dow was the one index closing in positive terrain. Financials, consumer discretionary and energy stocks lagged. However, sweet crude for April delivery rose 21 cents to $53.81 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials added another 7 points to 20,619. The S&P 500 shed 2 points to 2347. The NASDAQ gave back 4 points to 5814. The small caps of the Russell 2000 lost 5 points to 1399. The Dow Transports receded 79 points to 9474 while the Dow Utility Index improved 6 points to 670.

Trading volume totaled 852 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 465 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 stocks lower for every 3 higher on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. 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 surge higher with the four major U.S. indices again hitting all-time records. Health care stock and banks paced gains. Recent upbeat economic data along with Janet Yellen's semi-annual testimony to congressional leaders have led onlookers to price in an interest rate hike as early as next month. As such, treasury securities and income stocks moved lower.

The Dow Jones Industrials pushed 107 points higher to 20,611. The S&P 500 added 11 points to 2349. The NASDAQ surged 36 points to 5819. The small caps of the Russell 2000 advanced 7 points to 1404. The Dow Transports improved 110 points to 9554 while the Dow Utility Index lost 2 points to 664.

Trading volume totaled 842 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 471 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 stocks higher for every 3 lower on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners exceeded losers by a 9 to 5 margin. U.S. 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 Dow Industrials, NASDAQ and S&P 500 moved further into record territory, marking the fourth straight record-setting session. Banks rallied as the Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen signaled that interest rates could rise gradually in the near future in her semi-annual testimony to the Senate Banking Committee. Conversely, dividend paying utilities and real estate investment trusts lagged. In other economic news, January's producer price index rose by a higher than expected 0.6 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrials rallied 92 points to 20,504. The S&P 500 added 9 points to 2337. The NASDAQ ascended 18 points to 5782. The small caps of the Russell 2000 gained 4 points to 1396. The Dow Transports erased 31 points to 9444 while the Dow Utility Index shed 4 points to 667.

Trading volume totaled 813 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 452 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 stocks higher for every 3 lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 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.

It was another record setting day of gains for the major indices. Asian markets were also higher amid optimism regarding trade relations between the US and its Asian trade partners. The financial and technology sectors paced gains. Sweet crude for March delivery fell 95 cents to $52.91 per barrel. There were no major economic releases today. However, there is a deluge of economic releases expected later this week and investors will be on Fed watch as Janet Yellen is set to give the Fed's semi-annual monetary policy report to the Senate tomorrow.

The Dow Jones Industrials climbed 142 points to 20,412. The S&P 500 added 12 points to 2328. The NASDAQ pushed 29 points higher to 5763. The small caps of the Russell 2000 tacked on 3 points to 1392. The Dow Transports jumped 81 points to 9475 while the Dow Utility Index added nearly 2 points to 671.

Trading volume totaled 798 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 422 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 stocks higher for every 3 lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. U.S. 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.
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