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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 were mostly down with the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and the Dow all closing lower on the day. In economic news, private sector employers added 177,000 in August according to ADP, which was ahead of expectations for 175,000. The Chicago PMI fell 4.3 points to 51.5, remaining above the 50-level which indicates expansion. The National Association of Realtors reported its pending home sales index rose 1.3% in July. Sweet crude for October delivery closed around 3.3% lower at $44.80 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 53 points to close at 18,401. The S&P 500 was down 5 points to close at 2,171. The NASDAQ declined 10 points to finish the day at 5,213 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 4 points lower to close at 1,242. Dow Transports were down 31 points to 7,879, while the Dow Utility Index was up 2 points at 667.

Trading volume totaled 1.1 billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 502 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were more than 3 stocks lower for every 2 higher on the New York Stock Exchange and more than 5 stock declining for every 3 advancing on the NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities essentially flat on the day with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing at 1.19%, 1.58%, and 2.23%, 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 fell on light volume. Financials continued to move higher. Hershey sank $12.01 to $99.66 as Mondelez said it was ending its quest to acquire the company. In economic news, August's consumer confidence rose to a higher than expected 101.1.

The Dow Jones Industrials unwound 48 points to 18,454. The S&P 500 shed 4 points to 2176. The NASDAQ lost 9 points to 5222. The small caps of the Russell 2000 added a point to 1246. The Dow Transports climbed 49 points to 7910 and the Dow Utility Index unwound 7 points to 665.

Trading volume totaled 753 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 389 million on the NASDAQ. Winners and losers were evenly matched 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 marched higher as financials took an upside leadership role. The Federal Reserve's remarks last week at its annual retreat have increased expectations that interest rates could be increased again this year. In economic news, personal income and spending rose 0.4 and 0.3 percent, respectively. A reading on consumer confidence is due out tomorrow.

The Dow Jones Industrials surged 107 points to 18,502. The S&P 500 rallied 11 points to 2180. The NASDAQ climbed 13 points to 5232. The small caps of the Russell 2000 headed 6 points higher 1244. The Dow Transports added 35 points to 7860 and the Dow Utility Index moved 5 points higher to 672.

Trading volume totaled 659 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 337 million on the NASDAQ. Winners more than doubled losers on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, there were 9 stocks higher for every 5 lower. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower 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 gave back early gains to close mostly lower. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave an optimistic view on the economy and said the case for raising interest rates has strengthened. Interest rate sensitive stocks such as utilities, real estate investment trusts and telecommunications stocks moved lower on the news.

The Dow Jones Industrials unwound 53 points to 18,395. The S&P 500 shed 3 points to 2169. The NASDAQ gained 6 points to 5218. The small caps of the Russell 2000 lost nearly 2 points to 1238. The Dow Transports gave up 43 points to 7924 and the Dow Utility Index erased 14 points to 667.

Trading volume totaled 821 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 385 million on the NASDAQ. Losers defeated winners by a 4 to 3 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, winners and losers were nearly evenly matched. U.S. Treasury securities moved lower among mid and long-dated issues and were mostly unchanged at the short end of the curve. Have a good weekend!

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. 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.
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