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Samuel D. Dickinson, CWA®
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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



The major indices were mixed today with the Dow moving lower while the NASDAQ and S&P 500 edged out slight gains on the day. In economic news, newly constructed home sales in May were 610,000 versus expectations of 590,000 according to the Commerce Department. A flash reading of manufacturing PMI fell to a 9 month low of 52.1, while the flash services PMI reading was at a 3 month low of 53. Sweet crude for August delivery closed up 0.6% at $43.01 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials fell 2 points to close at 21,395. The S&P 500 was up 3 points at 2,438. The NASDAQ advanced 29 points to finish the day at 6,266 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 11 points higher to 1,416. Dow Transports were up 71 points at 9,391, while the Dow Utility Index was down 2 points at 725.

Trading volume totaled 2.1 billion shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 1.5 billion were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more than 2 stocks higher for every 1 lower on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly less than 2 stocks higher for every one lower on the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities were mixed today with the 5-year yield unchanged at 1.76%, while the 10- and 30-year securities moved up as yields closed down at 2.14% and 2.71%, respectively.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Jack Hellige at: 1-800-444-1854 x8641 or (502) 588-8641. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices were mixed today with the Dow and S&P 500 moving lower while the NASDAQ edged out a slight gain on the day. In economic news, weekly initial jobless claims ticked up to 241,000 versus expectations of 240,000 according to the Labor Department. Sweet crude for August delivery closed up 0.5% at $42.74 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials fell 13 points to close at 21,397. The S&P 500 was down 1 point at 2,435. The NASDAQ advanced 3 points to finish the day at 6,237 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 5 points higher to 1,405. Dow Transports were up 27 points at 9,320, while the Dow Utility Index was down 2 points at 727.

Trading volume totaled 853 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 496 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly less than 3 stocks higher for every 2 lower on both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities moved higher today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing down at 1.76%, 2.15%, and 2.72%, 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 were mixed today with the Dow and S&P 500 moving lower while the NASDAQ closed up on the day. In economic news, existing homes sales reached a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.62 million in May versus expectations for 5.57 million. Housing inventory has declined for 24 consecutive months on a year-over-year basis. Sweet crude for August delivery closed down 2.3% at $42.53 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials fell 56 points to close at 21,411. The S&P 500 was down 1 point at 2,436. The NASDAQ advanced 46 points to finish the day at 6,234 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 4 points lower to 1,399. Dow Transports were down 11 points at 9,293, while the Dow Utility Index was down 5 points at 730.

Trading volume totaled 829 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 525 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly more than 9 stocks lower for every 5 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 were essentially unchanged today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing at 1.77%, 2.16%, and 2.73%, 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 moved lower today with the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all closing down on the day. In economic news, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the U.S. current-account deficit, a measure of national debt to other countries, rose 2.5% to $116.8 billion in the first quarter. Sweet crude for August delivery closed down around 2.1% at $43.51 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials lost 57 points to close at 21,472. The S&P 500 was down 16 points at 2,438. The NASDAQ declined 49 points to finish the day at 6,190 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 15 points lower to 1,403. Dow Transports were down 163 points at 9,313, while the Dow Utility Index was about flat at 735.

Trading volume totaled 813 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 534 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were slightly less than 5 stocks lower for every 2 higher on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly more than 2 stocks declining for every 1 advancing on the NASDAQ. U.S Treasury securities moved higher today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing down at 1.76%, 2.16%, and 2.74%, 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 moved higher today with the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ all closing up on the day. There were no major economic data releases today. Sweet crude for August delivery closed down around 1.2% at $44.43 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials rose 145 points to close at 21,529. The S&P 500 was up 20 points at 2,453. The NASDAQ advanced 87 points to finish the day at 6,239 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 moved 12 points higher to 1,418. Dow Transports were up 63 points at 9,477, while the Dow Utility Index was down 3 points to 734.

Trading volume totaled 801 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 479 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 7 stocks higher for every 4 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 moved lower today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing up at 1.79%, 2.19%, and 2.79%, 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.
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