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79 Woodfin Place
Suite 103
Asheville, NC 28801

800-522-4545

Gary W. Hannah, CWA®
Senior Vice President
Branch Manager
828-252-8900
ghannah@hilliard.com

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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



All four major US indices surged to fresh record highs. The rally was broad-based with financials and consumer staples providing upside leadership. Sweet crude for April delivery rose 57 cents to $54.35 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials jumped 118 points to 20743. The S&P 500 rallied 14 points to 2365. The NASDAQ ascended 27 points to 5865. The small caps of the Russell 2000 ascended 10 points to 1410. The Dow Transports pushed 36 points higher to 9531 while the Dow Utility Index gained 7 points to 679.

Trading volume totaled 876 million on the New York Stock Exchange and 473 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners defeated losers by more than a 2 to 1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange. On the NASDAQ, advancers exceeded decliners by a 4 to 3 margin. U.S. Treasury 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 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.
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