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Elizabethtown



2403 Ring Road
P O Box 865
Elizabethtown, KY 42702

800-260-6126

Sue S. Badgett, CWA®
Senior Vice President
Complex Manager
270/821-7990
SBadgett@hilliard.com

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Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



Concerns about comments President Trump gave in a speech today regarding a potential government shut down seemed to dampen investor enthusiasm, and US markets trended mostly lower. The Dow 30 was led in the red by components Johnson & Johnson and Home Depot, shares of which traded off 1.4 and 0.5 percent, respectively. Home Depot rival Lowe's also had a rocky session, with shares down 3.7 percent after the retailer reported second quarter results that missed street expectations. Salesforce.com was up 0.3 percent after beating analyst estimates for Q2 earnings. Coty's fourth quarter earnings miss, which the company reported yesterday, sent shares down another 5.5 percent in today's session.

The DJIA lost 87 points at 21812, the NASDAQ shed 19 points at 6278, and the S&P 500 fell 8 points at 2444. Dow Transports slid 114 points at 9086, while the Dow Jones Utility Index gained less than a point at 744. Russell 2000 small caps ended the session at 1370, off less than a point. 681 million and 377 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NADAQ, respectively. Advancers bested decliners on the NYSE 15 to 13, and on the NASDAQ decliners outnumbered advancers 17 to 12.

The US dollar weakened versus major rivals, with the ICE US Dollar Index losing 0.4 percent. Inversely, Gold for December delivery settled at $1294.70 per ounce, up 0.3 percent. Government data showed crude supplies in the US fell for the eighth week in a row, though production domestically also rose. October West Texas Intermediate crude settled at $48.41 per barrel, up 1.2 percent. Recent US treasury yields: 1.3 percent for the 2-year note, 1.7 percent for the 5-year note, 2.2 percent for the 10-year note, and 2.8 percent for the 30-year bond.

-- Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Amanda Collier at 1-800-444-1854 x8820 or (502) 588-8820. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738. --

On Tuesday US markets shook off Monday's doldrums, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ closing the session up 0.9, 1, and 1.3 percent, respectively. Apple, Boeing, Caterpillar, and Cisco led the Dow 30 on the upside; the S&P 500 was helped higher by gains in tech, materials, and health care sectors. According to Marketwatch.com,

The DJIA soared 196 points to 21899, the NASDAQ added 84 points at 6297, and the S&P 500 gained 24 points at 2452. Dow Transports jumped 79 points at 9200, while the Dow Jones Utility Index was up nearly 2 points at 743. Russell 2000 small caps ended the session at 1371, higher by 14 points. 688 million and 392 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NADAQ, respectively. Advancers outpaced decliners on both the NYSE and NASDAQ 3 to 1.

Gold for December delivery dipped 0.4 percent, settling at $1291 per ounce. Inversely, the US dollar strengthened versus major rivals, sending the ICE US Dollar Index 0.5 percent higher. Oil prices rose Tuesday on investors anticipating domestic crude supplies fell for the eighth week in a row; September WTI crude settled at $47.64 per barrel, up 0.6 percent. Recent US treasury yields: 1.3 percent for the 2-year note, 1.8 percent for the 5-year note, 2.2 percent for the 10-year note, and 2.8 percent for the 30-year bond.

-- Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Amanda Collier at 1-800-444-1854 x8820 or (502) 588-8820. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738. --

US markets had a middling start the week, with sectors considered cyclical -- energy, financials, technology -- leading in the red though somewhat offset by more defensive sectors such as telecom and real estate. Shares of Dow 30 component Nike fell 2.5 percent on a Wall Street firm's rating downgrade, and Home Depot led in the green, with shares up 1.2 percent in Monday's session. Foot Locker slid another 7.5 percent to extend its Friday decline; Ulta Beauty lost 4.1 percent on an analyst's price target cut.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 29 points at 21703, the NASDAQ shed 3 points at 6213, and the S&P 500 rose 2 points at 2428. Dow Transports popped 26 points at 9121, while the Dow Jones Utility Index added 3 points at 741. Russell 2000 small caps ended the session at 1356, down less than a point. 713 million and 409 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NADAQ, respectively. Decliners outnumbers advancers on the NYSE by an extremely narrow margin, and decliners bested advancers on the NASDAQ 17 to 12.

The US Dollar lost ground versus major rivals. Investors seeking safe havens sent gold futures higher, with Gold for December delivery settling at $1296.70 per ounce, up 0.4 percent. Settling at $47.37 per barrel. September WTI crude drifted 2.4 percent lower. Recent US treasury yields: 1.3 percent for the 2-year note, 1.8 percent for the 5-year note, 2.2 percent for the 10-year note, and 2.8 percent for the 30-year bond.

-- Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Amanda Collier at 1-800-444-1854 x8820 or (502) 588-8820. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738. --

US markets finished the week with a volatile session, as investors considered President Trump's apparent decision to terminate Stephen Bannon as chief White House strategist. The Dow 30 was weighed down by components Home Depot and Nike, shares of which fell 1.5 and 4.4 percent, respectively. NASDAQ Comp downside was limited in part by shares of Applied Materials, up 2.7 percent, after the company announced better than anticipated Q3 results. The real estate sector also lost ground on Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 76 points at 21674 (-0.8 percent for the week), the NASDAQ was down 5 points at 6216 (-0.6 percent for the week), and the S&P 500 lost 4 points at 2425 (-0.7 percent for the week). Dow Transports slid 57 points to 9095, while the Dow Jones Utility Index rose 4 points at 738. Russell 2000 small caps ended the session at 1357, off 1 point. 924 million and 518 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NADAQ, respectively. Advancers outpaced decliners 15 to 13 on the NYSE and 15 to 14 on the NASDAQ.

Gold for December settled at $1291.60 per ounce, off 0.1 percent for the day and 0.2 percent for the week. The US Dollar Index was slightly lower following the possible White House news regarding Bannon. Unconfirmed news about a major US refinery shutdown caused oil prices to pop, with September WTI crude settling at $48.51 per barrel, up 3 percent for the day, but down 0.6 percent for the week. Recent US treasury yields: 1.3 percent for the 2-year note, 1.8 percent for the 5-year note, 2.2 percent for the 10-year note, and 2.8 percent for the 30-year bond.

-- Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Amanda Collier at 1-800-444-1854 x8820 or (502) 588-8820. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738. --

Investor concerns regarding whether or not President Trump can benefit the markets with new legislation seemed to rise on Thursday, as fallout from his handling of the weekend's events in Charlottesville, Virginia continued. A terror attack in Barcelona added to worries, and US markets fell broadly. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ closed down 1.2, 1.5, and 1.9 percent lower, respectively. Dow 30 component Cisco Systems led in the red, off 4 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 274 points at 21750, the NASDAQ gave up 123 points at 6221, and the S&P 500 lost 38 points at 2430. Dow Transports sank 224 points to 9152, while the Dow Jones Utility Index was off 5 points at 734. Russell 2000 small caps ended the session at 1358, down 24 points. 766 million and 493 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NADAQ, respectively. Decliners outnumbered advancers on the NYSE nearly 3 to 1 and 4 to 1 on the NASDAQ.

Gold for December settled at $1292.40, up 0.7 percent. The US dollar strengthened slightly versus major rivals. Falling US crude supplies sent oil prices higher, with September WTI crude settling at $47.09 per barrel, up 0.7 percent. Recent US treasury yields: 1.3 percent for the 2-year note, 1.8 percent for the 5-year note, 2.2 percent for the 10-year note, and 2.8 percent for the 30-year bond.

-- Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Amanda Collier at 1-800-444-1854 x8820 or (502) 588-8820. 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 the NASDAQ all closing up on the day. In economic news, housing starts slowed 4.8% from June¿s pace to a 1.16 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. Housing permits were also 4.1% lower than June¿s level, at a 1.22 million seasonally adjusted annual rate. Sweet crude for October delivery closed down 1.6% at $46.94 per barrel.

The Dow Jones Industrials rose 26 points to close at 22,025. The S&P 500 was up 4 points at 2,468. The NASDAQ advanced 12 points to finish the day at 6,345 as the small caps of the Russell 2000 were down 1 point at 1,382. Dow Transports were up 6 points at 9,377, while the Dow Utility Index advanced 2 points to 740.

Trading volume totaled 731 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 424 million were exchanged on the NASDAQ. There were 3 stocks higher for every 2 lower on the New York Stock Exchange and slightly more than 5 stocks advancing for every 4 declining on the NASDAQ. U.S. Treasury securities moved higher today with the 5-, 10-, and 30-year yields closing down at 1.79%, 2.24%, and 2.82%, 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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