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Evansville



110 Main Street
P.O. Box 98
Evansville, IN 47708

888-426-1481

Alan H. Newman, CWA®
Senior Vice President
Regional Manager
812/426-1481
ANewman@hilliard.com

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When you partner with Hilliard Lyons, you have the comfort of knowing that your Financial Consultant will guide you toward a portfolio appropriate for you. The experience of your Hilliard Lyons Financial Consultant will keep you focused on long-term goals, regardless of which way the market is moving at the moment.

Hilliard Lyons' Financial Consultants do not take a packaged approach to investing. They are committed to finding the most appropriate investments for you. Toward this end, we encourage you to ask questions of our Financial Consultants and to field questions from them. They are trained to raise issues that may not be obvious on the surface. We invite you to call or email us today to find out how we can help you accomplish your financial objectives.

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To collectively provide comprehensive professional advice, solutions, and services designed  to help build, manage, and transfer wealth over time and across generations.

 

Methodology:
-We must remain open to possibilities and committed to excellence, never losing sight of our uncompromising integrity.

-We must embrace change to ensure we continue to provide our clients the highest quality wealth management services in a rapidly changing environment.

-With a focus on each client relationship, we will attend to unique hopes, fears, dreams, and aspirations.
Daily Market Comment

Daily Market Recap -


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



The major indices reversed course, surging higher amid upbeat earnings news. Investor focus turned to domestic company specific news after Friday's negative global headlines roiled stocks. Haliburton and Hasbro were among the companies reporting better than expected earnings results. In global news today, China reduced the required reserve threshold for commercial banks by one percent.

The Dow rallied 208 to 18,034. The NASDAQ climbed 62 points to 4994. The S&P 500 gained 19 points to 2100. The small caps of the Russell 2000 pushed 13 points higher to 1264. The Dow Transports surged 146 points to 8793. The Dow Utility Index added 8 points to 591.

Volume totaled 682 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 406 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners walloped losers by more than a 2 to 1 margin on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. US 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.

Stocks languished with major US indices following foreign markets lower. Renewed concerns about Greek debt and new stock market regulation in China prompted the sell-off. Chinese regulators tightened the rules on margin lending in an attempt to temper surging stock valuations. In US economic news, March's consumer prices rose 0.2 percent overall and at its core, which exclude volatile food and energy components. Consumer sentiment rose to 95.9 in April. Leading indicators climbed 0.2 percent in March.

The Dow sank 279 to 17,826. The NASDAQ lost 75 points to 4931. The S&P 500 faltered 23 points to 2081. The small caps of the Russell 2000 unwound 21 points to 1251. The Dow Transports retreated 60 points to 8647. The Dow Utility Index shed 2 points to 583.

Volume totaled 892 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 536 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Losers trounced winners by about a 4 to 1 margin on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. US Treasury Securities moved higher among longer-dated issues but were little changed at the short end of the curve. Have a great 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.

U.S. stock indices were largely unchanged Thursday following a string of positive earnings releases despite some concerns than S&P 500 companies will collectively post an earnings decline of nearly 4.5% in the first quarter. In other news, weekly jobless claims grew to 294,000 in the week ended April 11th. This was above the 280,000 figure analysts had expected. Housing starts rose 2% in March versus February to an annual rate of 926,000, behind the 1.04 million figure analysts had expected. As markets closed, crude oil, natural gas, and gold were all trading higher. Tomorrow, we expect the Consumer Price Index, leading indicators, and consumer sentiment economic reports to be released.

The Dow fell 6 points, ending the session at 18105 as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and International Business Machines led the decline. The NASDAQ fell 3 points to end at 5007, the S&P 500 shed a point to close at 2104, the Dow Utility Index lost 3 points to finish at 585, and the Dow Transports gained 3 points, closing the day at 8708. The Russell 2000 fell 2 points and closed at 1272.

On the New York Stock Exchange 753 million shares exchanged hands while 416 million shares exchanged hands on the NASDAQ. There were about 4 decliners for every 3 advancers on the New York Stock Exchange while there were about 7 decliners for every 6 advancers on the NASDAQ. Bond markets were mostly higher. Recent yields were 0.01 percent for the 3-month bill, 1.29 percent for the 5-year note, 1.88 percent for the 10-year note and 2.56 percent for the 30-year bond.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Jeremy Roane at: 1-800-444-1854 x8688 or (502) 588-8688. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.

The major indices pushed higher amid mixed earnings data. JP Morgan reported an increase in earnings while Well Fargo said its earnings declined. Oil prices surged, prompting energy shares higher. More blue chip earnings data is expected tomorrow. American Express, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Sherwin Williams are on deck.

The Dow gained 75 points to 18,112. The NASDAQ surged 33 points to 5011. The S&P 500 pushed 10 points higher to 2106. The small caps of the Russell 2000 tacked on 10 points to 1275. The Dow Transports marched 7 points higher to 8704. The Dow Utility Index added a point to 588.

Volume totaled 875 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange while 449 million shares were exchanged on the NASDAQ. Winners doubled losers on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. US 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.

Most major U.S. stock indices closed higher Tuesday following a string of positive earnings releases and an increase in oil prices, which led to energy stocks outperforming the broader market on the day. In other news, March retail sales rose 0.9%, less than the 1.1% gain analysts had expected, although this was the strongest gain from the sector in a year. As markets closed, crude oil and natural gas were trading higher, while gold was lower. Tomorrow, we expect the Empire State Index, Industrial Production, Capacity Utilization, Home Builders Index and Beige Book reports to be released.

The Dow added 59 points, ending the session at 18036 as Chevron Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. led the advance. The NASDAQ slid 10 points to end at 4977, the S&P 500 expanded 3 points to close at 2095, the Dow Utility Index added 3 points to finish at 587, and the Dow Transports fell 8 points, closing the day at 8697. The Russell 2000 fell less than a point and closed at 1265.

On the New York Stock Exchange 690 million shares exchanged hands while 382 million shares exchanged hands on the NASDAQ. There were about 5 advancers for every 3 decliners on the New York Stock Exchange while there were about 7 decliners for every 6 advancers on the NASDAQ. Bond markets were mostly higher. Recent yields were 0.00 percent for the 3-month bill, 1.34 percent for the 5-year note, 1.90 percent for the 10-year note and 2.55 percent for the 30-year bond.

Clients with questions concerning this Afternoon Comment are advised to contact Jeremy Roane at: 1-800-444-1854 x8688 or (502) 588-8688. Members of the media are advised to contact Gary England at 1-800-444-1854 x1738 or (502) 588-1738.
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