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US Stocks Finish Up With S&P 500 Higher For First Time in 5 Sessions

Aug 14, 2018

US Markets End of Day Snapshot                                                                                                                                  Start Your Free Trial Today

  • US stocks reversed from yesterday's declines to finish in positive territory. In contrast to yesterday, small-cap stocks outperformed large caps
  • The S&P 500 finished up 0.61%, Nasdaq Composite up 0.55%, and Russell 2000 up 1.05%
  • Materials (+0.98%), Industrials (+0.86%), and Consumer Discretionary (+0.74%) stocks were the top performers in the S&P 500 today
  • Healthcare (+0.4%), Utilities (+0.4%), and Energy (+0.18%) stocks were the worst performers in the S&P 500 today
  • Investor sentiment for US stocks finished positive with the advance/decline ratio for the S&P 500 closing at 9.87x
  • 30 stocks in the S&P 500 hit 4-week highs while 49 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 11 stocks in the S&P 500 closed overbought while 23 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • 118 stocks in the Nasdaq Composite hit 4-week highs while 212 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 216 stocks in the Nasdaq Composite closed overbought while 397 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • The VIX closed down 1.42 points today to 13.36 after closing at 14.78 yesterday

US Treasuries

  • US 2-Year Treasuries lower with yields up 1.43 basis points to 2.6267%
  • US 5-Year Treasuries lower with yields up 1.01 basis points to 2.76%
  • US 10-Year Treasuries lower with yields up 0.73 basis points to 2.8859%
  • The US Treasury 2s-5s Spread has narrowed 0.42 basis points to 0.13%
  • The US Treasury 2s-10s Spread has narrowed 0.7 basis points to 0.26%
  • US Treasury 5s-10s Spread has narrowed 0.28 basis points to 0.13%

Currencies

  • EUR€ is down 0.552% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.1347
  • GBP£ is down 0.282% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.2735
  • CHF is little changed 0.01% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.0068
  • JPY¥ is up 0.208% against the USD$ in after hours to 110.93

Commodities

  • WTI Crude is up 1.22% to USD$68.02/bbl with the Brent-WTI spread down USD$-1.23 to USD$3.89/bbl
  • Gold is up 0.28% to USD$1196.81/oz

Stocks Trending in the News

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Agilent Technologies Inc (A) posted 3Q2018 EPS that was higher than anticipated ($0.67 vs $0.63) but provided 4Q2018 EPS guidance that was softer than expected. Shares of Agilent are down 0.67% to $66.30 post-market

Diamondback Energy (FANG) announced that it will be acquiring Energen Corp (EGN) for $9.2 billion in an all-stock transaction. The deal values Energen’s stock at $84.95 per share, representing a 19% premium above yesterday’s closing price. Shares of Energen have surged 7.19% to $78.40 after the close

Kroger Co (KR) is partnering with Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba (BABA) to pilot test an online grocery store serving the Chinese market. For the test, Kroger will sell products from its natural and organic private label brand called Simple Truth. Kroger stock has slid 0.40% to $30.33 following today’s trading

IAC (IAC) and Math Group Inc (MTCH) are facing a $2 billion lawsuit from the founders and employees of Tinder, who claim that the companies used false and misleading financial projections to cheat them out money owed to them under options agreements. Match Group and IAC stock fell 3.08% and 0.63%, respectively)

Data in Price Return, Source: Stockdio

S&P 500 Sector ETFs - End of Day

Data in Price Return, Source: Stockdio

Russell 1000 Factor ETFs - End of Day

Data in Price Return, Source: Stockdio

S&P 500 Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
Tapestry Inc Consumer Discretionary 52.9 11.36%          783,400.00
Advance Auto Parts Inc Consumer Discretionary 155 7.36%          283,414.00
Nielsen Holdings PLC Industrials 26.2 5.61%      1,067,371.00
Seagate Technology PLC Information Technology 53.2 4.35%          618,846.00
AutoZone Inc Consumer Discretionary 754 3.33%            18,639.00
Underperformers Sector Price 1D% CHG Volume
Microchip Technology Inc Information Technology 84.7 -2.53%          511,140.00
Wynn Resorts Ltd Consumer Discretionary 145 -2.21%          380,260.00
Williams Cos Inc/The Energy 30.1 -1.82%          826,302.00
Symantec Corp Information Technology 18.7 -1.54%          761,439.00
Chubb Ltd Financials 133 -1.41%          161,494.00