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US stocks closed higher led by tech shares rebounding and energy sector strength on higher oil prices

Sep 11, 2018

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US Markets End of Day Snapshot

  • US stocks closed higher driven by tech stocks rebounding and energy stocks buoyed by higher oil prices
  • The S&P 500 finished up 0.38%, Nasdaq Composite up 0.61%, and Russell 2000 up 0.06%
  • Telecom (+1.08%), Energy (+0.98%), and Tech (+0.84%) stocks were the top performers in the S&P 500 today
  • Real Estate (-0.07%), Utilities (-0.35%), and Consumer Staples (-0.39%) stocks were the worst performers in the S&P 500 today
  • Investor sentiment for US stocks finished neutral with the advance/decline ratio for the S&P 500 closing at 1.12x
  • 99 stocks in the S&P 500 hit 4-week highs while 32 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 49 stocks in the S&P 500 closed overbought while 16 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • 175 stocks in the Nasdaq Composite hit 4-week highs while 121 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 318 stocks in the Nasdaq Composite closed overbought while 368 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • The VIX finished flat at 13.35 after closing at 14.16 yesterday

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  • AMD (AMD) had its price target raised at Rosenblatt to $40, the highest in the market.  The report highlighted the faster ramp-up of its 7nm gaming processor units datacenter.  AMD closed up 0.03% at $28.90.  AMD is rated ‘Unattractive’ in our US Large-Cap Global Top Picks and ‘Neutral’ in our US Information Technology Global Top Picks
  • Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is being investigated by the Attorney General of the state of Arizona.  The investigation surrounds Google’s alleged practice of recording location data of Android users.  The story was reported by the Washington Post and there was no comment from the Attorney General.  Alphabet closed up 1.1% at $1188.40.  Alphabet is rated ‘Neutral’ in our US Large-Cap Global Top Picks and ‘Attractive’ in our US Information Technology Global Top Picks
  • Micron (MU) had its price target cut by RBC from $83 to $70.  Declines in average selling prices for NAND were cited as a reason for the drop in target.  Micron closed down 3% at $43.53.  Micron is rated ‘Top Buy’ in our US Large-Cap Global Top Picks and ‘Top Buy’ in our US Information Technology Global Top Picks

US Treasuries

  • US 2-Year Treasury Notes are lower with yields up 3.71 basis points to 2.74%
  • US 5-Year Treasury Bonds are lower with yields up 4.6 basis points to 2.86%
  • US 10-Year Treasury Bonds are lower with yields up 4.59 basis points to 2.97%
  • The US Treasury 2s-5s Spread has widened 0.89 basis points to 0.12%
  • The US Treasury 2s-10s Spread has widened 0.88 basis points to 0.23%
  • US Treasury 5s-10s Spread has little changed 0.01 basis points to 0.11%

Currencies

  • EUR€ is little changed 0.017% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.1596
  • GBP£ is little changed 0.008% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.3027
  • CHF is up 0.224% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.028
  • JPY¥ is up 0.414% against the USD$ in after hours to 111.59

Commodities

  • WTI Crude is up 2.53% to USD$69.25/bbl with the Brent-WTI spread little changed USD$-0.15 to USD$9.61/bbl
  • Gold is little changed 0.11% to USD$1197.18/oz

*Data in Price Return and Updated Real-Time (with a delay), Source: StockDio

S&P 500 Sector ETFs - End of Day

*Data in Price Return and Updated Real-Time (with a delay), Source: StockDio

Russell 1000 Factor ETFs - End of Day

*Data in Price Return and Updated Real-Time (with a delay), Source: StockDio

S&P 500 Movers

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Outperformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
Activision Blizzard Inc Information Technology 79.5 7.08%      3,232,303.00
United Rentals Inc Industrials 168 5.26%          436,050.00
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc Information Technology 134 3.72%          577,164.00
CenturyLink Inc Telecommunication Services 22.5 3.16%      2,220,262.00
Concho Resources Inc Energy 136.55 2.96% 331423.00
 
Underformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
AmerisourceBergen Corp Health Care 84.1 -4.85%          405,335.00
Western Digital Corp Information Technology 55 -3.66%      2,373,254.00
Broadcom Inc Information Technology 233 -3.43%      1,877,228.00
Nektar Therapeutics Health Care 64.4 -3.24%          443,965.00
Intel Corp Information Technology 44.9 -3.05%      8,603,748.00