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US stocks drifted throughout today and closed mixed, the S&P500 posted gains for the second day while the US 10-year closed firmly above 3.07%

Sep 19, 2018

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US Markets End of Day Snapshot

  • US stocks had a mostly directionless day, drifting and closing mixed; the US 10-year bond closed firmly above 3.07%
  • The S&P 500 finished up 0.12%, Nasdaq Composite is down 0.08%, and Russell 2000 is down 0.46%
  • Financials (+1.76%), Materials (+1.12%), and Energy (+0.38%) stocks were the top performers in the S&P 500 today
  • Real Estate (-0.91%), Telecom (-1.35%), and Utilities (-2.12%) 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 1.18x
  • 98 stocks in the S&P 500 hit 4-week highs while 46 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 58 stocks in the S&P 500 closed overbought while 9 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • 141 stocks in the Nasdaq Composite hit 4-week highs while 159 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 245 stocks in the Nasdaq Composite closed overbought while 475 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • The VIX finished flat at 11.79 after closing at 12.79 yesterday

Stocks Trending in the News

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  • Amazon (AMZN) is considering opening up to 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021 as part of its AmazonGo strategy.  The exact format is still being decided, but the idea is to focus on “meal-time logjam’ as Amazon looks to reinvent the retail experience, according to a report in Bloomberg.  Amazon closed 0.77% lower at $1926.39.  Amazon is rated ‘Attractive’ in our US Large-Cap Global Top Picks and ‘Top Buy’ in our US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Picks.
  • Delta Airlines (DAL) raised its fee for the first checked bag to $30, matching the hike of other major carriers.  The second bag will cost $40.  Airlines continue to look for ways to boost revenue from fees -- Delta last year earned $2.36bn in fees.  Delta closed 0.15% higher at $57.92.  Delta is rated ‘Unattractive’ in our US Large-Cap Global Top Picks and ‘Neutral’ in our US Industrials Global Top Picks
  • Juniper Networks (JNPR) rose 2.3% to close at $29.26 after Nomura increased its price target to $34 from $28.   Juniper’s new QFX switches were cited as improving its competitive position going forward.  Juniper is rated ‘Neutral’ in both our US Large-Cap and US Information Technology Global Top Picks
     

US Treasuries

  • US 2-Year Treasury Notes are higher with yields down -0.39 basis points to 2.79%
  • US 5-Year Treasury Bonds are lower with yields up 1.04 basis points to 2.95%
  • US 10-Year Treasury Bonds are lower with yields up 1.87 basis points to 3.07%
  • The US Treasury 2s-5s Spread has widened 1.43 basis points to 0.16%
  • The US Treasury 2s-10s Spread has widened 2.26 basis points to 0.28%
  • US Treasury 5s-10s Spread has widened 0.83 basis points to 0.12%

Currencies

  • EUR€ is little changed 0.06% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.1674
  • GBP£ is little changed 0.03% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.3144
  • CHF is down 0.289% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.0337
  • JPY¥ is little changed 0.071% against the USD$ in after hours to 112.28

Commodities

  • WTI Crude is up 1.82% to USD$71.12/bbl with the Brent-WTI spread down USD$-1.32 to USD$7.98/bbl
  • Gold is up 0.44% to USD$1203.66/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
BorgWarner Inc Consumer Discretionary 45.1 5.00%                854,247
Newfield Exploration Co Energy 28.9 4.37%                408,262
Praxair Inc Materials 164 3.92%                408,138
E*TRADE Financial Corp Financials 55.8 3.75%            1,459,958
Citigroup Inc Financials 73.7 3.30%            4,736,233
 
Underformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
Copart Inc Industrials 55.6 -13.39%            3,637,126
HollyFrontier Corp Energy 65.5 -5.78%            1,150,391
Valero Energy Corp Energy 110 -4.88%                939,453
Marathon Petroleum Corp Energy 80.5 -4.10%            1,391,571
Andeavor Energy 150 -3.54%                629,093