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US stocks closed largely positive though retreated from session highs as the S&P 500 flirted with a record today

Oct 03, 2018

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US Markets End of Day Snapshot

  • US stocks closed largely higher though retreated from session highs earlier in the day
  • The S&P 500 finished up 0.07%, Nasdaq Composite up 0.32%, and Russell 2000 up 0.92%
  • Energy (+0.82%), Financials (+0.82%), and Industrials (+0.45%) stocks were the top performers in the S&P 500 today
  • Real Estate (-0.98%), Consumer Staples (-1.06%), and Utilities (-1.23%) 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 1.08x
  • 42 stocks in the S&P 500 hit 4-week highs while 69 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 28 stocks in the S&P 500 closed overbought while 26 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • 75 stocks in the Nasdaq Composite hit 4-week highs while 267 stocks reached 4-week lows
  • 142 stocks in the Nasdaq Composite closed overbought while 725 stocks closed oversold according to the 16-day RSI Measure
  • The VIX finished flat at 11.78 after closing at 12.05 yesterday

Stocks Trending in the News

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  • A class action lawsuit was filed today against Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) alleging it misled investors in communications during 2017 and 2018.  Despite the negative news, Applied Optoelectronics closed 5.8% higher at $24.72.  Applied Optoelectronics is rated ‘Top Short’ in our US Large-Cap Global Top Picks and ‘Unattractive’ in our US Information Technology Global Top Picks
  • Ebay (EBAY) has accused Amazon (AMZN) of poaching sellers from its platform using its Ebay messenger service.  Ebay sent Amazon a cease-and-desist letter today that include “We have demanded Amazon end its unlawful activity…”  and was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.  Ebay closed 0.58% higher at $32.75, Amazon closed 0.94% lower at $1952.76.  Ebay is rated ‘Unattractive’ in our US Large-Cap Global Top Picks and ‘Attractive’ in our US Information Technology Global Top Picks, Amazon is rated ‘Neutral’ in our US Large-Cap Global Top Picks and ‘Top buy’ in our US Information Technology Global Top Picks 
  • MGM Resorts International (MGM) suffered a loss in court today as it sought to consolidate lawsuits by victims of last year’s mass shooting in its hotel.   MGM Resorts International sued 2,000 victims of the tragedy in an effort to consolidate the cases but was unsuccessful.   MGM Resorts International closed 2.7% higher at $27.55 despite the news.  MGM Resorts International is rated ‘Unattractive’ in both our US Large-Cap and US Consumer Discretionary Global Top Picks

US Treasuries

  • US 2-Year Treasury Notes are lower with yields up 5.1 basis points to 2.86%
  • US 5-Year Treasury Bonds are lower with yields up 8.18 basis points to 3.03%
  • US 10-Year Treasury Bonds are lower with yields up 10.69 basis points to 3.17%
  • The US Treasury 2s-5s Spread has widened 3.08 basis points to 0.17%
  • The US Treasury 2s-10s Spread has widened 5.59 basis points to 0.31%
  • US Treasury 5s-10s Spread has widened 2.51 basis points to 0.14%

Currencies

  • EUR€ is down 0.372% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.1505
  • GBP£ is little changed 0.085% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.2968
  • CHF is down 0.718% against the USD$ in after hours to 1.009
  • JPY¥ is up 0.713% against the USD$ in after hours to 114.46

Commodities

  • WTI Crude is up 1.57% to USD$76.41/bbl with the Brent-WTI spread little changed USD$0.12 to USD$9.75/bbl
  • Gold is down -0.4% to USD$1198.53/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
SVB Financial Group Financials 321 4.70%          163,283.00
HollyFrontier Corp Energy 71.4 4.07%          457,281.00
Valero Energy Corp Energy 120 3.87%      1,021,746.00
Marathon Petroleum Corp Energy 86.4 3.73%      1,753,919.00
Newfield Exploration Co Energy 29.5 3.36%          789,069.00
 
Underformers Sector Price 1D % Chg Volume
International Paper Co Materials 48.2 -4.10%      1,056,262.00
Edwards Lifesciences Corp Health Care 156 -3.92%          821,390.00
Sealed Air Corp Materials 38.4 -3.66%          786,324.00
Packaging Corp of America Materials 106 -3.59%          256,786.00
Weyerhaeuser Co Real Estate 30.9 -3.38%      1,530,141.00