End of Day Market Update

May 16, 2018

US Markets End of Day Snapshot

US stocks ended higher today, but slightly below the levels reported in our Midday Update, with the S&P500 (+0.41%), Russell 2000 (+1.00%), and Nasdaq Composite (0.63%) all gaining.

The S&P 500 was led higher today by Materials (+1.19%), Consumer Discretionary (+0.83%), and Consumer Staples (+0.73%), while Utilities (-0.78%), Real Estate (-0.26%), and Financials (+0.11%) were the biggest lagging sectors.

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S&P 500 Sector ETFs - End of Day

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Russell 1000 Factor ETFs - End of Day

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Stocks Trending in the News

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Cisco (CSCO) reported 3Q2018 EPS of $0.66, which was slightly higher than the consensus of $0.65.

Flowers Foods (FLO) announced 1Q2018 EPS that came in softer than anticipated ($0.30 vs $0.31 consensus).

Jack in the Box (JACK) released 2Q2018 EPS that was firmly below expectations ($0.80 vs $0.86 projected).

A Kellogg’s (K) factory in Venezuela that was closed by the company yesterday has been reactivated by the Venezuelan government, and production has resumed.

Smurfit Kappa Group Plc (ISE:SK3) reportedly confirmed that it has rejected the acquisition by International Paper Co (P).

Take-Two (TTWO) posted 4Q2018 revenue that was below projections ($411.4 million vs $444.63 anticipated). Take-Two’s EPS for 4Q2018 was reported at $0.77, down $0.12 per share y/y.