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End of Day Market Update

Jul 12, 2018

US Markets End of Day Snapshot

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US stocks were positive today, with the S&P 500 +.087%, the Russell 2000 +0.39%, and the Nasdaq Composite +1.39%. The S&P 500 was led higher today by technology (+1.58%), industrials (+1.17%), and health care (+1.11%), while consumer staples (-0.13%), utilities (+0.08%), and energy (+0.17%) were the biggest lagging sectors. The VIX finished down -7.70%, to 12.58. The yield on the US 10-year rose .1 basis points to 2.849%. The most active options today are: SPY July 13 OTM Put, SPY July 13 ITM Call, and SPY July 13 OTM Call. The DXY dollar index finished mixed against G10 currencies, with EUR€ -0.016% to EUR€0.8569/USD$, GBP£ +0.021% to GBP£0.7572/USD$, JPY¥ -0.457% to JPY¥112.54, and AUD$ +0.547% to AUD$1.3497/USD$.

*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

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Delta Airlines (DAL) shares are up +1.79% after announcing it will be raising its fares and cutting flights to offset the rising costs of jet fuel. 

Amazon (AMZN) and startup Xealth are planning to launch a program that would deliver prescriptions to patients after being prescribed. Amazon shares are up 2.37%.

Novartis (NOVN) patents on drug Gilenya were upheld after generic-drug companies couldn't prove that the patent was invalid. Shares are up +4.06%.

Procter & Gamble (PG) shares are down -0.34% after saying most of their products sold in Canada will be hurt by Canadian retaliatory tariffs. 

Shares of CVS Health Corp (CVS) and Aetna (AET) are up +0.07% and +1.88% respectively after a report that U.S. antitrust enforcers are unlikely to block the health-care companies' impending merger deal.