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End of Day Market Update

Jul 13, 2018

US Markets End of Day Snapshot

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The equity markets had a positive bid today as mixed earnings results were overshadowed by a continuing pause in trade tensions. US stocks were positive today, with the S&P 500 +0.11%, the Russell 2000 -0.19%, and the Nasdaq Composite +0.03%. The S&P 500 was led higher today by consumer staples (+0.65%), energy (+0.53%), and industrials (+0.52%), while telecom (-0.57%), financials (-0.48%), and real estate (-0.33%) were the biggest lagging sectors. The VIX finished finished down to 12.18, approximately where it was at the beginning of the week. The yield on the US 10-year fell 1.8 basis points to 2.828%. The most active options today are: SPY July 13 OTM Call, SPY July 20 OTM Call, and OCLR January 18, 2019 OTM Put. The DXY dollar index finished mostly lower against G10 currencies, with EUR€ +0.100% to EUR€0.8558/USD$, GBP£ +0.214% to GBP£0.7554/USD$, JPY¥ +0.178% to JPY¥112.35, and AUD$ +0.171% to AUD$1.3473/USD$.

*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

Stocks Trending in the News

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Wells Fargo & Co (WF) posted the only decline in loans out of all major U.S. banks.  Shares are down -1.20%.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) shares are down -1.43% after a judge ruled it had to pay $4.69 billion to ovarian cancer victims. More lawsuits could be on the way.

PNC Financial Services (PNC) released 2Q earnings per share that beat all analyst estimates. Shares of PNC are up +0.24%.

Amazon (AMZN) shares are up +0.91% after it announced that its cloud unit may begin selling its own switching devices.

Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) deal with 21st Centruy Fox Inc. earned the endorsement of influential proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. and Glass Lewis & Co., increasing their edge over Comcast. Disney shares are up +1.62%.