Stockshakers Market Wrap Monday 07-31-17

S&P 500        2,470.30        -1.80 (-0.07%)
Dow 30        21,891.12        +60.81 (+0.28%)
Nasdaq        6,348.12        -26.56 (-0.42%)
Russell 2000    1,425.14        -4.12 (-0.29%)

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Monday as banks, media and energy companies climbed just enough to cancel out losses for technology companies including Facebook and Amazon.
On Monday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 1.80 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,470.30.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 60.81 points, or 0.3 percent, to 21,891.12.
The Nasdaq composite declined 26.55 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,348.12.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks retreated 4.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,425.14.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 231.47 points, or 10.3 percent.
The Dow is up 2,128.52 points, or 10.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 965.01 points, or 17.9 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 68.01 points, or 5 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Friday 07-28-17

S&P 500

2,472.10

-3.32 (-0.13%)

Russell 2000

1,429.26

-4.36 (-0.30%)

Dow 30

21,830.31

+33.76 (+0.15%)

Nasdaq

6,374.68

-7.51 (-0.12%)

Stockshakers Market Wrap Tuesday 07-25-17

S&P 500        2,477.13        +7.22 (+0.29%)
Dow 30        21,613.43        +100.26 (+0.47%)
Nasdaq        6,412.17        +1.36 (+0.02%)
Russell 2000    1,450.39        +12.34 (+0.86%)
U.S. stock indexes returned to records Tuesday, as corporate profits continue to come in better than analysts expected.
McDonald’s and Caterpillar were among the big companies that reported healthier-than-forecast results. Sharp moves higher in prices for oil, metals and other commodities also helped lift companies that produce energy and raw materials. That more than offset losses for health care companies and stocks that pay relatively big dividends, which were hurt by a rise in Treasury yields.
On Tuesday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 7.17 points, or 0.3 percent, to an all-time high of 2,477.08.
The DoSolid earnings reports from several big companies helped drive U.S. stock indexes to more record highs. w Jones industrial average rose 100.26, or 0.5 percent, to 21,613.43.
The Nasdaq composite added 1.37 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 6,412.17.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gained 12.33, or 0.9 percent, to 1,450.39.

For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 4.54 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Dow is up 33.36 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 24.42 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 14.55 points, or 1 percent.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 238.25 points, or 10.6 percent.
The Dow is up 1,850.83 points, or 9.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,029.06 points, or 19.1 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 93.26 points, or 6.9 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Monday 07-24-17

S&P 500        2,469.91        -2.63 (-0.11%)
Dow 30        21,513.17        -66.90 (-0.31%)
Nasdaq        6,410.81        +23.06 (+0.36%)
Russell 2000    1,438.05        +2.21 (+0.15%)

Stocks mostly fell on Monday, and broad indexes pulled back modestly ahead of a busy week of corporate earnings reports and a meeting of the Federal Reserve. Technology stocks, though, added to their big gains for the year and helped push the Nasdaq composite to another record.
On Monday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 2.63 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,469.91.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 66.90 points, or 0.3 percent, to 21,513.17.
The Nasdaq composite rose 23.05 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,410.81.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company added 2.22 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,438.05.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 231.08 points, or 10.3 percent.
The Dow is up 1,750.57 points, or 8.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,027.69 points, or 19.1 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 80.92 points, or 6 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Friday 07-21-17

S&P 500        2,472.54        -0.91 (-0.04%)
Dow 30        21,580.07        -31.71 (-0.15%)
Nasdaq        6,387.75        -2.25 (-0.04%)
Russell 2000    1,435.84        -6.51 (-0.45%)

U.S. stocks finished barely lower Friday as energy companies fell with oil prices and a 10-day rally for technology companies came to an end. But Wall Street mostly avoided the sharp losses that hit European stocks.
On Friday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.91 points to 2,472.54.
The Dow Jones industrial average retreated 31.71 points, or 0.1 percent, to 21,580.07.
The Nasdaq composite shed 2.25 point to 6,387.75.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gave up 6.52 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,435.84.

For the week:
The S&P 500 gained 13.27 points, or 0.5 percent.
The Dow lost 57.67 points, or 0.3 percent.
The Nasdaq added 75.29 points, or 1.2 percent.
The Russell 2000 rose 7.02 points, or 0.5 percent.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 233.71 points, or 10.4 percent.
The Dow is up 1,817.47 points, or 9.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,004.64 points, or 18.7 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 78.71 points, or 5.8 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Thursday 07-20-17

S&P 500        2,473.45        -0.38 (-0.02%)
Dow 30        21,611.78        -28.97 (-0.13%)
Nasdaq        6,390.00        +4.96 (+0.08%)
Russell 2000    1,442.35        +0.58 (+0.04%)

U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central Bank didn’t announce any changes to its stimulus policies.

On Thursday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index dipped 0.38 points to 2,473.45.
The Dow Jones industrial average declined 28.97 points, or 0.1 percent, to 21,611.78.
The Nasdaq composite added 4.96 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,390.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies picked up 0.58 points to 1,442.35.

For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 14.18 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Dow is down 25.96 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 77.54 points, or 1.2 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 13.54 points, or 0.9 percent.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 234.62 points, or 10.5 percent.
The Dow is up 1,849.18 points, or 9.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,006.88 points, or 18.7 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 85.22 points, or 6.3 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Wednesday 07-19-17

S&P 500        2,473.83        +13.22 (+0.54%)
Dow 30        21,640.75        +66.02 (+0.31%)
Nasdaq        6,385.04        +40.73 (+0.64%)
Russell 2000    1,441.77        +14.16 (+0.99%)

U.S. stocks continued to climb Wednesday, led by technology, health care and energy companies. Media companies also rose as stock indexes set record highs.
On Wednesday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 13.22 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,473.83.
The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 66.02 points, or 0.3 percent, to 21,640.75.
The Nasdaq composite advanced 40.74 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,385.04.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks leaped 14.16 points, or 1 percent, to 1,441.77.

For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 14.56 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Dow is up 3.01 points, or 0.01 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 72.58 points, or 1.1 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 12.95 points, or 0.9 percent.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 235 points, or 10.5 percent.
The Dow is up 1,878.15 points, or 9.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,001.92 points, or 18.6 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 84.64 points, or 6.2 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Tuesday 07-18-17

S&P 500        2,460.61        +1.47 (+0.06%)
Dow 30        21,574.73        -54.99 (-0.25%)
Nasdaq        6,344.31        +29.88 (+0.47%)
Russell 2000    1,427.61        -3.99 (-0.28%)
U.S. stocks were divided Tuesday as health insurers declined after the failure of the latest Republican health care bills while a big jump in subscribers for Netflix gave technology and consumer-focused companies a lift.
On Tuesday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 1.47 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,460.61.
The Dow Jones industrial average shed 54.99 points, or 0.3 percent, to 21,574.73.
The Nasdaq composite advanced 29.87 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,344.31.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks lost 3.99 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,427.61.

For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 1.34 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Dow is down 63.01 points, or 0.3 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 31.84 points, or 0.5 percent.
The Russell 2000 is down 1.20 points, or 0.1 percent.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 221.78 points, or 9.9 percent.
The Dow is up 1,812.13 points, or 9.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 961.19 points, or 17.9 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 70.48 points, or 5.2 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Monday 07-17-17

S&P 500        2,459.14        -0.13 (-0.01%)
Dow 30        21,629.72        -8.02 (-0.04%)
Nasdaq        6,314.43        +1.96 (+0.03%)
Russell 2000    1,431.60        +2.78 (+0.19%)

U.S. stocks hardly budged Monday as smaller firms and retailers rose while health care companies and banks declined. Chemical and mining companies rose as the dollar weakened.
On Monday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 0.13 points to 2,459.14.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 8.02 points to 21,629.72.
The Nasdaq composite added 1.97 points to 6,314.43.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 2.79 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,431.60.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 220.31 points, or 9.8 percent.
The Dow is up 1,867.12 points, or 9.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 931.31 points, or 17.3 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 74.47 points, or 5.5 percent.

UBS analysts raised their price target on Amazon stock to $1,200, and said the stock could skyrocket 60% to $1,600 in the next year, and rival Apple’s size. AMZN stock has already soared nearly 38% in the past year, and is once again encroaching on its record high of $1,017, tagged on June 19.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Friday 07-14-17

S&P 500        2,459.27        +11.44 (+0.47%)
Dow 30        21,637.74        +84.65 (+0.39%)
Nasdaq        6,312.47        +38.03 (+0.61%)
Russell 2000    1,428.82        +3.16 (+0.22%)

U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Friday, notching record highs for several major U.S. indexes.
Gains for big technology and health care companies drove the market higher. Big-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate companies rose as bond yields fell. Banks lagged the rest of the market.

On Friday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 11.44 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,459.27, a record.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 84.65 points, or 0.4 percent, to 21,637.74, a record.
The Nasdaq composite added 38.03 points, or 0.6 percent, to 6,312.47.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 3.16 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,428.82, a record.

For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 34.09 points, or 1.4 percent.
The Dow is up 223.40 points, or 1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 159.39 points, or 2.6 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 12.98 points, or 0.9 percent.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 220.44 points, or 9.9 percent.
The Dow is up 1,875.14 points, or 9.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 929.35 points, or 17.3 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 71.69 points, or 5.3 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Thursday 07-13-17

S&P 500        2,447.83        +4.58 (+0.19%)
Dow 30        21,553.09        +20.95 (+0.10%)
Nasdaq        6,274.44        +13.27 (+0.21%)
Russell 2000    1,425.66        +1.34 (+0.09%)

U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, led by modest gains in banks and technology companies.
The latest gains were enough to nudge the Dow Jones industrial average to its second all-time closing high in two days. Consumer-focused stocks also rose. Phone companies and utilities were among the laggards.

On Thursday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 4.58 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,447.83.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 20.95 points, or 0.1 percent, to 21,553.09.
The Nasdaq composite added 13.27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,274.44.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 1.34 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,425.66.

For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 22.65 points, or 0.9 percent.
The Dow is up 138.75 points, or 0.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 121.36 points, or 2 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 9.83 points, or 0.7 percent.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 209 points, or 9.3 percent.
The Dow is up 1,790.49 points, or 9.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 891.32 points, or 16.6 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 68.53 points, or 5.1 percent.

Stockshakers Market Wrap Wednesday 07-12-17

S&P 500 2,443.25 +17.72 (+0.73%)
Dow 30 21,532.14 +123.07 (+0.57%)
Nasdaq 6,261.17 +67.87 (+1.10%)
Russell 2000 1,424.32 +11.27 (+0.80%)

U.S. stocks closed broadly higher Wednesday, led by solid gains in big technology companies.
Investors welcomed remarks from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen before a Congressional committee. Yellen raised the possibility that the Fed would consider slowing the pace of its interest rate increases if inflation remains persistently below its target level.

On Wednesday:
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 17.72 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,443.25.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 123.07 points, or 0.6 percent, to 21,532.14, a record.
The Nasdaq composite added 67.87 points, or 1.1 percent, to 6,261.17.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 11.27 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,424.32.

For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 18.07 points, or 0.8 percent.
The Dow is up 117.80 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 108.09 points, or 1.8 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 8.49 points, or 0.6 percent.

For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 204.42 points, or 9.1 percent.
The Dow is up 1,769.54 points, or 9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 878.05 points, or 16.3 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 67.19 points, or 5 percent.