- Markets & IndustriesStock Market Today:August 24, 2016
Current Today's Change NASDAQ 5,216.11 -43.97 -0.84% S&P 500 2,175.70 -11.20 -0.51% DOW 18,490.08 -57.22 -0.31% Russell 2000 1,236.30 -12.28 -0.98%NASDAQAll data as of 3:19 PM Aug 24, 2016. Delayed at least 15 minutes
- Featured CommentariesMarket Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: August 24, 2016Harvey S. Katz | 08/24/2016The stock market following back-to-back indecisive sessions this week, started out the current trading day to the downside, albeit not dramatically so. A sudden reversal in oil prices, brought on by a surprise build in crude stocks, and a disappointing report on sales of existing homes in July (see below) have combined to take some air out of the market's balloon so far today.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: August 23, 2016Harvey S. Katz and Adam Rosner | 08/23/2016The U.S. stock market opened nicely higher this morning, but ended the session with more modest gains in the major averages. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 18 points; the S&P 500 Index was ahead four points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 15 points. However, most stocks made progress today, as advancers were comfortably ahead of decliners on the NYSE. Essentially, all of the major market sectors made strides, with pronounced strength in the basic materials issues. The technology stocks also put in a solid performance. In contrast, the defensive utility group did not participate in todays advance.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: August 22, 2016William G. Ferguson and Adam Rosner | 08/22/2016The U.S. stock market opened lower this morning, but managed to recover considerable ground by the end of day. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 23 points; the S&P 500 Index was off one point; while the NASDAQ was higher by six points. There was a mixed quality to the session, as decliners slightly outnumbered advancers on the NYSE.StockHighlightsSWOT Analysis: Stanley Black and Decker, Inc.Iason Dalavagas | 08/22/2016The business outlook at Stanley Black and Decker, Inc. (SWK) is promising, despite a somewhat challenging industry environment. The company has strong brand recognition in the industries in which it competes, and also has a diversified product portfolio. However, the companys focus on the U.S. market could hurt overall results if the American economy falters.Market Daily UpdatesStock Market Today: August 19, 2016Harvey S. Katz, Simon E. Shnayder, and Adam Rosner | 08/19/2016The U.S. stock market fell sharply at the start of the day, but managed to recover considerably as the session progressed. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 45 points; the S&P 500 Index was off just three points; and the NASDAQ was roughly unchanged. There was a somewhat negative tone to the session, as decliners were slightly ahead of advancers on the NYSE. Furthermore, the major equity sectors were mixed.
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