Another strong day for the markets for all three major U.S. indexes with both the Dow and S&P 500 beating records. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.04% and to closed at 35756.88 which is its 38th record close of the year. The S&P 500 rose 0.18% to 4574.79 achieving its 57th highest closing of the year. The Nasdaq Composite was up 0.06% to close at 15235.71.
As reported by Wall Street Journal, “Investors have been buoyed by strong earnings from major banks, consumer companies and manufacturers.”
S&P Case-Shiller home price index (year-over-year) remained at 19.8% annual gain for the month of August.
The Consumer confidence index showed growth in October, increasing from 109.8 to 113.8. This is higher than economists had anticipated it to be at 108.0 and is the first gain for the index after consistently falling for the past three months.
New home sales (SAAR) climbed 14% in September to 800,000, the highest reading for home sales in six months. It was a large jump from August new home sales which was at 702,000. There were significantly more home sales in September than the market forecasted at 760,000.
The SP 500 is up by 0.18% to close at 4574.79. The index is up 1.22% over five days, up 5.10% over one month, up 3.94% over three months and up 34.92% over one year.
The trailing P/E is 30.45 compared to 38.25 one year ago and estimated future P/E 22.17. Dividend yield is currently 1.32 compared with 1.73 one year ago.
Leading stocks were UPS up 7.01%, NVDA up 6.70%, ANET up 4.60%, CNC up 4.35% and ECL up 3.94%.
Trailing stocks were LMT down 11.81%, UHS down 5.74%, GLW down 5.18%, LHX down 4.49% and DXC down 4.17%.
The Dow Jones industrial Average is up by 0.04% to close at 35756.88. The DOW is up 0.84% over five days, up 4.25% over one month, up 1.99% over three months and up 30.20% over one year.
The trailing P/E is 23.08 compared with 26.06 year ago and an estimated future P/E of 18.93. The current dividend yield is 1.79% compared with 2.24 one year ago.
Leading stocks were PG up 1.37%, CSCO up 1.22%, UNH up 1.14%, JNJ up 1.03% and VZ up 0.87%.
Trailing stocks were INTL down 2.29%, WBA down 1.85%, BA down 1.41%, CAT down 1.36%, and WMT down 0.85%.
The NASDAQ composite is up by 0.06% and closed at 15235.71. NASDAQ is up 0.70% over five days, up 4.74% over one month, up 3.92% over 3 months and up 33.28% over one year.
Leading stocks were IINN up 308.09%, BIMI up 225.00%, TRKA up 50.27%, METX up 44.36% and WTRH up 43.36%.
Trailing stocks were PHUN down 39.25%, MARK down 30.79%, DWAC down 29.56%, WRLD down 27.25%, and EDTK down 21.34%.
The MidCap SP400 is down by 0.60% to close at 2792.74. The SP400 is up 1.09% for the past 5 days, up 4.13% for the past month, up 4.97% for the past 3 months and up 43.46% over the past year.
Leading stocks were MEDP up 12.94%, CR up 8.66% and COTY up 7.25%.
Trailing stocks were CVLT down 19.16%, DAN down 12.07% and NEU down 11.78%
The SmallCap SP600 is down by 0.89% to close at 1380.48. The SP600 is up 0.85% for the past 5 days, up 2.30% for the past month, up 4.68% for the past 3 months and up 53.07% over the past year.
Leading stocks were SLP up 10.99%, TTGT up 8.63% and MCRI up 8.41%.
Trailing stocks were WRLD down 25.74%, AAN down 21.87% and JRVR down 16.31%.
The CBOE VIX is up 4.86% and closed at 15.98. The VIX is up 1.78% over five days, down 31.27% over one month, down 17.46% over three months and down 52.08% over one year.
On the New York stock exchange 1498 stocks advanced and 1844 declined, while on Nasdaq 2063 advanced and 2562 declined.
There were 202 new 52 week highs and 26 new 52 week lows on NYSE with 236 new highs and 83 new lows on NASDAQ.
The 2 year Treasury note yield is 0.450% and 10 year is 1.610%. The 10 year yield is down 2.9% over five days, up 6.9% over one month, up 36.3% three months ago, and up 83.5% one year ago.
SP500 Sector Performance % change
Health Care +0.53
Real Estate +0.46
Consumer Staples +0.29
Consumer Discretionary +0.24
Communication Services -0.48
Energy is up 2.06% over five days, up 11.77% over one month, up 20.51% over three months and up 105.07% over one year.
Industrials has been up 0.81% over five days, up 4.59% over one month, up 1.35% over three months and up 34.97% over one year.