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Aug 28, 2014

Futures fall as Ukraine fears return to forefront

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures fell
on Thursday after Ukraine’s president said Russian forces had
been brought into his country, bringing concerns over the
volatile region back into focus.

* Worries over tension abroad had largely faded from Wall
Street, with major indexes seeing few negative days over the
past two weeks and both the Dow and S&P hitting records.
However, the market has been looking for direction, with daily
moves small and trading volume light.

Aug 27, 2014

Wall St flat near record highs, trading volume light

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks remained flat near
record levels on Wednesday and while overall trading was thin, a
number of retail stocks attracted outsized action after
reporting results.

Both Tiffany & Co and Express Inc rose
after posting second-quarter revenue that topped expectations
and raising their full-year profit views. Shares of Tiffany rose
1.3 percent to $102.08 while Express jumped 12 percent to $16.38
on volume that easily eclipsed its 50-day average.
On the downside, Chico’s FAS Inc fell
3.2 percent to $15.51 after its results.

Aug 27, 2014

Wall St flat at record highs, valuations seen reasonable

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were flat on
Wednesday as investors found few reasons to extend a rally that
has taken indexes to repeated records, even though market
valuations were not seen as unduly stretched.

The S&P 500 closed above 2,000 for the first time on
Tuesday, while the Dow Jones industrial average also ended near
a record high. Both indexes have risen in 10 of the past 13
sessions, and the S&P has closed at a record 30 times this year,
according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Aug 27, 2014

Wall St flat at record levels, valuations seen as reasonable

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were flat on
Wednesday as investors found few reasons to extend a rally that
has taken indexes to repeated records, even though market
valuations were not seen as unduly stretched.

The S&P 500 closed above 2,000 for the first time ever on
Tuesday, while the Dow Jones industrial average also ended near
a high. Both indexes have risen in 10 of the past 13 sessions,
and the S&P has closed at a record 30 times this year, according
to S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Aug 27, 2014

Futures point to flat open with indexes at records

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday, as investors found few reasons to keep buying after a rally that has taken indexes to repeated records, even as there was little seen on the horizon that could derail the rally.

On Tuesday, the S&P 500 .SPX closed above 2,000 for the first time while the Dow .DJI ended near a record high. Both indexes have risen in 10 of the past 13 sessions, and the S&P has closed at a record 30 times this year, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Aug 27, 2014

Futures slightly higher with indexes at records

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were
slightly higher on Wednesday, suggesting the market’s recent
upswing that has taken indexes to repeated records, was set to
continue with little on the horizon to derail the rally.

* On Tuesday, the S&P 500 closed above 2,000 for the first
time while the Dow ended near a record. Both the Dow and the S&P
have risen in 10 of the past 13 sessions, and the S&P has closed
at a record 30 times this year, according to S&P Dow Jones
Indices.

Aug 26, 2014

Wall St rises, Dow and S&P 500 set intraday records

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday,
with both the Dow and S&P 500 hitting fresh intraday records on
the back of strong consumer data suggesting the market’s
long-running rally could continue.

The day’s gains were broad, with only the telecom
and utility sectors lower on the day. Both groups are
viewed as defensive plays that underperform in periods of
economic expansion. Energy shares, which are highly
correlated to the pace of growth, led the day’s gain with a 0.8
percent advance.

Aug 26, 2014

Wall St edges up, S&P rises back above 2,000

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on
Tuesday, with the S&P 500 rising to a fresh record on strong
consumer data, but gains were capped as investors found few
reasons to make major changes to their portfolios amid a
long-running rally.

The S&P breached 2,000 for the first time on Monday, and
while it closed under that level it still ended at a new high.
Including Tuesday’s move, both the Dow and the S&P have risen in
10 of the past 13 sessions, while the Nasdaq is up for 11 of the
past 13 sessions. Much of the market’s recent gains have come on
low volume, suggesting many traders may be reluctant to jump in
at current levels.

Aug 26, 2014

Futures point to flat Wall St open; S&P 500 near record

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures
pointed to very slight gains at the open on Tuesday, with
investors finding few reasons to buy after a rally in the
previous session that took the S&P 500 index above 2,000 for the
first time.

* The benchmark S&P failed to hold that level Monday, but
ended at a new closing high. Equities have rallied lately, with
the Dow and S&P advancing in seven of the last 10 sessions, and
the Nasdaq climbing in eight.

Aug 26, 2014

Futures flat, few incentives to buy; S&P 500 off record

NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were
little changed on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to
buy after a rally in the previous session that took the S&P 500
above 2,000 for the first time.

* The S&P failed to hold that level on Monday, though the
benchmark index ended at a new closing high. Equities have
rallied lately, with both the Dow and S&P advancing in seven of
the last 10 sessions, while the Nasdaq has climbed in eight of
the last 10 trading days.