U.S. Morning Market Commentary
April 27, 2015
10:30 a.m. CT
U.S. stocks are trading higher, with equity markets extending all-time highs, ahead of Apple's earnings this afternoon and the beginning of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting. In economic news, U.S. services sector growth eased slightly in April, down from a seven-month high in March, on a dip in new business growth. In earnings news, shares of Roper Industries are trading higher after the company reported earnings above consensus estimates and increased guidance. U.S. bonds are trading lower as investors look to the Fed's upcoming meeting for additional insights on a rate hike.
So far this morning, in the S&P 500:
The best performing sector is: Basic Materials
While the worst performing sector is: Utilities
The Dow Jones Industrial Average* is up 46.25 at 18,126.39
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index is up 5.88 at 2,123.57
The NASDAQ Composite Index is up 8.21 at 5,100.29
This morning, volume on the New York Stock Exchange is moderate, with 194.94 million shares traded.
Advancers are outnumbering decliners by roughly a 3-to-2 margin.
In commodity markets,
The spot price of gold is up $23.42 to $1,202.86
The spot price of silver is up $0.71 to $16.45
And crude oil prices are down $0.13 to $57.02
In bond markets,
The 30-year Treasury yield is currently: 2.63%
And the 10-year Treasury yield is: 1.94%
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