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Stock Market Today

August 23, 2016

The 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 today’s advance. Read more

Industry Reports

Stock Industry

Private Equity

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

The Public/Private Equity Industry consists of specialty finance companies and alternative investment managers. Firms operating in this industry invest in other companies, fixed income securities, and various assets, usually collecting management and advisory fees, interest income, and investment gains.

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Wireless Networking

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

Value Line's Wireless Networking Industry is a collection of companies that facilitate mobile communications and data management. They develop software, manufacture devices and equipment, build infrastructure, and provide services to the fast-expanding wireless sector.

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Stock Industry

Railroad

Value Line Research Department | 12/31/2015

The Railroad Industry is engaged in hauling freight. Rail operators enable the efficient flow of goods from producers to consumers, and are therefore a vital part of the broad economy. With roots dating back to the 1800s, moving freight by rail is an old-line business that remains capital-intensive and cyclical.

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Recent Featured Commentaries

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    Stock Market Today:

    August 23, 2016

    Harvey S. Katz and Adam Rosner | 8/23/2016
    The 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 today’s advance.
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    Stock Market Today:

    August 22, 2016

    William G. Ferguson and Adam Rosner | 8/22/2016
    The 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.
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    Stock Market Today:

    August 19, 2016

    Harvey S. Katz, Simon E. Shnayder, and Adam Rosner | 8/19/2016
    The 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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