Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map after Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint. Stocks in heat map are based on the top 10 holdings of each sector ETF. Click on each picture to zoom in. Below is a summary of today’s action on Wall Street provided by CNBC:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/20/us-markets.html

The S&P 500 rose 0.76% today as Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint. Leading the rally by 1% or higher was financials (XLF) +1.69%, industrials (XLI) +1.21%, materials (XLB) +1.10% and consumer discretionary (XLY) +1.05%. Other sectors that finished in the green less than 1%… energy (XLE), healthcare (XLV) and technology (XLK). Only three sectors were negative less than 1%… consumer staples (XLP), real estate (XLRE) and utilities (XLU).

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as more companies released quarterly results while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the administration was close to “major tax reform.” (CNBC) “If there is some sort of breakthrough, it will be positive” for stocks, said Edward Campbell, managing director for QMA, a multi-asset manager wholly owned by Prudential Financial. He added, however, investors may need to moderate their expectations regarding tax reform. (CNBC) As of Thursday afternoon, 79 percent of the 82 S&P 500 components that had reported quarterly results topped earnings-per-share estimates, while 70 percent have topped sales expectations, according to FactSet data. (CNBC)

Credit: Sector Graph provided by Sector SPDR app. Sector breakdown provided by Charles Schwab. Sector heat map provided by finviz. Information Credit: News Headlines and quotes were taken from CNBC in the writing of this post. Photo Credit: GrandFolksHerald.com

S&P 500 Sector Graph

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

S&P 500 (SPY)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Energy (XLE)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Financials (XLF)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Real Estate (XLRE)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Healthcare (XLV)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Industrials (XLI)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Materials (XLB)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Technology (XLK)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

Utilities (XLU)

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

Stocks End Higher Following Treasury Secretary Hint

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