Small-Caps Get Whacked

MARKET SUMMARY

U.S. markets settled to the downside on Tuesday with the Dow dipping 0.5% following its run to record highs on Monday. The Nasdaq cleared 6,800 intraday but slipped another 0.2% after trying to bounce back from several sessions of under performance. The S&P 500 traded in a tight right before giving back 0.4% while the Russell 2000 showed the most weakness after tanking 1.3%.

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ANALYST UPGRADES / DOWNGRADES 

McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Snap (SNAP) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Barclays
United Technologies (UTX) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities

Allegiant Travel (ALGT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham
Madison Square Garden (MSG) downgraded to Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Robert Half (RHI) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Macquarie

EARNINGS

Wednesday's scheduled earnings include:

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Analogic (ALOG), Blue Bird (BLBD), Broadcom (AVGO), Cherokee (CHKE), Fred’s (FRED), Greif (GEF), H&R Block (HRB), IEC Electronics (IEC), Keysight Technology (KEYS), Korn/ Ferry International (KFY), Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI), Secure Works (SCWX), Tailored Brands (TLRD), Vera Bradley (VRA), Verint Systems (VRNT)

UPCOMING ECONOMIC NEWS

Wednesday's economic reports (EST): 

MBA Mortgage Applications - 7:00am
ADP Employment Report - 8:15am
Productivity and Costs - 8:30am

METALS / OIL

Gold closed at $1,264.90 an ounce, down $12.80

Silver settled at $16.07 an ounce, down $0.30

Copper finished at $2.95 a pound, down $0.14

Crude Oil closed at $57.47 a barrel, down $0.89

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