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Weekly Market Wrap: August 14, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2:39 PM ET

The thirty-second full trading week of 2015 comes to a close with the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and NASDAQ Composite higher in mid-afternoon trading on Friday.

Most actively traded stocks include Bank of America (BAC) flat, Applied Materials (AMAT) down 3.4%, Apple (AAPL) up 0.29%, Sprint (S) up 7.09%, and Sysco (SYY) up 6.2%.

The S&P 500, Dow and NASDAQ are all lower over the last five trading days.

Crude oil futures are significantly lower this week, trading at $42.62 per barrel on Friday afternoon.

And Gold futures are higher this week, trading at $1113.84 an ounce this afternoon.

In economic news, in the week ending August 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 274,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 1,000 from 270,000 to 269,000. The 4-week moving average was 266,250, a decrease of 1,750 from the previous week's revised average. This is the lowest level for this average since April 15, 2000 when it was 266,250. The previous week's average was revised down by 250 from 268,250 to 268,000.

The Producer Price Index for final demand advanced 0.2 percent in July, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Final demand prices rose 0.4 percent in June and 0.5 percent in May. On an unadjusted basis, the final demand index moved down 0.8 percent for the 12 months ended in July, the sixth straight 12-month decline.

In July, the increase in the final demand index can be traced to prices for final demand services, which climbed 0.4 percent. In contrast, the index for final demand goods edged down 0.1 percent.

Within intermediate demand, prices for processed goods moved down 0.2 percent, the index for unprocessed goods fell 2.9 percent, and prices for services advanced 0.2 percent.

In corporate dividend news, FedEx (NYSE:FDX) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on FedEx Corporation common stock. The dividend is payable October 1, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 10, 2015.

Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 63 cents per share of common stock to shareholders of record as of August 28, 2015. The dividend is payable September 11, 2015.

ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE) declared a quarterly dividend equal to $0.67 per share, payable on October 21, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2015.

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) authorized payment of a quarterly shareholder dividend of $0.50 per share in the third quarter of 2015. The dividend will be paid on September 22, 2015, to all shareholders of record of UnitedHealth Group common stock as of the close of business September 11, 2015.

Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) announced the declaration of a quarterly dividend of $0.58 per share of Common Stock, payable on September 17, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 25, 2015.

3M (NYSE:MMM) declared a dividend on the company's common stock of $1.025 per share for the third quarter of 2015, payable Sept. 12, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 21, 2015.

NIKE (NYSE:NKE) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.28 per share on the company's outstanding Class A and Class B Common Stock payable on October 5, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 8, 2015.

Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on September 21, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 2, 2015.

This is the 'Weekly Market Wrap' for Friday August 14, 2015.

Please join us on Monday for the Week Ahead Market Report.

For MarketNewsVideo.com, I'm Sayoko Murase.

Weekly Market Wrap: August 14, 2015
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Nasdaq 100 Movers: PTON, ATVINasdaq 100 Movers: PTON, ATVI
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S&P 500 Movers: GS, ATVIS&P 500 Movers: GS, ATVI
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Fed Tapers Bond BuyingFed Tapers Bond Buying
Nonfarm payroll Employment Up 175,000 in FebruaryNonfarm payroll Employment Up 175,000 in February
Initial Claims Decrease, Productivity 1.8% Annual Rate Increase in Q4Initial Claims Decrease, Productivity 1.8% Annual Rate Increase in Q4
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