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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

An encouraging week in the U.S. equities market. The Dow Jones industrial

average closed on May 26 at 3540, an all-time high, though the S&P 500 failed

to surpass its March record. Stocks were pushed upward by the bond market,

which was spurred by a strong showing in the auction for five-year Treasury

notes. But despite the strong gains in the market, apparently bullishness has

not become excessive. The put-call ratio, a gauge of options-buying sentiment,

remained in neutral territory.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 3540.2 1.1 5.0

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 167.8 2.3 17.7

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 232.1 1.2 17.9

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 259.5 1.4 11.8

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 2846.9 1.0 5.5

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 20,896.0 2.5 17.2

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 3865.2 1.4 14.3

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 3.10 % 3.03 % 3.79 %

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.92 % 6.97 % 7.90 %

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.78 % 2.83 % 2.99 %

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 22.9 22.6 25.2

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 26-week moving average 441.5 440.6 Positive

Stocks above 26-week moving average 56.9 % 55.9 % Negative

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.35 0.38 Neutral

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 2.46 2.61 Neutral

BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.

INDUSTRY GROUPS

% change Strong- % change

FOUR-WEEK LEADERS 4-week 52-week est stock in group 4-week 52-week Price

HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT 19.2 -21.2 NATIONAL MEDICAL

ENTERPRISES 32.1 -35.7 9 1/4

SEMICONDUCTORS 15.7 100.5 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 19.4 76.7 64 1/2

INSTRUMENTATION 15.3 6.8 HEWLETT-PACKARD 17.8 7.2 83 3/8

COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND

SERVICES 15.2 43.8 LOTUS DEVELOPMENT 41.7 17.2 34

HOTELS AND MOTELS 15.1 62.7 PROMUS 30.9 231.3 47 5/8

% change Weak- % change

FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS 4-week 52-week est stock in group 4-week 52-week Price

TRUCKING -6.7 -22.4 CONSOLIDATED

FREIGHTWAYS -7.3 2.4 15 7/8

LIFE INSURANCE -5.3 31.7 CAPITAL HOLDING -11.2 31.0 35 1/8

ELECTRIC POWER -2.4 10.4 PSI RESOURCES -7.9 31.3 22

HEALTH-CARE SERVICES -2.4 -30.7 AMGEN -6.9 -39.7 35 1/2

TRANSPORTATION

SERVICES -2.2 11.6 FEDERAL EXPRESS -3.9 15.0 49

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

Four-week total return % Four-week total return %

LEXINGTON STRATEGIC

INVESTMENTS 44.6 STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY -8.7

UNITED SERVICES GOLD SHARES 25.1 STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY -6.0

THOMSON PRECIOUS METALS A 23.9 FIDELITY SELECT INSURANCE -5.0

52-week total return % 52-week total return %

METLIFE-STATE STREET GLOBAL

ENERGY 60.4 PROGRESSIVE AGGRESSIVE GROWTH -27.4

PBGH GROWTH 54.9 FINANCIAL STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL -24.5

FIDELITY SELECT AMERICAN GOLD 51.2 G.T. LATIN AMERICA GROWTH A -17.1

DATA RESOURCES INC.

RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS

Foreign stocks Treasury bonds U.S. stocks Gold Money market fund

$12,180 $11,934 $11,208 $11,177 $10,243

+2.21% +0.31% +1.94% +2.64% +0.05%

Dollar amounts

represent the present value of $10,000

invested one year ago in each portfolio

Percentages indicate

five-day total returns

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, May 26, 1993, unless

otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only;

performance and share prices are as of market close May 25. Mutual fund returns

are as of May 21. Relative portfolios are valued as of May 25. A more detailed

explanation of this page is available on request.


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