Businessweek Archives

Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

World markets were buoyed by President Clinton's bold step to aid Mexico. The

peso surged 15% and the bolsa nearly 10% on Jan. 31, with the strength

spreading quickly to South American and Asian markets. Bonds, which had been

rallying the past week, took a hit on Feb. 1, after the Fed hiked short rates

by 1/2%. U.S. stocks continue in a narrow range. But the technical indicators

shown on this page are pointing higher. Gold mining shares are the exception,

as gold prices remain in the doldrums.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 3847.6 -0.6 -3.2

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 171.7 0.1 -6.7

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 247.5 -0.5 -7.5

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 269.0 0.6 -3.4

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3017.3 1.2 -14.3

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 18,739.5 3.2 -7.5

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4019.1 -2.1 -12.1

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 6.05% 5.93% 3.13%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 7.74% 7.86% 6.28%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.75% 2.77% 2.43%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.1 16.6 22.6

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 459.0 458.4 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 40.0% 38.0%r Positive

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.64 0.68r Neutral

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 0.87 0.88 Positive

INDUSTRY GROUPS BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS

% change % change

4- 52- Strongest stock 4- 52-

FOUR-WEEK LEADERS week week in group week week Price

1 RESTAURANTS 10.8 4.1 WENDY'S INTERNATIONAL 12.2 -8.5 16 1/8

2 HEALTH CARE SERVICES 9.5 -6.2 ALZA 30.6 -13.4 23 1/2

3 HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT 9.0 1.0 COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC 11.4 -29.0 12 1/4

CENTERS

4 ENTERTAINMENT 9.0 0.8 VIACOM 13.2 28.1 46 1/8

5 AIRLINES 8.9 -27.5 USAIR GROUP 23.5 -63.5 5 1/4

% change % change

4- 52- Weakest stock 4- 52-

FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS week week in group week week Price

1 GOLD MINING -11.5 -28.2 SANTA FE PACIFIC GOLD -22.1 NA 10 1/8

2 TRUCKING -10.6 -26.1 ROADWAY SERVICES -11.9 -27.8 50

3 STEEL -9.1 -18.2 INLAND STEEL INDUSTRIES -19.6 -19.6 28 1/4

4 AUTOMOBILES -8.8 -30.7 FORD MOTOR -9.4 -24.6 25 1/4

5 METALS -7.9 -4.4 PHELPS DODGE -15.4 -1.6 52 3/8

MUTUAL FUNDS MORNINGSTAR INC.

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 SEQUOIA 8.3 WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO

NATL.FID.EQTY. -27.3

2 PERKINS OPPORTUNITY 7.7 UNITED SERVICES GOLD -23.4

3 SMITH BARNEY 7.3 BULL & BEAR GOLD INVESTORS -19.3

TELECOMM. INCOME

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

1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS

& INFORM. A 24.7 MONITREND GOLD -55.5

2 FIDELITY SELECT HEALTH CARE 24.2 STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC -42.9

TECHNOLOGY

3 ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY A 23.5 STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY -40.2

4-week total return

52-week total return

RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS DRI/McGRAW-HILL

Dollar amounts represent the present value of $10,000 invested one year ago in

each portfolio

Percentages indicate five-day total returns

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


Burger King's Young Buns
LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW

(enter your email)
(enter up to 5 email addresses, separated by commas)

Max 250 characters

 
blog comments powered by Disqus