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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

The sickly dollar continued to dominate the financial markets. However,

speculation that the Japanese central bank may cut that country's discount rate

buoyed the greenback on Apr. 12. U.S. stocks pretty much treaded water during

the week, and bonds were also lackluster, despite favorable inflation news.

Traders were unimpressed by word that the consumer price index rose 0.2% in

March, the smallest gain in three months. The bond market also shrugged off

news that U.S. manufacturing may be slowing.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 4197.8 -0.1 14.6

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 184.6 0.8 8.5

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 263.0 0.7 5.3

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 289.0 0.5 12.1

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3209.8 0.6 2.0

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 16,344.9 2.9 -18.5

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4296.5 0.3 1.1

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.78% 5.83% 3.64%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 7.36% 7.37% 7.26%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.60% 2.60% 2.92%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.6 16.6 20.4

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 468.5 467.0 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 61.0% 62.0%r Neutral

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.76 0.81r Positive

Insider sentiment: Vickers

sell/buy ratio 1.10 1.09 Positive

BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS

INDUSTRY GROUPS

% change % change

FOUR-WEEK LEADERS 1- 12- Strongest stock 1- 12-

month month in group month month Price

1 DEFENSE ELECTRONICS 15.3 16.7 E-SYSTEMS 45.0 47.5 63 5/8

2 SPECIALTY APPAREL RETAILERS 12.9 -19.1 THE LIMITED 21.1 6.6 22 1/4

3 SAVINGS AND LOANS 11.4 11.4 H.F. AHMANSON 12.0 16.1 19 7/8

4 AIRLINES 11.3 3.9 DELTA AIR LINES 12.5 42.7 63 1/8

5 ALUMINUM 11.1 19.7 ALCAN ALUMINIUM 13.6 26.4 28 1/8

% change % change

FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS 1- 12- Weakest stock 1- 12-

month month in group month month Price

1 BROADCASTING -6.4 6.8 TELE-COMMUNICATIONS -12.6 -2.8 19 7/16

2 HOMEBUILDING -4.2 -28.2 KAUFMAN & BROAD HOME -8.0 -37.2 12 7/8

3 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -3.1 3.0 SEAGRAM -11.2 -6.5 26 7/8

4 ENTERTAINMENT -1.9 14.9 TIME WARNER -3.3 -3.3 37

5 SHOES -1.6 12.6 STRIDE RITE -7.8 -16.1 11 3/4

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 INVESCO LATIN WARBURG PINCUS

AMERICAN GROWTH 19.8 JAPAN OTC SERIES 2 -9.8

2 MORGAN STANLEY AMERICAN

LATIN AMERICAN A 17.7 HERITAGE -5.1

3 UST MASTER EMERGING AMERICAS 17.2 MERRILL LYNCH TECHNOLOGY B -4.7

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

1 FIDELITY SELECT MONITREND

HEALTH CARE 45.6 GOLD -42.3

2 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC

& INFORM. A 41.8 TECHNOLOGY -37.4

3 GOVETT SMALLER BT INVESTMENT LATIN

COMPANIES 37.7 AMERICAN EQUITY -36.3

DRI/McGRAW-HILL

RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS

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

each portfolio

Percentages indicate five-day total returns

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

$11,657 $11,279 $10,515 $10,505 $10,334

+0.06% +2.56% +0.19% -0.07% -0.37%

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Apr. 12, 1995, unless

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

performance and share prices are as of market close Apr. 11. Mutual fund

returns are as of Apr. 7. Relative portfolios are valued as of Apr. 11. A more

detailed explanation of this page is available on request. r=revised NA=Not

available


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