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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Oh, what a market. Despite signs that the economy was slowing and despite the

warnings from market mavens that a major correction was in the cards, stocks

surged to new highs. On May 31, the Dow industrials shot up 86 points, the

biggest one-day gain in three years. Since January, the Dow and the S&P 500

index are ahead an amazing 16%, far outpacing foreign bourses. Bonds were on

the rise, too, as long rates fell to their lowest level in 15 months. With

money pouring in from overseas, the U.S. markets should keep rolling.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 4465.1 0.6 18.7

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 189.9 -0.1 10.7

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 270.3 -0.8 8.1

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 302.2 0.6 14.6

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3319.4 -0.2 13.2

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 15,436.8 -3.3 -26.7

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4448.6 0.2 3.7

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.80% 5.83% 4.25%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.65% 6.74% 7.38%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.51% 2.55% 2.80%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.4 16.3 20.2

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 479.3 477.9 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 68.0% 69.0% Neutral

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.71 0.69r Positive

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 1.23 1.26 Positive

BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS

INDUSTRY GROUPS

% change % change

ONE-MONTH LEADERS 1- 12- Strongest stock 1- 12-

month month in group month month Price

1 HOMEBUILDING 15.3 6.2 PULTE 21.4 12.9 26 1/4

2 BROADCASTING 10.3 11.9 CAPITAL CITIES/ABC 13.6 29.0 96

3 MONEY CENTER BANKS 8.0 14.6 BANKERS TRUST NEW

YORK 14.8 -10.3 62 1/4

4 MAJOR REGIONAL BANKS 7.9 4.4 BANK OF NEW YORK 22.4 35.3 40 1/4

5 HMOs 6.7 -22.9 U.S. HEALTHCARE 15.4 -22.0 30 7/8

% change % change

ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS 1- 12- Weakest stock 1- 12-

month month in group month month Price

1 LEISURE TIME -9.7 -13.7 BRUNSWICK -14.0 -25.4 18 3/8

2 MANUFACTURED HOUSING -8.5 -2.0 FLEETWOOD

ENTERPRISES -10.3 -2.4 20 5/8

2 PAPER CONTAINERS -6.6 -2.3 STONE CONTAINER -17.0 10.9 16 1/2

4 ENGINEERING AND

CONSTRUCTION -5.7 -12.7 MORRISON KNUDSEN -31.8 -74.3 5 3/8

5 TRUCKING -5.6 -25.5 CONSOLIDATED

FREIGHTWAYS -8.3 -9.2 23 3/8

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 BT INVESTMENT PACIFIC BASIN

EQUITY 12.6 DFA JAPANESE SMALL COMPANY -7.2

2 MORGAN STANLEY ASIAN GROWTH A 12.4 JAPAN -6.2

3 MORGAN STANLEY INSTL. ASIAN

EQUITY 12.3 CAPSTONE NIKKO JAPAN -5.5

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

1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS &

INFORM. A 78.1 MONITREND GOLD -37.1

2 FIDELITY SELECT ELECTRONICS 57.9 STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC

TECHNOLOGY -35.3

3 ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY A 57.4 STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY -33.8

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 Treasury bonds Foreign stocks Money market fund Gold

$11,765 $11,675 $11,283 $10,524 $9,952

-0.01% +2.46% +3.80% +0.17% +1.10%

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, May 31, 1995, unless

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

performance and share prices are as of market close May 30. Mutual fund returns

are as of May 26. Relative portfolios are valued as of May 30. A more detailed

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


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