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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

All hell broke loose on July 19. The U.S. stock market was roiled by concern

about technology stocks. Meanwhile, the bond market was upset by comments by

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan indicating the Fed won't cut short-term

rates any time soon. News of disappointing earnings at Intel set stock prices

plummeting, at one point sending the Dow Jones industrial average falling 134

points. The market ended the day down 57 points, closing at 4629. The dollar

fell to a nine-day low against the yen.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 4628.9 -2.1 24.2

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 198.9 -3.1 17.8

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 287.1 -2.3 17.8

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 313.8 -2.0 21.0

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3405.3 -1.3 10.7

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 16,422.4 -1.1 -21.0

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4607.5 -2.2 10.2

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.55% 5.53% 4.39%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.86% 6.55% 7.54%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.42% 2.39% 2.79%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.6 17.2 19.5

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 492.5 490.1 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 76.0% 77.0% Negative

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.55 0.58r Negative

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 1.70 1.51 Positive

BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS

INDUSTRY GROUPS

% change % change

1- 12- Strongest stock 1- 12-

ONE-MONTH LEADERS month month in group month month Price

1 ALUMINUM 24.4 34.6 REYNOLDS METALS 30.7 16.5 61 3/4

2 SEMICONDUCTORS 20.8 98.1 INTEL 26.2 149.9 73 1/4

3 METALS 20.4 11.4 INCO 36.3 25.8 34 3/4

4 PAPER CONTAINERS 13.3 11.8 STONE CONTAINER 22.1 22.1 21 3/8

5 ENGINEERING AND MORRISON

CONSTRUCTION 12.7 -3.8 KNUDSEN 46.7 -60.2 8 1/4

% change % change

1- 12- Weakest stock 1- 12-

ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS month month in group month month Price

1 OIL AND GAS -7.1 -8.3 HELMERICH -7.7 4.1 28 5/8

DRILLING & PAYNE

2 PHOTOGRAPHY/IMAGING -4.7 19.4 POLAROID -5.4 17.0 39 1/2

3 HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS -3.9 28.0 COLGATE-PALMOLIVE -12.0 27.2 67 3/4

4 OIL WELL EQUIPMENT -3.9 1.4 McDERMOTT -9.7 -8.3 23 3/8

AND SERVICES INTERNATIONAL

5 OIL EXPLORATION -3.3 -5.0 SANTA FE -8.3 2.7 9 5/8

AND PRODUCTION ENERGY RESOURCES

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO 24.0 FIDELITY SELECT ENERGY SERVICE -4.6

2 ALGER CAPITAL APPRECIATION 21.0 FIDELITY SELECT NATURAL GAS -4.0

3 FIDELITY SELECT ELECTRONICS 20.4 PIONEER INDIA B -3.7

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

1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS 114.4 AMERICAN -32.4

& INFORM. A HERITAGE

2 FIDELITY SELECT 99.0 STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC -26.0

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

3 ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY A 98.0 JAPAN -23.3

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. Treasury Foreign Money market

stocks bonds stocks fund Gold

$12,622 $12,054 $11,131 $10,530 $10,049

+0.66% +0.13% -0.41% +0.14% +0.67%

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, July 19, 1995, unless

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

performance and share prices are as of market close July 18. Mutual fund

returns are as of July 14. Relative portfolios are valued as of July 18. A more

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

available


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