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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

The stock market regrouped after last week's downdraft, rallying 45 points on

July 25. Technology stocks bounced back, buoyed by a raft of

better-than-expected earnings reports. Oil companies also turned in strong

results. The bond market regained some composure, with the yield on the 30-year

Treasury ending the week at 6.88% as inflation fears lessened. M&A mania

continued among financial stocks as Merrill Lynch acquired British brokerage

firm Smith New Court and a bevy of bids surfaced for Bank of Boston.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 4707.1 1.7 26.5

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 205.2 3.2 22.4

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 296.1 3.1 22.3

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 321.1 2.3 23.8

% change

(local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3454.3 1.4 12.1

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 16,387.3 -0.2 -18.6

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4601.9 -0.1 11.3

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.61% 5.55% 4.54%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.88% 6.86% 7.61%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.38% 2.42% 2.79%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.6 16.6 18.7

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 495.1 492.5 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 74.0% 72.0%r Negative

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.65 0.55 Neutral

Insider sentiment:

Vickers sell/buy ratio 1.76 1.70 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 ALUMINUM 16.1 34.4 REYNOLDS METALS 17.8 14.4 59 1/2

2 HARDWARE AND TOOLS 11.8 27.2 BLACK & DECKER 14.5 73.3 32 1/2

3 METALS 9.9 5.5 INCO 21.2 20.6 33 5/8

4 RAILROADS 9.9 20.4 CONRAIL 11.9 12.4 61 1/4

5 SPECIALTY RETAILERS 9.2 4.8 LOWE'S 22.0 2.9 36

% change % change

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

month month in group month month Price

1 OIL AND GAS DRILLING -6.0 -7.3 ROWAN -8.1 -18.6 7 1/8

2 HOMEBUILDING -5.7 7.9 PULTE -11.8 13.5 25 1/4

3 HOUSEHOLD -4.7 27.7 COLGATE -10.0 30.0 67 3/8

PRODUCTS -PALMOLIVE

4 MULTI-LINE -4.3 17.2 AMERICAN -5.7 20.4 110

INSURERS INTERNATIONAL

GROUP

5 PHOTOGRAPHY/IMAGING -4.3 21.3 EASTMAN KODAK -4.8 21.0 59 7/8

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 WRIGHT EQUIFUND 19.1 STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC -8.3

-MEXICO TECHNOLOGY

2 GOVETT LATIN AMERICA A 11.5 STEADMAN INVESTMENT -4.8

3 FIDELITY LATIN AMERICA 11.0 CENTURY SHARES -3.4

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

1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS 112.2 AMERICAN -32.7

& INFORM. A HERITAGE

2 FIDELITY SELECT 95.2 STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC -29.8

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

3 ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY A 92.3 STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY -26.4

DRI/McGRAW-HILL

RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS

U.S. Treasury Foreign Money

stocks bonds stocks market fund Gold

$12,654 $11,667 $10,936 $10,530 $10,044

+0.47% +0.72% -0.34% +0.13% -0.44%

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, July 26, 1995, unless

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

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

returns are as of July 21. Relative portfolios are valued as of July 25. A more

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

available


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