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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARYEarnings ruled the U.S. stock market this week. The broad averages were upslightly for the week, but individual stocks and sectors took their cues fromearnings announcements. Semiconductors took it on the chin, when Intel reportedon Jan. 16 that fourth-quarter profits were below Street expectations. Intelfell 5 points, or 10%. Wal-Mart also reported disappointing earnings, and itsstock was pummeled, falling nearly 10%. Bank stocks, on the other hand, shone,as Citicorp, Chemical, and Chase Manhattan reported nifty profits.MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 5066.9 0.7 29.0

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 210.4 1.0 21.2

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 302.6 -0.1 19.9

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 344.7 1.3 28.0

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.13% 5.17% 5.85%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.01% 6.19% 7.77%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.27% 2.27% 2.76%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 17.1 16.9 17.1

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3704.2 0.9 21.3

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 20,570.3 -0.2 7.0

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4773.0 -0.2 14.4

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 565.3 562.8 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 64.0% 63.0%r Neutral

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.78 0.75r Positive

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 1.45 1.33 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 DEFENSE ELECTRONICS 25.8 130.9 LORAL 30.3 129.7 43 1/2

2 GOLD MINING 9.5 28.5 NEWMONT MINING 15.1 44.1 51 1/2

3 HEALTH CARE SERVICES 7.9 49.9 ALZA 19.0 29.6 27 3/8

4 HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT 7.2 43.6 TENET HEALTHCARE 9.2 46.9 20 3/4

5 ELECTRIC COMPANIES 4.4 21.9 CONSOLIDATED 11.1 23.9 33 3/4

EDISON

% change % change

1- 12- Weakest stock 1- 12-

ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS month month in group month month Price

1 SEMICONDUCTORS -12.6 13.1 NATIONAL -29.1 -20.6 15 7/8

SEMICONDUCTOR

2 ALUMINUM -8.9 7.0 REYNOLDS METALS -11.6 -8.0 50 3/8

3 TRUCKING -8.7 -16.0 CALIBER SYSTEM -25.6 -30.8 37 7/8

4 PERSONAL LOANS -8.2 26.3 HOUSEHOLD -9.4 32.2 52 7/8

INTERNATIONAL

5 COMMUNICATIONS -7.6 30.8 DSC COMMUNICATIONS -29.6 -39.1 23 1/16

EQUIPMENT

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 LEXINGTON STRATEGIC 18.8 FIDELITY SELECT -10.2

INVESTMENTS SOFTWARE & COMPUTER

2 WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO 16.6 TWENTIETH CENTURY -10.1

GIFTRUST INVESTORS

3 MORGAN STANLEY 14.9 STEADMAN AMERICAN -9.8

LATIN AMERICAN A INDUSTRY

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

1 ALGER CAPITAL 65.1 STEADMAN TECHNOLOGY GROWTH -33.1

APPRECIATION

2 PERKINS OPPORTUNITY 60.6 EV MARATHON GREATER INDIA -31.9

3 FIDELITY SELECT 58.6 STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY -27.5

ELECTRONICS

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

stocks bonds stocks market fund Gold

$13,189 $13,066 $12,286 $10,564 $10,426

-0.17% -0.68% -0.89% +0.12% +0.77%

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1996, unless

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

performance and share prices are as of market close Jan. 16. Mutual fund

returns are as of Jan. 12. Relative portfolios are valued as of Jan. 16. A more

detailed explanation of this page is available on request. r=revised

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