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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARYThe news on the inflation front was sweet indeed. The producer price index forthe month of May actually fell and consumer prices were up just a smidgen. Butbonds tanked. The yield on 30-year Treasuries rose to 7.19%, up from 6.95% lastweek. As one trader put it: "There's just no demand at the long end." Thefear is that with employment surging and retail sales rebounding, the FederalReserve will soon jack up rates no matter what the inflation numbers are nowshowing. In the face of rising rates, stocks could do little but retreat.MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 5668.3 -0.5 26.2

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 241.3 -0.4 24.3

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 359.7 -1.1 29.0

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 384.3 -1.3 25.9

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week Ago Year Ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.25% 5.21% 5.61%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 7.19% 6.95% 6.57%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.13% 2.10% 2.49%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 19.2 19.7 16.5

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3769.2 0.4 12.9

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 22,104.8 1.0 50.8

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 5094.6 -1.9 13.4

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 622.5 619.6 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 63.0% 67.0%r Neutral

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.59 0.53r Negative

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 2.24 2.24 Neutral

INDUSTRY GROUPS

% change % change

1- 12- Strongest stock 1- 12-

ONE-MONTH LEADERS month month in group month month Price

MANUFACTURED HOUSING 19.9 46.5 FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES 19.9 47.9 30 7/8

TOBACCO 15.9 41.5 PHILIP MORRIS 17.8 47.5 103 5/8

SHOES 11.9 95.1 NIKE 13.4 164.9 105 5/8

LEISURE TIME 10.6 36.4 BALLY ENTERTAINMENT 19.6 195.9 28 1/4

SPECIALTY RETAILERS 10.2 28.8 CIRCUIT CITY STORES 20.3 21.3 36 3/8

% change % change

1- 12- Weakest stock 1- 12-

ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS month month in group month month Price

GOLD MINING -10.5 9.4 ECHO BAY MINES -13.2 26.9 11 1/2

MACHINE TOOLS -9.6 -7.1 CINCINNATI MILACRON-10.4 -8.7 23 5/8

METALS -8.7 19.6 ASARCO -12.4 1.3 29 1/4

STEEL -8.4 -7.1 INLAND STEEL -11.5 -30.2 20 1/4

INDUSTRIES

ALUMINUM -7.2 19.3 ALCOA -9.1 33.8 59 7/8

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

GAMERICA CAPITAL A 9.7 RYDEX PRECIOUS METALS -8.6

PATHFINDER 9.5 BENHAM GLOBAL GOLD -7.9

PERKINS OPPORTUNITY 8.7 INVESCO STRATEGIC GOLD -7.5

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

TURNER SMALL CAP EQUITY 89.9 STEADMAN TECHNOLOGY GROWTH -13.9

PBGH SELECT EQUITY 87.9 UNITED SERVICE CHINA REGION -7.3

OPPORT

TCW/DW SMALL CAPITALI- 83.0 EV MARATHON GREATER INDIA -6.9

ZATION GROWTH

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 Gold Treasury bonds

$12,803 $11,652 $10,536 $10,134 $10,057

-0.24% -0.48% +0.11% -1.45% -1.32%

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, June 12, 1996, unless

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

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

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

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

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