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Figures Of The Week


Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

A sprightly week in the U.S. stock market, which saw the S&P 500 and the

Nasdaq composite both rise to all-time highs on Nov. 16. On that day, the

Federal Reserve boosted interest rates by a quarter-point. But traders

remained optimistic that the rate hike would not hurt corporate earnings. On

Nov. 17, however, blue chips were mixed and the dollar fell against the euro.

STOCKS

% change

U.S. MARKETS Nov. 17 Week 12 mos.

Dow Jones Industrials 10,883.1 2.7 21.1

Nasdaq Composite 3269.0 3.6 74.0

Nasdaq 100 2911.7 4.1 94.3

S&P MidCap 400 428.3 3.1 22.8

S&P SmallCap 600 185.3 2.4 14.2

S&P SuperComposite 1500 296.4 2.7 23.5

% change

SECTORS Nov. 17 Week 12 mos.

S&P/BARRA Growth 824.6 2.2 30.0

S&P/BARRA Value 612.0 3.3 17.0

S&P Basic Materials 130.2 1.7 11.3

S&P Capital Goods 1058.0 4.3 26.2

S&P Energy 888.4 5.9 25.0

S&P Financials 144.6 3.7 15.7

S&P REIT 73.1 -1.5 -13.8

S&P Transportation 629.8 -0.3 -1.0

S&P Utilities 237.8 -0.2 -7.7

GSTI Internet 551.6 7.0 162.7

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 549.5 2.0 16.7

% change

GLOBAL MARKETS Nov. 17 Week 12 mos.

S&P Euro Plus 1400.6 2.2 24.7

London (FT-SE 100) 6555.7 1.7 19.1

Frankfurt (DAX) 5870.2 2.2 24.8

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 18,274.8 -1.6 26.8

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 14,704.5 5.2 44.9

Toronto (TSE 300) 7591.3 4.1 19.8

Mexico City (IPC) 6103.6 2.3 54.4

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Nov. 16 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.19% 1.24% 1.40%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 31.4 30.5 29.5

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 24.6 23.7 22.2

First Call Earnings Revision* -1.99% -2.00% -4.35%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Nov. 16 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1320.4 1317.2 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 35.0% 32.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.46 0.49 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.70 0.83 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Invest. Banking/Brkrge. 38.4 Communications Equip. 130.6

Multiline Insurers 33.6 Instrumentation 97.2

Communications Equip. 31.8 Broadcasting 95.5

Hospital Management 31.7 Semiconductors 83.5

Money Center Banks 30.2 Computer Software 72.3

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Shoes -18.0 Pollution Control -58.9

Gold Mining -15.4 Tobacco -49.3

Tobacco -14.5 Toys -45.8

Machine Tools -14.4 Office Equip. & Supplies -38.9

Specialty Printing -13.8 Specialty Printing -38.1

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Nov. 17 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.11% 5.07% 4.83%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.20 5.20 4.42

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 5.56 5.52 4.52

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.03 6.00 4.87

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.13 6.09 5.30

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE******* 7.76 7.86 6.93

*******BanxQuote, Inc.

BLOOMBERG MUNI YIELD EQUIVALENTS

Taxable equivalent yields on AAA-rated, tax-exempt municipal bonds, assuming a

31% federal tax rate.

10-yr. bond 30-yr. bond

GENERAL OBLIGATIONS 4.91% 5.68%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.12 8.23

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.18 6.05

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.51 8.77

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 29.9 Precious Metals -3.5

Mid-cap Growth 21.3 Real Estate 1.2

Small-cap Growth 21.2 Natural Resources 5.8

Latin America 19.1 International Hybrid 5.8

Communications 18.5 Small-cap Value 6.7

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 128.6 Real Estate -4.1

Japan 104.3 Precious Metals -2.2

Communications 79.9 Small-cap Value 5.1

Diversified Pacific/Asia 71.8 Mid-cap Value 8.6

Small-cap Growth 59.8 Domestic Hybrid 12.1

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