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Figures Of The Week


Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

It was a week that left many an investor queasy. On Jan. 28, the Nasdaq

Composite Index suffered its second-biggest point loss ever, dropping 3.8% and

the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.6%. But the stock market rebounded,

holding on to its gains even as the Fed bumped short-term interest rates up by

a quarter of a percentage point on Feb. 2.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

------------% change-------------

Year-to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Feb. 2 Week date months

Dow Jones Industrials 11,003.2 -0.3 -4.3 18.6

Nasdaq Composite 4074.0 0.1 0.1 65.4

Nasdaq 100 3724.5 2.9 0.4 79.2

S&P MidCap 400 441.0 -0.2 -0.8 18.0

S&P SmallCap 600 196.4 -2.4 -0.7 14.1

S&P SuperComposite 1500 297.2 0.2 -3.8 12.2

SECTORS

S&P/BARRA Growth 845.0 0.6 -4.8 15.9

S&P/BARRA Value 590.3 0.1 -3.3 6.5

S&P Basic Materials 124.2 -0.1 -10.1 12.8

S&P Capital Goods 1004.7 -3.3 -9.5 15.6

S&P Energy 821.5 -1.7 -1.5 23.7

S&P Financials 127.5 -0.3 -4.2 -1.3

S&P REIT 74.1 -1.3 0.6 -11.0

S&P Transportation 542.4 -3.3 -9.1 -19.0

S&P Utilities 246.9 0.4 8.7 2.1

GSTI Internet 641.5 -2.8 -10.0 51.8

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 519.1 -2.3 -11.4 10.4

PSE Technology 988.3 0.7 1.7 97.3

----------% change---------------

Year-to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Feb. 2 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus 1535.6 3.4 -1.1 21.8

London (FT-SE 100) 6302.8 -1.1 -9.1 4.8

Frankfurt (DAX) 7172.0 2.9 3.1 38.8

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 19,578.9 2.4 3.4 36.4

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 15,789.8 2.3 -6.9 66.2

Toronto (TSE 300) 8769.5 2.2 4.2 31.2

Mexico City (IPC) 6769.8 -2.2 -5.1 68.6

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Jan. 25 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.19% 1.19% 1.25%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 30.1 30.4 33.6

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 23.7 24.1 24.1

First Call Earnings Surprise* 5.05% 6.16% 4.04%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Jan. 25 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1358.0 1356.2 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 25.0% 26.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.50 0.45 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.71 0.67 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Defense Electronics 21.4 Instrumentation 196.0

Natural Gas 20.2 Oil & Gas Drilling 87.4

Instrumentation 19.9 Communications Equip. 83.7

Entertainment 16.6 Defense Electronics 83.3

Semiconductors 14.7 Semiconductors 74.7

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Conglomerates -19.6 Pollution Control -59.5

Leisure Time -18.0 Office Equip. & Supplies -54.4

Metal & Glass Containers -17.4 Tobacco -53.1

Forest Products -17.0 Toys -47.5

Furnishings & Appliances -16.7 Food Chains -40.9

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Feb. 2 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.36% 5.36% 4.63%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.65 5.58 4.48

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.20 6.15 4.59

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.58 6.69 4.83

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.29 6.60 5.25

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE* 8.43 8.23 6.78

*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 5.25% 5.98%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.61 8.67

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.36 6.24

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.77 9.04

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Health 16.5 Precious Metals -7.7

Small-cap Growth 6.5 Diversified Pacific/Asia -6.6

Utilities 5.9 Japan -5.9

Mid-cap Growth 5.9 Pacific/Asia ex-Japan -5.2

Communications 4.3 Foreign -3.3

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 105.9 Precious Metals -7.3

Japan 97.8 Financial -5.6

Diversified Pacific/Asia 85.9 Real Estate -2.0

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 76.8 Mid-cap Value 1.7

Diversified Emerging Mkts. 73.5 Large-cap Value 2.2

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