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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

The Nasdaq Composite Index continued to be the market's star, rising to an

all-time high on Feb. 17. But blue chips maintained their desultory

performance. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 295 points on Feb. 18, hit

by interest rate worries. Financial stocks led the decline. The Nasdaq--but

not the Dow--rallied on Feb. 23.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

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

Year-to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Feb. 23 Week date months

Dow Jones Industrials 10,225.7 -3.2 -11.1 7.1

Nasdaq Composite 4550.3 2.8 11.8 91.5

Nasdaq 100 4170.1 4.3 12.5 105.6

S&P MidCap 400 445.9 0.1 0.3 22.2

S&P SmallCap 600 207.5 0.7 4.9 27.5

S&P SuperComposite 1500 288.7 -1.7 -6.5 8.6

SECTORS

S&P/BARRA Growth 843.1 -0.4 -5.0 15.4

S&P/BARRA Value 548.8 -3.7 -10.1 -2.3

S&P Basic Materials 115.5 -2.5 -16.4 4.2

S&P Capital Goods 967.9 -1.3 -12.8 8.3

S&P Energy 750.3 -6.5 -10.1 12.6

S&P Financials 112.8 -4.8 -15.2 -17.8

S&P REIT 71.4 -0.8 -2.9 -11.6

S&P Transportation 512.1 -0.4 -14.2 -25.1

S&P Utilities 237.0 -4.8 4.3 -1.5

GSTI Internet 686.3 4.2 -3.7 66.3

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 484.5 -2.1 -17.3 0.5

PSE Technology 1116.9 4.0 14.9 125.8

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

Year-to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Feb. 23 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus 1564.7 -0.4 0.8 26.2

London (FT-SE 100) 6144.1 -0.1 -11.3 -0.2

Frankfurt (DAX) 7699.0 2.8 10.6 54.4

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 19,519.6 -0.4 3.1 34.6

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 16,376.8 -3.9 -3.5 73.6

Toronto (TSE 300) 9315.0 -1.2 10.7 44.3

Mexico City (IPC) 7462.1 -1.8 4.7 76.3

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Feb. 22 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.25% 1.20% 1.25%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio 28.5 29.4 33.3

(Trailing 12 mos.)

S&P 500 P/E Ratio 22.7 23.5 24.3

(Next 12 mos.)*

First Call Earnings Revision* -0.58% 0.18% -2.09%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Feb. 22 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1361.9 1361.3 Negative

Stocks above 200-day average 23.0% 26.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.50 0.50 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/ 0.73 0.71 Positive

buy ratio

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Defense Electronics 46.3 Instrumentation 245.1

Semiconductors 18.0 Defense Electronics 150.7

Communications Equip. 12.3 Communications Equip. 116.9

Invest. Banking/Brkrge. 8.2 Semiconductors 98.6

Medical Products 6.5 Oil & Gas Drilling 90.2

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Shoes -43.1 Pollution Control -61.9

Engineering & Constr. -32.7 Toys -54.5

Metal & Glass Containers -31.1 Office Equip. & Supplies -53.4

Hospital Management -27.7 Tobacco -48.6

Hotels & Motels -27.6 Shoes -48.1

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Health 12.0 Financial -6.7

Technology 8.9 Large-cap Value -4.6

Europe 8.1 Mid-cap Value -4.4

Small-cap Growth 7.4 Natural Resources -4.2

Mid-cap Growth 6.1 Real Estate -3.0

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 147.3 Financial -15.3

Japan 98.6 Large-cap Value -3.2

Diversified Pacific/Asia 94.8 Real Estate -3.1

Small-cap Growth 93.6 Mid-cap Value -0.6

Mid-cap Growth 89.0 Precious Metals 4.0

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Feb. 23 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.40% 5.39% 4.54%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.81 5.72 4.67

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.22 6.18 4.85

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.41 6.54 5.18

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.12 6.26 5.51

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE 8.34 8.45 7.00!

!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 5.24% 5.89%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.59 8.54

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.36 6.16

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.77 8.93

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