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Figures Of The Week


Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

It was a week that marked an even greater gulf between stock market haves and

have-nots. Led by techs and telecoms, the Nasdaq Composite Index posted its

12th record close of the year on March 1. But the Dow, pummeled by rate fears,

slipped below 10,000 on Feb. 25 for the first time since last April, before

rebounding 3% by mid-week.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

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

Year-to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Mar. 1 Week date months

Dow Jones Industrials 10,137.9 -0.9 -11.8 8.7

Nasdaq Composite 4784.0 5.1 17.6 108.4

Nasdaq 100 4309.0 3.3 16.2 122.4

S&P MidCap 400 468.7 5.1 5.4 31.0

S&P SmallCap 600 219.6 5.8 11.0 36.8

S&P SuperComposite 1500 293.8 1.8 -4.9 13.5

SECTORS

S&P/BARRA Growth 851.6 1.0 -4.0 20.2

S&P/BARRA Value 558.5 1.8 -8.5 1.9

S&P Basic Materials 108.2 -6.3 -21.7 -1.1

S&P Capital Goods 969.6 0.2 -12.7 11.3

S&P Energy 783.7 4.5 -6.1 20.9

S&P Financials 116.1 3.0 -12.7 -14.4

S&P REIT 71.4 0.0 -3.0 -11.3

S&P Transportation 520.9 1.7 -12.7 -23.6

S&P Utilities 234.9 -0.9 3.4 -0.3

GSTI Internet 703.3 2.5 -1.3 69.5

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 473.3 -2.3 -19.2 -0.9

PSE Technology 1191.1 6.6 22.5 156.0

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

Year-to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Mar. 1 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus U.S. Dollar 1518.3 -1.2 -8.2 24.2

London (FT-SE 100) 6364.9 3.6 -8.2 5.0

Frankfurt (DAX) 7727.9 0.4 11.1 61.5

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 20,081.7 2.9 6.1 44.3

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 16,843.6 2.9 -0.7 69.9

Toronto (TSE 300) 9411.6 1.0 11.9 49.3

Mexico City (IPC) 7614.8 2.0 6.8 80.5

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Feb. 29 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.23% 1.25% 1.30%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 28.8 28.5 32.4

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 22.6 22.7 23.2

First Call Earnings Revision* 0.19% -0.58% -1.41%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Feb. 29 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1361.9 1361.9 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 24.0% 23.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.41 0.50 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.72 0.73 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Instrumentation 41.3 Instrumentation 362.5

Defense Electronics 32.2 Defense Electronics 156.6

Semiconductors 25.3 Semiconductors 140.9

Oil-Well Equip. & Svcs.. 21.9 Communications Equip. 135.6

Invest. Banking/Brkrge. 20.8 Oil & Gas Drilling 124.1

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Shoes -38.3 Pollution Control -63.5

Hotels & Motels -31.6 Toys -54.6

Metal & Glass Containers -29.6 Food Chains -47.6

Engineering & Constr. -29.4 Shoes -47.2

Specialty Chemicals -25.9 Office Equip. & Supplies -47.1

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Mar. 1 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.42% 5.40% 4.53%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.76 5.82 4.62

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.16 6.27 4.89

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.38 6.44 5.39

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.16 6.14 5.68

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE^ 8.30 8.34 7.18

^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 5.21% 5.87%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.55 8.51

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.36 6.10

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.77 8.84

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 23.7 Financial -8.8

Small-cap Growth 22.0 Large-cap Value -5.5

Mid-cap Growth 20.1 Mid-cap Value -3.9

Health 19.2 Real Estate -2.1

Communications 11.4 Natural Resources -1.0

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 183.3 Financial -13.6

Small-cap Growth 115.8 Real Estate -2.3

Mid-cap Growth 110.3 Precious Metals -1.8

Japan 103.1 Large-cap Value -1.0

Diversified Pacific/Asia 95.3 Mid-cap Value 2.4

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