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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

It's getting ugly for the Dow industrials. Procter & Gamble's Mar. 7 stunner

that earnings will be far below expectations helped push the struggling Dow

below 9800. That's barely above the year-ago level. The Dow's troubles had

little impact on the unstoppable Nasdaq Composite, which gained 2.4% for the

week and more than 100% over the past 12 months.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

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

Year-to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Mar. 8 Week date months

Dow Jones Industrials 9856.5 -2.8 -14.3 1.3

Nasdaq Composite 4897.2 2.4 20.3 104.3

Nasdaq 100 4445.7 3.2 19.9 118.6

S&P MidCap 400 473.2 1.0 6.4 28.8

S&P SmallCap 600 220.2 0.3 11.3 34.9

S&P SuperComposite 1500 291.7 -0.7 -5.6 8.8

SECTORS

S&P/BARRA Growth 847.2 -0.5 -4.5 15.0

S&P/BARRA Value 550.9 -1.4 -9.8 -2.9

S&P Basic Materials 105.4 -2.6 -23.8 -5.1

S&P Capital Goods 951.8 -1.8 -14.3 5.9

S&P Energy 819.1 4.5 -1.8 15.6

S&P Financials 110.2 -5.1 -17.2 -21.3

S&P REIT 71.0 -0.6 -3.5 -11.7

S&P Transportation 508.8 -2.3 -14.8 -27.2

S&P Utilities 228.6 -2.7 0.6 -5.5

GSTI Internet 754.5 7.3 5.9 68.0

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 461.4 -2.5 -21.2 -5.4

PSE Technology 1207.2 1.4 24.2 148.6

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

Year-to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Mar. 8 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus U.S. Dollar 1536.1 0.0 -7.1 23.0

London (FT-SE 100) 6411.2 0.7 -7.5 2.8

Frankfurt (DAX) 7987.0 3.4 14.8 66.8

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 19,766.8 -1.6 4.4 30.9

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 17,951.4 6.6 5.8 70.4

Toronto (TSE 300) 9281.1 -1.4 10.3 42.7

Mexico City (IPC) 8295.2 8.9 16.3 86.0

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Mar. 7 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.24% 1.23% 1.25%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 28.4 28.8 33.7

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 22.4 22.6 24.2

First Call Earnings Revision* 0.21% 0.19% -1.54%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Mar. 7 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1363.1 1361.9 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 24.0% 24.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.41 0.41 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.73 0.72 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Instrumentation 43.7 Instrumentation 394.7

Defense Electronics 29.5 Defense Electronics 155.8

Oil-Well Equip. & Svcs. 22.3 Semiconductors 130.6

Oil & Gas Drilling 18.7 Communications Equip. 124.0

Semiconductors 10.6 Oil & Gas Drilling 92.7

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Hotels & Motels -33.9 Pollution Control -68.0

Household Products -33.4 Toys -57.0

Specialty Chemicals -30.9 Life Insurance -52.8

Life Insurance -28.3 Office Equip. & Supplies -51.6

Engineering & Constr. -24.5 Shoes -50.3

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Mar. 8 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.43% 5.42% 4.51%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.84 5.76 4.57

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.15 6.17 4.73

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.37 6.39 5.19

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.16 6.16 5.56

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+ 8.29 8.30 7.10

+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 5.20% 5.83%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.54 8.45

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.36 6.06

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.77 8.78

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 17.4 Financial -9.5

Small-cap Growth 17.2 Large-cap Value -6.4

Mid-cap Growth 15.9 Precious Metals -5.2

Health 9.0 Mid-cap Value -4.0

Natural Resources 8.4 Large-cap Blend -3.7

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 190.0 Financial -17.7

Small-cap Growth 124.0 Large-cap Value -4.6

Mid-cap Growth 115.7 Real Estate -4.0

Japan 98.5 Precious Metals -3.0

Diversified Pacific/Asia 96.9 Mid-cap Value 0.7

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