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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

The Dow Jones industrials seesawed all week and rallied 320 points on Mar. 15,

to get back above 10,000. The Nasdaq, after piercing the 5000 barrier on Mar.

9 and 10, took a fall, losing 6.4% for the week. Take a look at our Business

Week 50 and the Business Week Info Tech 100, which make their debuts on this

page.

Look for them here every week and every day at our Web site,

www.businessweek.com.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

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

Year-to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Mar. 15 Week date months

Dow Jones Industrials 10,131.4 2.8 -11.9 1.7

Nasdaq Composite 4582.6 -6.4 12.6 88.5

S&P MidCap 400 458.1 -3.2 3.0 25.2

S&P SmallCap 600 209.7 -4.8 6.0 28.5

S&P SuperComposite 1500 295.4 1.3 -4.4 8.3

SECTORS

Business Week 50* 1244.0 2.1 -5.6 25.1

Business Week Info Tech 100** 1023.2 -2.9 NA NA

S&P/BARRA Growth 857.7 1.2 -3.3 14.1

S&P/BARRA Value 565.3 2.6 -7.4 -2.1

S&P Capital Goods 990.5 4.1 -10.8 7.4

S&P Energy 811.8 -0.9 -2.7 9.3

S&P Financials 118.8 7.9 -10.7 -18.3

S&P REIT 71.8 1.1 -2.5 -10.3

S&P Transportation 530.8 4.3 -11.1 -27.6

S&P Utilities 233.3 2.1 2.7 -4.2

GSTI Internet 691.1 -8.4 -3.0 46.8

PSE Technology 1125.9 -6.7 15.8 131.6

*Mar. 19, 1999=1000 **Feb. 7, 2000=1000

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

Year-to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Mar. 15 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus (U.S. Dollar) 1493.8 -2.8 -9.7 16.9

London (FT-SE 100) 6447.0 0.6 -7.0 4.0

Paris (CAC 40) 6188.9 -2.5 3.9 47.8

Frankfurt (DAX) 7414.5 -7.2 6.6 47.4

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 19,078.6 -3.5 0.8 18.7

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 16,747.2 -6.7 -1.3 53.5

Toronto (TSE 300) 9293.6 0.1 10.5 40.7

Mexico City (IPC) 7987.9 -3.7 12.0 67.5

FUNDAMENTALS Mar. 14 Wk. ago Yr. ago

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

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 28.6 28.4 34.3

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 22.4 22.4 24.8

First Call Earnings Revision* 0.42% 0.21% -1.64%

*First Call Corp.

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Mar. 14 Wk. ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1365.2 1363.1 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 0.76 0.73 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Instrumentation 34.8 Instrumentation 351.4

Airlines 17.7 Defense Electronics 132.9

Invest. Banking/Brkrge. 13.5 Semiconductors 132.8

Leisure Time 10.5 Communications Equip. 118.0

Personal Loans 9.7 Oil & Gas Drilling 75.4

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Household Products -28.2 Pollution Control -69.1

Hotels & Motels -25.1 Life Insurance -55.2

Engineering & Constr. -22.8 Toys -52.2

Specialty Chemicals -21.5 Food Chains -48.1

Metals -17.9 Tobacco -47.1

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Mar. 15 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.47% 5.43% 4.50%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.84 5.83 4.50

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.17 6.17 4.72

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.29 6.38 5.12

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.07 6.17 5.50

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+ 8.35 8.29 6.99

+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 5.14% 5.76%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.45 8.35

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.32 6.00

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.71 8.70

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 13.0 Precious Metals -9.9

Small-cap Growth 11.4 Japan -5.9

Mid-cap Growth 10.1 Financial -5.6

Europe 6.7 Diversified Pacific/Asia -5.4

Communications 6.0 Large-cap Value -3.8

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 175.8 Financial -19.2

Small-cap Growth 114.9 Precious Metals -7.6

Mid-cap Growth 104.4 Large-cap Value -5.5

Diversified Pacific/Asia 76.1 Real Estate -3.2

Japan 75.4 Mid-cap Value -0.2

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