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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Volatility remains the watchword on Wall Street--especially in the Nasdaq

market. The Nasdaq Composite plunged 4.4% on Apr. 24, only to jump 6.6% the

next day. For the week, the Nasdaq lost 2.1%, while the Dow and S&P 500 made

good gains. Embattled Microsoft took it in the gut, losing 13.6%. So did

Chairman Bill Gates: The value of his shares dropped $8.3 billion.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

Bridge Information Systems, Inc.

STOCKS

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

Year to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Apr. 26 Week date months

S&P 500 1461.0 2.3 -0.6 7.4

Dow Jones Industrials 10,945.5 2.5 -4.8 2.1

Nasdaq Composite 3630.1 -2.1 -10.8 36.9

S&P MidCap 400 469.7 1.9 5.6 19.7

S&P SmallCap 600 198.3 0.8 0.2 15.9

Wilshire 5000 13,449.3 1.7 -2.6 8.0

SECTORS

Business Week 50* 1249.7 0.9 -3.9 21.1

Business Week Info Tech 100** 940.6 -0.8 NA NA

S&P/BARRA Growth 871.9 1.3 -1.7 12.2

S&P/BARRA Value 615.8 3.5 0.8 1.7

S&P Energy 849.6 2.8 1.8 4.9

S&P Financials 136.5 5.6 2.6 -7.9

S&P REIT 78.0 1.4 6.0 -9.7

S&P Transportation 595.7 3.7 -0.2 -22.9

S&P Utilities 270.6 7.6 19.1 9.7

GSTI Internet 457.1 -4.1 -35.8 -28.5

PSE Technology 1047.0 0.5 7.7 95.1

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

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

Year to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Apr. 26 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus (U.S. Dollar) 1463.0 0.5 -3.2 15.0

London (FT-SE 100) 6256.5 1.2 -9.7 -5.1

Paris (CAC 40) 6390.9 3.6 7.3 45.5

Frankfurt (DAX) 7388.5 2.4 6.2 40.6

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 18,134.3 -5.0 -4.2 6.9

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 15,227.4 -1.3 -10.2 13.9

Toronto (TSE 300) 9378.0 3.8 11.5 33.0

Mexico City (IPC) 6751.1 4.7 -5.3 24.9

FUNDAMENTALS Apr. 26 Wk. ago Yr. ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.13% 1.16% 1.18%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 30.5 30.1 34.1

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 24.2 23.6 25.6

First Call Earnings Surprise* 6.19% 7.03% 4.59%

*First Call Corp.

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Apr. 25 Wk. ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1384.6 1383.7 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 40.0% 34.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.55 0.72 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.91 0.79 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Shoes 32.3 Instrumentation 191.3

Alcoholic Beverages 28.2 Semiconductors 105.2

Machine Tools 25.1 Communications Equip. 79.1

Auto Parts. & Equip. 22.8 Defense Electronics 78.1

Electric Companies 21.3 Oil & Gas Drilling 55.2

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Computer Software -27.1 Pollution Control -68.3

Instrumentation -18.2 Toys -53.0

Invest. Banking/Brkrge. -18.1 Life Insurance -48.3

Defense Electronics -17.9 Office Equip. & Supplies -47.2

Semiconductors -17.3 Metal & Glass Containers -47.1

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Apr. 19 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.61% 5.60% 4.45%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.74 5.81 4.55

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.10 6.08 4.73

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.13 5.99 5.26

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 5.95 5.85 5.58

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+ 8.19 8.15 7.01

+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 5.05% 5.65%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.32 8.19

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.20 5.90

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.54 8.55

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Real Estate 4.9 Technology -23.8

Natural Resources 3.0 Small-cap Growth -18.4

Large-cap Value 2.8 Mid-cap Growth -17.4

Mid-cap Value 2.8 Communications -17.3

Financial 1.7 Pacific/Asia ex-Japan -16.0

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 89.5 Precious Metals -19.1

Japan 55.9 Financial -10.0

Small-cap Growth 54.9 Real Estate -3.0

Mid-cap Growth 52.9 Large-cap Value 0.4

Diversified Pacific/Asia 43.6 Mid-cap Value 2.5

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