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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The 3 Major Indices Declined On Bearishness Related to A Slowing Economy

The 3 major indexes declined today as looming interest rate hikes and a slowing U.S. economy caused some bearishness in the New York markets. 1,463,147,510 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of DJIA component General Motors (GM) gained $1.07 (+4.08%) to close @ $27.27.

Shares of Paccar (PCAR) fell by $1.26 to close @ $78.24.

Shares of Eaton (ETN) fell by $1.16 to close @ $72.89.


Shares of DJIA component Boeing (BA) fell by $1.79 (-2.09%) to close @ $84.06; the stock then recovered $0.44 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) fell by$2.21 to close @ $34.71. Bed Bath & Beyond is the U.S. #1 home furnishings chain.


Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) fell by $2.82 to close @ $41.38. Qualcomm is the global #2 manufacturer of computer chips for cellular phones.


Shares of Univision Communications (UVN) fell by $1.04 to close @ $32.80.


Shares of Valero Energy (VLO) gained $1.27 (+2.14%) to close @ $60.67; the stock then gained an additional $0.18 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Apple Computer (AAPL) gained $1.72 (+2.97%) to close @ $59.58; the stock then gained an additional $0.24 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) gained $1.00 (+1.68%) to close @ $60.70.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,019.11 (-60.35)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,122.98 (-18.22)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,245.60 (-6.60)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $70.66/barrel

NY Spot Gold fell by $5.50 to close @ $582.30/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7972 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2544 U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Prime Rate (Fed Prime Rate) is 8.00%


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