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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

All 3 Majors Advanced; The Dow Retakes 11K

The 3 major indexes advanced today; the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) returned to 11K territory. 1,658,490,630 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) gained $1.48 (+2.08%) to close @ $72.47.

Shares of DJIA component Dupont (DD) gained $1.70 (+4.22%) to close @ $41.94.


Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) gained $2.46 (+4.31%) to close @ $59.48 on news of a record $1.96 billion in earnings for Q2, 2006.

Shares of Darden Restaurants (DRI) gained $1.74 (+4.89%) to close @ $37.30 on news of strong earnings. Darden is the parent company of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurant chains.


Shares of Google (GOOG) gained $14.96 (+3.86%) to close @ $402.13; the stock then gained an additional $0.74 in after-hours action this evening. Adobe has agreed to distribution deal that will place the Google Toolbar in various Adobe products, like the Macromedia Shockwave Player.


Shares of FedEx (FDX) gained $5.54 (+5.11%) to close @ $113.86 on news of strong profits.


Shares of Valero Energy (VLO) gained $1.81 (+3.14%) to close @ $59.40; the stock then gained an additional $0.59 in after-hours action this evening.

Shares of Apache Corp. (APA) gained $1.67 (+2.83%) to close @ $60.66.

Shares of Sunoco (SUN) gained $1.83 (+3.02%) to close @ $62.43.

Shares of ConocoPhillips (COP) gained $1.05 (+1.79%) to close @ $59.85; the stock then gained an additional $0.22 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Global Crossing (GLBC) gained $1.11 (+6.11%) to close @ $19.29 on news of encouraging comments from the folks at Goldman Sachs.


Shares of Univision Communications (UVN) fell by $1.56 (-4.41%) to close @ $33.84.


Shares of Lindsay Manufacturing (LNN) gained $3.33 (+15.35%) to close @ $25.03.


Shares of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) gained $4.10 (+8.26%) to close @ $53.71.


Shares of Lifetime Fitness (LTM) gained $3.64 (+8.85%) to close @ $44.75.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,079.46 (+104.62)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,141.20 (+34.14)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,252.20 (+12.08)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $70.92/barrel

NY Spot Gold gained $10.00 to close @ $587.20/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7945 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2586 U.S. Dollars

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


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