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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, June 15, 2006

All 3 Majors Gained Today with The DJIA Retaking 11K Territory

All 3 major indexes gained ground today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gaining nearly 200 points and closing above the 11K mark. 1,970,612,340 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of DJIA component Boeing (BA) gained $2.80 (+3.41) to close @ $84.81.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) gained $3.37 (+4.99%) to close @ $70.85; the stock then gained an additional $0.74 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) gained $3.61 (+7.09%) to close @ $54.50. The NYSE Group owns The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Bear Stearns (BSC) gained $7.36 (+5.93%) to close @ $131.56; the stock then gained an additional $0.24 in after-hours action this evening.

Shares of Goldman Sachs Group (GS) gained $5.62 (+4.06%) to close @ $144.12; the stock then gained an additional $0.76 in after-hours action this evening.

Shares of Lehman Brothers (LEH) gained $2.81 (+4.61%) to $63.72.

Shares of Morgan Stanley (MS) gained $1.74 (+3.13%) to close @ $57.33.


Crude oil prices continued on an upward trend today.

Shares of DJIA component Exxon Mobil (XOM) gained $1.32 (+2.28%) to close @ $59.12.

Shares of Valero Energy (VLO) gained $2.81 (+4.90%) to close @ $60.21; the stock then gained an additional $0.29 in after-hours action this evening.

Shares of Sunoco (SUN) gained $0.99 (+1.56%) to close @ $64.63; the stock then gained an additional $0.22 in after-hours action this evening.

Shares of ConocoPhillips (COP) gained $2.29 (+3.85%) to close @ $61.75; the stock then gained an additional $0.25 in after-hours action this evening.

Shares of Chevron (CVX) gained $1.60 (+2.77%) to close @ $59.43.


Shares of BHP Billiton (BHP) gained $2.59 (+6.85%) to close @ $40.42; the stock then gained an additional $0.33 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Google (GOOG) gained $6.61 (+1.72%) to close @ $391.00.


Summary of The U.S. Markets
:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,015.19 (+198.27)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,144.15 (+58.15)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,256.16 (+26.12)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $70.05/barrel

NY Spot Gold gained $4.60 to close @ $566.80/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7902 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2656 U.S. Dollars

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


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