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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Dow the Only Gainer Today As Investors Reacted to the Government Report on Housing Starts

Of the 3 major indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was the only gainer today, as investors divined that higher-than-expected housing starts last month may lead to the Fed raising the benchmark Federal Funds Target Rate beyond 5.25% later this year. 1,495,421,150 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) gained $1.04 (+1.49%) to close @ $70.99.


Shares of Kroger (KR) gained $1.01 (+5.19%) to close @ $20.47.


Shares of Goldman Sachs (GS) gained $1.51 (+1.05%) to close @ $145.26; the stock then gained an additional $0.34 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Apollo Group (APOL) fell by $2.91 (-5.31%) to close @ $51.91; the stock then recovered $0.34 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of CFC International (CFCI) gained $5.11 (+45.22%) to close @ $16.41.


Shares of Voxware (VOXW) gained $2.11 (+41.57%) to close @ $7.20.


Shares of Enersys (ENS) gained $1.45 (+8.23%) to close @ $19.06.


Shares of Actuant (ATU) fell by $10.12 (-17.85%) to close @ $46.58; the stock then lost an additional $0.48 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Praecis Pharmaceuticals (PRCS) fell by $1.72 (-33.40%) to close @ $3.43.


Shares of Golf Galaxy (GGXY) fell by $2.51 (-16.80%) to close @ $12.43.


Shares of Commercial Metals (CMC) fell by $1.43 (-6.42%) to close @ $20.84.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 10,974.84 (+32.73)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,107.06 (-3.36)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,240.12 (-0.02)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $69.48/barrel

NY Spot Gold gained $8.00 to close @ $577.20/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7922 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2623 U.S. Dollars

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


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