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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, July 14, 2006

The 3 Majors Declined Today, On Crude Prices, Retail Sales and Consumer Sentiment

The 3 major indices lost ground today as investors reacted to lower-than-expected Retail Sales and Consumer Sentiment numbers; the realization that $80 crude oil could be around the corner also contributed to the day's bearishness. 1,716,619,970 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

For the week, the DJIA fell by 3.2%, the NASDAQ Composite Index fell by 4.4%, and the S + P 500 Index fell by 2.3%.


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component Wal-Mart (WMT) fell by $1.11 (-2.51%) to close @ $43.05.


Shares of DJIA component Boeing (BA) fell by $2.34 (-2.94%) to close @ $77.25; the stock then recovered $0.86 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of DJIA component United Technologies (UTX) fell by $2.62 (-4.27%) to close @ $58.81.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) fell by $2.85 (-4.52%) to close @ $60.20. The NYSE Group owns The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Nucor Corp. (NWRE) fell by $2.36 (-17.59%) to close @ $11.06.

Shares of RTI International Metals (RTI) fell by $3.63 (-7.46%) to close @ $45.00.


Shares of AMR Corp. (AMR) fell by $1.74 (-6.96%) to close @ $23.25.


Shares of DR Horton (DHI) fell by $1.66 (-7.26%) to close @ $21.20.

Shares of Beazer Homes USA (BZH) fell by $2.13 (-5.22%) to close @ $38.68.

Shares of Meritage Homes Corp. (MTH) fell by $3.32 (-7.89%) to close @ $38.75.


Shares of Chemed Corp. (CHE) fell by $10.35 (-20.50%) to close @ $40.15.


Shares of Terex Corp. (TEX) fell by $4.77 (-5.09%) to close @ $88.97.


Shares of Rocky Brands (RCKY) fell by $9.57 (-42.93%) to close @ $12.72; the stock then lost an additional $0.21 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of Mikron Infrared Inc. (MIKR) fell by $2.29 (-15.92%) to close @ $12.09.


Shares of Apple Computer (AAPL) fell by $1.58 (-3.02%) to close @ $50.67; the stock then lost an additional $0.28 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Google (GOOG) fell by $5.33 (-1.30%) to close @ $403.50.


Shares of Smith Micro Software (SMSI) fell by $1.74 (-12.38%) to close @ $12.32.


Shares of Blue Coat Systems Inc. (BCSI) fell by $2.83 (-16.74%) to close @ $14.08.


Shares of Manitowoc Co. Inc. (MTW) fell by $3.52 (-8.49%) to close @ $37.94.


Shares of Alaska Air Group (ALK) fell by $2.24 (-6.19%) to close @ $33.96.


Shares of Petco Animal Supplies Inc. (PETC) gained $8.44 (+43.39%) to close @ $27.89.


Shares of Frontier Oil (FTO) gained $2.13 (+6.44%) to close @ $35.23.


Shares of Zanett Inc. (ZANE) gained $1.20 (+65.57%) to close @ $3.03.


Shares of Forest Laboratories (FRX) gained $6.00 (+15.62%) to close @ $44.40.


Shares of NEXEN INC (NXY) gained $2.39 (+4.38%) to close @ $57.01.


Shares of Chesapeake Utilities (CPK) gained $1.92 (+6.07%) to close @ $33.57.


Shares of W HOLDING CO PFD G (WBPRK) gained $2.03 (+9.46%) to close @ $23.50.


Shares of Kinetic Concepts (KCI) gained $3.50 (+8.51%) to close @ $44.65.


Shares of Regions Financial Corp. (RF) gained $1.68 (+5.18%) to close @ $34.13.


Shares of Corning Inc. (GLW) gained $1.31 (+6.34%) to close @ $21.96; the stock then lost $0.20 in after-hours action this evening.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 10,739.35 (-106.94)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,037.35 (-16.76)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,236.20 (-6.09)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $76.80/barrel

NY Spot Gold gained $13.80 to close @ $666.30/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7904 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2652 U.S. Dollars

The U.S. Prime Rate (Fed Prime Rate) is 8.25%


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