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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Monday, July 17, 2006

Modest Gains for The Dow and NASDAQ; S&P 500 Declines

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the NASDAQ Composite ended the day with modest gains, but the S&P 500 lost almost 2 points. Spot Gold fell by $16.00 in New York. 1,478,501,500 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

Shares of DJIA component Citigroup (C) fell by $1.18 (-2.48) to close @ $46.40.

Shares of DJIA component McDonald's (MCD) gained $1.68 (+5.08) to close @ $34.72; the stock then gained an additional $0.21 in after-hours action this evening. McDonald's reported strong Q2 sales and profits, thanks in part to menu expansion and marketing in Europe aimed at the World Cup audience.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) gained $1.65 (+2.74%) to close @ $61.85. The NYSE Group owns The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of U.S. #2 satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications (DISH) added $1.89 to close @ $32.52 on news that the DirecTV Group may offer to buy the company.


Shares of Apple Computer (AAPL) gained $1.70 (3.36%) to close @ $52.37; the stock then gained an additional $0.12 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Perdigao S.A. (PDA) gained $4.25 (+20.99%) to close @ $24.50.

Shares of Sadia S.A. (SDA) gained $1.88 (+7.23%) to close @ $27.90.


Shares of Elbit Medical Imaging (EMITF) gained $2.02 (+10.05%) to close @ $22.12.


Shares of Vimicro International (VIMC) gained $1.30 (+14.44%) to close @ $10.30; the stock then gained an additional $0.45 in after-hours action this evening.


Shares of Mattel (MAT) gained $1.72 (+10.83%) to close @ $17.60.


Shares of Kinetic Concepts (KCI) gained $2.36 (+5.29%) to close @ $47.01.


Shares of Intermec (IN) gained $1.45 (+6.84%) to close @ $22.66.


Shares of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (JTX) gained $1.34 (+4.16%) to close @ $33.55.


Shares of Schlumberger (SLB) lost $4.29 (-6.30%) to close @ $63.78; the stock then recovered $0.17 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of Phelps Dodge (PD) lost $2.84 (-3.56%) to close @ $76.95; the stock then recovered $0.37 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD) lost $1.63 (-51.26%) to close @ $1.55.


Shares of Spectrum Brands (SPC) lost $3.55 (-33.18%) to close @ $7.15.


Shares of W.W. Grainger (GWW) fell $10.00 (13.70%) to close @ $63.00.


Shares of FortuNet (FNET) lost $1.59 (-11.52%) to close @ $12.21.


Shares of Origin Agritech Limited (SEED) lost $1.73 (-13.34%) to close @ $11.24.


Shares of Crucell NV (CRXL) lost $2.64 (-12.95%) to close @ $17.75.


Shares of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT) lost $5.99 (-6.65%) to close @ $84.02.


Shares of Dril-Quip (DRQ) lost $4.84 (-5.85%) to close @ $77.94.


Shares of Rowan Companies (RDC) lost $2.04 (-5.84%) to close @ $32.92.


Shares of Giant Industries (GI) lost $4.48 (-6.33%) to close @ $66.34.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 10,747.36 (+8.01)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,037.72 (+0.37)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,234.49 (-1.71)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $75.45/barrel

NY Spot Gold fell by $16.00 to close @ $650.30/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7987 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.252 U.S. Dollars

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


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