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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Record High Crude Oil Prices Contributed to All 3 Major Indices Retreating Today

The price on crude oil for future delivery -- which is now at $77.96 per barrel in New York -- contributed to all 3 major indexes losing ground today, as escalating strife in the Middle East, violence in Nigeria and continued concerns about the Iranian government influenced the crude oil trade. 1,780,912,410 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component Wal-Mart (WMT) fell by $0.99 (-2.19%) to close @ $44.16.


Shares of DJIA component Walt Disney Co. (DIS) fell by $1.21 (-4.05%) to close @ $28.70.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) fell by $1.85 (-2.85%) to close @ $63.05. The NYSE Group owns The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Nucor Corp. (NUE) fell by $4.43 (-8.17%) to close @ $49.78; the stock then lost an additional $0.53 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc. (MFLX) fell by $6.26 (-22.51%) to close @ $21.55; the stock then lost an additional $0.25 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of Cree Inc. (CREE) fell by $4.86 (-21.51%) to close @ $17.73; the stock then recovered $0.39 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of Sirenza Microdevices Inc. (SMDI) fell by $1.47 (-15.11%) to close @ $8.26; the stock then lost an additional $0.11 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of JSC Tatneft (TNT) fell by $6.98 (-7.74%) to close @ $83.22.


Shares of US Airways Group (LCC) fell by $4.03 (-7.67%) to close @ $48.52.


Shares of Tekelec (TKLC) fell by $1.36 (-11.63%) to close @ $10.33 (TKLC is currently delinquent in its regulatory filings.)


Shares of Nastech Pharmaceutical (NSTK) fell by $2.40 (-15.73%) to close @ $12.86.


Shares of Sento Corp. (SNTO) fell by $3.40 (-53.71%) to close @ $2.93.


Shares of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp. (AP) fell by $2.98 (-9.14%) to close @ $29.64.


Shares of Continental Airlines (CAL) fell by $2.32 (-7.38%) to close @ $29.13; the stock then lost an additional $0.48 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of AMR Corp. (AMR) fell by $2.24 (-8.23%) to close @ $24.99; the stock then lost an additional $0.29 in after-hours trading this evening.


Shares of Warner Music Group (WMG) fell by $5.23 (-17.57%) to close @ $24.53.


Shares of Thor Industries (THO) fell by $4.03 (-8.23%) to close @ $44.92.


Shares of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment (DDE) fell by $1.95 (-10.63%) to close @ $16.40.


Shares of Global Payments Inc. (GPN) fell by $3.13 (-7.17%) to close @ $40.50.


Shares of Cascade Bancorp (CACB) gained $2.06 (+7.49%) to close @ $29.58.


Shares of Magal Security Systems Ltd. (MAGS) gained $1.89 (+19.67%) to close @ $11.50.


Shares of COMMUNITY PARTNERS BANCORP (CPBC) gained $0.66 (+5.82%) to close @ $12.00.


Shares of GameStop Corp. (GME) gained $2.43 (+6.58%) to close @ $39.34.


Shares of Volt Information Sciences (VOL) gained $1.79 (+3.97%) to close @ $46.84.


Shares of Kinetic Concepts (KCI) gained $1.23 (+3.08%) to close @ $41.15.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 10,846.29 (-166.89)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,054.11 (-36.13)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,242.29 (-16.31)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $77.96/barrel

NY Spot Gold gained $3.00 to close @ $652.50/ounce

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7882 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2688 U.S. Dollars

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


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