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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Monday, August 14, 2006

The 3 Majors Enjoyed Modest Gains on Cheaper Crude

The 3 major indices enjoyed modest gains today, as crude for future delivery fell below the $74 mark, and tensions in the Middle East abated. 1,397,177,450 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component International Business Machines (IBM) gained $1.20 (+1.59%) to close @ $76.68.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) fell by $1.07 (-1.60%) to close @ $65.96.


Shares of Neurochem Inc. (NRMX) gained $2.23 (+23.50%) to close @ $11.72.


Shares of Hewitt Associates Inc. (HEW) gained $2.40 (+11.64%) to close @ $23.01.


Shares of Ebix Inc. (EBIX) gained $1.93 (+11.31%) to close @ $19.00.


Shares of Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc. (SWM) gained $1.18 (+7.11%) to close @ $17.78.


Shares of Weight Watcher's International Inc. (WTW) gained $3.31 (+8.66%) to close @ $41.55.


Shares of Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC) fell by $1.59 (-27.23%) to close @ $4.25.


Shares of Phazar Corporation (ANTP) fell by $1.98 (-23.80%) to close @ $6.34.


Shares of Micronetics Inc. (NOIZ) fell by $3.20 (-26.67%) to close @ $8.80.


Shares of Modtech Holdings Inc. (MODT) fell by $1.60 (-21.89%) to close @ $5.71.


Shares of Student Loan Corporation (STU) fell by $12.30 (-7.07%) to close @ $161.70.


Shares of Dril-Quip Inc. (DRQ) fell by $4.60 (-5.73%) to close @ $75.63.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,097.87 (+9.84)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,069.04 (+11.33)

S + P 500: Closed @ 1,268.21 (+1.47)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future closed @ $73.38/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $628.50/ounce (-$4.80)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7861 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2721 U.S. Dollars

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


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