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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, August 04, 2006

All 3 Major Indexes Down On the Day; The NASDAQ Down On the Week

The 3 major indexes closed lower today, with the NASDAQ Composite losing ground for the week. 1,723,980,620 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained 0.2%, the NASDAQ Composite Index fell by 0.4%, and the S&P 500 Index gained 0.1%.


Shares of Chiquita Brands International (CQB) gained $3.53 (+26.34%) to close @ $16.93.


Shares of Intermec, Inc. (IN) gained $6.05 (+25.84%) to close @ $29.46.


Shares of Republic Companies Group (RUTX) gained $4.57 (+30.03%) to close @ $19.79.


Shares of Quality Systems Inc. (QSII) gained $6.26 (+18.41%) to close @ $40.26.


Shares of SFBC International Inc. (SFCC) gained $3.05 (+20.93%) to close @ $17.62.


Shares of Cbeyond, Inc. (CBEY) gained $3.05 (+17.04%) to close @ $20.95.


Shares of Aspect Medical Systems, Inc. (ASPM) gained $2.27 (+15.79%) to close @ $16.65.


Shares of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC (WBD) gained $4.00 (+10.15%) to close @ $43.40.


Shares of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. (CME) gained $27.65 (+6.04%) to close @ $485.72 on news that the company will be added to the S&P 500 Index. When the trading day ends on August 10, 2006, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange will become the first (and only) exchange in the S&P 500.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) gained $1.44 (+2.41%) to close @ $61.31. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) fell by $17.63 (-41.40%) to close @ $24.95.


Shares of ICAgen Inc. (ICGN) fell by $3.12 (-73.58%) to close @ $1.12.


Shares of MasTec Inc. (MTZ) fell by $2.30 (-17.79%) to close @ $10.63.


Shares of Career Education Corporation (CECO) fell by $8.08 (-29.30%) to close @ $19.50.


Shares of Dionex Corporation (DNEX) fell by $7.83 (-14.29%) to close @ $46.97.


Shares of John H Harland (JH) fell by $5.06 (-12.81%) to close @ $34.44.


Shares of St. Joe Co. (JOE) fell by $3.14 (-6.03%) to close @ $48.96.


Shares of GlobalSantaFe Corporation (GSF) fell by $2.76 (-5.17%) to close @ $50.64.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,240.35 (-2.24)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,085.05 (-7.29)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,279.36 (-0.91)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future closed @ $74.77/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $644.30/ounce (-$0.90)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7768 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2874 U.S. Dollars

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


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