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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, August 18, 2006

All 3 Major Indices Advanced On The Day and On The Week

The 3 major indexes gained ground on the day and for the week; crude oil prices edged upward today. 1,341,610,550 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained 2.65%, the NASDAQ Composite Index gained 5.16%, and the S + P 500 Index gained 2.81%.


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component Altria Group (MO) gained $3.22 (+3.99%) to close @ $83.97.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) fell by $1.05 (-1.51%) to close @ $68.31.

Shares of DJIA component Exxon Mobil (XOM) gained $1.02 (+1.50%) to close @ $69.10.



Shares of Bebe Stores, Inc. (BEBE) gained $3.76 (+20.38%) to close @ $22.21.


Shares of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon Inc. (STAR) gained $3.55 (+15.07%) to close @ $27.10.


Shares of NVE Corporation (NVEC) gained $3.29 (+13.48%) to close @ $27.69.


Shares of Aeropostale Inc. (ARO) gained $3.06 (+13.34%) to close @ $26.00.


Shares of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM) gained $3.19 (+4.01%) to close @ $82.69.


Shares of Cost Plus Inc. (CPWM) fell by $2.81 (-21.32%) to close @ $10.37.


Shares of Chart Industries, Inc. (GTLS) fell by $3.21 (-20.91%) to close @ $12.14.


Shares of DeVry Inc. (DV) fell by $2.65 (-11.37%) to close @ $20.65.


Shares of Focus Media Holding Ltd. (FMCN) fell by $4.85 (-7.75%) to close @ $57.70.


Shares of Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Inc. (ARXT) fell by $3.35 (-7.43%) to close @ $41.75.


Shares of ResMed Inc. (RMD) fell by $3.40 (-7.31%) to close @ $43.10.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,381.47 (+46.51)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,163.95 (+6.34)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,302.30 (+4.82)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $71.14/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $611.90/ounce (-$3.40)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7797 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2825 U.S. Dollars

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


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