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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

An Encouraging CPI Report for July Helped All 3 Majors to Advance Today

All 3 major indices enjoyed healthy gains today. The numbers in the July Consumer Price Index (CPI) report indicate that inflation is waning, which may lead to the Fed leaving interest rates alone on September 20TH. 1,603,890,040 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component Caterpillar (CAT) gained $1.70 to close @ $69.11.


Shares of TOM Online Inc. (TOMO) gained $3.34 (+31.39%) to close @ $13.98.


Shares of Rackable Systems Inc. (RACK) gained $3.15 (+15.73%) to close @ $23.18.


Shares of Peabody Energy Corporation (BTU) gained $3.15 (+7.05%) to close @ $47.86.


Shares of Lone Star Technologies Inc. (LSS) gained $3.52 (+8.04%) to close @ $47.30.


Shares of Sterling Construction (STRL) gained $2.63 (+13.11%) to close @ $22.69.


Shares of Eagle Materials Inc. (EXP) gained $2.46 (+6.91%) to close @ $38.06.


Shares of Chico's FAS Inc. (CHS) gained $1.59 (+6.96%) to close @ $24.44.


Shares of Daktronics Inc. (DAKT) fell by $8.57 (-27.67%) to close @ $22.40.


Shares of FortuNet (FNET) fell by $1.20 (-12.75%) to close @ $8.21.


Shares of Casella Waste Systems Inc. (CWST) fell by $1.30 (-9.53%) to close @ $12.34.


Shares of Carolina Group (CG) fell by $3.22 (-5.32%) to close @ $57.35.


Shares of Tween Brands (TWB) fell by $2.02 (-5.31%) to close @ $36.00.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,327.12 (+96.86)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,149.54 (+34.53)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,295.43 (+9.85)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $71.67/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $628.50/ounce (+$6.00)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7784 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2846 U.S. Dollars

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


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