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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, August 25, 2006

NASDAQ Composite The Only Major Index To Gain Today; All 3 Majors Down On The Week

The NASDAQ Composite Index was the only major index to advance today; all 3 major indices lost ground on the week. 1,062,401,540 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell by 0.86%, the NASDAQ Composite Index fell by 1.09%, and the S&P 500 Index fell by 0.55%.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) gained $1.22 (+2.14%) to close @ $58.31. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL) gained $12.75 (+8.36%) to close @ $165.25.


Shares of Ansoft Corporation (ANST) gained $3.11 (+15.34%) to close @ $23.38.


Shares of DryShips Inc. (DRYS) gained $1.51 (+12.59%) to close @ $13.50.


Shares of Imperial Industries Inc. (IPII) gained $1.57 (+11.63%) to close @ $15.07.


Shares of Hoku Scientific, Inc. (HOKU) gained $1.24 (+36.05%) to close @ $4.68.


Shares of Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (ISLE) fell by $2.64 (-12.03%) to close @ $19.30.


Shares of NVE Corporation (NVEC) fell by $3.37 (-11.17%) to close @ $26.79.


Shares of Centene Corporation (CNC) fell by $1.38 (-7.71%) to close @ $16.51.


Shares of Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (CORT) fell by $1.96 (-56.00%) to close @ $1.54.


Shares of Sotheby's Holdings Inc. (BID) fell by $1.44 (-5.07%) to close @ $26.95.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,284.05 (-20.41)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,140.29 (+3.18)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,295.09 (-0.97)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $72.51/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $621.80/ounce (+$2.40)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7841 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2753 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.789%


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