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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The 3 Majors Advanced On A Positive Consumer Confidence Report

A positive Consumer Confidence report today helped all 3 major indices to gain ground. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed @ 11,669.39, its second-highest close ever and a mere 54 points from its all-time high. 1,718,197,010 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) added $1.57 (+2.44) to close @ $65.90.

Shares of DJIA component American Express (AXP) added $1.02 (+1.86%) to close @ $55.96.

Shares of DJIA component Boeing (BA) added $1.29 (+1.66%) to close @ $79.00.

Shares of DJIA component 3M (MMM) added $1.05 (+1.42%) to close @ $74.75.

Shares of DJIA component Exxon Mobil (XOM) added $1.37 (+2.11%) to close @ $66.43.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) added $3.34 (+4.77%) to close @ $73.30. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS) added $6.17 (+5.87%) to close @ $111.26.


Shares of Endesa SA (ELE) added $4.71 (+11.94%) to close @ $44.15.


Shares of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (RS) added $3.84 (+13.14%) to close @ $33.06.


Shares of Superior Energy Services Inc. (SPN) added $1.82 (+7.79%) to close @ $25.17.


Shares of Titanium Metals Corporation (TIE) added $1.86 (+7.93%) to close @ $25.31.


Shares of Career Education Corporation (CECO) added $3.05 (+14.42%) to close @ $24.20.


Shares of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (ACOR) added $2.50 (+29.41%) to close @ $11.00.


Shares of AnorMED Inc. (ANOR) added $2.79 (+28.04%) to close @ $12.74.


Shares of Advanced Medical Optics Inc. (EYE) lost $7.55 (-16.31%) to close @ $38.75.


Shares of Eagle Materials Inc. (EXP) lost $4.08 (-10.38%) to close @ $35.23.


Shares of Avid Technology Inc. (AVID) lost $6.28 (-14.32%) to close @ $37.59.


Shares of Merix Corporation (MERX) lost $3.76 (-26.76%) to close @ $10.29.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,669.39 (+93.58)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,261.34 (+12.27)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,336.34 (+9.97)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $61.23/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $591.10/ounce (+$0.90)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7876 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2697 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.585%


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