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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, September 15, 2006

The 3 Majors Advanced Today On Encouraging Inflation Data; All 3 Gained On The Week

The numbers in the August, 2006 Consumer Price Index (CPI) report helped the 3 major indices advance today as investors responded positively to indications that inflation is on the wane. 2,187,834,990 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained 168.66 points (1.48%), the NASDAQ Composite Index gained 69.80 points (3.22%), and the S + P 500 Index gained 20.95 points (1.61%).


Shares of DJIA component United Technologies (UTX) added $1.61 (+2.56%) to close @ $64.61.

Shares of DJIA component General Motors (GM) lost $1.30 (-3.94%) to close @ $31.66.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) gained $5.26 (+8.50%) to close @ $67.13. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of InterContinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) gained $9.72 (+15.04%) to close @ $74.35.


Shares of First Marblehead Corporation (FMD) gained $9.10 (+17.38%) to close @ $61.45.


Shares of Somanetics Corporation (SMTS) gained $2.26 (+12.56%) to close @ $20.26.


Shares of Superior Well Services Inc. (SWSI) gained $2.24 (+13.15%) to close @ $19.27.


Shares of Goodman Global Inc. (GGL) gained $1.33 (+10.64%) to close @ $13.83.


Shares of Cygne Designs Inc. (CYDS) gained $1.16 (+36.42%) to close @ $4.36.


Shares of Ford Motor Co. (F) lost $1.07 (-11.77%) to close @ $8.02.


Shares of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PEG) lost $4.15 (-6.27%) to close @ $62.00.


Shares of International Assets Holding Corporation (IAAC) lost $2.81 (-11.72%) to close @ $21.16.


Shares of OmegaFlex, Inc. (OFLX) lost $1.99 (-8.87%) to close @ $20.44.


Shares of Quest Resource Corporation (QRCP) lost $1.36 (-14.38%) to close @ $8.10.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,560.77 (+33.38)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,235.59 (+6.86)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,319.87 (+3.59)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future closed @ $63.33/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $577.30/ounce (-$2.00)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7895 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2666 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.798%


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