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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, September 29, 2006

The 3 Majors Closed Lower On The Day, but Gained On The Week and for The Quarter

All 3 major indices retreated today as recent data suggest that the Fed won't be lowering interest rates any time soon. 1,465,225,530 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) added 170.97 points (+1.486%), the NASDAQ Composite Index added 39.50 points (+1.78%), and the S&P 500 Index added 21.07 points (+1.601%).

For the third quarter of 2006, the DJIA added 4.74%, the NASDAQ Composite added 3.97%, and the S + P 500 added 5.17%.


Shares of Blackberry maker Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM) gained $16.59 (+19.28%) to close @ $102.65.


Shares of Global Payments Inc. (GPN) gained $5.07 (+13.02%) to close @ $44.01.


Shares of AZZ incorporated (AZZ) gained $4.55 (+14.24%) to close @ $36.50.


Shares of Bare Escentuals (BARE) gained $5.15 (+23.41%) to close @ $27.15.


Shares of Novelis (NVL) gained $2.61 (+11.36%) to close @ $25.59.


Shares of CTC Media (CTCM) gained $2.16 (+10.73%) to close @ $22.30.


Shares of Ultralife Batteries Inc. (ULBI) gained $1.56 (+17.63%) to close @ $10.41.


Shares of Corel Corporation (CREL) gained $1.52 (+13.39%) to close @ $12.87.


Shares of Chemed Corporation (CHE) lost $6.68 (-17.15%) to close @ $32.26.


Shares of Timken Co. (TKR) lost $3.03 (-9.23%) to close @ $29.78.


Shares of U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (GROW) lost $2.49 (-9.20%) to close @ $24.57.


Shares of American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) lost $2.33 (-14.27%) to close @ $14.00.


Shares of Optimal Group Inc. (OPMR) lost $2.21 (-15.82%) to close @ $11.76.


Shares of Labopharm Inc. (DDSS) lost $1.66 (-22.69%) to close @ $5.65.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,679.07 (-39.38)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,258.43 (-11.59)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,335.85 (-3.30)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $62.91/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $598.70/ounce (-$6.40)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.789 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2674 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.633%


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