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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Monday, September 11, 2006

The 3 Majors Enjoyed Modest Gains Today On Cheaper Commodities

The 3 major indexes enjoyed modest gains today as many commodities got cheaper. New York Spot Gold fell by $19.10 and crude for future delivery fell below the $66 mark. 1,672,781,680 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component Alcoa (AA) lost $1.52 (-5.30%) to close @ $27.16.

Shares of DJIA component Boeing (BA) gained $1.02 (+1.40%) to close @ $73.82.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) lost $1.81 (-2.69%) to close @ $65.51.

Shares of DJIA component Exxon Mobil (XOM) fell by $1.87 (-2.80%) to close @ $64.94.


Shares of NS Group Inc. (NSS) added $18.16 (+39.35%) to close @ $64.31 on news that IPSCO is in the process of purchasing the tubular product manufacturer in deal worth around $1.46 billion.


Shares of Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (FSL) added $6.31 (+20.52%) to close @ $37.06 on news that 2 private investment concerns are vying for the company.


Shares of Scottish Re Group Ltd. (SCT) added $1.12 (+12.03%) to close @ $10.43 on news that the company is making progress with buyout offers and may be sold by November.


Shares of Telus Corporation (TU) added $7.88 (+17.47%) to close @ $52.99 on news that the company will transform itself from a corporation to an income trust, a move that the company expects will triple annual shareholder distribution.


Shares of Angeion Corporation (ANGN) gained $4.55 (+109.17%) to close @ $8.71.


Shares of wireless gaming machine maker FortuNet (FNET) gained $2.20 (+28.57%) to close @ $9.90 on news that the company is now a Nevada-approved operator of mobile gambling devices.


Shares of St. Joe Co. (JOE) gained $3.57 (+7.19%) to close @ $53.24.


Shares of MFRI Inc. (MFRI) gained $2.72 (+22.67%) to close @ $14.72.


Shares of PRG-Schultz International, Inc. (PRGXD) gained $1.19 (+36.62%) to close @ $4.44.


Shares of PRG-Schultz International, Inc. (PRGXD) gained $1.19 (+36.62%) to close @ $4.44.


Shares of Meridian Gold Inc. (MDG) lost $3.70 (-12.42%) to close @ $26.10.


Shares of Glamis Gold Ltd. (GLG) lost $3.99 (-8.82%) to close @ $41.24.


Shares of Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) lost $1.26 (-9.17%) to close @ $12.48.


Shares of Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM) lost $3.36 (-9.17%) to close @ $33.27.


Shares of Dril-Quip Inc. (DRQ) lost $5.87 (-7.87%) to close @ $68.74.


Shares of Bucyrus International Inc. (BUCY) lost $5.81 (-12.22%) to close @ $41.75.


Shares of TETRA Technologies Inc. (TTI) lost $2.73 (-9.69%) to close @ $25.43.


Shares of Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc. (GPRE) lost $3.57 (-14.80%) to close @ $20.55.


Shares of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEMLW) lost $3.11 (-15.99%) to close @ $16.34.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,396.84 (+4.73)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,173.25 (+7.46)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,299.54 (+0.62)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $65.71/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $590.60/ounce (-$19.10)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7864 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2716 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.799%


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