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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, September 08, 2006

The 3 Majors Gained on the Day, But All 3 Retreated on the Week

All 3 major indices gained ground today as investors got bullish on the prospect that the Fed probably won't raise interest rates again in 2006. The 4-day trading week ended with all 3 major indexes losing ground, however, despite the fact that crude for future delivery got $2.35 cheaper. 1,312,435,980 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


For the week, the DJIA lost 72.04 points (0.63%), the NASDAQ Composite Index lost 27.37 points (1.25%), and the S&P 500 Index fell by 12.09 points (0.92%).


Shares of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component Wal-Mart (WMT) added $1.18 (+2.59%) to close @ $46.72.

Shares of DJIA component International Business Machines (IBM) gained $1.26 (+1.59%) to close @ $80.66.

Shares of DJIA component 3M (MMM) added $0.92 (+1.30%) to close @ $71.51.

Shares of DJIA component McDonald's (MCD) gained $0.98 (+2.68%) to close @ $37.50.


Shares of Equifax Inc. (EFX) added $3.92 (+12.09%) to close @ $36.34.


Shares of U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (GROW) added $2.81 (+10.03%) to close @ $30.83.


Shares of Cooper Companies Inc. (COO) added $4.71 (+9.52%) to close @ $54.20.


Shares of Health Net Inc. (HNT) added $3.57 (+8.92%) to close @ $43.60.


Shares of Cascade Corporation (CAE) added $5.23 (+13.72%) to close @ $43.34.


Shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (CTB) added $1.47 (+15.11%) to close @ $11.20.


Shares of CRM Holdings Ltd. (CRMH) added $1.30 (+18.34%) to close @ $8.39.


Shares of Volt Information Sciences Inc. (VOL) lost $6.15 (-15.07%) to close @ $34.66.


Shares of Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) lost $2.67 (-9.91%) to close @ $24.26.


Shares of AirTran Holdings Inc. (AAI) lost $1.19 (-11.15%) to close @ $9.48.


Shares of Luna Innovations Inc. (LUNA) lost $1.31 (-26.68%) to close @ $3.60.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,392.11 (+60.67)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,165.79 (+10.50)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,298.92 (+4.90)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $66.25/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $609.70/ounce (-$8.40)

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 (WSJ Prime Rate) is 8.25%

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.771%


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