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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, September 28, 2006

All 3 Major Indexes Gained Ground Today

The 3 major indices gained ground today as news that the U.S. economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the second-quarter virtually guarantees the Fed won't raise interest rates again this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed @ 11,718.45, just shy of its all-time, record high close. 1,488,309,970 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Orix Corporation (IX) gained $6.54 (+4.98%) to close @ $137.84.


Shares of Landauer Inc. (LDR) gained $3.03 (+6.25%) to close @ $51.50.


Shares of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ENER) gained $5.17 (+15.34%) to close @ $38.87.


Shares of GATX Corporation (GMT) gained $2.68 (+6.94%) to close @ $41.31.


Shares of Accenture Ltd. (ACN) gained $2.24 (+7.63%) to close @ $31.60.


Shares of Align Technology Inc. (ALGN) gained $3.76 (+48.21%) to close @ $11.56.


Shares of American Greetings Corporation (AM) lost $2.21 (-8.83%) to close @ $22.83.


Shares of Brinks Co. (BCO) lost $2.13 (-3.86%) to close @ $52.99.


Shares of Novatel Wireless Inc. (NVTL) lost $2.07 (-17.68%) to close @ $9.64.


Shares of Presstek Inc. (PRST) lost $1.47 (-19.09%) to close @ $6.23.


Shares of TVIA Inc. (TVIA) lost $2.06 (-58.86%) to close @ $1.44.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,718.45 (+29.21)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,270.02 (+6.63)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,339.15 (+2.56)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $62.49/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $605.10/ounce (+$7.50)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7869 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2708 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.626%


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