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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

All 3 Majors Declined Today On New Evidence Of Economic Downturn

The 3 major indices declined today as investors reacted to new evidence that the U.S. economy is on the wane. 1,675,113,580 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of f Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) component Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) lost $1.91 (-5.19) to close @ $34.87.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) lost $1.34 (-2.03%) to close @ $64.54.

Shares of DJIA component International Business Machines (IBM) lost $1.81 (-2.17%) to close @ $81.61.

Shares of DJIA component United Technologies (UTX) lost $1.00 (-1.56%) to close @ $62.90.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) gained $3.61 (+5.58%) to close @ $68.30. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of InterContinental Exchange (ICE) added $4.43 (+6.11%) to close @ $76.88.


Shares of Gymboree Corporation (GYMB) added $4.81 (+12.67%) to close @ $42.78.


Shares of Herman Miller Inc. (MLHR) added $4.20 (+14.38%) to close @ $33.40.


Shares of Serono SA (SRA) added $3.19 (+17.43%) to close @ $21.49.


Shares of OraSure Technologies (OSUR) added $1.53 (+21.83%) to close @ $8.54.


Shares of Houston Exploration Co. (THX) lost $6.00 (-9.85%) to close @ $54.90.


Shares of FormFactor Inc. (FORM) lost $5.18 (-11.20%) to close @ $41.09.


Shares of Walgreen Co. (WAG) lost $3.67 (-7.35%) to close @ $46.28 on news that Wal-Mart will sell a broad selection of generic drugs in Florida at $4 per prescription. Wal-Mart has plans to offer the discount generics in more states in 2007.


Shares of CVS Corporation (CVS) lost $2.96 (-8.35%) to close @ $32.47.


Shares of InfoSpace Inc. (INSP) lost $4.93 (-21.80%) to close @ $17.68.


Shares of Nucryst Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NCST) lost $2.54 (-23.63%) to close @ $8.21.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,533.23 (-79.96)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,237.75 (-15.14)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,318.03 (-7.15)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $61.93/barrel

NY Spot Gold closed @ $582.60/ounce (+$2.40)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.782 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2788 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.648%


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