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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Monday, October 16, 2006

The 3 Majors Closed with Gains Today and A New, All-Time High for The Dow

All 3 major indexes advanced today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) once again setting a new record-high close: 11,980.60. 1,444,443,520 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of DJIA component Exxon Mobil (XOM) added $1.43 (+2.09%) to close @ $69.83.


Miscellaneous Gainers:

Shares of JLG Industries Inc. (JLG) added $6.81 (+32.82%) to close @ $27.60 on news that Oshkosh Truck Corporation is buying the company in a cash deal worth about $3 billion.


Shares of Eaton Corporation (ETN) added $5.25 (+7.47%) to close @ $75.55.


Shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) added $2.71 (+8.93%) to close @ $33.06.


Shares of Greenbrier Companies (GBX) added $2.88 (+9.22%) to close @ $34.13 on news that the company is buying Meridian Rail Holdings Corporation in a cash deal valued at around $227.5 million.


Shares of Open Solutions Inc. (OPEN) added $7.28 (+24.04%) to close @ $37.56 on news that the company is being bought by private investors in a deal worth about $785 million and includes the assumption of debt.


Shares of Medtox Scientific Inc. (MTOX) added $2.05 (+22.78%) to close @ $11.05.


Shares of BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. (BMTI) added $1.35 (+14.36%) to close @ $10.75.


Shares of Evergreen Solar Inc. (ESLR) added $1.25 (+15.23%) to close @ $9.46.


Shares of A4S Security Inc. (SWAT) added $1.16 (+19.86%) to close @ $7.00.


Shares of Lumera Corporation (LMRA) added $3.42 (+216.46%) to close @ $5.00.


Miscellaneous Decliners:

Shares of Oshkosh Truck Corporation (OSK) lost $3.05 (-5.49%) to close @ $52.49.


Shares of InterContinental Exchange (ICE) lost $5.67 (-6.83%) to close @ $77.30.


Shares of Maidenform Brands Inc. (MFB) lost $1.66 (-8.18%) to close @ $18.64.


Shares of LaBranche & Co. Inc. (LAB) lost $1.98 (-17.92%) to close @ $9.07.


Shares of Omrix Biopharmaceuticals (OMRI) lost $2.91 (-14.29%) to close @ $17.45.


Shares of Mannatech Inc. (MTEX) lost $2.45 (-12.83%) to close @ $16.65.


Shares of SumTotal Systems (SUMT) lost $1.01 (-13.50%) to close @ $6.47.


Summary of The U.S. Markets
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DJIA: Closed @ 11,980.60 (+20.09)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,363.84 (+6.55)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,369.05 (+3.43)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $60.15/barrel

NY Spot Gold is currently @ $595.00/ounce (+$0.20)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7977 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2536 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.788%


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