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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Friday, October 13, 2006

All 3 Major Indexes Gained On The Day and On The Week

All 3 major indices advanced on the day and on the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed at 11,960.51 today, a new record-high close. 1,510,870,600 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

For the week, the DJIA gained 110.30 points (+0.931%), the NASDAQ Composite Index gained 57.30 points (+2.491%), and the S&P 500 Index gained 16.04 points (+1.189%).


Shares of DJIA component International Business Machines (IBM) added $1.38 (+1.63%) to close @ $86.08.

Shares of DJIA component Boeing (BA) lost $1.25 (-1.49%) to close @ $82.39.

Shares of DJIA component Home Depot (HD) lost $1.00 (-2.64%) to close @ $36.90.


Miscellaneous Gainers:

Shares of Universal Compression Holdings Inc. (UCO) added $2.90 (+5.44%) to close @ $56.16.


Shares of EZCORP Inc. (EZPW) added $6.12 (+16.84%) to close @ $42.47.


Shares of FMS Financial Corporation (FMCO) added $4.85 (+18.13%) to close @ $31.60.


Shares of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (JTX) added $2.00 (+7.14%) to close @ $30.01: the company has authorized a $200 million, multi-year share buyback program.


Shares of eHealth, Inc. (EHTH) added $8.90 (+63.57%) to close @ $22.90 on the stock's first day of trading. Yesterday's IPO made about 24% of the company available to the public, and generated $70 million on 5 million shares sold. Price forecast was in the $10-$12 range, but ended up starting at $14 per share.


Shares of Acme Packet (APKT) added $6.41 (+67.47%) to close @ $15.91 on the stock's NASDAQ debut today. Yesterday's IPO raised $109 million on 11.47 million shares sold. Price forecast was in the $8-$9 range, and ended up starting at $9.50 per share.


Shares of Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) added $1.68 (+7.96%) to close @ $22.78.


Shares of UnumProvident Corporation (UNM) added $1.84 (+9.26%) to close @ $21.72.


Shares of Herley Industries Inc. (HRLY) added $2.53 (+20.21%) to close @ $15.05 on news that the company's Israeli facility has won a contract worth about $8.5 million.


Shares of Qimonda AG (QI) added $1.55 (+10.00%) to close @ $17.05.


Shares of LightPath Technologies Inc. (LPTH) added $1.65 (+43.38%) to close @ $5.45.


Miscellaneous Decliners:

Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) lost $1.16 (-1.55%) to close @ $73.81. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Aspreva Pharmaceuticals Corporation (ASPV) lost $2.84 (-11.41%) to close @ $22.05.


Shares of Advancis Pharmaceutical Corporation (AVNC) lost $1.04 (-19.89%) to close @ $4.19.


Shares of TESSCO Technologies Inc. (TESS) lost $3.55 (-10.50%) to close @ $30.25.


Shares of Centex Corporation (CTX) lost $3.03 (-5.50%) to close @ $52.06.


Shares of Ryland Group Inc. (RYL) lost $2.43 (-5.18%) to close @ $44.51.


Shares of MSC Software Corporation (MSCS) lost $2.06 (-13.12%) to close @ $13.64.


Shares of Saifun Semiconductors (SFUN) lost $7.38 (-25.38%) to close @ $21.70.


Summary of The U.S. Markets
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DJIA: Closed @ 11,960.51 (+12.81)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,357.29 (+11.11)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,365.62 (+2.79)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $58.57/barrel

NY Spot Gold is currently @ $588.90/ounce (+$12.90)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7992 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2513 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.806%


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