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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Monday, October 23, 2006

All 3 Majors Advanced with A New Record-High Close for The Dow

All 3 major indexes advanced today as investors got bullish on falling crude oil prices and the prospect that the Fed will most likely leave interest rates alone on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed with a new, record high: 12,116.91. 1,549,794,090 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of DJIA component Wal-Mart (WMT) added $1.91 (+3.87%) to close @ $51.28.

Shares of DJIA component 3M (MMM) added $1.62 (+2.06%) to close @ $80.09.

Shares of DJIA component Caterpillar (CAT) gained $1.42 (+2.41%) to close @ $60.42.

Shares of DJIA component General Motors (GM) gained $1.85 (+5.55%) to close @ $35.19.

Shares of DJIA component International Business Machines (IBM) gained $1.08 (+1.19%) to close @ $91.56.

Shares of DJIA component Boeing (BA) gained $1.06 (+1.30%) to close @ $82.80.


Miscellaneous Gainers:

Shares of William Wrigley Jr. Co. (WWY) added $6.40 (+13.67%) to close @ $53.23 on news that William Perez will take over as CEO of the company; Perez will be the first-ever, non-family CEO at Wrigley.


Shares of NYSE Group (NYX) added $1.75 (+2.39%) to close @ $75.00. NYSE Group owns the New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of Robbins & Myers Inc. (RBN) added $3.60 (+10.03%) to close @ $39.50.


Shares of Hasbro Inc. (HAS) added $2.03 (+8.71%) to close @ $25.33.


Shares of St. Joseph Capital Corporation (SJOE) added $10.37 (+36.54%) to close @ $38.75 on news that Old National Bancorp is purchasing the company in a cash deal valued at around $75.6 million.


Shares of First Indiana Corporation (FINB) added $3.65 (+14.80%) to close @ $28.32.


Shares of Connetics Corporation (CNCT) added $5.36 (+45.77%) to close @ $17.07.


Shares of Silicom Ltd. (SILC) added $2.23 (+33.99%) to close @ $8.79.


Miscellaneous Decliners:

Shares of global #1 uranium producer Cameco Corporation (CCJ) lost $3.67 (-9.63%) to close @ $34.44 on news that the company hasn't been able to control the flooding at its Cigar Lake project; the flooding happened as a result of a Sunday rock slide.


Shares of Blyth Inc. (BTH) lost $2.22 (-8.55%) to close @ $23.73.


Shares of Adeza Biomedical Corporation (ADZA) lost $2.94 (-16.40%) to close @ $14.99.


Shares of Neoware (NWRE) lost $2.08 (-14.32%) to close @ $12.45.


Shares of Replidyne (RDYN) lost $4.65 (-45.41%) to close @ $5.59.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 12,116.91 (+114.54)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,355.56 (+13.26)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,377.02 (+8.42)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $58.70/barrel

NY Spot Gold is currently @ $579.20/ounce (-$13.60)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7973 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2542 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.826%


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