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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

All 3 Majors Closed Higher with The Dow Setting New Closing Record

Strong corporate earnings and anecdotal evidence that the economy is doing OK helped all 3 major indices to advance today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) crossed the 11,900 mark for the first time ever, closing at a record-high 11,947.70. 1,564,231,520 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.


Shares of DJIA component McDonald's (MCD) added $0.98 (+2.38%) to close @ $42.23.

Shares of DJIA component Exxon Mobil (XOM) added $1.12 (+1.68%) to close @ $67.65.


Miscellaneous Gainers:

Shares of Yum! Brands Inc. (YUM) added $4.51 (+8.26%) to close @ $59.08.


Shares of OYO Geospace Corporation (OYOG) added $7.76 (+14.90%) to close @ $59.85.


Shares of Volt Information Sciences Inc. (VOL) added $2.83 (+7.79%) to close @ $39.18.


Shares of AGCO Corporation (AG) added $2.20 (+8.94%) to close @ $26.81.


Shares of JW Mays Inc. (MAYS) added $2.70 (+14.00%) to close @ $21.99.


Shares of Deluxe Corporation (DLX) added $3.08 (+16.91%) to close @ $21.29.


Shares of Coachmen Industries Inc. (COA) added $1.98 (+18.15%) to close @ $12.89.


Shares of Simclar Inc. (SIMC) added $3.85 (+75.64%) to close @ $8.94. Currently, Simclar is delinquent in its regulatory filings.


Miscellaneous Decliners:


Shares of InterContinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE) lost $3.90 (-4.44%) to close @ $83.90.


Shares of Methanex Corporation (MEOH) lost $2.81 (-10.95%) to close @ $22.86.


Shares of Internap Network Services Corporation (INAP) lost $1.64 (-9.62%) to close @ $15.41.


Shares of Systemax Inc. (SYX) lost $3.24 (-21.54%) to close @ $11.80.


Shares of Zones Inc. (ZONS) lost $3.10 (-22.24%) to close @ $10.84.


Shares of Restore Medical Incorporated (REST) lost $1.96 (-32.89%) to close @ $4.00.


Summary of The U.S. Markets
:

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DJIA: Closed @ 11,947.70 (+95.57)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,346.18 (+37.91)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,362.83 (+12.88)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $58.15/barrel

NY Spot Gold is currently @ $576.00/ounce (+$3.50)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7955 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.257 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.778%


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