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Economy

Economic Data (USA)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

All 3 Majors Closed Higher, with The Dow Crossing 12K and Setting a New Record

A jump in crude oil prices didn't hurt stocks that badly today, as all 3 major indices advanced. Two milestones for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) today: the index closed above the 12,000 mark for the first time ever, and we now have a new, record-high close for the DJIA: 12,011.73. 1,638,977,660 shares were traded @ The New York Stock Exchange®.

Shares of DJIA component Altria Group (MO) added $1.85 (+2.36%) to close @ $80.19.

Shares of DJIA component Honeywell (HON) lost $1.05 (-2.46%) to close @ $41.58.


Miscellaneous Gainers:

Shares of Barnes Group Inc. (B) added $2.66 (+14.58%) to close @ $20.91.


Shares of Texas Industries Inc. (TXI) added $5.91 (+10.73%) to close @ $61.00.


Shares of Albemarle Corporation (ALB) added $5.35 (+9.57%) to close @ $61.27.


Shares of CR Bard Inc. (BCR) added $6.32 (+8.28%) to close @ $82.68.


Shares of Universal Stainless + Alloy Products Inc. (USAP) added $5.03 (+19.28%) to close @ $31.12.


Shares of NVE Corporation (NVEC) added $6.53 (+20.49%) to close @ $38.40.


Shares of Answers Corporation (ANSW) added $2.32 (+21.36%) to close @ $13.18.


Miscellaneous Decliners:

Shares of Radian Group Inc. (RDN) lost $5.85 (-9.52%) to close @ $55.61.


Shares of New Oriental Education & Technology Group (EDU) lost $2.33 (-9.02%) to close @ $23.50.


Shares of United Panam Financial Corporation (UPFC) lost $3.49 (-22.44%) to close @ $12.06.


Shares of Hypercom Corporation (HYC) lost $1.36 (-17.53%) to close @ $6.40.


Shares of Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) lost $6.91 (-19.71%) to close @ $28.15.


Summary of The U.S. Markets:

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DJIA: Closed @ 12,011.73 (+19.05)

NASDAQ: Closed @ 2,340.94 (+3.79)

S&P 500: Closed @ 1,366.96 (+1.00)

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NYMEX Crude Oil Future is currently @ $59.25/barrel

NY Spot Gold is currently @ $598.80/ounce (+$10.10)

In New York, The U.S. Dollar buys 0.7913 Euros

In New York, The Euro buys 1.2637 U.S. Dollars

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

10-Year Treasury Note Yield is currently @ 4.786%


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