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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

U.S. stocks weakened amid inves-tor concerns that President Clinton would be

unable to get his deficit-reduction program through Congress. Long bonds also

declined as rates moved up toward the 7% level. But Clinton's difficulties were

a blessing for the beaten-down drug stocks. News reports that the

Administration's health-care reform package would not hit the industry hard

sent the drug group rocketing higher. Gold mining shares were strong, as the

yellow metal rallied through $350 an ounce.

Market analysis

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 3413.5 -0.8 2.4

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 158.9 -1.2 12.8

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 220.4 -1.3 13.9

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 250.1 -1.4 8.0

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 2797.3 -2.5 5.0

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 20,454.6 3.4 16.7

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 3710.2 1.3 10.5

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 2.98 % 2.86 % 3.80 %

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.92 % 6.74 % 8.07 %

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.85 % 2.80 % 3.11 %

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 22.0 23.1 25.1

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 26-week moving average 438.1 437.3 Negative

Stocks above 26-week moving average 58.1 % 62.9 % Negative

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.46 0.47 Positive

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 3.06 2.90 Negative

BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.

Industry Groups

% change % change

FOUR-WEEK LEADERS 4-week 52-week Strongest stock in group 4-week 52-week Price

1 GOLD MINING 15.2 41.1 ECHO BAY MINES 21.7 19.1 7

2 AIRLINES 9.7 11.0 UAL 17.3 19.8 146 1/2

3 DRUGS 9.1 -16.6 SCHERING-PLOUGH 16.2 29.2 68

4 DIVERSIFIED HEALTH CARE 7.5 -9.7 ABBOTT LABORATORIES 15.3 -8.9 28 1/4

5 CHEMICALS 6.1 -1.0 UNION CARBIDE 17.3 89.5 20 3/8

% change % change

FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS 4-week 52-week Weakest stock in group 4-week 52-week Price

1 TOBACCO -21.9 -36.3 PHILIP MORRIS -26.3 -39.5 45 7/8

2 GENERAL MERCHANDISE

CHAINS -14.3 7.2 WAL-MART STORES -18.4 4.8 27 1/8

3 MANUFACTURED HOUSING -14.0 0.0 FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES -16.9 -2.6 18 1/2

4 PAPER CONTAINERS -12.8 -32.7 STONE CONTAINER -44.0 -72.7 7 5/8

5 METALS -11.3 -10.6 CYPRUS MINERALS -20.0 7.0 25

MORNINGSTAR INC.

Mutual Funds

LEADERS

Four-week total return % LAGGARDS Four-week total return %

1 LEXINGTON STRATEGIC

INVESTMENTS 23.3 STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY -11.9

2 DFA JAPANESE SMALL COMPANY 15.2 STEADMAN INVESTMENT -9.3

3 EQUITY STRATEGIES 14.6 STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY -8.6

52-week total return % 52-week total return %

1 METLIFE-STATE STREET

GLOBAL ENERGY 65.5 PROGRESSIVE AGGRESSIVE GROWTH -33.8

2 FIDELITY SELECT HOME FINANCE 45.8 FINANCIAL STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL -23.2

3 FINANCIAL STRATEGIC GOLD 40.7 FINANCIAL STRATEGIC HEALTH SCIENCES -19.7

DATA RESOURCES INC.

Relative portfolios

Foreign stocks Treasury bonds U.S. stocks Gold Money market fund

$12,599 $12,281 $10,948 $10,412 $10,249

+1.93% -1.61% -1.59% +3.38% +0.05%

Dollar amounts

represent the present value of $10,000

invested one year ago in each portfolio

Percentages indicate

five-day total returns

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Apr. 28, 1993, unless

otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only;

performance and share prices are as of market close Apr. 27. Mutual fund

returns are as of Apr. 23. Relative portfolios are valued as of Apr. 27. A more

detailed explanation of this page is available on request.


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