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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Big deals dominated the Dow industrials. Walt Disney's $19 billion acquisition

of Capital Cities/ABC, announced on July 31, followed by Westinghouse

Electric's $5.4 billion offer for CBS the next day, led to gains in both

acquisitors' stock. But that wasn't enough to push the Dow to a new high. On

Aug. 2, it opened strongly, up over 50 points as the dollar gained 3% vs. the

yen, thanks to central bank intervention. But the rally melted as investors

started to worry about a sell-off in the tech stocks.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 4690.2 -0.4 23.7

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 205.0 -0.1 19.7

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 297.8 0.6 21.2

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 320.1 -0.3 21.1

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3499.9 1.3 10.7

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 16,720.8 2.0 -19.0

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4594.7 -0.2 9.2

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.57% 5.61% 4.41

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.86% 6.88% 7.38

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.39% 2.38% 2.73

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.4 16.6 18.8

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 497.4 495.1 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 75.0% 75.0%r Negative

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.58 0.61r Negative

Insider sentiment: Vickers

sell/buy ratio 2.24 2.25r Neutral

BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS

INDUSTRY GROUPS

% change % change

ONE-MONTH LEADERS 1- 12- Strongest stock 1- 12-

month month in group month month Price

1 LEISURE TIME 13.7 -3.9 BRUNSWICK 19.9 -15.1 20 3/8

2 ALUMINUM 12.6 35.0 REYNOLDS METALS 21.3 23.0 62 3/4

3 RAILROADS 11.8 21.7 UNION PACIFIC 16.9 8.8 64 3/4

4 HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT 11.2 14.1 COMMUNITY 13.3 -4.7 12 3/4

PSYCHIATRIC

CENTERS

5 BROADCASTING 9.3 26.6 CBS 16.0 23.5 77 3/4

% change % change

ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS 1- 12- Weakest stock 1- 12-

month month in group month month Price

1 OIL AND GAS DRILLING -7.1 -6.8 ROWAN -12.3 -17.4 7 1/8

2 METAL AND GLASS -6.9 29.3 CROWN CORK -9.7 27.0 45 1/4

CONTAINERS & SEAL

3 SPECIALTY APPAREL -4.6 -7.2 THE LIMITED -8.5 3.9 20 1/8

RETAILERS

4 PHOTOGRAPHY/IMAGING -4.6 19.9 EASTMAN KODAK -5.4 19.5 57 3/8

5 INSURANCE BROKERS -3.3 -5.3 MARSH & McLENNAN -3.5 -8.9 78 1/4

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 ALGER DEFINED 18.1 STEADMAN -2.9

CONTRIB. SMALL CAP INVESTMENT

2 NAVELLIER AGGR. 16.9 RYDEX URSA -2.8

SMALL CAP EQUITY

3 GOVETT SMALLER 16.2 MATHERS -2.3

COMPANIES A

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

1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS 123.4 MERRILL LYNCH -27.8

& INFORM. A LATIN AMERICA B

2 FIDELITY SELECT 105.3 AMERICAN -27.8

ELECTRONICS HERITAGE

3 GOVETT SMALLER 102.7 BT INVESTMENT -27.3

COMPANIES A LATIN AMERICAN EQUITY

DRI/McGRAW-HILL

RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS

Dollar amounts represent the present value of $10,000 invested one year ago in

each portfolio

Percentages indicate five-day total returns

U.S. Treasury Foreign Money market

stocks bonds stocks fund Gold

$12,459 $11,368 $11,363 $10,531 $9,974

-0.26% -1.02% +0.73% +0.13% -1.00%

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995, unless

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

performance and share prices are as of market close Aug. 1. Mutual fund returns

are as of July 28. Relative portfolios are valued as of Aug. 1. A more detailed

explanation of this page is available on request. r=revised NA=Not available


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