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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Another interest-rate cut in the offing? Investors are betting the signs of

sluggishness in the economy will prompt the Federal Reserve to lower rates

later this month--a big plus for stocks. The Dow industrials closed above 4683

on Sept. 6, the highest level in nearly four weeks. But the most dramatic

action was in the broader indexes: The S&P 500, the S&P MidCap 400, and the

Russell 2000 all made new highs, helped in large part by renewed strength in

technology stocks.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 4683.8 1.7 20.5

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 215.4 2.8 21.7

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 310.6 2.4 20.9

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 329.4 1.9 21.6

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3557.7 1.5 11.0

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 17,620.4 -2.0 -12.0

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4572.1 0.9 5.4

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.48% 5.44% 4.65%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.59% 6.69% 7.56%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.37% 2.40% 2.70%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.4 16.2 18.7

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 508.8 506.7 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 76.0% 74.0% Negative

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.53 0.60r Negative

Insider sentiment: Vickers

sell/buy ratio 2.35 2.39 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 COMMUNICATIONS 11.7 68.9 CISCO SYSTEMS 25.6 174.6 68 1/8

EQUIPMENT

2 OIL AND GAS 10.2 10.7 ROWAN 17.5 11.7 8 3/8

DRILLING

3 HEALTH-CARE 9.9 31.3 AMGEN 16.9 80.8 48 7/8

SERVICES

4 PERSONAL LOANS 9.9 36.5 HOUSEHOLD 10.4 46.0 57 1/8

INTERNATIONAL

5 AUTOMOBILES 8.6 6.9 CHRYSLER 15.1 17.8 57 1/8

% change % change

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

month month in group month month Price

1 ENTERTAINMENT -4.2 22.3 KING WORLD -8.3 1.3 38 5/8

PRODUCTIONS

2 COSMETICS -4.1 17.7 INTL. FLAVORS -9.2 12.3 47 7/8

& FRAGRANCES

3 SPECIALTY APPAREL -3.8 -16.0 THE LIMITED -6.1 -9.5 19 1/8

RETAILERS

4 DIVERSIFIED -3.5 20.4 ENGELHARD -9.7 54.2 27 7/8

CHEMICALS

5 SHOES -3.1 15.2 BROWN GROUP -31.5 -53.7 17 1/8

MORNINGSTAR INC.

MUTUAL FUNDS

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 FIDELITY SELECT 9.5 WRIGHT -6.4

HOME FINANCE EQUIFUND-SPAIN

2 WARBURG PINCUS 9.3 AMERICAN -5.8

JAPAN OTC HERITAGE

3 STEADMAN 7.2 ROBERTSON STEPHENS -5.7

OCEANOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP. COUNTRIES

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

1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS 93.2 WRIGHT -47.6

& INFORM. A EQUIFUND-MEXICO

2 FIDELITY SELECT 92.0 BT INVESTMENT LATIN -36.6

ELECTRONICS AMERICAN EQUITY

3 GOVETT SMALLER 86.2 HERCULES LATIN -35.2

COMPANIES A AMERICAN VALUE

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

stocks bonds stocks market fund Gold

$12,415 $12,045 $10,949 $10,536 $9,898

+1.81% +1.92% 0.00% +0.12% -0.94%

All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1995, unless

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

performance and share prices are as of market close Sept. 5. Mutual fund

returns are as of Sept. 1. Relative portfolios are valued as of Sept. 5. A more

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

available


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