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Figures Of The Week


Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

Commentary

The market ended the week with a sigh of relief. After the Federal Reserve's

much-anticipated interest rate increase of 25 basis points on Tuesday, the Dow

Jones Industrial Average hit new highs. And the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq

Composite finished the week at their highest levels since mid-July. The bond

market also rallied, with the 30-year Treasury bond at its lowest level since

the end of May.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

% change

U.S. MARKETS Aug. 25 Week Year

Dow Jones Industrials 11,326.0 3.0 31.7

Nasdaq Composite 2805.6 5.6 56.0

Nasdaq 100 2460.9 6.2 77.3

S&P MidCap 400 404.9 1.1 24.4

S&P SmallCap 600 180.3 0.5 9.5

S&P SuperComposite 1500 289.6 3.4 25.8

% change

SECTORS Aug. 25 Week Year

S&P/BARRA Growth 787.6 5.4 30.2

S&P/BARRA Value 616.8 1.8 22.0

S&P Basic Materials 135.0 -1.2 18.6

S&P Capital Goods 1047.8 4.0 29.5

S&P Energy 890.1 -0.1 28.2

S&P Financials 140.3 1.7 13.9

S&P REIT 80.2 -0.5 -13.4

S&P Transportation 683.7 3.8 7.2

S&P Utilities 263.6 5.0 9.8

GSTI Internet 441.8 5.3 176.8

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 595.9 1.0 32.7

PSE Technology 639.0 4.9 87.7

% change

GLOBAL MARKETS Aug. 25 Week Year

S&P Euro Plus 1374.9 3.1 11.0

London (FT-SE 100) 6369.5 2.7 12.6

Frankfurt (DAX) 5400.3 3.2 0.5

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 17,855.2 -0.2 18.5

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 13,479.1 3.7 70.8

Toronto (TSE 300) 7223.5 2.6 15.5

Mexico City (IPC) 5379.9 4.1 59.7

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Aug. 24 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.20% 1.23% 1.44%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 32.2 31.6 26.4

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 24.1 23.7 24.4

First Call Earnings Revision* -0.04% -0.11% -3.26%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Aug. 24 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1283.6 1277.9 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 43.0% 43.0% Neutral

Options: Put/call ratio 0.52 0.54 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 1.40 1.36 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Instrumentation 22.9 Instrumentation 124.3

Semiconductors 21.9 Semiconductors 118.5

Metals 9.9 Communications Equip. 79.3

Machine Tools 8.7 Aluminum 73.5

Household Products 8.4 Computer Systems 73.1

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Pollution Control -27.6 Pollution Control -46.1

Life Insurance -13.4 Manufactured Housing -32.6

Drug Chains -12.5 Toys -30.5

Forest Products -9.4 Homebuilding -28.7

Personal Loans -9.2 Metal & Glass Containers -26.4

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Aug. 25 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 4.72% 4.69% 5.10%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 4.91 4.76 5.06

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 5.13 5.19 5.16

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 5.72 5.88 5.26

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 5.85 6.01 5.44

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE** 7.76 8.04 6.99

**BanxQuote, Inc.

BLOOMBERG MUNI YIELD EQUIVALENTS

Taxable equivalent yields on AAA-rated, tax-exempt municipal bonds, assuming a

31% federal tax rate.

10-yr. bond 30-yr. bond

GENERAL OBLIGATIONS 4.90% 5.53%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.10 8.01

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.08 5.81

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.36 8.42

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Japan 9.8 Communications -3.7

Natural Resources 7.3 Latin America -3.3

Diversified Pacific/Asia 6.5 Utilities -3.1

Precious Metals 5.7 Small-cap Value -2.4

Technology 4.5 Financial -2.3

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 87.8 Real Estate -2.9

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 86.1 Small-cap Value 5.0

Japan 77.1 Europe 5.1

Diversified Pacific/Asia 69.9 Precious Metals 7.7

Communications 48.9 Financial 8.9

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