Investment Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      Despite continued weakness in the drug group and a sharp drop in ibM on Mar. 
      24, the result of an earnings downgrade by a brokerage house, the Dow 
      industrials posted a gain for the week. Interest rates fell as the economic 
      data showed that the recovery was still not robust. The stock market may look 
      pricey, with the S&p sporting a price-earnings ratio of 23. But a year ago the 
      p-e was 25. More important, now the dividend yield is almost equal to the bill 
      yield; a year ago it was a percentage point lower.
      
      Market Analysis
                                                     % change
      U.S. STOCKS                          Latest  Week  52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS               3445.4   0.5   5.7
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 160.7  -1.1   8.6
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)       224.9  -1.7   8.7
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)         255.6  -0.4  10.3
      
                                                % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                       Latest   Week  52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)        2860.6   -1.0    16.1
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)              18,450.7    1.5    -8.8
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)             3603.7    1.8     4.4
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                        Latest   Week ago  Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD           2.98 %    3.02 %    4.09 % 
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD          6.82 %    6.87 %    7.95 % 
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD               2.76 %    2.74 %    2.98 % 
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO        23.3      23.3      25.4  
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                    Latest   Week ago  Reading
      S&P 500 26-week moving average          431.9     430.8     Positive 
      Stocks above 26-week moving average      71.0 %    73.3 %   Neutral 
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio     0.45      0.43    Positive 
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 2.73      3.11    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 HOTELS AND MOTELS     13.4  44.7 PROMUS                31.4   129.2  69 5/8
      2 COAL                  12.1   4.8 PITTSTON              17.1     5.7  16 1/4
      3 SHOES                 10.5   8.4 NIKE                  16.3    14.8  76 3/4
      4 APPAREL MANUFACTURING 10.5  -0.5 V.F.                  14.8    17.3  53 3/8
      5 DEFENSE ELECTRONICS   10.3  18.1 LORAL                 15.2    52.5  53 
      
                                   % change                           % change
      FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS 4-week 52-week Weakest stock in group 4-week 52-week Price
      1 LEISURE TIME          -5.2  -7.2 OUTBOARD MARINE          -14.9 -23.2 18 5/8
      2 TRUCKING              -5.1 -13.4 CONSOLIDATED FREIGHTWAYS -10.0  -5.6 16 7/8
      3 PAPER CONTAINERS      -4.3 -23.2 STONE CONTAINER           -9.4 -51.5 14 1/2
      4 POLLUTION CONTROL     -3.8 -13.0 ROLLINS ENVIRONMENTAL SERV.
                                                                  -19.5 -36.5  8 1/4
      5 ENGINEERING AND
              CONSTRUCTION    -3.5   4.0 MORRISON KNUDSEN          -5.3 -15.4 20 1/4
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      Mutual Funds
      LEADERS
      Four-week total return       % LAGGARDS Four-week total return           %
      1 LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS 17.3 FINANCIAL STRATEGIC HEALTH SCIENCES -7.3
      2 STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC
                         TECHNOLOGY     14.9 PROGRESSIVE AGGRESSIVE GROWTH       -5.5
      3 METLIFE-STATE STREET
                       GLOBAL ENERGY    11.2 OPPENHEIMER GLOBAL BIO-TECH         -4.8
      52-week total return                 % 52-week total return                   %
      1 FIDELITY SELECT HOME FINANCE    52.9 PROGRESSIVE AGGRESSIVE GROWTH      -36.2
      2 JOHN HANCOCK FREEDOM
                      REGIONAL BANK B   47.8 OPPENHEIMER GLOBAL BIO-TECH        -33.5
      3 FIDELITY SELECT FINANCIAL 
                           SERVICES     46.0 FINANCIAL STRATEGIC HEALTH 
                                                                 SCIENCES       -29.6
      DATA RESOURCES INC.
      
      Relative Portfolios
       Treasury bonds    Foreign stocks  U.S. stocks  Money market fund  Gold
          $12,312            $11,536       $11,302        $10,258       $9,739
          +0.97%              +2.95%        -0.58%         +0.05%       +0.88%
      
      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, Mar. 24, 1993, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Mar. 23. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Mar. 19. Relative portfolios are valued as of Mar. 23. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request.
      
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