Investment Figures Of The Week

Some disappointing economic news--a strong downward revision of first quarter 
      GDP, and a decline in durable goods orders--sent the stock market heading 
      south. Among the worst hit were cyclical companies that are dependent on a 
      stronger economy. But the week wasn't all bad, either. The bond market 
      strengthened, with the long-term Treasury-bond yield once again dipping below 
      6.8%. And in the currency market, the dollar firmed, gaining about 2% against 
      the Japanese yen.
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
                                                       % change
      U.S. STOCKS                            Latest   Week   52-week
      
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                   3466.8   -1.3   5.4
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)     163.5   -0.6   19.8
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)           227.7   -1.0   22.2
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)             254.0   -0.8   12.1
      
      FOREIGN STOCKS                          Latest   Week   52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)            2900.7   0.6   14.5
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                  19,492.5   -2.1   23.0
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                 3951.6   1.5   18.3
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                             Latest   Week ago   Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD                3.19   %   3.11   %   3.72   %   
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD               6.76   %   6.81   %   7.82   %   
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                    2.80   %   2.80   %   3.05   %   
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO              22.3      22.6      24.7      
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                      Latest   Week ago   Reading
      S&P 500 26-week moving average           443.6      443.4      Negative   
      Stocks above 26-week moving average       52.2   %   53.2   %   Negative   
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio     0.50      0.47      Positive   
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 2.18      2.28      Neutral   
      BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
      
                              % change      Strongest              % change
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS   4-week   52-week  stock in group     4-week 52-week  Price
         HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT   21.4   2.6   GALEN HEALTH CARE  38.0   55.2     18 5/8
         HOMEBUILDING           9.2   55.7  CENTEX             11.3   65.1     33 1/8
         ENGINEERING AND 
         CONSTRUCTION           7.9   9.8   FOSTER WHEELER     11.5   16.5     29 1/8
         FINANCE                6.1   42.5  MBNA               20.0   57.2     28 1/2
         BROKERAGE FIRMS        6.0   47.4  MORGAN STANLEY 
                                            GROUP               9.5   36.1     66 1/2
      
                             % change       Weakest              % change
      FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS  4-week   52-week  stock in group     4-week 52-week  Price
      
         SHOES                -20.9   5.5   GENESCO           -30.1   34.9      7 1/4
         AIRLINES             -18.6  -4.7   USAIR GROUP       -30.9   34.4     15 5/8
         SPECIALTY APPAREL 
         RETAILERS            -12.3   3.0   CHARMING SHOPPES   -23.2   -10.2   13 1/4
         GENERAL MERCHANDISE 
         CHAINS                -9.7   -0.6  DAYTON HUDSON      -15.7   -6.8    63 1/4
         MANUFACTURED HOUSING  -9.2   29.8  FLEETWOOD 
                                            ENTERPRISES        -10.0    35.2   18   
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      LEADERS                                 LAGGARDS
      Four-week total return           %    Four-week total return               %
      
         EQUITY STRATEGIES           12.5   SHERMAN DEAN                       -12.0
         MACKENZIE CANADA             7.2   MONITREND GOLD                     -10.7
         SCUDDER LATIN AMERICA        6.6   FIDELITY SELECT AIR TRANSPORTATION  -7.9
         METLIFE-STATE STREET GLOBAL 
         ENERGY                      68.1   PROGRESSIVE AGGRESSIVE GROWTH      -19.8
         PBHG GROWTH                 66.6   FINANCIAL STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL  -16.6
         JOHN HANCOCK SPECIAL 
         EQUITIES A                  55.1   DFA CONTINENTAL SMALL COMPANY      -12.1
      
      RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS
         Foreign stocks   Treasury bonds   U.S. stocks   Gold   Money market fund
         $12,327            $12,210          $11,359    $10,708     $10,238
         -4.63%              +0.60%           -0.08%     +0.94%      +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, June 23, 1993, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close June 22. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of June 18. Relative portfolios are valued as of June 22. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request.
      
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