Investment Figures Of The Week

After posting a string of record highs, the Dow Jones industrials took a 
      breather this week, but the rest of the market wouldn't quit. The Standard & 
      Poor's 500 index, which had been lagging the Dow all year, jumped to new highs, 
      as did over-the-counter stocks. Bonds continued to surge, with the rate on 
      30-year Treasuries falling to 6.09, a rate that was unthinkable only a few 
      short months ago. With the economy showing few signs of recovery, the yield on 
      the long bond could well drop below 6%. 
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
                                                      % change
      U.S. STOCKS                           Latest   Week   52-week
      
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                  3645.1  -0.2   10.8
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)    174.3   0.4   20.7
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)          247.1   1.1   29.6
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)            267.5   0.7   14.0
      
                                                      % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                         Latest   Week   52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)           3085.1   0.2   33.4
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                 20,953.3   2.1   19.1
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                4143.7   0.5   20.6
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                           Latest   Week ago   Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD              3.08%     3.05%     3.21%   
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD             6.09%     6.17%     7.38%   
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                  2.70%     2.72%     2.96%   
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO             24.0      23.7      24.6      
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                    Latest   Week ago     Reading
      S&P 500 26-week moving average           448.2     447.5      Positive   
      Stocks above 26-week moving average      64.7%     62.6%      Neutral   
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio     0.45      0.39      Positive   
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 2.58      2.24      Negative   
      BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
                               % change      Strongest              % change
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS   4-week   52-week   stock in group   4-week  52-week Price
      MACHINE TOOLS        13.9   37.5       GIDDINGS & LEWIS   17.8   17.1    24   
      OIL EXPLORATION AND 
      PRODUCTION           12.6   6.1        ORYX ENERGY        17.8   -0.5    24   
      SEMICONDUCTORS       12.1   123.4      ADVANCED MICRO 
                                             DEVICES            31.5  240.8    32 3/8
      HOTELS AND MOTELS    11.8   99.4       PROMUS             19.9  314.0    70 1/8
      BROKERAGE FIRMS      11.1   74.9       MORGAN STANLEY 
                                             GROUP              18.6   65.3    82 7/8
      
                                % change     Weakest              % change
      FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS   4-week   52-week  stock in group   4-week   52-week Price
      HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT   -8.5     -1.7    NATIONAL MEDICAL 
                                             ENTERPRISES       -27.2   -41.2    8 3/8
      GOLD MINING           -8.5     51.4    ECHO BAY MINES    -15.9    86.3   11 7/8
      SHOES                 -6.1    -18.8    REEBOK 
                                             INTERNATIONAL      -9.9   -13.5   24   
      AUTOMOBILES           -5.5     44.8    FORD MOTOR         -6.4    28.3   51   
      COMMERCIAL SERVICES   -4.0     -6.2    NATIONAL EDUCATION-17.5   -21.7    5 7/8
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS
      
       Foreign stocks  Treasury bonds   U.S. stocks   Gold      Money market fund
        $13,159        $12,514           $11,460    $10,832       $10,227
         +1.45%        +1.47%            +0.82%      -0.42%       +0.05%
      
      DRI/McGRAW-HILL
      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, Sept. 1, 1993, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Aug. 31. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Aug. 27. Relative portfolios are valued as of Aug. 31. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request.
      

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