Investment Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      A raft of strong earnings reports helped reverse the Dow's losses from early in 
      the week, and the stock market closed on an up note. Eastman Kodak made a big 
      splash, gaining 45/8 after reporting an 81% rise in operating profits. Friction 
      over trade with Japan initially weakened the dollar, but the greenback 
      rebounded against the mark and yen after a government report showed a narrowing 
      of the trade deficit with Japan. The still-weak dollar fed inflation fears, and 
      the long bond's yield rose to 7.36%. 
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
      
                                                                  % change
      U.S. STOCKS                                 Latest      Week        52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                       4207.5       0.2        16.9
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)         181.6       -1.6        9.1
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)               260.6       -0.9        7.6
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)                 286.8       -0.8       12.5
      
                                                          % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                              Latest      Week        52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)                3170.1       -1.2        2.3
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                      16,376.1        0.2      -17.6
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                     4283.3       -0.3        4.3
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                                Latest      Week ago    Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD                    5.75%       5.78%      3.83%      
      
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD                   7.36%       7.36%      7.32%      
      
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                        2.55%       2.60%      2.94%      
      
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO                 16.7        16.6       19.9        
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                        Latest      Week ago    Reading
      S&P 500 200-day moving average              469.6       468.5       Positive    
      
      Stocks above 200-day moving average          61.0%       61.0%      Neutral 
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio         0.67        0.73r     Neutral 
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio     1.14        1.10      Positive    
      
      BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
      
                              % change                          % change
                             1-    12-   Strongest stock       1-    12- 
      ONE-MONTH LEADERS      month month in group              month month Price
      1 DEFENSE ELECTRONICS  15.2  26.2  E-SYSTEMS             43.4  49.7  63 5/8
      2 SAVINGS AND LOANS    14.6  17.0  GOLDEN WEST FINANCIAL 16.6  11.4  44
      3 ALUMINUM             10.7  29.1  ALCOA                 14.3  26.9  43
      4 MACHINE TOOLS         9.7  -7.2  CINCINNATI MILACRON   20.0  17.2  25 1/2
      5 DIVERSIFIED MACHINERY 9.7   3.6  CLARK EQUIPMENT       68.3  35.9  85 5/8
      
                              % change                          % change
                             1-    12-   Weakest stock         1-    12- 
      ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS     month month in group              month month Price
      1 BROADCASTING         -8.9   6.1  TELE-COMMUNICATIONS  -15.9  -6.9  18 1/2
      2 HMOs                 -7.6  -6.9  U.S. HEALTHCARE       -8.9 -15.4  39 3/4
      3 HOUSEWARES           -5.0  24.3  RUBBERMAID           -12.9  18.6  29 1/2
      4 TRUCKING             -4.6 -19.6  ROADWAY SERVICES     -11.2 -30.7  45 3/4
      5 PAPER CONTAINERS     -4.4  15.4  TEMPLE-INLAND         -7.8 -13.5  41 1/2
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      LEADERS
      Four-week total return       %     52-week total return                %
      1 WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO           AMERICAN 
        NATL.FID.EQTY.           19.1    HERITAGE                          -6.4
      2 IVY CANADA A             10.9    STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY        -4.3
      3 CAPSTONE NEW ZEALAND     10.6    STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY -4.1
      
      LAGGARDS
      Four-week total return       %     52-week total return                %
      1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS          MONITREND 
        & INFORM. A              60.6    GOLD                             -41.2
      2 FIDELITY SELECT                  HERCULES LATIN 
        HEALTH CARE              49.0    AMERICAN VALUE                   -36.1
      3 ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY A    45.8    TCW/DW LATIN AMERICAN GROWTH     -35.7
      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. stocks     Foreign stocks  Treasury bonds  Gold    Money market fund
        $11,672        $11,110         $10,702         $10,529 $10,517
       -0.32%          +1.85%          -0.18%          -0.06%  +0.32%
      
      All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Apr. 19, 1995, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Apr. 18. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Apr. 14. Relative portfolios are valued as of Apr. 18. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request. r=revised 
      
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