Investment Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      Stocks continued their strong upward march, with the Dow industrials surging 93 
      points for the week. The U.S. market is outpacing the major foreign bourses by 
      a wide margin. Since the beginning of the year, the Dow Jones industrial 
      average is ahead 12.1% and the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index is up 11.6%, 
      while the best showing abroad is the London market's 5.3% gain. The key to the 
      strong U.S. performance: robust earnings--especially among the computer 
      companies. Interest rates remain subdued, and that means that stocks may 
      continue to move higher.
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
      
                                                                  % change
      U.S. STOCKS                                 Latest      Week        52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                       4299.8      2.2         16.2
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)        184.6       1.7         7.2
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)              264.9       1.6         5.6
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)                291.1       1.5         11.6
      
                                                      % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                              Latest      Week        52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)                3226.2      1.8         2.4
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                        16,826.5    2.8         -14.7
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                     4282.9      0.0         -0.1
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                                Latest      Week ago    Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD                  5.82%       5.75%       3.98%
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD                 7.32%       7.36%       7.11%
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                      2.50%       2.55%       2.78%
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO                16.3        16.7        20.1
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                        Latest      Week ago    Reading
      S&P 500 200-day moving average              471.3       469.6       Positive
      Stocks above 200-day moving average         63.0%       62.0%r      Neutral
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio       0.74        0.67        Positive
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio   1.21        1.14        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   19.1  31.6  E-SYSTEMS             44.3  55.8  63 1/2
      2 MACHINE TOOLS         17.6   0.6  CINCINNATI MILACRON   30.4  38.6  27 3/8
      3 AIRLINES              15.1   9.1  USAIR GROUP           41.5  11.5   7 1/4
      4 SAVINGS AND LOANS     14.4  14.4  GOLDEN WEST FINANCIAL 17.0  13.2  43 7/8
      5 OIL AND GAS DRILLING  10.0   3.2  HELMERICH & PAYNE     11.9   9.8  29 3/8
      
                               % change                          % change
                              1-    12-    Weakest stock        1-    12-
      ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS      month month  in group             month month  Price
      1 HMOs                  -27.8 -16.3  U.S. HEALTHCARE      -36.1 -33.5  28 3/4
      2 BROADCASTING          -12.0   0.4  TELE-COMMUNICATIONS  -17.5  -8.4  17  5/8
      3 DRUG CHAINS            -6.4  12.7  RITE AID             -10.0  20.7  22 5/8
      4 PAPER CONTAINERS       -4.6  14.5  BEMIS                 -6.4  19.5  27 5/8
      5 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES    -4.6  1.4   SEAGRAM              -15.2  -4.8  27 1/8
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      LEADERS                              LAGGARDS
      Four-week total return         %     Four-week total return               %
      1 WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO             AMERICAN
        NATL.FID.EQTY.             19.4    HERITAGE                           -7.7
      2 JAPAN                      14.8    STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY         -7.4
      3 DFA JAPANESE SMALL COMPANY 14.8    MFS OTC B                          -6.2
      
      52-week total return           %     52-week total return                 %
      1 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS            MONITREND
        & INFORM. A                53.9    GOLD                              -36.2
      2 GOVETT SMALLER COMPANIES   44.0    STEADMAN OCEANOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY -34.6
      3 ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY A      43.7    STEADMAN AMERICAN INDUSTRY        -34.1
      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  Money market fund   Treasury bonds  Gold
       $11,583         $11,346         $10,518             $10,436         $10,413
       +1.33%          +0.02%          +0.18%              +0.80%          -0.79%
      
      All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Apr. 26, 1995, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Apr. 25. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Apr. 21. Relative portfolios are valued as of Apr. 25. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request. r=revised NA=Not 
      available
      
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