Investment Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY

Investors went bargain-hunting during a tumultuous week. Stocks slumped after Intel Corp. warned that first-quarter earnings would be below analysts' expectations. The next day, Compaq chimed in with similar news. This time around, however, investors responded to the market's dip by pursuing companies seen as market laggards. The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 8600 for the first time on Mar. 10 and ended the week at 8675.8. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index gained 2.0%, at 1068.5. The NASDAQ composite fell just 0.2%.

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