Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      Old Economy stocks beat New Economy stocks for the third week in a row as 
      investors continued to take profits from tech stocks and pour them into 
      blue-chips. Some shifting was due to a Mar. 28 report by market guru Abby 
      Joseph Cohen that said tech stocks are "no longer undervalued." The Nasdaq 
      finished down 4.5%, while the Dow was up 1.4%. The BW 50 was up 0.7%.
      
      STOCKS
      
                                              -----------% change--------
                                                        Year to   Last 12
      U.S. MARKETS                  Mar. 29   Week      date      months
      S&P 500                       1508.52    0.5       2.7       15.1
      Dow Jones Industrials        11,018.7    1.4      -4.2       10.1
      Nasdaq Composite               4644.7   -4.5      14.1       86.3
      S&P MidCap 400                  480.4   -2.8       8.0       29.8
      S&P SmallCap 600                210.1   -1.5       6.2       30.4
      Wilshire 5000                14,384.7   -0.9       4.1       20.9
      
      SECTORS
      Business Week 50*              1370.8    0.7       5.4       36.6
      Business Week Info Tech 100**  1094.8   -0.9       NA        NA
      S&P/BARRA Growth                937.1    1.0       5.6       23.6
      S&P/BARRA Value                 606.5    0.9      -0.7        5.6
      S&P Energy                      852.5    5.5       2.2        9.4
      S&P Financials                  134.4    1.3       1.1       -5.2
      S&P REIT                         73.3   -0.4      -0.4       -6.6
      S&P Transportation              571.5    0.9      -4.3      -18.7
      S&P Utilities                   242.1    2.7       6.6        0.8
      GSTI Internet                   676.1   -7.1      -5.1       25.0
      PSE Technology                 1176.4   -5.4      21.0      133.9
      
                                              -----------% change--------
                                                        Year to   Last 12
      GLOBAL MARKETS                Mar. 29   Week      date      months
      S&P Euro Plus (U.S. Dollar)    1546.8    0.3       2.4       24.9
      London (FT-SE 100)             6598.8   -0.2      -4.8        5.3
      Paris (CAC 40)                 6505.5    3.6       9.2       57.1
      Frankfurt (DAX)                7864.8    0.8      13.0       61.3
      Tokyo (NIKKEI 225)           20,706.7    4.9       9.4       30.6
      Hong Kong (Hang Seng)        18,096.4    3.1       6.7       65.4
      Toronto (TSE 300)              9702.2   -1.7      15.3       45.8
      Mexico City (IPC)              7885.2    1.3      10.6       62.7
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                           Mar. 28   Wk. ago   Yr. ago
      S&P 500 Dividend Yield                  1.12%     1.13%     1.24%
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.)    31.8      31.4      34.2
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)*       24.9      24.7      24.3
      First Call Earnings Revision*           0.79%     0.41%    -1.08%
      *First Call Corp.
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                    Mar. 28   Wk. ago   Reading
      S&P 500 200-day average                 1374.1    1368.8    Positive
      Stocks above 200-day average            31.0%     30.0%     Positive
      Options: Put/call ratio                 0.42      0.44      Negative
      Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio        0.78      0.77      Positive
      
      BEST-PERFORMING               Last                                    Last 12
      GROUPS                        month%                                  months%
      Shoes                         36.7      Instrumentation               257.8
      Oil Exploration & Prod.       25.6      Defense Electronics           152.9
      Insurance Brokers             25.1      Semiconductors                148.6
      Hospital Management           24.3      Communications Equip.         134.5
      Electrical Equipment          23.5      Oil & Gas Drilling             70.2
      
      WORST-PERFORMING              Last                                    Last 12
      GROUPS                        month%                                  months%
      Household Products            -19.6     Pollution Control             -63.8
      Instrumentation               -18.8     Toys                          -54.5
      Health-Care Services          -12.1     Tobacco                       -52.6
      Publishing                     -7.3     Life Insurance                -45.3
      Hotels & Motels                -5.9     Housewares                    -45.1
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                              Week      Year
      KEY RATES                     Mar. 29   ago       ago
      MONEY MARKET FUNDS            5.54%     5.49%     4.48%
      90-DAY TREASURY BILLS         5.88      5.91      4.49
      1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS         6.25      6.21      4.72
      10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES        6.16      6.13      5.25
      30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS        5.98      5.97      5.63
      30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+       8.32      8.27      7.05
      +BanxQuote, Inc.
      
      BLOOMBERG MUNI YIELD EQUIVALENTS
      Taxable equivalent yields on AAA-rated, tax-exempt municipal bonds, assuming a 
      31% federal tax rate.
                                 10-yr. bond         30-yr. bond
      GENERAL OBLIGATIONS           5.03%               5.66%
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT            7.29                8.20
      INSURED REVENUE BONDS         5.21                5.90
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT            7.55                8.55
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      Four-week total return          %       Four-week total return         %
      Financial                     13.4      Health                        -9.1
      Large-cap Value                8.6      Precious Metals               -4.0
      Large-cap Blend                8.5      Japan                         -2.6
      Mid-cap Value                  8.4      Small-cap Growth              -1.1
      Pacific/Asia ex-Japan          7.6      Diversified Pacific/Asia       1.2
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      52-week total return            %       52-week total return            %
      Technology                    168.3     Precious Metals               -6.5
      Small-cap Growth              108.9     Financial                     -4.7
      Mid-cap Growth                103.1     Real Estate                    3.5
      Pacific/Asia ex-Japan          81.8     Large-cap Value                4.6
      Diversified Pacific/Asia       78.2     Mid-cap Value                  8.5
      
      

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