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Quick Market Stats: July 2008 Wrap

Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | 5:11 PM ET

On a down daw for the markets and with the exception of the S&P 500, the month of July finished with the major US indices showing modest gains. The Russell 2000 led the group up 3.6% for the month followed by the Nasdaq, up 1.4%.
- Leading the Nasdaq 100 for the month was UAL Corp , up 59% for the month.
- Freddie Mac weighed the most on the S&P 500, down 50.2% for the month

On the Sector front, Financials rallied back this month, gaining 6.8%. Healthcare also had a strong month, up nearly 5%.
- Bank of America led the Financials, up 37.8% and Teva's purchase of Barr Pharmaceuticals lifted BRL up 46.4% for Healthcare.

For Commodities, the story was the big drop in energy prices. Oil was down 11.7% and Natural Gas was down 32.0%. Sugar was amongst the top performers, up 5.88%.

The dollar strengthened in July against the Euro and Pound, while the Swiss Franc gained 2.61% against the greenback.

S&P Top 10 Performers for the month ending Thursday, July 31, 2008:
Rohm and Haas Co (ROH) Up 28.56 or 61.50%
Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc (BRL) Up 20.90 or 46.36%
Apollo Group Inc (APOL) Up 18.03 or 40.74%
Bank Of America Corp (BAC) Up 9.03 or 37.83%
Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) Up 3.79 or 37.23%
RadioShack Corp (RSH) Up 4.41 or 35.94%
MBIA Inc (MBI) Up 1.54 or 35.08%
Amgen Inc (AMGN) Up 15.47 or 32.80%
Sovereign Bancorp Inc (SOV) Up 2.16 or 29.35%
QLogic Corp (QLGC) Up 4.25 or 29.13%

S&P Worst 10 Performers for the month ending Thursday, July 31, 2008:
Freddie Mac (FRE) Down -8.23 or -50.2%
Fannie Mae (FNM) Down -8.01 or -41.1%
NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Down -7.28 or -38.9%
Office Depot Inc (ODP) Down -4.14 or -37.8%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (COG) Down -23.72 or -35.0%
CONSOL Energy Inc (CNX) Down -37.98 or -33.8%
Akamai Technologies Inc (AKAM) Down -11.45 or -32.9%
XTO Energy Inc (XTO) Down -21.28 or -31.1%
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) Down -1.62 or -27.8%
The EW Scripps Co (SSP)Down-2.65 or -27.69%

Correction: Fluor Corp (FLR) was incorrectly listed as Down -104.73 or -56.3%. The correct numbers for FLR are Down 11.69 or -12.6%

Dow Top 10 Performers for the month ending Thursday, July 31, 2008:
Bank Of America Corp (BAC) Up 9.03 or 37.83%
JPMorgan Chase and Co (JPM) Up 6.32 or 18.42%
Citigroup Inc (C) Up 1.93 or 11.52%
International Business Machines Corp (IBM) Up 9.45 or 7.97%
Procter & Gamble Co (PG) Up 4.67 or 7.68%
Pfizer Inc (PFE) Up 1.2 or 6.87%
Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) Up 4.13 or 6.42%
McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Up 3.57 or 6.35%
General Electric Co (GE) Up 1.6 or 5.99%
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Up 2.42 or 4.31%

Dow Worst 10 Performers for the month ending Thursday, July 31, 2008:
Chevron Corp (CVX) Down -14.57 or -14.70%
Merck & Co Inc (MRK) Down -4.79 or -12.71%
Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM ) Down -7.7 or -8.74%
AT&T Inc (T) Down -2.88 or -8.55%
The Boeing Co (BA) Down -4.61 or -7.01%
Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Down -1.79 or -6.51%
Caterpillar Inc (CAT) Down -4.3 or -5.82%
ALCOA Inc (AA) Down -1.87 or -5.25%
Verizon Communications (VZ) Down -1.36 or -3.84%
General Motors Corp (GM) Down -0.43 or -3.74%

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