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Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

Friday, 15 May 2009 | 5:12 PM ET

All major U.S. Indexes ended down 3% or more for the week, led by a pullback in Financials, an unexpected dip in April retail sales, and downbeat jobs data, ending the NASDAQ's 9th-consecutive week rally.

  • On Wednesday, the S&P retreated into negative territory for the year, after trading to the upside since May 4
  • The S&P, Dow and NASDAQ Composite had their worst weekly percent loss since March 6
  • Only 29% of the companies in the NASDAQ 100 are negative YTD
  • Since the markets' March 9th lows, the Dow is up 26.3%, the NASDAQ is up 32%, and the S&P is up 30.5%

Index Impact:

-Coca Cola
(KO) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up almost 5% for the week
**YTD, American Express (AXP) is the top Dow performer by % gain, up over 30% YTD
-General Motors (GM) had the most negative impact on the Dow & S&P as it closed at a historic low of $1.09 on 5/15 and fell over 32% for the week
**YTD, General Motors (GM) is also the worst Dow & S&P performer by % loss, down over 65% YTD
-CME Group (CME) had the most positive impact on the S&P, up almost 12% for the week
**YTD, the top S&P performer by % gain is Sprint (S) up over 175% YTD
-Apollo (APOL) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100 up almost 12% for the week.
**YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by % loss is Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPDI) down almost 30% YTD
**YTD, the top performer in the NASDAQ 100 by % gain is Sun Microsystems (JAVA), up over 135% YTD


Sector Impact:

All ten sectors in the S&P 500 were negative for the week led by Financials, down 12.1%. The Consumer Staples sector was the least negative for the week, down 0.62%

  • Financials were dragged down by Janus Capital (JNS), with a loss of nearly 28% for the week
  • Consumer Staples were helped by Lorillard (LO), up over 5% for the week
  • Three out of ten sectors are now positive year-to-date, with Information Technology taking the lead, up over 13% in 2009
  • Utilities are the laggards for the year, down over 11%


More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact:

Crude oil
for June delivery settled at $56.34 per barrel on Friday, down 3.91% for the week. Crude crossed the $60-level on Tuesday; a level not seen since November 11, 2008.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.169 per gallon down 40.49% from a year ago when the average was $3.645 per gallon
-The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon


Currency Impact:

The US dollar rose against the euro and pound sterling on disappointing euro-zone growth figures, which undermined risk appetite, as investors' sought refuge from ongoing economic concerns. However, the Japanese yen gained steam versus the greenback, on track for its biggest weekly percent gain since October 24, up about 3.5% for the week at 95 yen late Friday.

Commodity Impact:

Crude oil
for June delivery settled at $56.34 per barrel on Friday, down 3.91% for the week. Crude crossed the $60-level on Tuesday; a level not seen since November 11, 2008.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.169 per gallon down 40.49% from a year ago when the average was $3.645 per gallon
-The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon


Global Indexes' Performance led by Asia and Latin America:

Commodity Impact:

Crude oil
for June delivery settled at $56.34 per barrel on Friday, down 3.91% for the week. Crude crossed the $60-level on Tuesday; a level not seen since November 11, 2008.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.169 per gallon down 40.49% from a year ago when the average was $3.645 per gallon
-The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon


Note:Data based on preliminary numbers. May adjust slightly due to settling at close.

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GM
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