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Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 6:09 PM ET

All major US indices finished in the black for the week, marking three weeks of consecutive gains, as improving economic data released this week boosted investors hopes of a recovery.

  • The NASDAQ composite continues to lead the way among the major indices, advancing 10.08% in the past three weeks
  • The S&P 500 and Dow are up 6.48% and 5.98% respectively during the same period
  • The NASDAQ Composite is up 45.78% from its March lows, followed by the S&P 500, up 38.96%, and the Dow with a gain of 33.85%
  • Year-to-date, the Dow's top performer include: American Express (AXP), Industrial Business Machines (IBM), and Boeing (BA).
  • Sun Microsystems (JAVA), Baidu (BIDU), and Research in Motion (RIMM) are leading the NASDAQ 100 to the upside in 2009


Sector Impact:

Eight out of ten sectors closed the week in positive territory, led by Industrials, Information Technology and Consumer Discretionary companies.

  • Industrials were helped by Boeing (BA) and Illinois Tool Works, up 17% and 15% for the week, respectively
  • Among the biggest percent gainers in the IT sector for the week, EMC (EMC) rose 10%, while shares of Agilent Technologies (A) gained 9%
  • Year-to-date, 4 out of 10 sectors are trading in positive territory, led by Information Technology, up over 24%, and lagged by Telecom, which is down about 8% in 2009


More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact:

Crude oil
for July delivery closed at $68.44 per barrel on Friday, after hitting a seven-month high of $70.32 earlier in the trading session.
Prices of US light, sweet crude at the NYMEX are up 101.07% from their lowest close this year of $33.55 on February 12.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.592 per gallon down 34.41% from a year ago when the average was $3.952 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 broadly on Friday, after a smaller-than-expected drop in payrolls, boosted hopes of an economic recovery.

Commodity Impact:

Crude oil
for July delivery closed at $68.44 per barrel on Friday, after hitting a seven-month high of $70.32 earlier in the trading session.
Prices of US light, sweet crude at the NYMEX are up 101.07% from their lowest close this year of $33.55 on February 12.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.592 per gallon down 34.41% from a year ago when the average was $3.952 per gallon
-The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon


Global Index Performance led by Asia and Latin America:

Commodity Impact:

Crude oil
for July delivery closed at $68.44 per barrel on Friday, after hitting a seven-month high of $70.32 earlier in the trading session.
Prices of US light, sweet crude at the NYMEX are up 101.07% from their lowest close this year of $33.55 on February 12.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.592 per gallon down 34.41% from a year ago when the average was $3.952 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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