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U.S. Markets Finish Week Mixed, Dollar Strengthens

U.S. stocks finished the week mixed to flat, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting modest gains on Friday, following stronger-than expected retail sales and a boost in consumer confidence early this month.

What follows is a summary of this week's statistics on the markets.

Index Impact:

- 3M (MMM) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up over 4.5% for the week
*Year-to-date, American Express (AXP) continues to be the top Dow performer by percent gain, up over 119%
-Exxon (XOM) had the most negative impact on the Dow, down nearly 2% for the week
*YTD, Exxon (XOM) is the worst Dow performer by percent loss, down almost 9%
-Coca-Cola (KO) had the most positive impact on the S&P & NASDAQ 100, up almost 3% for the week
*YTD, the top S&P performer by percent gain is XL Capital (XL) up over 391%
-Wells Fargo (WFC) had the most negative impact on the S&P & NASDAQ 100, down almost 6% for the week
*YTD, Marshall & Ilsley (MI) is the worst S&P performer by percent loss, down over 57%
-Comcast (CMCSA) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100, up over 9% for the week
*YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by percent gain continues to be Seagate (STX), up almost 271%
-Intel (INTC) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down almost 3% for the week
*YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by percent loss is Pharmaceutical Product Dev (PPDI) down almost 28% YTD

  • Since the March lows, the NASDAQ is leading the way with a gain of 72.7%, followed by the S&P and Dow, up 63.5% and 59.9%, respectively

Sector Impact: 4 out of 10 sectors closed the week in positive territory, led to the upside by Utilities, up 3.6%. Financials were the most negative sector this week, down 1.6%.

  • Utilities were helped by FPL Group (FPL), up 6.6% for the week
  • Financials were hurt by Kimco Realty (KIM), down 8% for the week
  • Year-to-date, 10 out of 10 sectors continue to trade in positive territory, with technology leading the way, up 54.1%

More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact:Crude oil for January delivery fell $5.60 per barrel this week, or 7.42%, settling at $69.87 on Friday.

  • Natural gas was among the best performing commodities this week, recovering from last week's losses, and posting a gain of 12.6%, while gas oil was among the worst performers, down 7.8%
  • Gold for February delivery retreated from its nominal record close of $1,227.5 per troy ounce reached last Thursday, falling 4.2% this week on a stronger dollar

Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.623 per gallon, up 57.6% from a year ago when the average was $1.664 per gallon.
-The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon


Currencies Impact: The greenback rose to its highest levels in two months against the euro and pound sterling on upbeat economic data in the U.S., showing better-than-expected retail sales, and a significant improvement in consumer sentiment early December.


Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.623 per gallon, up 57.6% from a year ago when the average was $1.664 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:

Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.623 per gallon, up 57.6% from a year ago when the average was $1.664 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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