On a week where earnings dominated headlines with a strong performance by tech, the US markets rallied for the week, led by the Nasdaq Composite, up 7.44%. The NASDAQ pulled out 8-straight days of gains, for a gain of 8.04% in the past eight trading sessions.
- Of the 55 S&P 500 companies that have reported Q2 earnings, 71% beat, 9% were in-line, and 20% missed
- Since March 9th lows, the S&P is up 39%, the Dow is up 34%, and the NASDAQ is up 49%
- Year-to-date, the S&P 500 is once again positive by over 4%, the Russell is also up nearly 4% YTD, and the NASDAQ Composite continues to be positive YTD up almost 20% YTD, while the NASDAQ 100 is up almost 26% YTD.
- IBM (IBM) had the most positive impact on the Dow & S&P, up 14.5% for the week
*YTD, American Express (AXP) is the top Dow performer by % gain, up 51% YTD
*14 Dow components are positive YTD: AXP, IBM, INTC, CSCO, MSFT, JPM, KO, HPQ, MMM, DD, DIS, HD, KFT, UTX
*YTD, the top S&P performer by % gain is XL Capital (XL) up over 236% YTD
- AT&T (T) had the least positive impact on the Dow, up only 2% for the week
*YTD, General Electric (GE) is the worst Dow performer by % loss, down over 28% YTD
- Abbott Labs (ABT) had the most negative impact on the S&P, down over 2% for the week
*YTD, CIT (CIT) is the worst S&P performer by % gain down over 84% YTD
- Microsoft (MSFT) had the most positive impact NASDAQ 100, up over 8% for the week
*YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by % gain is Seagate Technology (STX), up almost 152% YTD
- Dell (DELL) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down over 4% for the week
*YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by % loss is Cephalon (CEPH) down almost 31% YTD
Sector Impact: Ten out of ten S&P sectors were positive for the week led by Tech, up 9.56%. Telecom was the least positive sector, up 2.97% for the week.
- Technology companies were helped by SanDisk (SNDK) up nearly 25% for the week
- Telecom companies were hurt by MetroPCS (PCS) up only about 1% for the week
- Four out of ten sectors are positive year-to-date, led by Tech, up over 31% in 2009