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Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

All the major US indexes were up 4% or greater for the week, after closing roughly flat for the day on Friday. The Dow crossed and remained above 9,000 on Friday, posting its best 2-week percent gain since late March 2000.

  • Of the 184 S&P 500 companies that have reported Q2 earnings, 77% beat, 9% were in-line, and 14% missed

  • The blended earnings growth rate including actuals and estimates for companies in the S&P who have not reported stands at -31%, but for companies that have reported in the S&P the growth rate is significantly better at -23.1%.

  • Since the March 9 lows, the S&P is up 44.75%, the Dow is up 38.89%, and the NASDAQ is up 54.97%

  • Year-to-date, all the major indexes are once again positive led by the the NASDAQ Composite up almost 25%, the NASDAQ 100 up almost 32%, the S&P up over 8%, and the Dow up almost 4%.

Index Impact:

Caterpillar (CAT) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up almost 24% for the week
*YTD, American Express (AXP) continues to be the top Dow performer by % gain, up 59.08% YTD
*15 Dow components are positive YTD: AXP, IBM, CSCO, INTC, MMM, MSFT, JPM, DD, DIS, HPQ, HD, KO, KFT, JNJ, MRK
McDonald's (MCD) had the most negative impact on the Dow, down over 3% for the week
*YTD, General Electric (GE) is the worst Dow performer by % loss, down almost 26% YTD
Exxon (XOM) had the most positive impact on the S&P, up 5.5% for the week
*YTD, the top S&P performer by % gain is XL Capital (XL) up almost 268% YTD
Microsoft (MSFT) had the most negative impact on the S&P & the NASDAQ 100, down 3.5% for the week
*YTD, CIT (CIT) is the worst S&P performer by % loss down almost 83.5% YTD (CIT is being removed from the S&P 500 after the close today & being replaced by Red Hat (RHT).
*After CIT, Marshall & Ilsley (MI) is the worst S&P performer by % loss, down almost 65% YTD
*YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by % loss is Pharmaceutical Product Dev (PPDI) down over 31% YTD
Cisco (CSCO) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100, up almost 7% for the week
*YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by % gain is Baidu.com (BIDU), up over 174% YTD


Sector Impact: Ten out of ten S&P sectors were positive for the second week in a row led by Materials, up over 8% for the week. Consumer Staples was the least positive sector, up about 1.75% for the week.

  • Materials were helped by Eastman Chemical (EMN) up almost 20% for the week
  • Consumer Staples were hurt by Tyson Foods (TSN) down over 6% for the week
  • Year-to-date, seven out of ten sectors are now positive led by Tech, up almost 35.5%

More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact: Oil settled at $68.05 per barrel, up 5.4% this week, on renewed optimism of a global economic turnaround that could boost demand.
Gas Prices: The current AAA national average price for regular gas is $2.470 per gallon, down 38.65% from a year ago when the average was $4.026 per gallon


Currencies Impact: The US dollar chalked up a mixed performance against most major currencies this week as the stock-market's rally increased risk appetite, boosting demand for high-yielding currencies.

Commodity Impact: Oil settled at $68.05 per barrel, up 5.4% this week, on renewed optimism of a global economic turnaround that could boost demand.
Gas Prices: The current AAA national average price for regular gas is $2.470 per gallon, down 38.65% from a year ago when the average was $4.026 per gallon


Global Index Performance led by Asia and Latin America:

Commodity Impact: Oil settled at $68.05 per barrel, up 5.4% this week, on renewed optimism of a global economic turnaround that could boost demand.
Gas Prices: The current AAA national average price for regular gas is $2.470 per gallon, down 38.65% from a year ago when the average was $4.026 per gallon



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

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