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Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

U.S. stocks broke their five-day winning streak on Friday, as a pullback in oil prices led investors to take profits ahead of the weeking; however, all indices posted gains of nearly two percent or more for the week.


Since March 9: The S&P is up 54.13%, the Dow is up 46.71%, and the NASDAQ is up 64.03%

Index Impact

-Procter & Gamble (PG) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up over 5% for the week
**YTD, American Express (AXP) continues to be the top Dow performer by % gain, up over 84% YTD
-Kraft (KFT) had the most negative impact on the Dow, down over 7% for the week
**YTD, McDonald's (MCD) is the worst Dow performer by % loss, down over 12.5% YTD
-General Electric (GE) had the most positive impact on the S&P up almost 6% for the week
**YTD, the top S&P performer by % gain is Tenet Healthcare (THC) up almost 374% YTD
-Wal-Mart (WMT) had the most negative impact on the S&P, down almost 2% for the week
**YTD, Marshall & Ilsley (MI) is the worst S&P performer by % loss, down almost 49% YTD
-Cisco (CSCO) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100 up almost 6% for the week
**YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by % gain is Seagate (STX), up over 235% YTD
-Intel (INTC) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down about 0.6% for the week
**YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by % loss is Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPDI) down almost 25% YTD

Sector Impact: Nine out of ten S&P sectors were positive for the week led by Energy stocks up over 4%. Utilities were the most negative sector, down about 0.32% for the week.

  • Energy was helped by Chesapeake Energy (CHK) up almost 18% for the week
  • Utilities were hurt by Ameren (AEE) down over 5% for the week
  • Year-to-date, eight out of ten sectors are positive led by Tech, up almost 43% in 2009

More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact: Crude oil for October delivery settled at $69.29 per barrel on Friday, down nearly 4% for the day, as fears of short term oversupply weighed on the energy market.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.580 per gallon down 29.72% from a year ago when the average was $3.671 per gallon
The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon
Gold settled at $1,006.40 per troy ounce, a nominal all-time high, surpassing the record close in March 2008 of $1,003.20. However, on an inflation adjusted basis, today's settle is nowhere near the inflation adjusted close of $1280.09 hit in January of 1980.


Currencies Impact: The dollar index tumbled to September '08 lows, as investors continue to look for riskier high yielding currencies as the prospect for an economic recovery remain positive and US interest rates remain low. The euro rose to a fresh 2009 high against the dollar this week, while the greenback touched 7-month lows against the yen.

Commodity Impact: Crude oil for October delivery settled at $69.29 per barrel on Friday, down nearly 4% for the day, as fears of short term oversupply weighed on the energy market.
Gas Prices: The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.580 per gallon down 29.72% from a year ago when the average was $3.671 per gallon
The highest recorded average price by AAA was on 7/17/2008, when the national average was $4.114 per gallon
Gold settled at $1,006.40 per troy ounce, a nominal all-time high, surpassing the record close in March 2008 of $1,003.20. However, on an inflation adjusted basis, today's settle is nowhere near the inflation adjusted close of $1280.09 hit in January of 1980.


Global Index Performance:

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

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