Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst

U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week.

  • The Dow closed at a new closing high for 2009 and the highest close since the 10/06/08, the previous closing high in 2009 was 9829.87 on 9/22/09
  • The intraday high for the Dow in 2009 was 9917.99 hit on 9/23/09
  • The last time the Dow closed above 10K was on 10/03/08 when it settled at 10,325.38
  • The highest close ever for the Dow was on 10/9/2007 when the Dow settled at 14,164.53 - 2 years ago today
  • Since March 9, the S&P is up 58.38%, the Dow is up 50.68%, and the NASDAQ is up 68.63%
  • The S&P 500 nearly closed at a 2009 high, narrowly missing the 2009 closing high of 1071.66 reached on 9/22/09

Index Impact:

IBM (IBM) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up almost 6% for the week
- Year-to-date, American Express (AXP) continues to be the top Dow performer by % gain, up over 88%in 2009
AT&T (T) had the most negative impact on the Dow & S&P, down over 3% for the week
- YTD, Verizon (VZ) continues to be the worst Dow performer by % loss, down almost 14%
- YTD, MetroPCS (PCS) is the worst S&P performer by % loss, down almost 46%
JPMorgan (JPM) had the most positive impact on the S&P, up over 9.5% for the week
- YTD, the top S&P performer by % gain continues to be Tenet Healthcare (THC) up 420% Google (GOOG) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100 up over 6.5% for the week
- YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by % gain continues to be Liberty Media (LINTA), up over 282%
Vertex Pharma (VRTX) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down over 3.5% for the week
- YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by % loss is Cephalon (CEPH) down almost 30% YTD



Sector Impact:
9 out of 10 S&P sectors were positive for the week led by Energy, up over 7.5%. Telecom was the only negative sector, down over 2.5% for the week.

  • Energy was helped by Massey Energy (MEE) up almost 17.5% for the week
  • Telecom was hurt by Sprint Nextel (S) down almost 9% for the week
  • Year-to-date, 9 out of 10 sectors are positive led by Tech, up almost 47% in 2009

>>>Stocks Trading at New 52-Week Highs

More Weekly Stats Here

Commodity Impact: Crude oil for November delivery settled at 71.77 per barrel on Friday, up for the second consecutive week.
Gold for December delivery hit a new intraday high of $1062.70 and a new nominal record settlement of $1056.3 Thursday.
The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.471 per gallon down 27.4% from a year ago when the average was $3.403 per gallon


Currencies Impact: The U.S. dollar recovered some of its losses for the week on Friday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank might tigthen its monetary policy as the economy shows signs of improvement.

Commodity Impact: Crude oil for November delivery settled at 71.77 per barrel on Friday, up for the second consecutive week.
Gold for December delivery hit a new intraday high of $1062.70 and a new nominal record settlement of $1056.3 Thursday.
The AAA current national average for regular gas is $2.471 per gallon down 27.4% from a year ago when the average was $3.403 per gallon


Global Index Performance:


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

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