On a week where the Dow closes above 10K, gold tops $1,100 and unemployment hits 10.2%, the markets shrug off negative data to end the week up over 3%.
This week, the NASDAQ is up the most among the three major indices, gaining 3.3%.
Since the March lows, the NASDAQ is leading the way with a gain of 66.5%, followed by the S&P and Dow, up 58.1% and 53.1%, respectively.
United Technologies (UTX) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up over 5.5% for the week
*Year-to-date, American Express (AXP) continues to be the top Dow performer by % gain, up almost 101% YTD
Kraft (KFT) had the most negative impact on the Dow, down almost 3% for the week
*YTD, Verizon (VZ) continues to be the worst Dow performer by % loss, down almost 13% YTD
General Electric (GE) had the most positive impact on the S&P, up 7.5% for the week
*YTD, the top S&P performer by % gain is XL Capital (XL) up over 365% YTD
CVS Caremark (CVS) had the most negative impact on the S&P, down over 15.5% for the week
*YTD, Marshall & Ilsley (MI) is the worst S&P performer by % loss, down almost 62% YTD
Microsoft (MSFT) had the most positive impact on the NASDAQ 100, up almost 3% for the week
*YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by % gain continues to be Liberty Media (LINTA), up almost 289% YTD
Intel (INTC) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down almost 1% for the week
*YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by % loss is Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPDI) down almost 28% YTD
Sector Impact: 10 out of 10 S&P sectors were positive for the week led by Industrials, up 6.1%. Telecom was the least positive sector, up over 1.01% for the week.
- Industrials were helped by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI), up 29% for the week
- Telecoms were hurt by MetroPCS (PCS), down 4% for the week
- Year-to-date, eight out of ten sectors continue to trade in positive territory, with technology leading the way, up 49%