U.S. stocks rallied for the second straight week, with all three major U.S. indices reaching a new intraday high for 2009 on Wednesday. Gold continued on an upward trend, hitting a new nominal record price of $1,123 per 100 Troy ounce during Thursday's trading session.
Among the three major U.S. indices, the NASDAQ Composite was the most, gaining 2.6%.
Since the March lows, the NASDAQ continues to lead the way, up 70.9%, followed by the S&P and Dow, up 61.6% and 56.9%, respectively.
IBM (IBM) had the most positive impact on the Dow, up almost 3% for the week
Year-to-date*, American Express (AXP) continues to be the top Dow performer by percent gain, up nearly 118%
JPMorgan (JPM) had the most negative impact on the Dow & S&P, down over 1.3% for the week
*YTD, Verizon (VZ) continues to be the worst Dow performer by percent loss, down over 11%
*YTD, Marshall & Ilsley (MI) is the worst S&P performer by percent loss, down almost 62%
Microsoft (MSFT) had the most positive impact on the S&P & the NASDAQ, up almost 4% for the week
*YTD, the top S&P performer by percent gain is Tenet Healthcare (THC) up over 383%
*YTD, the top NASDAQ 100 performer by percent gain is Seagate (STX), up over 277%
Genzyme (GENZ) had the most negative impact on the NASDAQ 100, down almost 6% for the week
*YTD, the worst NASDAQ 100 performer by percent loss is Apollo Group (APOL) down nearly 30%
Sector Impact: 10 out of 10 S&P sectors were positive for the week led by Materials, up 4.2%. Energy was the least positive sector, up 0.24% for the week.
- Materials were helped by Dow Chemical (DOW), up 14.8% for the week
- Energy was hurt by Southwestern Energy (SWN), down 5.5% for the week
- Year-to-date, nine out of ten sectors continue to trade in positive territory, with technology leading the way, up 53.5%