Archive for April, 2012

DJIA / Market Close for Week Ending Friday, April 27, 2012

The Dow closed up +23.69 (+0.16%) at 13,228.31. For the week, DJIA is up +1.5%, Nasdaq +2.3%, S&P 500 +1.8% and Russell 2000 +2.7%. Year-to-date, DJIA is up +8.3%, Nasdaq +17.8%, S&P 500 +11.6% and Russell 2000 +11.4%. There were 11 Dow stock losers today with PG, TRV, AA and JPM leading the way lower. [...]

Market Happenings for Friday, April 27, 2012

Pre-market, futures are near unchanged. Gainers this morning include EXPE (+18.79%), AMZN (+17.25%),LIFE, SWY and GT while losers include WDC (-10.77%), RSG, SBUX, KLAC and VFC. The Market Thursday, after the closing bell, Standard & Poors announced that it was downgrading Spain’s credit rating from “A” to “BBB+” citing numerous drags on growth, and an [...]

DJIA / Market Close for Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Dow closed up +113.90 (+0.87%) at 13,204.62. Dow stock leaders were WMT (+2.77%), CVX, T, UTX, VZ and TRV. There were 6 losers which included XOM, MSFT, BA, DD, HD and PG. Exxon Mobil (XOM) was the biggest drag on the Dow falling -0.90%, after the oil company reported a decline in profit. Wal-Mart [...]