Friday, July 29, 2011

U.S. Data Points Markets Down for Third Straight Month


Amplify’d from www.wallstreetjournal.com
Data Points: U.S. Markets
Dow Industrials, down 271.10 points this month, or 2.18% to 12143.24.

  • Fell for the third month in a row.

  • Worst down month since August 2010.

  • This week it is down 537.92 points, or 4.24%.

  • Largest weekly percent drop since the week ended July 2, 2010 when it fell 4.51%.

  • Today, it fell 96.87 points, or 0.79%.

  • Today’s top contributors to the Dow’s movement and their point contribution: IBM (0.38), T (0.00), CSCO (-0.30), UTX (-0.61), BAC (-0.61).

  • Today’s laggards and their point contribution: XOM (-12.64), HPQ (-8.10), CVX (-7.64), DD (-6.66), CAT (-6.43).


Nasdaq Composite, down 17.14 points this month, or 0.62% to 2756.38.

  • Down three straight months and four of the last five.

  • This week, it is down 102.45 points, or 3.58%.

  • Biggest weekly point and percentage drop since the week ended August 13, 2010.

  • Today, it fell 9.87 points, or 0.36%.
S&P 500, down 28.36 points in July, or 2.15% to 1292.28.

  • Worst month since August 2010.

  • This week it fell 52.74 points, or 3.92%.

  • Biggest weekly point and percent drop since the week ended July 2, 2010.

  • Today, it fell 8.39 points, or 0.65%.
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