This Week’s Data
The International Council of Shopping Centers reported weekly sales of major retailers up 1.0% versus the prior week and up 3.3% versus the comparable period a year ago; Redbook Research reported month to date retail chain store sales up 1.3% on a year over year basis.
The June Richmond Fed’s manufacturing index came in at -17.0 versus expectations of 0.0.
Weekly mortgage applications rose 0.9% while purchase applications fell 3.0%.
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News on Stocks in Our Portfolios
More quarterly earnings per share reports:
Sigma Aldrich $.97 $.97
Illinois Tool Works 1.11 1.10
Altera .50 .39
Total System Services .35 .32
CH Robinson .71 .71
Linear Technology .44 .47
Caterpillar 2.54 2.30
Boeing 1.27 1.11
General Dynamics 1.77 1.74
Pepsico 1.12 1.09
Praxair 1.42 1.42
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