Stock Market Today – BAC hits 100-day low while MCD hits high – SYY Jumps ten percent

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(Best Syndication News) Stocks were higher again Monday, up two straight days in the United States (see charts below).

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index (INDEXDJX:.DJI) was up 45.94 points (+0.36%) to 12,684.68 (see U.S. market chart below). The Dow is still lower for the week, but higher for the month and 100-day period.

Of the 30 Dow constituents, ten of them were lower today. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was the biggest loser again today, with the share price dropping 0.49 (-2.11%) to $22.76. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) was the big winner trending higher again today. The share price of Alcoa was up 38 cents (+2.22%) to $17.53.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) hit a 100-day low today. Low mortgage rates are dragging down the banking industry. Today the company announced that Alan Todd will head U.S. Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) research.

Back in March the Federal Reserve rejected dividend increases for the second half of 2011.

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) hit a 100-day high. Today the company announced strong sales for April. In the United States sales were 4.0 percent higher. In Europe the sales growth was even higher, up 6.5 percent. Sales in France, Russia and the U.K. led the way.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq

The S&P 500 Index increased 6.09 points (+0.45%) to 1,346.29. The Nasdaq also jumped 15.69 points (+0.55%) to 2,843.25.

The health care sector hit a 100-day high today while the financial sector continued to fall (see sector chart below). Only the energy and financial sector is lower over the last 30-days.

SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) was up 3.06 (10.73%) to $31.57. The company announced third quarter earnings of $258 Million today. Their diluted EPS was $0.44. The company says this was a record.

By Dan Wilson

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U.S. Markets:

Monday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
5/9/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,684.68 Dow Jones Industrial Avg 45.94 0.36% -0.96% 3.30% 9.98%
1,346.29 S&P 500 6.09 0.45% -1.10% 2.03% 7.31%
2,843.25 Nasdaq Composite Index 15.69 0.55% -0.73% 3.13% 6.58%

Dow Constituents:

Monday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 30 Day 100-Day
5/9/2011 Name Symbol Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change % Change
22.76 Intel Corporation INTC (0.49) -2.11% -2.02% 11.90% 6.85%
12.18 Bank of America... BAC (0.13) -1.06% -3.33% -8.90% -2.72%
65.14 The Procter & Gamble... PG (0.13) -0.20% -0.87% 7.39% 0.99%
44.96 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM (0.08) -0.18% -2.09% -2.18% 12.37%
25.83 Microsoft Corporation MSFT (0.04) -0.15% 0.08% 1.65% -7.72%
34.04 Kraft Foods Inc. KFT (0.04) -0.12% 0.50% 8.17% 7.59%
37.24 Verizon Communication VZ (0.04) -0.11% -1.48% -1.35% 7.13%
36.96 The Home Depot, Inc. HD (0.03) -0.08% -1.04% 0.85% 5.24%
63.39 The Travelers Co TRV (0.04) -0.06% -1.03% 7.60% 14.51%
50.19 American Express Co AXP (0.01) -0.02% 0.58% 9.78% 12.61%
66.95 The Coca-Cola Co KO 0.05 0.07% -1.37% 2.95% 2.46%
43.1 The Walt Disney Co DIS 0.04 0.09% 0.07% 1.36% 16.46%
169.1 Intl. Business Machines IBM 0.21 0.12% -2.18% 4.79% 16.98%
55.1 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT 0.08 0.15% -0.65% 5.58% 0.86%
17.6 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 0.04 0.23% 1.09% 2.39% -10.89%
20.6 Pfizer Inc. PFE 0.05 0.24% 0.78% 1.63% 19.63%
36.48 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK 0.09 0.25% 0.19% 12.42% -0.98%
31.35 AT&T Inc. T 0.09 0.29% -1.60% 6.78% 7.25%
20.07 General Electric Co GE 0.06 0.30% -2.76% 1.62% 12.94%
89.52 United Technologies... UTX 0.31 0.35% -0.37% 7.25% 13.29%
95.99 3M Company MMM 0.39 0.41% -0.87% 4.20% 11.10%
79.64 The Boeing Company BA 0.33 0.42% 0.16% 8.65% 23.66%
41.02 Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ 0.21 0.51% 1.71% -2.66% -2.22%
65.63 Johnson & Johnson JNJ 0.36 0.55% -0.95% 10.79% 5.18%
83.18 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 0.49 0.59% -2.85% -0.35% 15.18%
79.31 McDonald's Corporation MCD 0.61 0.78% 0.47% 5.75% 3.39%
104.09 Chevron Corporation CVX 1.21 1.18% -1.96% -1.84% 16.88%
111.66 Caterpillar Inc. CAT 1.32 1.20% -1.42% 2.07% 19.81%
55.41 E.I. du Pont DD 0.78 1.43% -0.11% 2.74% 12.05%
17.53 Alcoa Inc. AA 0.38 2.22% -0.79% 1.68% 21.23%

S&P Sectors:

Monday Sector Name One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
5/9/2011 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
565.4 Energy 1.61% -1.89% -2.63% 15.09% 598.02
248.66 Materials 1.54% -0.69% 2.14% 7.57% 254.77
330.32 Industrials 0.44% -0.81% 2.95% 11.07% 334.56
318.49 Consumer Discretionary 0.15% -0.39% 4.94% 8.54% 321.38
324.94 Consumer Staples 0.37% -0.30% 6.08% 7.82% 325.92
412.6 Health Care 0.60% 0.48% 9.15% 13.01% 412.6
216.3 Financials -0.18% -1.91% -1.41% 3.28% 231.16
426.2 Info Tech 0.21% -0.27% 2.61% 5.53% 438.64
134.5 Telecom Svc 0.28% -1.05% 3.81% 5.63% 135.93
168.99 Utilities 0.24% -0.22% 6.26% 7.10% 169.36

Dow Technical Data:

Dow Technical Data
Monday, May 09, 2011 Value Support and Resistance
Dow Value - Close Today 12,684.68 Yesterday Close 12,638.74
Point Change Today 45.94 Support/Res Today
% Change Today 0.36% S3 12,462.46
Today's Open 12,637.83 S2 12,564.33
Today's Low 12,620.20 S1 12,610.32
Today's High 12,722.07 Pivot Pt 12,666.20
Today's Range (High - Low) 101.87 R1 12,712.19
Average Daily Range 100 Days 110.23 R2 12,768.07
% Today Daily Range w/ Average Range -7.58% R3 12,869.94
100 Day Low 11,478.13
100 Day High 12,810.54 Support/ Res Yesterday
Today's Volume * 133,870,826 S3 12,281.07
Average 100 Day Volume * 167,387,847 S2 12,460.37
% of Today Daily Vol. w/ Average Volume -20.02% S1 12,520.10
Point Change MTD (122.68) Pivot Pt 12,639.67
% Change Month To Date (MTD) -0.96% R1 12,699.40
Point Change YTD 1,009.92 R2 12,818.97
% Change Year To Date (YTD) 8.65% R3 12,998.27
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX1 -1.52% 13,044.98
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX1 -2% Moving Averages
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX2 -28% 50 Day Moving 12,285.45
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX2 1% 100 Day Moving 12,074.36
* Volume reflects weighted average
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