Stock Market Today – Stocks in the United States Higher – CSCO CAT Big Losers IBM Winner

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(Best Syndication News) Most stock markets around the world were lower Thursday but they advanced in the United States (see charts below). Markets in Asia were lower, with the Nikkei 225 falling 147 points (-1.5%) and the Hang Seng dropping 218.04 points (-0.94%).

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index was up 65.89 points (+0.52%) to 12,695.92 Thursday (see U.S. Markets chart below). Of the 30 Dow constituents, nine of them were lower. Compare that to our broader index that includes the largest corporations around the world (BSNLG01). Of the 159 largest companies in the world, 141 were lower.

The Dow didn’t even break through yesterday’s R1 resistance level. The 50-day moving average was 12,110.42 and the 50-day average was 12,317.80. Volatility was higher because the range was 61.20 percent higher than the 100 day average range. The volume was 30.40 percent higher than the average.

The biggest loser was Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO). The share price was down 0.85 (-4.78%) to $16.93. The company is forecasting lower than expected fourth quarter revenue.

The second biggest Dow loser was Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Although the share price is higher in after hours, during the trading day it fell 1.35 (-1.23%) to $108.63. Zacks Investment Research upgraded their recommendation from Neutral to Outperform.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq

Most S&P sectors were higher today, with the exception of Energy and Financials (see sector chart below). The Info Tech sector was up 0.62 percent today while Financials fell 0.09 percent.

The biggest advances were made in the consumer staples and utilities sectors.

The S&P 500 stock index advanced 6.57 points (+0.49%) to 1,348.65. The Nasdaq showed similar gains, up 17.98 (+0.63%) to 2,863.04.

Stock markets in Asia are opening slightly lower Friday in Asia.

By: Dan Wilson

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Stock Markets:

Thursday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
5/12/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,695.92 Dow Jones Industrial Avg 65.89 0.52% 0.89% 2.58% 9.70%
1,348.65 S&P 500 6.57 0.49% 1.01% 1.22% 7.31%
2,863.04 Nasdaq Composite Index 17.98 0.63% 1.72% 2.63% 7.41%

Dow Constituents:


Thursday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 100-Day 100-Day
5/12/2011 Name Symbol Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change Max
16.93 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO (0.85) -4.78% -3.59% -81.03% 89.92
108.63 Caterpillar Inc. CAT (1.35) -1.23% -1.55% 69.23% 115.41
49.54 American Express Co AXP (0.29) -0.58% -1.31% 14.60% 50.2
40.88 Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ (0.18) -0.44% 0.17% -43.78% 72.8
53.89 E.I. du Pont DD (0.23) -0.42% -1.35% 175.93% 56.79
12.2 Bank of America... BAC (0.05) -0.41% -0.89% -6.01% 15.25
44.09 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM (0.14) -0.32% -2.11% 108.96% 48
25.32 Microsoft Corporation MSFT (0.04) -0.16% -2.13% -20.48% 31.88
81.05 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM (0.07) -0.09% -1.98% 23.76% 87.98
89.57 United Technologies... UTX 0.05 0.06% 0.40% 156.35% 90
41.58 The Walt Disney Co DIS 0.06 0.14% -3.44% -47.60% 79.52
37.29 The Home Depot, Inc. HD 0.06 0.16% 0.81% 114.56% 38.48
20.14 General Electric Co GE 0.05 0.25% 0.65% -59.70% 49.97
79.41 The Boeing Company BA 0.33 0.42% 0.13% 119.49% 79.95
37.43 Verizon Communication VZ 0.17 0.46% 0.40% -30.23% 53.65
102.76 Chevron Corporation CVX 0.50 0.49% -0.12% 8.59% 109.66
17.15 Alcoa Inc. AA 0.10 0.59% 0.00% 15.18% 18.13
31.64 AT&T Inc. T 0.26 0.83% 1.22% 8.84% 31.86
67.19 Johnson & Johnson JNJ 0.62 0.93% 2.94% 91.53% 67.19
63.85 The Travelers Co TRV 0.60 0.95% 0.66% 14.28% 64.05
55.72 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT 0.55 1.00% 1.27% 49.26% 57.57
96.65 3M Company MMM 1.13 1.18% 1.10% 11.70% 97.23
23.7 Intel Corporation INTC 0.29 1.24% 1.94% 32.40% 23.7
20.89 Pfizer Inc. PFE 0.28 1.36% 1.65% -72.82% 77.01
66.84 The Procter & Gamble... PG 0.92 1.40% 2.41% 3.04% 66.84
34.75 Kraft Foods Inc. KFT 0.48 1.40% 1.97% -76.16% 145.95
80.66 McDonald's Corporation MCD 1.15 1.45% 2.49% 29.39% 80.66
68.31 The Coca-Cola Co KO 0.99 1.47% 2.11% 143.36% 68.31
37.2 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK 0.57 1.56% 2.23% -9.27% 42.16
172.24 Intl. Business Machines IBM 2.74 1.62% 1.98% 310.98% 172.87

Dow Technical Data:

Dow Technical Data
Thursday, May 12, 2011 Value Support and Resistance
Dow Value - Close Today 12,695.92 Yesterday Close 12,630.03
Point Change Today 65.89 Support/Res Today
% Change Today 0.52% S3 12,282.59
Today's Open 12,629.96 S2 12,464.00
Today's Low 12,537.17 S1 12,572.24
Today's High 12,718.58 Pivot Pt 12,645.41
Today's Range (High - Low) 181.41 R1 12,753.65
Average Daily Range 100 Days 112.53 R2 12,826.82
% Today Daily Range w/ Average Range 61.20% R3 13,008.23
100 Day Low 11,533.16
100 Day High 12,810.54 Support/ Res Yesterday
Today's Volume * 216,409,938 S3 12,333.33
Average 100 Day Volume * 165,962,484 S2 12,504.33
% of Today Daily Vol. w/ Average Volume 30.40% S1 12,602.45
Point Change MTD (111.44) Pivot Pt 12,675.33
% Change Month To Date (MTD) -0.87% R1 12,773.45
Point Change YTD 1,021.16 R2 12,846.33
% Change Year To Date (YTD) 8.75% R3 13,017.33
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX1 18.60% 12,925.87
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX1 -2% Moving Averages
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX2 92% 50 Day Moving 12,317.80
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX2 2% 100 Day Moving 12,110.42
* Volume reflects weighted average

S&P Sectors:

Thursday Sector Name One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
5/12/2011 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
550.99 Energy -0.06% -0.98% -6.50% 12.28% 598.02
243.63 Materials 0.03% -0.51% -2.30% 4.24% 254.77
329.42 Industrials 0.07% 0.16% 1.11% 10.43% 334.56
322.58 Consumer Discretionary 0.86% 1.44% 4.60% 9.40% 322.58
330.71 Consumer Staples 1.33% 2.15% 7.08% 8.44% 330.71
417.52 Health Care 0.92% 1.80% 9.01% 13.89% 417.52
215.25 Financials -0.09% -0.66% -2.47% 3.13% 231.16
429.02 Info Tech 0.62% 0.87% 2.73% 6.43% 438.64
135.65 Telecom Svc 0.65% 1.14% 1.80% 7.34% 135.97
172.29 Utilities 0.85% 2.20% 6.40% 8.83% 172.29

World's Largest Corporations:

Thursday Largest
Company List
One Day Five Day 30-Day 100-Day
5/12/2011 Name Symbol % Change % Change % Change % Change
48.72 Freeport-McMoRan Copper... FCX -6.47% -3.17% -12.62% -57.67%
34.78 ArcelorMittal (ADR) MT -6.12% -1.65% -6.07% -10.60%
41.58 The Walt Disney Company DIS -5.44% -2.74% -4.22% 12.03%
38.93 The Dow Chemical Company DOW -4.27% -0.59% 4.64% 15.25%
46.64 Halliburton Company HAL -4.05% -0.90% -6.20% 15.64%
105.52 EOG Resources, Inc. EOG -3.75% 2.24% -10.49% 16.65%
30.31 Vale (ADR) VALE -3.59% -1.84% -7.84% -9.86%
40.35 Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) SU -3.59% -0.32% -8.54% 13.07%
123.42 Apache Corporation APA -3.54% 0.47% -5.37% 5.42%
38.27 Sanofi-Aventis SA (ADR) SNY -3.44% -3.00% 8.54% 18.42%
51.09 Potash Corp./Saskatchewa... POT -3.40% 0.08% -10.09% -62.32%
24.51 Morgan Stanley MS -3.34% -2.11% -9.62% -6.28%
53.89 E.I. du Pont de Nemours... DD -3.17% 0.46% -2.26% 8.85%
34.22 Southern Copper Corp... SCCO -3.16% -0.85% -13.32% -25.80%
103.09 Occidental Petroleum... OXY -3.13% -2.20% -0.13% 8.55%
47.12 Imperial Oil Limited... IMO -2.97% -2.11% -7.70% 24.34%
41.58 Canadian Natural... CNQ -2.97% -1.90% -15.25% -1.30%
42.42 Citigroup Inc. C -2.90% 858.04% 864.49% 811.25%
71.52 ConocoPhillips COP -2.79% 0.76% -10.13% 9.90%
82.15 Devon Energy Corporation DVN -2.71% -0.36% -9.20% 12.41%
45.54 China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) CHL -2.68% -1.20% -2.61% -8.61%
81.05 Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM -2.66% -1.82% -3.99% 12.32%
71.09 Royal Dutch Shell plc... RDS.A -2.66% -1.63% -1.58% 11.03%
83.52 Schlumberger Limited. SLB -2.65% -0.71% -12.17% 0.09%
77.16 BHP Billiton plc (ADR) BBL -2.62% 0.73% -1.18% 0.28%
108.63 Caterpillar Inc. CAT -2.56% 0.54% -1.39% 17.88%
25.96 Statoil ASA(ADR) STO -2.48% -0.46% -5.25% 12.96%
33.67 Petroleo Brasileiro SA... PBR -2.42% -0.41% -15.02% 1.21%
58.54 TOTAL S.A. (ADR) TOT -2.40% -1.21% -2.96% 11.84%
43.79 Research In Motion Ltd... RIMM -2.39% -6.58% -22.53% -24.45%
28.23 Sony Corporation (ADR) SNE -2.38% 1.14% -12.33% -19.58%
61.18 Deutsche Bank AG (USA) DB -2.37% -2.18% 2.18% 16.95%
11.64 Banco Santander, S.A... STD -2.37% -2.78% -2.86% 9.17%
135.55 Siemens AG (ADR) SI -2.34% -1.33% -0.01% 9.38%
26.46 ABB Ltd (ADR) ABB -2.32% 1.05% 8.45% 20.04%
94.05 BHP Billiton Limited... BHP -2.28% 1.62% 0.71% 6.64%
53.26 Newmont Mining Corporati... NEM -2.27% -2.34% -1.31% -11.26%
43.58 BP plc (ADR) BP -2.27% 1.10% -1.39% 0.64%
19.05 UBS AG (USA) UBS -2.18% -1.77% 3.23% 17.80%
46.26 Canon Inc. (ADR) CAJ -2.12% -1.60% 4.73% -6.35%
107.07 POSCO (ADR) PKX -2.10% -1.49% -8.61% 5.12%
44.09 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM -2.06% -2.08% -4.78% 10.71%
19.87 Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) BBD -2.04% 3.26% -2.58% 3.21%
18.29 Manulife Financial... MFC -2.04% 5.87% 3.11% 8.32%
102.76 Chevron Corporation CVX -2.01% -0.35% -5.32% 15.16%
31.62 Companhia de Bebidas... ABV -2.01% -1.15% 12.53% -78.30%
102.43 Union Pacific Corporatio... UNP -1.94% 0.74% 4.69% 12.72%
25.33 U.S. Bancorp USB -1.91% -0.04% -5.58% -3.63%
32.65 Unilever plc (ADR) UL -1.88% 1.03% 6.00% 5.34%
33.58 eBay Inc. EBAY -1.83% 1.93% 5.31% 12.61%
64.08 SAP AG (ADR) SAP -1.82% 1.02% 2.95% 27.58%
98.28 China Petroleum &... SNP -1.81% 1.41% -3.61% 6.35%
35.73 Oracle Corporation ORCL -1.80% 0.89% 5.84% 10.45%
126.54 Westpac Banking Corp... WBK -1.77% 1.47% 1.30% 11.31%
195.88 BlackRock, Inc. BLK -1.76% 1.59% -2.17% 3.19%
51.31 China Life Insurance... LFC -1.74% -0.60% -6.87% -16.04%
32.99 Unilever N.V. (ADR) UN -1.74% 1.30% 4.83% 5.20%
18.31 NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (ADR) DCM -1.73% -0.82% 0.17% 6.70%
36.23 Time Warner Inc. TWX -1.71% -0.78% 0.34% 12.89%
57.67 China Telecom Corp... CHA -1.70% 0.42% -4.26% 15.04%
142.75 Goldman Sachs Group... GS -1.68% -1.68% -7.03% -10.94%
136.56 PetroChina Co. Ltd... PTR -1.66% 1.86% -9.67% 8.71%
17.52 News Corporation NWSA -1.63% 0.86% -0.06% 21.28%
54.24 Emerson Electric Co. EMR -1.59% -0.98% -5.09% -5.87%
35.33 Texas Instruments Inc. TXN -1.58% -0.34% 0.46% 7.95%
42.62 Credit Suisse Group AG... CS -1.53% -2.40% -2.61% 7.17%
123.24 Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) NVO -1.52% -1.39% -2.42% 11.69%
49.46 Eni S.p.A. (ADR) E -1.51% -1.25% 1.00% 15.20%
43.45 Ecopetrol S.A. (ADR) EC -1.48% 1.62% 4.05% 4.38%
121020 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.A -1.43% 0.69% -6.19% 0.56%
14.03 Wipro Limited (ADR) WIT -1.43% 2.22% -5.16% -8.37%
42.32 Medtronic, Inc. MDT -1.41% -0.45% 6.81% 11.78%
22.41 France Telecom SA (ADR) FTE -1.41% -1.32% 0.04% 6.81%
52.82 HSBC Holdings plc (ADR) HBC -1.38% -0.40% 0.59% 3.91%
62.5 Fomento Economico... FMX -1.35% 2.83% 6.86% 11.57%
24.24 Telefonica S.A. (ADR) TEF -1.35% -2.73% -4.35% -64.30%
535.05 Google Inc. GOOG -1.33% 0.22% -7.97% -10.02%
28.23 Wells Fargo & Company WFC -1.30% 0.11% -11.75% -6.45%
8.66 Nokia Corporation (ADR) NOK -1.26% 1.89% 0.12% -12.83%
79.93 Visa Inc. V -1.26% 0.81% 6.88% 16.69%
40.88 Hewlett-Packard Company HPQ -1.23% 0.64% -0.58% -1.98%
25.32 Microsoft Corporation MSFT -1.21% -1.67% -0.98% -8.81%
25.44 Comcast Corporation CMCSA -1.20% -0.20% 3.28% 16.32%
20.89 Pfizer Inc. PFE -1.20% 1.08% 1.33% 20.03%
39.25 Thomson Reuters Corp... TRI -1.18% -0.10% -0.81% 7.60%
15.22 Telefonaktiebolaget LM... ERIC -1.17% 2.84% 19.22% 32.17%
20.67 Mobile TeleSystems OJSC... MBT -1.15% 0.24% -3.85% 2.07%
38.76 Eli Lilly & Co. LLY -1.14% 0.24% 8.81% 9.25%
3.55 Lloyds TSB Group plc... LYG -1.13% 0.29% -6.68% -14.88%
79.41 The Boeing Company BA -1.09% 0.80% 7.15% 24.99%
282.1 MasterCard Incorporated MA -1.06% 1.32% 9.65% 24.42%
59.79 Express Scripts, Inc. ESRX -1.05% 3.00% 7.67% 7.02%
76.56 Canadian National... CNI -1.05% 0.63% 2.74% 15.52%
20.14 General Electric Company GE -1.03% 0.95% -0.10% 13.50%
25.98 Lowe's Companies, Inc. LOW -1.03% 0.70% -3.82% 1.49%
84.58 NIKE, Inc. NKE -1.01% 0.06% 7.70% -8.43%
64.42 Infosys Tech. Ltd. (ADR) INFY -0.98% 1.67% -9.04% -12.73%
63.08 Bank of Montreal (USA) BMO -0.97% 1.23% -2.33% 13.80%
50.08 UnitedHealth Group Inc. UNH -0.97% 0.89% 10.18% 42.18%
85.53 Canadian Imperial Bank... CM -0.92% 1.62% -1.46% 10.98%
23.49 Nippon Telegraph &... NTT -0.89% 0.95% 3.35% 4.49%
21.05 Corning Incorporated GLW -0.86% 3.28% -0.14% 9.78%
15.1 Deutsche Telekom AG... DTEGY -0.86% -7.17% -2.02% 18.66%
37.43 Verizon Communications... VZ -0.83% 0.38% -3.12% 7.25%
18.26 Barclays PLC (ADR) BCS -0.82% 0.11% -1.46% 12.01%
84.88 Toronto-Dominion Bank... TD -0.79% 1.54% -3.80% 23.09%
60.86 Honeywell International... HON -0.78% 1.88% 2.84% 15.82%
27.66 Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) VOD -0.75% -0.72% -5.03% 4.37%
43.27 Carnival plc (ADR) CUK -0.73% -0.35% 5.57% -3.51%
29.35 Koninklijke Philips... PHG -0.68% -0.24% -8.70% -1.08%
49.54 American Express Company AXP -0.68% 0.63% 8.54% 17.25%
41.29 Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD -0.66% 0.37% -4.09% 9.63%
60.67 Royal Bank of Canada... RY -0.65% 0.91% -1.91% 21.38%
55.72 Walgreen Company WAG -0.65% 0.18% 5.37% 2.60%
59.80 The Bank of Nova Scotia... BNS -0.65% 0.67% -2.14% 8.58%
41.34 Carnival Corporation CCL -0.64% -1.47% 3.94% -6.73%
346.57 Apple Inc. AAPL -0.64% 0.14% -0.40% 7.77%
57.34 QUALCOMM, Inc. QCOM -0.56% 0.82% 3.82% 14.46%
172.24 Intl. Business Machines... IBM -0.52% 0.62% 3.61% 17.29%
27.73 EMC Corporation EMC -0.51% 1.11% 1.37% 19.68%
94.91 VMware, Inc. VMW -0.48% 1.09% 12.32% 4.45%
87.21 Colgate-Palmolive... CL -0.46% 0.20% 4.75% 5.76%
88.82 British American... BTI -0.45% 1.29% 8.85% 15.96%
50.58 DIRECTV DTV -0.44% 2.55% 6.77% 24.45%
27.35 Altria Group, Inc. MO -0.40% 1.42% 3.64% 7.51%
37.2 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK -0.38% 1.05% 10.00% 0.36%
26.73 AT&T Inc ATT -0.37% 0.34% -0.04% 2.39%
89.57 United Technologies... UTX -0.32% 1.12% 6.28% 13.46%
61.22 Novartis AG (ADR) NVS -0.32% 0.94% 10.39% 2.30%
38.5 HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD... HMC -0.31% -1.47% 0.34% -2.42%
80.66 McDonald's Corporation MCD -0.25% 1.16% 4.88% 3.37%
12.2 Bank of America... BAC -0.24% -0.41% -8.92% -2.93%
96.65 3M Company MMM -0.20% 0.63% 3.30% 9.37%
28.91 Bristol Myers Squibb Co. BMY -0.17% 0.95% 8.65% 8.49%
68.21 Philip Morris Intl. Inc. PM -0.16% -0.32% 3.76% 14.44%
37.29 The Home Depot, Inc. HD -0.11% 0.59% -0.90% 5.77%
80.07 Lockheed Martin... LMT -0.09% -0.54% -0.48% 13.97%
16.93 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO -0.06% 1.72% 2.60% -9.38%
63.19 PNC Financial Services PNC -0.03% 1.50% 0.81% 8.20%
68.31 The Coca-Cola Company KO -0.03% 0.93% 1.94% 3.08%
15.26 Ford Motor Company F 0.00% 0.46% 1.95% -10.09%
38.19 CVS Caremark Corporation CVS 0.03% 1.93% 11.47% 9.14%
34.75 Kraft Foods Inc. KFT 0.15% 2.64% 8.86% 8.01%
206.07 Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 0.22% 3.69% 13.91% 11.51%
83.95 Diageo plc (ADR) DEO 0.24% 3.79% 10.75% 12.81%
70.96 PepsiCo, Inc. PEP 0.24% 1.99% 7.92% 5.87%
66.84 The Procter & Gamble... PG 0.29% 0.06% 6.37% 1.46%
74.34 United Parcel Service... UPS 0.38% 0.93% 0.20% 2.63%
53.53 Abbott Laboratories ABT 0.40% 0.91% 8.35% 9.90%
20.16 China Unicom (Hong... CHU 0.50% 1.35% 24.52% 35.07%
83.63 Toyota Motor Corp. (ADR) TM 0.54% 2.39% 0.62% 5.48%
43.62 GlaxoSmithKline plc... GSK 0.65% 0.61% 12.08% 9.61%
51.76 Target Corporation TGT 0.67% 0.93% 1.09% -13.29%
59.66 Amgen, Inc. AMGN 0.96% 2.51% 9.20% 2.10%
52.12 AstraZeneca plc (ADR) AZN 0.99% 2.85% 11.40% 12.93%
67.19 Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.23% 2.40% 12.11% 6.53%
44.93 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT 1.36% 3.74% 10.23% 18.27%
23.7 Intel Corporation INTC 1.65% -0.85% 14.42% 10.27%
49.8 Teva Pharmaceutical... TEVA 3.20% 2.96% -2.74% -4.59%
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