Stock Market Today – Nearly all stocks lower on Dow – KFT and PFE advance while BAC JPM decline

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(Best Syndication News) Most markets around the world were lower Friday, with the Brazilian exchange hitting a 100-day low (see stock charts below).

Of the three major U.S. indexes, only the Nasdaq showed gains this week (see U.S. stock market chart below). The Dow is still up nine percent over the last 100 days.

The Federal Reserve will not extend their quantitative easing and will take a neutral stance, while some other central banks have even raised their interest rates. Some economists believe the QE has contributed to higher share prices. Good profits have also driven prices higher.

The Producer Price Index (PPI), inflation (CPI) and import prices are all higher. Import prices are up 11 percent on a year-to-year basis. The value of the dollar continues to fall.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 100.17 points (-0.79%) to 12,595.75. Of the 30 companies listed, only four were higher (see constituent chart below).

Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT) was the biggest Dow gainer today. The share price was up 14 cents (+0.40%) to $34.89. There were 12.76 million shares trading hands today, when the average has only been 9.97 million.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was the second biggest winner today. The share price was up three cents (+0.14%) to $20.92. In after hours trading the share price is lower.

The Travelers Co was the biggest Dow loser today. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) both declined more than two percent today.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq

The Financial sector led the declines today (see S&P sector chart below). The sector as a whole declined 1.47 percent.

The S&P 500 index was down 10.88 points (-0.81%) to 1,337.77 today. The Nasdaq was down 34.57 points (-1.21%) to 2,828.47. The Nasdaq composite index was still higher for the week, up just 0.03 percent.

By: Tom Madison
Business Reporter

Stock Markets:

Friday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
5/13/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,595.75 Dow Jones Industrial Avg -100.17 -0.79% -0.34% 1.58% 9.01%
1,337.77 S&P 500 -10.88 -0.81% -0.18% 0.37% 6.38%
2,828.47 Nasdaq Composite Index -34.57 -1.21% 0.03% 1.41% 6.04%
Friday World Market Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
13-May-11 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
141.12 DJ Asian Titans 50 -0.14 -0.10% -1.13% -0.83% -1.93%
2177.35 The Global Dow -10.67 -0.49% -1.40% -1.28% 4.96%
9,648.77 Nikkei 225 Japan -67.88 -0.70% -2.13% -0.72% -6.83%
2,871.87 Shanghai China 26.76 0.94% 0.27% -3.21% 3.25%
23,276.27 Hang Seng Hong Kong China 202.51 0.88% 0.51% -3.62% 1.94%
2619.16 Dow Stoxx - 50 Europe -18.15 -0.69% -0.80% -0.06% -0.39%
2894.6 DJ Euro Stoxx - 50 Europe -22.45 -0.77% -1.97% -2.07% 2.41%
5,925.87 FTSE 100 England -19.09 -0.32% -0.85% -1.51% -1.38%
4,018.85 CAC 40 France -4.44 -0.11% -0.97% -0.60% 4.06%
7,403.31 DAX Germany -40.64 -0.55% -1.19% 3.18% 6.21%
4,711.40 S&P ASX 200 Australia 15.30 0.33% -0.67% -3.59% -1.38%
18,531.28 BSE Sensex Bombay India 195.49 1.07% 0.07% -5.94% -7.48%
63,235.30 Brazil Bovespa Stock Index -767.86 -1.20% -1.83% -9.28% -6.74%
13,377.16 Canada S&P/TSX -12.26 -0.09% -1.40% -5.92% 0.04%

Dow Jones Constituents:


Friday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 100-Day 100-Day
5/13/2011 Name Symbol Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change Max
62.33 The Travelers Co TRV (1.52) -2.38% -1.67% 11.60% 64.05
11.93 Bank of America... BAC (0.27) -2.21% -2.05% -10.84% 15.25
43.15 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM (0.94) -2.13% -4.03% 106.56% 48
106.33 Caterpillar Inc. CAT (2.30) -2.12% -4.77% 64.57% 115.41
52.91 E.I. du Pont DD (0.98) -1.82% -4.51% 170.50% 56.79
169.92 Intl. Business Machines IBM (2.32) -1.35% 0.48% 309.64% 172.87
19.89 General Electric Co GE (0.25) -1.24% -0.90% -60.06% 49.8
23.41 Intel Corporation INTC (0.29) -1.22% 2.86% 29.62% 23.7
40.41 Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ (0.47) -1.15% -1.49% -44.49% 72.8
25.03 Microsoft Corporation MSFT (0.29) -1.15% -3.10% -21.49% 31.88
66.62 Johnson & Johnson JNJ (0.57) -0.85% 1.51% 89.37% 67.19
37.01 The Home Depot, Inc. HD (0.28) -0.75% 0.14% 110.76% 38.48
31.41 AT&T Inc. T (0.23) -0.73% 0.19% 7.83% 31.86
96.01 3M Company MMM (0.64) -0.66% 0.02% 10.71% 97.23
88.98 United Technologies... UTX (0.59) -0.66% -0.60% 152.93% 90
79.03 The Boeing Company BA (0.38) -0.48% -0.77% 118.19% 79.95
37.26 Verizon Communication VZ (0.17) -0.45% 0.05% -30.11% 53.31
102.39 Chevron Corporation CVX (0.37) -0.36% -1.63% 8.27% 109.66
37.08 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK (0.12) -0.32% 1.64% -12.05% 42.16
16.88 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO (0.05) -0.30% -4.09% -81.23% 89.92
17.1 Alcoa Inc. AA (0.05) -0.29% -2.45% 12.95% 18.13
80.87 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM (0.18) -0.22% -2.78% 23.30% 87.98
68.18 The Coca-Cola Co KO (0.13) -0.19% 1.84% 141.86% 68.31
41.52 The Walt Disney Co DIS (0.06) -0.14% -3.67% -47.79% 79.52
49.49 American Express Co AXP (0.05) -0.10% -1.39% 15.60% 50.2
55.72 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT 0.00 0.00% 1.13% 46.82% 57.57
66.86 The Procter & Gamble... PG 0.02 0.03% 2.64% 2.94% 66.86
80.74 McDonald's Corporation MCD 0.08 0.10% 1.80% 30.18% 80.74
20.92 Pfizer Inc. PFE 0.03 0.14% 1.55% -72.83% 77.01
34.89 Kraft Foods Inc. KFT 0.14 0.40% 2.50% -76.09% 145.95

S&P Sectors:

Friday Sector Name One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day
5/13/2011 % Change % Change % Change % Change
548.64 Energy -0.43% -2.96% -7.27% 11.01%
240.32 Materials -1.36% -3.35% -3.95% 2.40%
325.71 Industrials -1.13% -1.40% -0.92% 9.17%
320.39 Consumer Discretionary -0.68% 0.60% 3.14% 8.00%
330.48 Consumer Staples -0.07% 1.70% 6.38% 8.51%
416.75 Health Care -0.18% 1.01% 8.18% 13.61%
212.08 Financials -1.47% -1.95% -4.67% 1.23%
423.79 Info Tech -1.22% -0.57% 1.56% 5.06%
134.91 Telecom Svc -0.55% 0.30% 1.39% 6.23%
171.54 Utilities -0.44% 1.51% 5.19% 7.96%
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