Stock Market Today – HPQ and CAT big losers while JPM win – DELL higher in after-hours

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets were mixed Tuesday (see stock charts below). The Nasdaq gained while the Dow and S&P 500 fell. Economic news helped drive down share prices.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index fell 68.79 points (-0.55%) to 12,479.58. Volume was 14.90 percent higher than the 100-day average and the range was 41.14 percent above normal (see Dow Technical Chart below).

The Dow did not break yesterday’s S1 support level.

Half of the Dow constituents were lower today (see Dow constituent chart below). The share price of Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) fell 2.89 (-7.26%) to $36.91.

HP announced their second quarter financial results Tuesday. Net revenue was up three percent over the prior year but up only one percent after adjusting for change in currency rates. The computer company spooked investors with a warning that demand for computers could be lower this year.

The stock price of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) fell 4.01 (-3.78%) to $102.08. Today the Department of Commerce released their housing starts and building permits reports. Both were lower than expected.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) was up 0.93 (2.17%) to $43.81 per share. In after hours the share price has been dropping. JPM held their shareholders meeting today. Chief Executive Jamie Dimon was upbeat. Dow Jones reported that the company was making several moves that could bring in $4 billion.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq

The S&P 500 index was down 0.49 points (-0.04%) to 1,328.98. Despite the decline, there were two sectors that hit 100-day highs. The Consumer staples and utilities sectors hit highs (see sector chart below).

The materials and industrial sectors were down more than one percent.

The Nasdaq was higher today, up 0.90 (+0.30%) to 2,783.21.

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) shares fell 0.10 (-0.63%) to $15.90. The company released their earnings statement today.

Both Dell and HP said that there was a sales slowdown during the first quarter of 20011. Consumer sales are declining but business sales are increasing.

Dell and HPQ were both higher in afterhours.

By: Dan Wilson

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Stock Markets:

Tuesday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
5/17/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,479.58 Dow Jones Industrial Avg -68.79 -0.55% -2.20% 0.40% 7.72%
1,328.98 S&P 500 -0.49 -0.04% -2.08% -0.49% 5.49%
2,783.21 Nasdaq Composite Index 0.90 0.03% -3.09% -0.59% 4.36%

Dow Constituents:


Tuesday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 100-Day 100-Day 100-Day
5/17/2011 Name Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change Max Min
36.91 Hewlett-Packard Co (2.89) -7.26% -10.11% -11.74% 48.99 36.91
102.08 Caterpillar Inc. (4.01) -3.78% -7.18% 8.51% 115.41 92.75
16.45 Alcoa Inc. (0.47) -2.78% -3.52% 8.01% 18.13 15.13
93.86 3M Company (1.60) -1.68% -1.74% 7.87% 97.23 86.14
76.68 The Boeing Company (1.09) -1.40% -3.03% 18.42% 79.95 64.75
100.41 Chevron Corporation (1.24) -1.22% -1.81% 11.42% 109.66 90.12
87.82 United Technologies... (1.06) -1.19% -1.90% 10.79% 90 78.33
52.3 E.I. du Pont (0.62) -1.17% -3.36% 5.38% 56.79 48.12
55.54 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (0.52) -0.93% 0.67% 3.68% 57.57 51.37
19.59 General Electric Co (0.17) -0.86% -2.49% 7.70% 21.52 18.19
62.57 The Travelers Co (0.37) -0.59% -1.08% 12.15% 64.05 53.33
23.55 Intel Corporation (0.09) -0.38% 0.60% 13.00% 23.7 19.49
80.93 McDonald's Corporation (0.21) -0.26% 1.79% 5.89% 81.14 72.67
24.52 Microsoft Corporation (0.05) -0.20% -3.31% -12.65% 28.87 24.52
37.27 Merck & Co., Inc. (0.03) -0.08% 1.75% 2.87% 37.35 31.08
66.4 Johnson & Johnson 0.03 0.05% -0.26% 7.22% 67.19 57.66
31.12 AT&T Inc. 0.06 0.19% -0.83% 6.39% 31.86 27.33
41.01 The Walt Disney Co 0.08 0.20% -1.23% 9.42% 44.07 37.36
80.41 Exxon Mobil Corp 0.17 0.21% -0.88% 10.14% 87.98 73.01
67.99 The Coca-Cola Co 0.16 0.24% 1.00% 4.49% 68.31 61.6
16.64 Cisco Systems, Inc. 0.04 0.24% -6.41% -17.46% 22.05 16.6
11.9 Bank of America... 0.04 0.34% -2.86% -10.32% 15.25 11.86
37.11 Verizon Communication 0.14 0.38% -0.40% 4.54% 38.61 34.3
67.42 The Procter & Gamble... 0.48 0.72% 2.28% 4.25% 67.42 59.73
21.14 Pfizer Inc. 0.16 0.76% 2.57% 20.87% 21.14 17.49
34.83 Kraft Foods Inc. 0.29 0.84% 1.63% 10.19% 34.89 30.49
170.5 Intl. Business Machines 1.64 0.97% 0.59% 17.31% 172.87 145.34
37.4 The Home Depot, Inc. 0.42 1.14% 0.46% 6.13% 38.48 34.38
50.76 American Express Co 0.69 1.38% 1.87% 17.91% 50.76 42.36
43.81 JPMorgan Chase & Co. 0.93 2.17% -0.95% 2.67% 48 42.23

Dow Technical Data:

Dow Technical Data
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Value Support and Resistance
Dow Value - Close Today 12,479.58 Yesterday Close 12,548.37
Point Change Today (68.79) Support/Res Today
% Change Today -0.55% S3 12,160.29
Today's Open 12,541.33 S2 12,322.78
Today's Low 12,378.84 S1 12,429.21
Today's High 12,541.33 Pivot Pt 12,485.27
Today's Range (High - Low) 162.49 R1 12,591.70
Average Daily Range 100 Days 115.13 R2 12,647.76
% Today Daily Range w/ Average Range 41.14% R3 12,810.25
100 Day Low 11,555.03
100 Day High 12,810.54 Support/ Res Yesterday
Today's Volume * 192,831,965 S3 12,355.03
Average 100 Day Volume * 167,821,902 S2 12,467.12
% of Today Daily Vol. w/ Average Volume 14.90% S1 12,515.53
Point Change MTD (327.78) Pivot Pt 12,579.21
% Change Month To Date (MTD) -2.56% R1 12,627.62
Point Change YTD 804.82 R2 12,691.30
% Change Year To Date (YTD) 6.89% R3 12,803.39
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX1 6.13% 12,979.89
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX1 -1% Moving Averages
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX2 56% 50 Day Moving 12,346.37
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX2 6% 100 Day Moving 12,143.45
* Volume reflects weighted average

S&P Sectors:

Tuesday Sector Name One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
5/17/2011 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
543.36 Energy -0.16% -1.45% -8.46% 8.56% 598.02
236.84 Materials -1.08% -2.76% -7.04% -0.10% 254.77
320.3 Industrials -1.27% -2.70% -2.26% 6.30% 334.56
316.28 Consumer Discretionary 0.14% -1.11% 1.29% 5.97% 322.58
331.25 Consumer Staples 0.28% 1.50% 6.29% 8.73% 331.25
417.33 Health Care 0.03% 0.87% 8.24% 13.74% 417.52
213.34 Financials 0.72% -0.97% -3.94% -0.90% 231.16
416.66 Info Tech -0.17% -2.28% 0.45% 2.68% 438.64
134.21 Telecom Svc 0.30% -0.42% 1.15% 5.28% 135.97
172.81 Utilities 0.74% 1.16% 6.40% 8.26% 172.81
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