Stock Market Today – Share Price for American Express AXP and McDonalds MCD higher

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(Best Syndication News) Stock prices were generally higher today with most sectors gaining (see stock charts below). The consumer staples sector hit a 100-day high today.

All three major indexes were higher in the United States (see world market chart below). Of the world markets we monitory, only the Nikkei 225, the Shanghai composite and Brazilian Bovespa stock indexes were lower.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 45.14 points (+0.36%) to 12,605.32. The range was below the 100-day average and the volume was 6.45 percent below average. For that reason, our volatility indexes were both low.

The 50-day moving average was 12,361.66 and the 100-day was 12,162.33. See the Dow Technical chart below for more details.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) was the biggest DJIA loser today. The share price fell 34 cents (-1.42%) to $23.54. The company held their shareholders meeting today.

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) gained more than any other Dow constituent today. The share price gained 76 cents (1.49%) to $51.82. Discover and Capital One were also higher.

McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was the second biggest gainer. Their share price was up $1.01 (+1.24%) to $82.51. Yesterday the company announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.61 per share of common stock, payable on June 15, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2011.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq

The S&P 500 index jumped 2.92 points (+0.22%) to 1,343.60.

All S&P sectors were higher today with the exception of health care (see sector chart below). Consumer staples hit a 100-day high and increased 0.95 percent today. The Financial and Energy sectors were both up more than one percent.

The Nasdaq composite index was up 8.31 percent (+0.30%) to 2,823.31.

By: Dan Wilson

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World Stock Markets:

Thursday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
5/19/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,605.32 Dow Jones Industrial Avg 45.14 0.36% -0.71% 1.82% 8.88%
1,343.60 S&P 500 2.92 0.22% -0.37% 1.16% 6.84%
2,823.31 Nasdaq Composite Index 8.31 0.30% -1.39% 1.54% 6.42%
Thursday World Market Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
19-May-11 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
139.05 DJ Asian Titans 50 -0.21 -0.15% -1.56% -2.30% -4.57%
2172.79 The Global Dow 2.61 0.12% -0.70% -1.71% 4.09%
9,620.82 Nikkei 225 Japan -41.26 -0.43% -0.99% -1.51% -5.94%
2,859.74 Shanghai China -13.01 -0.45% 0.51% -5.62% 1.84%
23,163.38 Hang Seng Hong Kong 152.24 0.66% 0.39% -5.05% 0.56%
2621.11 Dow Stoxx - 50 Europe 14.46 0.55% -0.61% -1.01% 1.34%
2890.6 DJ Euro Stoxx - 50 Europe 23.30 0.81% -0.91% -3.15% 3.50%
5,955.99 FTSE 100 England 32.50 0.55% 0.19% -1.65% 0.95%
4,027.74 CAC 40 France 49.74 1.25% 0.11% -0.84% 5.86%
7,358.23 DAX Germany 54.70 0.75% -1.15% 1.96% 6.42%
4,756.40 S&P ASX 200 Australia 62.70 1.34% 1.28% -3.73% 0.24%
18,141.40 BSE Sensex Bombay India 55.20 0.31% -1.06% -6.73% -11.54%
62,367.36 Brazil Bovespa Stock Index -473.25 -0.75% -2.56% -9.24% -10.01%
13,625.09 Canada S&P/TSX 17.84 0.13% 1.76% -4.11% 1.35%

S&P Sectors:

Thursday Sector Name One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
5/19/2011 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
554.77 Energy 0.12% 1.12% -5.83% 10.92% 598.02
241.94 Materials 0.05% 0.67% -4.08% 1.69% 254.77
326.04 Industrials 0.68% 0.10% -0.22% 8.26% 334.56
320.98 Consumer Discretionary 0.33% 0.18% 3.36% 8.29% 322.58
333.63 Consumer Staples 0.52% 0.95% 6.53% 10.01% 333.63
419.67 Health Care -0.21% 0.70% 8.81% 14.70% 420.57
214.51 Financials 0.06% 1.15% -4.08% -0.53% 231.16
420.34 Info Tech 0.14% -0.81% 0.55% 3.57% 438.64
135.45 Telecom Svc 0.63% 0.40% 2.72% 5.67% 135.97
172.58 Utilities 0.20% 0.61% 5.97% 8.08% 172.81

Dow Constituents:


Thursday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 30 Day 100-Day 100-Day
5/19/2011 Name Symbol Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change Max
94.71 3M Company MMM 0.77 0.82% 1.63% 9.16% 97.23
16.67 Alcoa Inc. AA (0.02) -0.12% -8.00% 10.18% 18.13
51.82 American Express Co AXP 0.76 1.49% 12.26% 20.91% 51.82
31.4 AT&T Inc. T 0.20 0.64% 2.82% 7.13% 31.86
11.69 Bank of America... BAC (0.10) -0.85% -14.11% -12.17% 15.25
105.3 Caterpillar Inc. CAT 0.05 0.05% -4.14% 12.28% 115.41
103.87 Chevron Corporation CVX 1.01 0.98% -4.65% 13.68% 109.66
16.66 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 0.01 0.06% -6.98% -17.73% 22.05
53.43 E.I. du Pont DD 0.14 0.26% -3.85% 6.82% 56.79
82.33 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 0.59 0.72% -4.00% 12.21% 87.98
19.96 General Electric Co GE 0.20 1.01% -1.92% 9.25% 21.52
36.13 Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ (0.36) -0.99% -12.05% -14.63% 48.99
23.54 Intel Corporation INTC (0.34) -1.42% 17.52% 12.42% 23.88
170.59 Intl. Business Machines IBM 0.15 0.09% 3.78% 16.43% 172.87
66.39 Johnson & Johnson JNJ (0.11) -0.17% 11.62% 6.86% 67.19
44 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM (0.08) -0.18% -7.17% 3.87% 48
34.99 Kraft Foods Inc. KFT 0.11 0.32% 10.10% 10.87% 34.99
82.51 McDonald's Corporation MCD 1.01 1.24% 8.55% 7.17% 82.51
37.38 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK (0.20) -0.53% 12.15% 3.23% 37.58
24.72 Microsoft Corporation MSFT 0.03 0.12% -5.65% -11.62% 28.87
21.03 Pfizer Inc. PFE (0.15) -0.71% 3.44% 19.49% 21.18
78.02 The Boeing Company BA 0.88 1.14% 5.02% 19.94% 79.95
68.46 The Coca-Cola Co KO 0.16 0.23% 1.51% 4.60% 68.46
37.39 The Home Depot, Inc. HD (0.07) -0.19% -1.16% 7.17% 38.48
67.46 The Procter & Gamble... PG 0.08 0.12% 8.58% 4.75% 67.46
62.81 The Travelers Co TRV (0.19) -0.30% 5.05% 12.99% 64.05
41.38 The Walt Disney Co DIS (0.04) -0.10% -1.57% 10.05% 44.07
88.1 United Technologies... UTX 0.95 1.09% 3.21% 11.38% 90
37.32 Verizon Communication VZ 0.23 0.62% -1.17% 4.89% 38.61
55.48 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT 0.30 0.54% 4.68% 2.59% 57.57

Dow Technical Data:

Dow Technical Data
Thursday, May 19, 2011 Value Support and Resistance
Dow Value - Close Today 12,605.32 Yesterday Close 12,560.18
Point Change Today 45.14 Support/Res

Today

% Change Today 0.36% S3 12,383.20
Today's Open 12,561.46 S2 12,483.33
Today's Low 12,533.46 S1 12,533.33
Today's High 12,633.59 Pivot Pt 12,583.46
Today's Range (High - Low) 100.13 R1 12,633.46
Average Daily Range 100 Days 116.46 R2 12,683.59
% Today Daily Range w/ Average Range -14.03% R3 12,783.72
100 Day Low 11,569.71
100 Day High 12,810.54 Support/ Res

Yesterday

Today's Volume * 158,437,275 S3 12,255.45
Average 100 Day Volume * 169,365,475 S2 12,383.50
% of Today Daily Vol. w/ Average Volume -6.45% S1 12,451.96
Point Change MTD (202.04) Pivot Pt 12,511.55
% Change Month To Date (MTD) -1.58% R1 12,580.01
Point Change YTD 930.56 R2 12,639.60
% Change Year To Date (YTD) 7.97% R3 12,767.65
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX1 -0.90%
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX1 0% Moving Averages
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX2 -20% 50 Day Moving 12,361.66
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX2 8% 100 Day Moving 12,162.33
* Volume reflects weighted average
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