Stock Market Today – Home Depot (HD) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Biggest Losers

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(Best Syndication News) Stock prices were generally higher in the United States, but in Europe and Asia there were some declines (see stock charts below). Over the last 100-days indexes in the U.S. advanced, but Asian indexes were lower.

World Markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were all higher Thursday (see world market chart below). Over the last 30-day and 100-day period, all three were higher. The Dow is up 6.24 percent over the last 100-days.

Most markets around the world were higher today. The Nikkei 225 was up 1.48 percent today, but the Shanghai composite index was lower. Over the last 30-days and 100-days nearly world indexes were lower – with the exception of the American indexes.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 8.10 points (0.07%) to 12,402.76 on Thursday.

Of the 30-Dow constituents, only 11 were lower (see Dow constituent chart below).

The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) was the biggest loser today. The share price was down 0.44 (-1.20%) to $36.19. The stock has been down four of the last five days. Last week the company reported $0.50 eps after the street forecasted $0.49. Their competitor, Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) was also lower today.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) was the second biggest loser today. The share price was down 0.21 (-0.32%) to $65.51. In after-hours the stock was higher. The company says they will be releasing 11 new drugs and vaccines for regulatory approval before 2015. They are working on drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, HIV and a prostate cancer treatment.

S&P 500

The S&P 500 gained 5.22 points (+0.40%) to 1,325.69. The index is down 1.33 percent for the week but up 4.26 percent for the last 100-day period.

All of the S&P sectors were higher today with the exception of the Health Care and Utilities sectors (see sector chart below). Energy and Materials are the only two sectors higher for the week.

By: Dan Wilson

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World Markets:

Thursday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
5/26/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,402.76 Dow Jones Industrial Avg 8.10 0.07% -1.61% 0.49% 6.24%
1,325.69 S&P 500 5.22 0.40% -1.33% 0.46% 4.26%
2,782.92 Nasdaq Composite Index 21.54 0.78% -1.43% 0.66% 2.95%
Thursday World Market Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
26-May-11 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
137.92 DJ Asian Titans 50 2.38 1.76% -0.81% -2.35% -4.80%
2129.63 The Global Dow 7.72 0.36% -1.99% -2.20% 1.76%
9,562.05 Nikkei 225 Japan 139.17 1.48% -0.61% -0.31% -9.29%
2,735.21 Shanghai China -6.96 -0.25% -4.35% -10.34% -3.65%
22,900.79 Hang Seng Hong Kong 153.51 0.67% -1.13% -4.61% -3.32%
2602.01 Dow Stoxx - 50 Europe -0.66 -0.03% -0.73% -0.34% -1.55%
2799.82 DJ Euro Stoxx - 50 Europe -17.02 -0.60% -3.14% -4.08% -0.30%
5,880.99 FTSE 100 England 10.85 0.18% -1.26% -1.92% -1.73%
3,917.22 CAC 40 France -11.77 -0.30% -2.74% -1.44% 1.34%
7,114.09 DAX Germany -56.85 -0.79% -3.32% -0.89% 2.39%
4,660.20 S&P ASX 200 Australia 75.50 1.65% -2.02% -3.95% -0.95%
18,044.64 BSE Sensex Bombay India 197.40 1.11% -0.53% -6.92% -8.36%
64,098.57 Brazil Bovespa Stock Index 710.13 1.12% 2.78% -3.88% -8.51%
13,775.90 Canada S&P/TSX 24.43 0.18% 1.11% -0.17% 3.79%

Dow Jones Constituents:

Thursday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 30 Day 100-Day
5/26/2011 Name Symbol Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change % Change
36.19 The Home Depot, Inc. HD (0.44) -1.20% -2.32% -4.36% 4.72%
65.51 Johnson & Johnson JNJ (0.78) -1.18% -0.27% 9.15% 3.47%
36.38 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK (0.31) -0.84% -1.83% 7.44% -0.49%
22.5 Intel Corporation INTC (0.18) -0.79% -3.10% 14.91% 7.45%
61.21 The Travelers Co TRV (0.25) -0.41% -1.67% 2.65% 10.81%
51.97 E.I. du Pont DD (0.19) -0.36% -1.46% -3.95% 3.48%
82.43 McDonald's Corporation MCD (0.29) -0.35% 0.12% 6.95% 10.41%
40.99 The Walt Disney Co DIS (0.14) -0.34% -1.23% -0.07% 2.58%
167.18 Intl. Business Machines IBM (0.57) -0.34% -1.75% 1.34% 13.69%
66.7 The Coca-Cola Co KO (0.21) -0.31% -2.34% -2.36% 5.06%
66.19 The Procter & Gamble... PG (0.19) -0.29% -1.74% 4.57% 2.15%
103.36 Chevron Corporation CVX 0.11 0.11% 0.77% -1.45% 13.04%
54.62 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT 0.06 0.11% -1.21% 2.09% 0.39%
92.82 3M Company MMM 0.13 0.14% -0.79% -0.13% 7.10%
86.39 United Technologies... UTX 0.13 0.15% -1.27% 2.87% 9.04%
16.37 Alcoa Inc. AA 0.04 0.24% 0.68% -1.09% -1.15%
31.11 AT&T Inc. T 0.11 0.35% -0.67% 2.71% 3.77%
16.25 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO 0.06 0.37% -1.69% -5.36% -21.76%
42.45 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM 0.18 0.43% -1.58% -5.60% -5.03%
76.66 The Boeing Company BA 0.34 0.45% -1.11% 6.03% 13.60%
82.39 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 0.43 0.52% 1.01% -1.26% 10.29%
50.68 American Express Co AXP 0.27 0.54% -1.00% 10.46% 12.52%
34.62 Kraft Foods Inc. KFT 0.19 0.55% -1.73% 5.07% 9.80%
36.61 Verizon Communication VZ 0.21 0.58% -1.45% -2.92% -2.81%
20.9 Pfizer Inc. PFE 0.12 0.58% 1.01% 2.00% 15.41%
11.46 Bank of America... BAC 0.08 0.70% -1.04% -12.72% -20.97%
104.19 Caterpillar Inc. CAT 0.94 0.91% -0.13% -3.15% 10.23%
19.42 General Electric Co GE 0.20 1.04% -1.02% -2.90% 4.18%
36.55 Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ 0.54 1.50% 1.58% -9.44% -17.31%
24.67 Microsoft Corporation MSFT 0.48 1.98% 0.73% -2.95% -11.89%

S&P Sectors:

Thursday Sector Name One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day
5/26/2011 % Change % Change % Change % Change
563.45 Energy 0.53% 1.83% -0.78% 10.15%
242.01 Materials 0.16% 1.03% -0.59% 0.31%
319.97 Industrials 0.35% -0.87% -0.12% 5.49%
315.86 Consumer Discretionary 0.81% -0.65% 2.44% 5.58%
328.15 Consumer Staples 0.16% -1.31% 3.50% 7.90%
411.12 Health Care -0.05% -1.23% 5.78% 11.56%
209.35 Financials 0.48% -0.95% -3.58% -4.72%
413.46 Info Tech 0.55% -0.93% 0.18% 1.00%
135.03 Telecom Svc 0.61% -0.24% 2.75% 3.49%
169.53 Utilities -0.08% -1.74% 5.13% 5.85%
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