Stock Market Today – Another Day of Declines – Walmart WMT and Chevron CVX Big Losers while CAT Wins

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(Best Syndication News) Markets around the world closed lower Thursday with the exception of Brazil (see stock charts below). Sectors were mixed with some segments increasing in value (see sector chart below).

Investors are anticipating unemployment numbers that will be released on Friday.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index fell 41.50 points (-0.34%) to 12,248.55 (see market index chart below). The range was below the 100-day average of 121.92. The volume was also below average. Volatility was low.

Of the 30 Dow constituents, 22 of them were lower (see constituent chart below).

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) was the biggest Dow loser today. The share price fell 75 cents (-1.38%) to $53.55. The stock continued to fall slightly in after-hours. Their chief competitor, Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), released sales data today that was below analysts expectations.

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) was the second biggest loser. The share price fell 1.37 (-1.34%) to $101.12. A refinery fire at their Pembroke, Wales facility could have weighed heavily on the stock performance. Emergency services were called, and were were still on the scene. Other energy companies also suffered today.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) was the biggest Dow winner today. The share price was up 0.95 (0.94%) to $102.19. The company will hold a jobs fair at Forsyth Tech in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Tuesday. Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) was also higher, up 1.47 (1.78%) to $84.23.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq

The Standard and Poor’s index fell 1.61 points (-0.12%) to 1,312.94, but the Nasdaq composite index advanced 4.12 points (+0.15%) to 2,773.31.

The S&P 500 sectors were mixed (see sector chart below). Of the 10 sectors, four were higher and six were lower. Consumer staples fell 1.12 percent. Most sectors are lower over the last week, but over the last 100-days health care is up 10.75 percent. Financial and info tech gained today, but they are the only two sectors that declined over the last 100 days.

By: Dan Wilson

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Stock Market Indexes:

Thursday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
6/2/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,248.55 Dow Jones Industrial Avg -41.59 -0.34% -1.24% -2.06% 3.91%
1,312.94 S&P 500 -1.61 -0.12% -0.96% -1.83% 1.52%
2,773.31 Nasdaq Composite Index 4.12 0.15% -0.35% -1.66% 0.65%
Thursday World Market Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
2-Jun-11 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
137.74 DJ Asian Titans 50 -3.13 -2.22% -0.13% -4.25% -6.41%
2131.47 The Global Dow -19.34 -0.90% 0.09% -3.43% -0.65%
9,555.04 Nikkei 225 Japan -164.57 -1.69% -0.07% -1.31% -8.99%
2,705.18 Shanghai China -38.79 -1.41% -1.10% -10.16% -3.06%
23,253.84 Hang Seng Hong Kong -372.59 -1.58% 1.54% -3.66% -4.24%
2563.25 Dow Stoxx - 50 Europe -40.10 -1.54% -1.49% -2.42% -4.35%
2782.57 DJ Euro Stoxx - 50 Europe -45.09 -1.59% -0.62% -5.24% -4.72%
5,847.92 FTSE 100 England -80.69 -1.36% -0.56% -2.83% -2.57%
3,889.87 CAC 40 France -74.94 -1.89% -0.70% -3.28% -2.35%
7,074.12 DAX Germany -143.31 -1.99% -0.56% -3.03% -0.02%
4,600.40 S&P ASX 200 Australia -106.90 -2.27% -1.28% -6.38% -4.19%
18,494.18 BSE Sensex Bombay India -114.63 -0.62% 2.49% -5.65% -1.94%
64,218.08 Brazil Bovespa Stock Index 806.60 1.27% 0.19% -4.24% -9.48%
13,519.50 Canada S&P/TSX -8.38 -0.06% -1.86% -3.24% 0.41%

Dow Technical Data:

Dow Technical Data
Thursday, June 02, 2011 Value Support and Resistance
Dow Value - Close Today 12,248.55 Yesterday Close 12,290.14
Point Change Today (41.59) Support/Res      Today
% Change Today -0.34% S3 12,026.51
Today's Open 12,289.61 S2 12,142.68
Today's Low 12,190.54 S1 12,211.00
Today's High 12,306.71 Pivot Pt 12,258.85
Today's Range (High - Low) 116.17 R1 12,327.17
Average Daily Range 100 Days 121.92 R2 12,375.02
% Today Daily Range w/ Average Range -4.71% R3 12,491.19
100 Day Low 11,613.30
100 Day High 12,810.54 Support/ Res    Yesterday
Today's Volume * 156,309,673 S3 11,853.73
Average 100 Day Volume * 170,792,947 S2 12,140.80
% of Today Daily Vol. w/ Average Volume -8.48% S1 12,286.24
Point Change MTD (41.59) Pivot Pt 12,427.87
% Change Month To Date (MTD) -0.34% R1 12,573.31
Point Change YTD 573.79 R2 12,714.94
% Change Year To Date (YTD) 4.91% R3 13,002.01
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX1 -0.40%
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX1 1% Moving Averages
Best Syndication Today Volatility BSNVX2 -13% 50 Day Moving 12,447.98
Average Volatility Last 100 Days BSNVX2 13% 100 Day Moving 12,234.69
* Volume reflects weighted average

Dow Constituents:

Thursday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 30 Day 100-Day
6/2/2011 Name Symbol Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change % Change
53.55 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT (0.75) -1.38% -1.96% -0.26% -1.36%
101.12 Chevron Corporation CVX (1.37) -1.34% -2.17% -6.21% 10.12%
66.04 The Coca-Cola Co KO (0.72) -1.08% -0.99% -2.67% 5.34%
34.42 Kraft Foods Inc. KFT (0.31) -0.89% -0.58% 2.56% 10.00%
35.09 The Home Depot, Inc. HD (0.31) -0.88% -3.04% -7.51% 0.66%
24.22 Microsoft Corporation MSFT (0.21) -0.86% -1.82% -5.98% -13.84%
81.33 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM (0.70) -0.85% -1.29% -5.04% 7.45%
40.06 The Walt Disney Co DIS (0.34) -0.84% -2.27% -4.71% 1.68%
16.25 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO (0.13) -0.79% 0.00% -4.02% -22.17%
51.17 E.I. du Pont DD (0.40) -0.78% -1.54% -7.59% 4.49%
30.97 AT&T Inc. T (0.20) -0.64% -0.45% 2.79% 10.96%
66.01 The Procter & Gamble... PG (0.39) -0.59% -0.27% 3.59% 3.08%
36.42 Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ (0.21) -0.57% -0.36% -10.93% -19.83%
41.61 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM (0.15) -0.36% -1.98% -6.62% -4.56%
80.75 McDonald's Corporation MCD (0.23) -0.28% -2.04% 3.00% 9.27%
166.09 Intl. Business Machines IBM (0.47) -0.28% -0.65% 0.81% 12.77%
36.15 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK (0.10) -0.28% -0.63% 6.20% -2.17%
36.17 Verizon Communication VZ (0.10) -0.28% -1.20% -4.29% 2.29%
21 Pfizer Inc. PFE (0.05) -0.24% 0.48% 2.99% 15.26%
19.09 General Electric Co GE (0.04) -0.21% -1.70% -6.42% 2.47%
61.18 The Travelers Co TRV (0.02) -0.03% -0.05% 3.47% 13.51%
84.29 United Technologies... UTX (0.01) -0.01% -2.43% -1.87% 6.80%
66.48 Johnson & Johnson JNJ 0.00 0.00% 1.48% 3.25% 6.76%
91.46 3M Company MMM 0.02 0.02% -1.47% -2.45% 4.24%
50.09 American Express Co AXP 0.18 0.36% -1.16% 6.57% 11.21%
22.08 Intel Corporation INTC 0.08 0.36% -1.87% 3.13% 4.89%
11.29 Bank of America... BAC 0.05 0.44% -1.48% -7.99% -23.14%
75.69 The Boeing Company BA 0.34 0.45% -1.27% 0.83% 9.76%
16.2 Alcoa Inc. AA 0.11 0.68% -1.04% -2.64% -0.80%
102.19 Caterpillar Inc. CAT 0.95 0.94% -1.92% -5.62% 8.77%

S&P Sectors:

Thursday Sector Name One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day
6/2/2011 % Change % Change % Change % Change
556.32 Energy -0.18% -1.27% -4.57% 9.72%
239.8 Materials 0.13% -0.91% -3.77% 0.31%
315.38 Industrials 0.40% -1.43% -2.90% 3.40%
310.92 Consumer Discretionary -0.23% -1.56% -0.79% 4.47%
324.86 Consumer Staples -1.12% -1.00% 1.90% 8.05%
409.8 Health Care -0.21% -0.32% 3.80% 10.75%
205.99 Financials 0.16% -1.60% -4.48% -5.39%
413.33 Info Tech 0.12% -0.03% -1.43% -0.62%
133.85 Telecom Svc -0.43% -0.87% 2.18% 5.87%
168.52 Utilities -0.28% -0.60% 3.10% 5.54%
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