Stock Market this Week – Wal-Mart WMT only winner while Alcoa AA biggest Loser – MSFT 100-day Low

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(Best Syndication News) Stocks were lower for the week and month in the United States while shares moved higher in China (see stock charts below).

Most markets indexes in Asia were lower but were higher in Europe. The Shanghai composite index was up 23.05 points (+0.85%) to 2,728.78, but the Nikkei and Hang Seng were both lower. The BSE Sensex index in Bombay India and the S&P ASX 200 index in Australia were also down. See the World market chart below.

Sour economic news last week helped push stock prices lower. On Friday the Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate jumped from 9.0 percent to 9.1 percent.

Earlier in the week the Conference Board said confidence was down from 66.0 in April to 60.8 in May. The expectation index was also lower. Housing prices fell 4.2 percent in 1st quarter of 2011.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell 97.29 points (-0.79%) to 12,151.26 Friday (see market table below).

All of the constituents on the Dow were lower, with the exception of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV). The world’s largest retailer had their shareholder meeting on Friday. The Board of Directors approved a new program to repurchase $15 billion of its stock. The share price of WMT was up 0.11 (0.21%) to $53.66.

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) was the Dow’s biggest loser, falling 0.28 (-1.73%) to $15.92.

Cisco, Home Depot and Microsoft all hit 100-day lows Friday. See the Dow constituent chart below for more details.

S&P 500 and Nasdaq

The S&P 500 was down 12.78 points (-0.97%) to 1,300.16 and the Nasdaq was down 40.53 points (-1.46%) to 2,732.78. Over the last 100 days the Dow and S&P were higher, but the Nasdaq composite index was lower.

All of the S&P sectors declined, with the exception of the energy sector (see sector chart below). Most sectors were lower by more than one percent. The Financial sector hit a 100-day low Friday.

See the sector chart for more details.

By: Dan Wilson

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World Markets:

Friday U.S. Markets 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
6/3/2011 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,151.26 Dow Jones Industrial Avg -97.29 -0.79% -2.33% -2.63% 3.09%
1,300.16 S&P 500 -12.78 -0.97% -2.32% -2.63% 0.54%
2,732.78 Nasdaq Composite Index -40.53 -1.46% -2.29% -3.29% -0.82%
Friday World Market Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
3-Jun-11 Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
137.11 DJ Asian Titans 50 -0.63 -0.46% -1.36% -4.23% -6.97%
2121.55 The Global Dow -9.92 -0.47% -1.33% -3.63% -1.13%
9,492.21 Nikkei 225 Japan -62.83 -0.66% -0.31% -1.86% -9.62%
2,728.23 Shanghai China 23.05 0.85% 0.69% -7.99% 0.80%
22,949.56 Hang Seng Hong Kong -304.28 -1.31% -0.73% -4.92% -5.00%
2555.85 Dow Stoxx - 50 Europe -7.40 -0.29% -2.36% -2.70% -4.80%
2789.11 DJ Euro Stoxx - 50 Europe 6.54 0.24% -1.07% -5.01% -4.18%
5,855.01 FTSE 100 England 7.09 0.12% -1.41% -2.71% -2.18%
3,890.68 CAC 40 France 0.81 0.02% -1.53% -3.26% -2.13%
7,109.03 DAX Germany 34.91 0.49% -0.76% -2.56% 0.44%
4,583.10 S&P ASX 200 Australia -17.30 -0.38% -2.15% -6.73% -3.78%
18,376.48 BSE Sensex Bombay India -117.70 -0.64% 0.60% -6.17% -2.68%
64,340.50 Brazil Bovespa Stock Index 122.42 0.19% 0.07% -3.93% -8.88%
13,517.91 Canada S&P/TSX Comp -1.59 -0.01% -2.03% -2.80% 0.58%

Dow Constituents:

Friday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 30 Day 100-Day
6/3/2011 Name Symbol Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change % Change
15.92 Alcoa Inc. AA (0.28) -1.73% -3.40% -6.19% -1.97%
50.29 E.I. du Pont DD (0.88) -1.72% -4.32% -10.05% 2.42%
39.38 The Walt Disney Co DIS (0.68) -1.70% -5.15% -6.84% 0.54%
49.28 American Express Co AXP (0.81) -1.62% -3.62% 4.61% 9.51%
21.73 Intel Corporation INTC (0.35) -1.59% -2.16% 1.26% 2.02%
35.63 Verizon Communication VZ (0.54) -1.49% -2.84% -3.47% 0.45%
16.01 Cisco Systems, Inc. CSCO (0.24) -1.48% -2.73% -5.49% -24.20%
18.82 General Electric Co GE (0.27) -1.41% -3.19% -5.66% 0.80%
34.63 The Home Depot, Inc. HD (0.46) -1.31% -3.81% -8.39% -0.57%
23.91 Microsoft Corporation MSFT (0.31) -1.28% -3.43% -6.31% -16.25%
83.24 United Technologies... UTX (1.05) -1.25% -3.58% -4.43% 4.80%
74.84 The Boeing Company BA (0.85) -1.12% -2.79% -0.80% 6.69%
101.1 Caterpillar Inc. CAT (1.09) -1.07% -3.35% -7.60% 8.14%
30.65 AT&T Inc. T (0.32) -1.03% -2.05% -0.10% 9.31%
34.1 Kraft Foods Inc. KFT (0.32) -0.93% -1.87% 2.16% 8.25%
35.82 Merck & Co., Inc. MRK (0.33) -0.91% -1.08% 5.23% -3.58%
65.43 The Procter & Gamble... PG (0.58) -0.88% -1.16% 3.41% 0.71%
36.11 Hewlett-Packard Co HPQ (0.31) -0.85% -2.30% -11.91% -20.88%
90.7 3M Company MMM (0.76) -0.83% -2.96% -3.43% 2.30%
65.53 The Coca-Cola Co KO (0.51) -0.77% -1.47% -3.46% 3.95%
20.84 Pfizer Inc. PFE (0.16) -0.76% -0.43% 5.31% 13.45%
165.05 Intl. Business Machines IBM (1.04) -0.63% -1.46% -1.92% 10.70%
66.09 Johnson & Johnson JNJ (0.39) -0.59% -1.02% 3.15% 5.74%
80.54 McDonald's Corporation MCD (0.21) -0.26% -1.32% 4.72% 9.43%
81.18 Exxon Mobil Corp XOM (0.15) -0.18% -1.75% -6.00% 6.01%
101 Chevron Corporation CVX (0.12) -0.12% -2.14% -6.59% 9.25%
41.57 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM (0.04) -0.10% -2.85% -6.96% -7.02%
11.28 Bank of America... BAC (0.01) -0.09% -3.51% -8.37% -24.75%
61.18 The Travelers Co TRV 0.00 0.00% -0.55% -0.23% 12.07%
53.66 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. WMT 0.11 0.21% -1.90% 0.15% -2.17%

S&P Sectors:


Friday Sector Name One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
6/3/2011 % Change % Change % Change % Change Low
556.49 Energy 0.03% -1.44% -5.16% 8.06% 514.98
236.68 Materials -1.30% -3.20% -6.04% -1.74% 230.09
311.26 Industrials -1.31% -3.12% -4.37% 1.75% 304.73
306.62 Consumer Discretionary -1.38% -3.23% -2.79% 3.08% 293.13
321.91 Consumer Staples -0.91% -2.20% 0.96% 7.14% 296.08
405.94 Health Care -0.94% -1.34% 2.48% 9.08% 364.17
204.6 Financials -0.67% -3.06% -5.65% -6.50% 204.6
407.51 Info Tech -1.41% -1.93% -3.73% -2.19% 397.07
131.63 Telecom Svc -1.66% -2.77% 0.19% 5.72% 121.27
167.33 Utilities -0.71% -1.38% 2.19% 4.65% 156.07
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