Stock Market Today – Google (GOOG) Novartis (NVS) Siemens (SI) MasterCard (MA) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stocks were generally higher in the United States after a down-day in Europe (see stock charts below). Blue-chip stocks remained higher throughout the day while the NASDAQ and S&P 500 played catch-up.

Large-Cap Losers

Of the 160 stocks in our large-capitalization index, 77 constituents were lower and three were unchanged (see the large-cap stock chart below). Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) declined more than any other stock in our index Friday, falling more than eight percent.

The search giant reported fourth quarter 2011 revenue of more than $410 billion, up 25 percent above 2010. Earnings were $ 9.50; however analysts had expected $10.49 per share. In 2010 the eps was only $8.75.

GOOG gained 51 cents in the after-hours to $586.50 per share. There was a bid of $573.02 (100 shares) and an ask of $595 (100 shares).

Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) was another loser in the index. The stock fell more than five percent during Friday’s trading. In the after-hours NVS gained seven cents to $55.18.

The S&P health care sector gained only 0.5 percent Friday (see the sector chart below). NVS was a laggard in that sector.

Siemens AG (ADR) (NYSE:SI) would have declined 3.5 percent; however a divided payment of $4.04 kept the stock positive Friday. The stock declined 24 cents in the after-hours to $97.24.

The share price of MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) declined over three percent Friday. In the after-hours MA gained 45 cents to $341.11.

World Markets

Stock markets in Asia closed higher on Friday (see the world market index chart below). The Shanghai composite index gained 1.01 percent while the Nikkei 225 (Japan) and Hang Seng (Hong Kong) gained 1.47 percent and 0..84 percent respectively.

European traders became inpatient Friday waiting for the Greek government and private bondholders to work out a deal. A less-than-expected producer price index for Germany didn’t provide any confidence.

Markets in Europe were mostly lower. The FTSE 100 (England) fell 0.22 percent while the CAC 40 (France) and DAX (Germany) fell 0.22 percent and 0.18 percent respectively.

Markets were mixed in the United States. The DJIA increased 0.76 percent; however the NASDAQ fell 0.06 percent. The S&P 500 added 0.07 percent.

By: Dan Wilson

Large-Cap Laggard Chart:


Friday BSN LG01 -
Large Cap
One Day One Day Five Day 30-Day 100-Day
1/18/2012 Name Change Change Change Change Change
585.99 Google Inc. -53.58 -8.38% -6.24% -6.00% 8.70% 1
55.11 Novartis AG (ADR) -3.22 -5.52% -1.24% 0.55% -3.60% 2
97.48 Siemens AG (ADR) -3.54 -3.50% 1.68% -3.75% -5.78% 3
340.66 MasterCard Incorporated -12.24 -3.47% 0.47% -9.00% 4.06% 4
17 Research In Motion Ltd... -0.57 -3.24% 5.13% 2.16% -44.68% 5
26.53 Lowe's Companies, Inc. -0.80 -2.93% 0.80% 5.28% 29.48% 6
43.1 Freeport-McMoRan Cop -1.27 -2.86% 2.62% 6.63% -5.92% 7
19.19 News Corporation -0.54 -2.74% 3.12% 8.48% 10.73% 8
5.61 Nokia Corporation (ADR) -0.15 -2.60% 7.68% 5.25% -9.22% 9
182.82 BlackRock, Inc. -4.72 -2.52% -2.01% 4.85% 8.70% 10
44.51 The Home Depot, Inc. -0.90 -1.98% 2.30% 9.28% 30.95% 11
57.38 Honeywell International. -1.12 -1.91% 1.20% 6.38% 22.09% 12
119.11 Novo Nordisk A/S (ADR) -2.32 -1.91% 2.47% 3.42% 14.95% 13
103.16 EOG Resources, Inc. -1.92 -1.83% 0.12% 0.13% 12.68% 14
190.93 Amazon.com, Inc. -3.52 -1.81% 7.01% -2.25% -7.55% 15
68.24 Fomento Economico... -1.25 -1.80% 0.74% -0.01% 1.20% 16
50.04 American Express Co -0.91 -1.79% 0.56% 1.79% 3.07% 17
100.58 Visa Inc. -1.79 -1.75% -0.16% 3.62% 16.17% 18
420.3 Apple Inc. -7.45 -1.74% 0.12% 8.02% 7.78% 19
44.75 Potash Corp./Saskatchewa... -0.79 -1.73% 0.02% 2.50% -23.74% 20

S&P Sector Chart:

Friday S&P Sector Name (10) One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
1/20/2012 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
537 Energy 0.11% 2.41% 2.28% 7.06% 541.85
231.6 Materials -0.30% 0.74% 6.33% 5.83% 232.31
312.93 Industrials -0.36% 1.11% 7.22% 13.89% 314.07
325.88 Consumer Discretionary -0.76% 1.89% 4.69% 11.15% 328.39
334.11 Consumer Staples 0.24% 0.76% 1.77% 5.42% 337.43
415.08 Health Care 0.05% 0.83% 6.05% 8.82% 415.08
190.73 Financials 0.69% 1.63% 6.71% 6.56% 190.73
434.49 Info Tech 0.24% 2.51% 3.26% 11.29% 434.49
129.31 Telecom Svc 0.15% 0.97% 2.51% 3.86% 129.91
176.29 Utilities 0.24% -0.74% -0.19% 3.83% 184.18

World Market Chart:

Friday World Stock Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
1/19/2012 N. & S. AMERICA Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,720.48 Dow Jones Industrial 96.50 0.76% 2.40% 5.82% 13.17%
1,315.38 S&P 500 0.88 0.07% 2.04% 6.38% 12.05%
2,786.70 NASDAQ Composite -1.63 -0.06% 2.80% 6.68% 12.35%
12,397.10 S&P TSX Canada 16.41 0.13% 1.36% 4.11% -1.63%
62,312.13 Brazil Bovespa Stock 385.44 0.62% 5.35% 8.66% 13.30%
37,384.21 IPC MXX - Mexico -295.85 -0.79% 2.29% 0.42% 10.34%
784.62 Russell 2000 Sm-Cap 2.25 0.29% 2.67% 7.02% 14.82%
778.95 Russell 3000 98% Mkt 0.47 0.06% 2.13% 6.56% 12.15%
EUROPE
5,728.55 FTSE 100 England -12.60 -0.22% 1.63% 5.54% 12.27%
3,321.50 CAC 40 France -7.44 -0.22% 3.91% 7.51% 10.73%
6,404.39 DAX Germany -11.87 -0.18% 4.25% 10.70% 22.08%
708.18 Athens Greece Comp. 18.43 2.67% 9.81% 7.01% -18.03%
6,122.67 SSMI - Swiss Market -71.78 -1.16% 2.11% 6.54% 19.05%
858.44 SMSI - Madrid Spain -3.53 -0.41% 1.47% 2.15% -2.30%
16,524.88 FTSE Italia All (Italy) -9.85 -0.06% 4.24% 5.50% -2.08%
ASIA & PACIFIC
2,319.74 Shanghai China 23.24 1.01% 3.36% 1.19% -6.45%
8,766.36 Nikkei 225 Japan 126.68 1.47% 3.13% 1.30% -0.21%
20,110.37 Hang Seng Hong Kong 167.42 0.84% 4.72% 8.26% 2.52%
7,233.69 TSEC Taiwan Exchange 0.00 0.00% 0.73% 4.10% -4.21%
4,239.60 S&P ASX 200 Australia 24.80 0.59% 1.04% 1.20% 2.36%
16,739.01 BSE Sensex Bombay 95.27 0.57% 3.62% 5.47% 0.15%
5,048.60 CNX NIFTY NSE India 30.20 0.60% 3.75% 5.96% 0.63%
1,949.89 Korea Com KOSPI 34.92 1.82% 3.96% 2.64% 9.19%
2849.38 STI Straight Times 38.18 1.36% 2.07% 5.47% 2.75%

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