Stock Market Today – VMWare (VMW) EMC Corp (EMC) Halliburton (HAL) and Lowe’s (LOW) Report

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(Best Syndication News) The Japanese and Australian markets are higher on Wednesday after a down-day in the United States on Tuesday (see stock charts below). European debt worries were the driving force behind the downturn.

Large-Cap Stocks

Of the 160 stocks in our large-cap index, 89 were lower Tuesday (see the large-cap index chart below). VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) was the big winner, up more than seven percent in one day after the tech company beat analyst estimates Monday.

VMW gained another 31 cents in the after-hours to hit $92.97. There was a bid of $93.00 on 100 shares and an ask of $93.55 for 700 shares.

Another tech company, EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), gained more than seven percent. The better than expected earnings pushed the stock up another six cents to $25.20 in the after-hours

Half of the 10 S&P sectors were lower Tuesday. The information / technology sector was the second biggest gainer, up just 0.10 percent. The energy sector declined 0.27 percent.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), a component in the S&P energy sector, gained more than two and a half percent. After the close HAL gained another four cents to $36.40.

There was a bid of $36.41 on HAL and an ask of $36.50 in the after-hours.

The share price of Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) gained more than two percent during Tuesday’s session. LOW added another two cents in the after-hours. An increase in the target price helped bolster investor confidence.

World Markets

Many markets in East Asia were closed Tuesday in celebration of the New Year and the Spring Festival. The Nikkei 225 gained 0.22 percent while the S&P ASX fell 0.02 percent.

The FTSE 100 (England), the CAC 40 (France), and the DAX (Germany) were all lower. The Italian FTSE all-Italy index gained 0.16 percent.

Markets were mixed in the United States as the DJIA and the S&P 500 indexes declined and the NASDAQ advanced.

By: Dan Wilson

World Market Index Chart:

Tuesday World Stock Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
1/24/2012 N. & S. AMERICA Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,675.75 Dow Jones Industrial -33.07 -0.26% 1.55% 7.21% 11.05%
1,314.65 S&P 500 -1.35 -0.10% 1.62% 8.49% 9.68%
2,786.64 NASDAQ Composite 2.47 0.09% 2.15% 9.74% 9.33%
12,395.24 S&P TSX Canada -126.46 -1.01% 1.33% 7.38% -2.56%
62,486.22 Brazil Bovespa Stock 99.98 0.16% 3.03% 10.31% 10.39%
36,853.30 IPC MXX - Mexico -342.43 -0.92% 0.69% 2.33% 4.76%
788.27 Russell 2000 Sm-Cap 5.22 0.67% 2.97% 11.27% 11.11%
779.20 Russell 3000 98% Mkt 0.09 0.01% 1.83% 9.05% 9.62%
EUROPE
5,751.90 FTSE 100 England -30.66 -0.53% 1.02% 7.18% 8.15%
3,322.65 CAC 40 France -15.77 -0.47% 1.61% 11.64% 8.12%
6,419.22 DAX Germany -17.40 -0.27% 1.36% 13.11% 18.75%
703.44 Athens Greece Comp. -40.82 -5.48% 7.15% 6.64% -24.32%
6,135.10 SSMI - Swiss Market 7.43 0.12% 1.30% 7.27% 11.52%
861.22 SMSI - Madrid Spain -3.09 -0.36% 0.81% 5.16% -1.98%
16,869.86 FTSE Italia All (Italy) 27.47 0.16% 4.38% 11.06% -0.03%
ASIA & PACIFIC
2,319.74 Shanghai China 0.00 0.00% 0.98% 4.06% -7.80%
8,785.33 Nikkei 225 Japan 19.43 0.22% 3.77% 3.12% 0.25%
20,110.37 Hang Seng Hong Kong 0.00 0.00% 2.46% 9.57% 0.31%
7,233.69 TSEC Taiwan Exchange 0.00 0.00% 0.17% 4.49% -3.92%
4,224.20 S&P ASX 200 Australia -0.90 -0.02% 0.20% 1.93% 0.98%
16,995.77 BSE Sensex Bombay 244.04 1.46% 3.22% 7.02% -0.41%
5,127.35 CNX NIFTY NSE India 81.10 1.61% 3.22% 7.64% 0.05%
1,949.89 Korea Com KOSPI 0.00 0.00% 3.02% 4.96% 6.35%
2849.38 STI Straight Times 0.00 0.00% 1.19% 6.62% 0.61%

Large Cap Index Chart:


Tuesday BSN LG01 -
Large Cap
One Day One Day Five Day 30-Day 100-Day
1/24/2012 Name Change Change Change Change Change
5.27 Nokia Corporation (ADR) -0.46 -8.03% -7.05% 2.13% -18.17% 1
75.03 Canadian National... -3.88 -4.92% -3.66% -3.27% 1.67% 2
15.02 Research In Motion Ltd... -0.54 -3.47% -13.08% -8.75% -53.77% 3
1.95 Lloyds TSB Group plc... -0.07 -3.47% 8.33% 18.90% -10.55% 4
17.95 Sony Corporation (ADR) -0.58 -3.13% 4.85% -1.81% -18.22% 5
57.48 Newmont Mining Corp -1.78 -3.00% -4.76% -14.13% -8.21% 6
44.43 Potash Corp./Saskatchew -1.13 -2.48% -2.16% 9.00% -23.37% 7
20.89 ABB Ltd (ADR) -0.49 -2.29% -0.43% 11.24% -1.79% 8
53.17 Royal Bank of Canada... -1.22 -2.24% 2.37% 9.34% 4.05% 9
98.75 McDonald's Corporation -2.20 -2.18% -2.77% 0.73% 9.22% 10
               
               
31.55 Petroleo Brasileiro SA... 0.45 1.45% 5.20% 15.23% 8.61% 150
53.59 Infosys Tech. Ltd. (ADR) 0.78 1.48% 3.46% 2.10% 3.82% 151
72.33 Toyota Motor Corp. 1.18 1.66% 6.60% 6.06% 0.68% 152
14.62 Corning Incorporated 0.25 1.74% 2.38% 6.02% -2.73% 153
87.98 Diageo plc (ADR) 1.54 1.78% 1.68% 3.12% 9.62% 154
50.64 Emerson Electric Co. 0.90 1.81% 1.67% -1.75% 8.79% 155
189.02 BlackRock, Inc. 3.46 1.86% 0.65% 9.46% 14.73% 156
26.88 Lowe's Companies, Inc. 0.55 2.09% -2.11% 7.65% 34.87% 157
36.36 Halliburton Company 0.92 2.60% 3.92% 6.69% -18.05% 158
25.14 EMC Corporation 1.70 7.25% 10.75% 6.75% 11.29% 159
92.66 VMware, Inc. 6.66 7.74% 8.42% -3.91% -1.80% 160

Sector Chart:

Tuesday S&P Sector Name (10) One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
1/24/2012 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
539.1 Energy -0.27% 2.43% 3.10% 6.43% 541.85
231.54 Materials 0.03% 0.80% 8.36% 4.65% 232.31
312.26 Industrials 0.05% 1.26% 7.16% 11.99% 314.07
326.35 Consumer Discretionary 0.35% 1.87% 5.34% 10.20% 328.39
331.97 Consumer Staples -0.44% -0.20% 1.17% 4.23% 337.43
413.34 Health Care 0.07% 0.14% 6.03% 7.27% 415.08
190.88 Financials -0.20% 3.34% 8.43% 6.14% 191.26
436.58 Info Tech 0.10% 3.05% 3.69% 11.49% 436.58
126.6 Telecom Svc -1.33% -1.46% 1.20% 2.36% 129.91
175.36 Utilities -0.79% -1.15% -0.62% 2.56% 184.18
Tuesday Dow Sectors (10) One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
1/24/2012 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
3096.23 Basic Materials 0.10% 1.71% 7.10% 0.54% 3096.23
3392.18 Consumer Goods -0.04% 0.33% 2.10% 4.14% 3403.96
3678.47 Consumer Services 0.20% 1.92% 5.03% 9.59% 3690.44
2950.2 Financials -0.06% 2.87% 7.49% 6.42% 2952.01
3477.08 Health Care 0.18% 0.26% 6.67% 7.84% 3488.79
3255.36 Industrials 0.20% 1.86% 7.32% 12.11% 3267.67
5896.44 Oil & Gas -0.23% 2.45% 3.00% 6.19% 5909.81
6652.11 Technology 0.19% 3.48% 4.12% 11.90% 6652.11
1076.51 Telecommunications -1.12% -1.10% 2.12% 1.25% 1096.63
1821.93 Utilities -0.71% -1.05% -0.35% 2.74% 1907.11

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