Stock Market News – AT&T (T) and Alcoa (AA) Dow Losers - Caterpillar (CAT) and 3M (MMM) Winners

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(Best Syndication News) Markets in Asia are mixed Friday after a disappointing day on Wall Street Wednesday (see our stock charts below). The DJIA, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ all opened the day higher but began to slide after poor economic news.

Dow Components

Only six of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) constituents were higher Thursday (see Dow chart below). AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) was the big loser, down more than 2.5 percent on more than double the volume.

Weak earnings propelled the stock lower during Thursday’s session; however, the share price was up two cents to $29.47 in the after-hours. There was a bid of $29.46 on 900 shares and an ask of $29.51 on 4,300 shares.

The share price of Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) fell more than one percent during Thursday’s trading. The stock continued to fall in the after-hours, down another four cents to $10.32.

Aluminum prices were up more than one percent on the London Metal Exchange (LME) Thursday. Hot-rolled coil steel is up more than eight percent over the last 30-business days. Neither price increase could prevent Alcoa from falling Thursday; however, AA is up more than 14 percent over the last month.

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) was the Dow’s biggest winner. The share price jumped more than two percent during Thursday’s session, but fell 46 cents in the after-hours to $110.85. Analysts had expected an EPS of $1.79 last quarter, but the actual number was $2.32.

The share price of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) gained more than one percent during the day. The stock beat analyst expectations helping bolster investor confidence.

World Markets

The Nikkei 225 (Japan) is lower again Friday while the S&P ASX 200 (Australia) was higher. This follows the same trend set on Thursday (see the world market chart below).

European markets were mostly higher on Thursday. The FTSE 100 (England) gained 1.26 percent, while the CAC 40 (France) and the DAX (Germany) gained 1.53 percent and 1.84 percent respectively. Only the Athens Greece Composite index was lower.

Markets opened higher in the United States, but disappointing new-home sales and jobless claim numbers pushed stock prices lower in the afternoon. The DJIA fell 0.19 percent, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ slipped 0.58 percent and 0.46 percent respectively.

By: Dan Wilson

Dow Constituent Chart:

Thursday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 30 Day 100-Day
1/26/2012 Name Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change % Change
29.45 AT&T Inc. (0.76) -2.52% -3.19% 1.41% 4.99%
27.99 Hewlett-Packard Co (0.33) -1.17% 3.09% 4.44% 15.00%
10.36 Alcoa Inc. (0.12) -1.15% 1.77% 14.60% -13.95%
106.59 Chevron Corporation (1.14) -1.06% -0.32% 2.87% 10.56%
37.34 Verizon Communication (0.35) -0.93% -4.26% -2.40% 5.01%
60.97 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (0.50) -0.81% 0.59% 5.85% 17.18%
58.7 The Travelers Co (0.45) -0.76% -2.65% 4.95% 20.11%
44.95 The Home Depot, Inc. (0.31) -0.68% -1.01% 13.77% 39.68%
7.3 Bank of America... (0.05) -0.68% 4.89% 37.22% 0.69%
75.31 The Boeing Company (0.51) -0.67% -0.33% 6.22% 17.62%
68.01 The Coca-Cola Co (0.42) -0.61% 0.83% 2.30% -2.48%
26.75 Intel Corporation (0.15) -0.56% 4.37% 13.54% 36.20%
39.35 The Walt Disney Co (0.21) -0.53% -0.23% 8.31% 21.23%
86.77 Exxon Mobil Corp (0.45) -0.52% -0.30% 7.75% 20.28%
21.63 Pfizer Inc. (0.09) -0.41% -0.96% 4.19% 17.17%
190.98 Intl. Business Machines (0.75) -0.39% 5.79% -0.09% 14.37%
49.98 American Express Co (0.19) -0.38% -1.90% 5.47% 3.03%
19.07 General Electric Co (0.06) -0.31% -0.42% 16.14% 21.00%
77.41 United Technologies... (0.24) -0.31% 0.29% 4.33% 8.97%
37.49 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.11) -0.29% 1.52% 19.81% 8.26%
64.8 The Procter & Gamble... (0.18) -0.28% -1.94% 0.11% 3.60%
29.5 Microsoft Corporation (0.06) -0.20% 4.91% 14.52% 14.34%
99.18 McDonald's Corporation (0.05) -0.05% -2.05% 1.20% 11.33%
19.83 Cisco Systems, Inc. 0.00 0.00% 0.20% 7.36% 28.68%
38.78 Merck & Co., Inc. 0.10 0.26% -1.22% 10.83% 19.80%
38.6 Kraft Foods Inc. 0.23 0.60% -0.26% 6.39% 12.63%
50.94 E.I. du Pont 0.35 0.69% 3.12% 17.13% 8.94%
65.7 Johnson & Johnson 0.48 0.74% 0.78% 3.69% 2.54%
87.58 3M Company 1.10 1.27% 2.07% 10.29% 10.37%
111.31 Caterpillar Inc. 2.26 2.07% 5.26% 22.35% 30.37%

World Market Chart:


Thursday World Stock Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
1/26/2012 N. & S. AMERICA Pt Change % Change % Change % Change High
12,734.63 Dow Jones Industrial -24.22 -0.19% 7.32% 15.85% 12,758.85
1,318.43 S&P 500 -7.63 -0.58% 8.10% 14.23% 1,326.06
2,805.28 NASDAQ Composite -13.03 -0.46% 9.78% 13.67% 2,818.31
12,464.32 S&P TSX Canada -74.89 -0.60% 7.12% 0.62% 12,539.21
62,953.06 Brazil Bovespa Stock 466.84 0.75% 12.22% 12.86% 62,953.06
37,240.78 IPC MXX - Mexico 27.92 0.08% 3.29% 10.14% 37,680.06
792.91 Russell 2000 Sm-Cap -2.67 -0.34% 9.81% 17.65% 795.58
782.15 Russell 3000 98% Mkt -4.34 -0.55% 8.52% 14.42% 786.49
EUROPE
5,795.20 FTSE 100 England 72.20 1.26% 7.57% 11.13% 5,795.20
3,363.23 CAC 40 France 50.75 1.53% 13.15% 13.07% 3,368.62
6,539.85 DAX Germany 118.00 1.84% 14.70% 26.01% 6,539.85
703.44 Athens Greece Comp. -33.82 -4.59% 7.25% -20.67% 886.73
6,135.10 SSMI - Swiss Market 61.74 1.02% 7.00% 12.97% 6,194.45
861.22 SMSI - Madrid Spain 2.67 0.31% 4.91% -1.98% 932.74
17,034.89 FTSE Italia All (Italy) 264.00 1.57% 11.43% 0.94% 17,727.38
ASIA & PACIFIC
2,319.74 Shanghai China 0.00 0.00% 4.27% -7.14% 2,528.92
8,849.47 Nikkei 225 Japan -34.22 -0.39% 5.33% 1.28% 9,050.47
20,439.14 Hang Seng Hong Kong 328.77 1.63% 11.78% 2.88% 20,439.14
7,233.69 TSEC Taiwan Exchange 0.00 0.00% 6.61% -4.95% 7,622.01
4,296.90 S&P ASX 200 Australia 25.60 0.60% 3.31% 2.44% 4,353.30
17,077.18 BSE Sensex Bombay 0.00 0.00% 10.24% 1.25% 17,804.80
5,158.30 CNX NIFTY NSE India 0.00 0.00% 10.89% 1.95% 5,360.70
1,957.18 Korea Com KOSPI 4.95 0.25% 6.37% 7.96% 1,957.18
2894.43 STI Straight Times 2.79 0.10% 8.85% 2.45% 2,905.72

Sector Chart:

Thursday S&P Sector Name (10) One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day
1/26/2012 % Change % Change % Change % Change
537.56 Energy -1.33% 0.21% 5.82% 9.84%
234.82 Materials -0.17% 1.08% 14.33% 10.18%
315.38 Industrials -0.19% 0.42% 11.48% 18.59%
328.2 Consumer Discretionary -0.08% -0.06% 8.40% 15.46%
334.05 Consumer Staples -0.37% 0.22% 2.89% 6.72%
414.34 Health Care -0.43% -0.13% 7.69% 10.79%
189.62 Financials -0.90% 0.11% 12.23% 12.51%
438.17 Info Tech -0.61% 1.09% 6.58% 15.97%
124.61 Telecom Svc -1.87% -3.49% -0.03% 2.86%
178.79 Utilities 0.31% 1.67% 1.75% 6.43%
Thursday Dow Sectors (10) One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day
1/26/2012 % Change % Change % Change % Change
3138.89 Basic Materials -0.41% 1.45% 13.84% 5.92%
3418.9 Consumer Goods -0.44% 0.48% 5.11% 7.32%
3696.91 Consumer Services -0.17% 0.18% 7.74% 13.73%
2941.88 Financials -0.66% 0.43% 11.13% 11.77%
3494.65 Health Care -0.42% 0.17% 8.86% 11.06%
3281.97 Industrials -0.20% 0.44% 11.62% 18.45%
5876.96 Oil & Gas -1.53% 0.14% 5.99% 9.44%
6676.86 Technology -0.61% 1.24% 7.27% 16.22%
1063.93 Telecommunications -1.67% -2.94% 1.36% 1.59%
1855.94 Utilities 0.37% 1.69% 2.07% 6.16%

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