Stock Market Today – Walt Disney (DIS) Pfizer (PFE) Amex (AXP) Bank of America (BAC) and Alcoa (AA) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets in Asia are mixed Friday after a positive unemployment report in the United States failed to rally investors on Wall Street (see the stock charts below).

On Thursday, nearly all world stock exchanges / indexes were higher. The Athens Greece Composite index, the Swiss SSMI, and the STI Straight Times (Singapore) were among the several decliners (see the world market chart below).

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Only 11 of the 30 Dow constituents were higher on Thursday (see the Dow component chart below). The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) was the biggest Dow loser, down more than one percent on below average volume.

DIS began to advance again in the after-hours, up 22 cents to $39.13. There was a wide range between the bid and ask prices. The company will release their first quarter 2012 earnings results on Tuesday.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) was another Dow loser, down nearly one percent during the trading day. The volume of trading was up 30 percent above average.

The company is down three straight days and a birth control pill recall helped push the stock price even lower on Thursday.

PFE fell another penny to $21.10 in the after-hours. There was a bid of $20.01 for 200 shares and an ask of $21.20 on 300 shares.

The S&P health care sector declined 0.41 percent while financial stocks increased 0.46 percent on average (see the sector chart below).

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) was up more than one percent during the trading day. AXP continued to climb in the after-hours, up another 18 cents to $51.34.

Another financial sector constituent, Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC), advanced more than 1.2 percent. AXP and BAC were both higher three-straight days.

The big Dow winner was Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), up more than two percent during the trading day. Over the last 30-business days, aluminum prices on the London Metal Exchange are up more than 12 percent, while hot rolled coil steel prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange are up 5.11 percent.

By: Dan Wilson

Dow Constituent Chart:

Thursday Dow Constituents One Day One Day 5-Day 30 Day 100-Day
2/2/2012 Name Point Ch. % Change % Change % Change % Change
38.91 The Walt Disney Co (0.42) -1.07% -1.12% 7.58% 24.35%
21.11 Pfizer Inc. (0.20) -0.94% -2.40% -1.63% 15.67%
28.5 Hewlett-Packard Co (0.26) -0.90% 1.82% 10.00% 26.22%
37.56 Verizon Communication (0.24) -0.63% 0.59% -4.21% 6.55%
191.53 Intl. Business Machines (1.09) -0.57% 0.29% 2.29% 17.92%
83.53 Exxon Mobil Corp (0.44) -0.52% -3.73% 1.87% 16.27%
38.44 Merck & Co., Inc. (0.19) -0.49% -0.88% 3.70% 20.13%
61.94 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (0.24) -0.39% 1.59% 4.65% 19.53%
51.4 E.I. du Pont (0.16) -0.31% 0.90% 14.20% 16.08%
80.02 United Technologies... (0.20) -0.25% 3.37% 7.55% 12.50%
26.49 Intel Corporation (0.06) -0.23% -0.97% 11.12% 30.62%
75.22 The Boeing Company (0.15) -0.20% -0.12% 3.84% 20.56%
110.33 Caterpillar Inc. (0.19) -0.17% -0.88% 20.28% 31.55%
65.59 Johnson & Johnson (0.10) -0.15% -0.17% 1.66% 3.15%
37.55 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.05) -0.13% 0.16% 16.58% 15.82%
18.75 General Electric Co (0.02) -0.11% -1.68% 8.51% 24.92%
67.83 The Coca-Cola Co (0.02) -0.03% -0.26% -0.83% -2.23%
44.46 The Home Depot, Inc. (0.01) -0.02% -1.09% 5.98% 37.43%
19.8 Cisco Systems, Inc. 0.00 0.00% -0.15% 7.55% 23.06%
87.43 3M Company 0.08 0.09% -0.17% 8.87% 11.77%
63.32 The Procter & Gamble... 0.11 0.17% -2.28% -3.75% 2.41%
29.95 Microsoft Corporation 0.06 0.20% 1.53% 15.10% 15.68%
59.39 The Travelers Co 0.12 0.20% 1.18% 2.13% 21.30%
98.62 McDonald's Corporation 0.22 0.22% -0.56% -0.20% 14.42%
38.58 Kraft Foods Inc. 0.11 0.29% -0.05% 4.52% 12.64%
29.79 AT&T Inc. 0.19 0.64% 1.15% 2.30% 6.85%
103.69 Chevron Corporation 0.90 0.88% -2.72% 0.02% 8.11%
51.16 American Express Co 0.54 1.07% 2.36% 6.76% 7.80%
7.45 Bank of America... 0.09 1.22% 2.05% 44.10% 5.67%
10.42 Alcoa Inc. 0.22 2.16% 0.58% 17.34% -9.78%

Sector Chart:

Thursday S&P Sector Name (10) One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
2/2/2012 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
533.51 Energy 0.48% -0.75% 4.91% 11.31% 544.78
236.45 Materials -0.48% 0.69% 12.76% 13.71% 237.58
315.73 Industrials -0.08% 0.11% 9.08% 21.61% 315.99
327.36 Consumer Discretionary -0.09% -0.26% 7.42% 17.39% 328.47
333.25 Consumer Staples 0.28% -0.24% 0.64% 7.87% 337.43
416.1 Health Care -0.41% 0.42% 5.28% 12.89% 417.81
193.19 Financials 0.46% 1.88% 12.52% 17.65% 193.19
446.23 Info Tech 0.25% 1.84% 8.45% 18.70% 446.23
125.71 Telecom Svc 0.10% 0.88% -0.31% 5.51% 129.91
176.37 Utilities -0.33% -1.35% -1.12% 6.82% 184.18
Thursday Dow Sectors (10) One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
2/2/2012 % Change % Change % Change % Change High
3192.6 Basic Materials 0.12% 1.71% 13.57% 11.43% 3192.6
3420.02 Consumer Goods 0.29% 0.03% 3.76% 9.68% 3434.01
3715 Consumer Services 0.04% 0.49% 6.82% 15.32% 3715
2999.01 Financials 0.55% 1.94% 10.95% 16.04% 2999.01
3529.5 Health Care -0.21% 1.00% 6.81% 14.07% 3536.83
3302.63 Industrials -0.19% 0.63% 10.01% 22.11% 3308.86
5845.01 Oil & Gas 0.46% -0.54% 5.33% 10.79% 5968.11
6808.21 Technology 0.18% 1.97% 9.34% 17.75% 6808.21
1075.91 Telecommunications 0.21% 1.13% 1.33% 4.97% 1096.63
1833.52 Utilities -0.35% -1.21% -0.78% 6.42% 1907.11

World Market Chart:


Thursday World Stock Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 30-Day 100-Day 100-Day
2/2/2012 N. & S. AMERICA Pt Change % Change % Change % Change High
12,705.41 Dow Jones Industrial -11.05 -0.09% 3.35% 10.39% 12,758.85
1,325.54 S&P 500 1.45 0.11% 4.76% 9.01% 1,326.06
2,859.68 NASDAQ Composite 11.41 0.40% 9.20% 9.05% 2,859.68
12,553.48 S&P TSX Canada 35.82 0.29% 5.26% 2.28% 12,553.48
64,593.10 Brazil Bovespa Stock 25.92 0.04% 11.94% 12.91% 64,593.10
37,711.16 IPC MXX - Mexico 1.51 0.00% 1.81% 7.19% 37,711.16
812.89 Russell 2000 Sm-Cap 3.23 0.40% 8.68% 13.80% 812.89
788.81 Russell 3000 98% Mkt 1.19 0.15% 5.54% 9.50% 788.81
EUROPE
5,796.07 FTSE 100 England 5.35 0.09% 5.14% 7.97% 5,796.07
3,376.66 CAC 40 France 9.20 0.27% 8.85% 11.40% 3,376.66
6,655.63 DAX Germany 38.99 0.59% 13.21% 19.42% 6,655.63
792.44 Athens Greece Comp. -3.66 -0.46% 19.15% -8.38% 864.94
6,059.52 SSMI - Swiss Market -10.39 -0.17% 2.81% 11.13% 6,194.45
882.07 SMSI - Madrid Spain 8.09 0.93% 3.17% 4.91% 932.74
17,244.61 FTSE Italia All (Italy) 36.27 0.21% 9.5xl685845.010.59%4% 2.19% 17,727.38
ASIA & PACIFIC
2,311.69 Shanghai China 43.01 1.90% 4.84% -6.84% 2,528.92
8,876.82 Nikkei 225 Japan 67.03 0.76% 5.74% 0.14% 9,050.47
20,739.45 Hang Seng Hong Kong 406.08 2.00% 11.33% 6.60% 20,739.45
7,652.46 TSEC Taiwan Exchange 103.25 1.37% 7.62% 0.99% 7,652.46
4,267.80 S&P ASX 200 Australia 42.10 1.00% 3.08% 2.85% 4,353.30
17,431.85 BSE Sensex Bombay 131.27 0.76% 10.76% 2.94% 17,804.80
5,269.90 CNX NIFTY NSE India 34.20 0.65% 11.32% 3.65% 5,360.70
1,984.30 Korea Com KOSPI 25.06 1.28% 6.27% 7.84% 1,984.30
2901.04 STI Singapore -3.72 -0.13% 8.39% 4.02% 2,916.26

Historical Dow Prices:

Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1/26/2012 1/27/2012 1/30/2012 1/31/2012 2/1/2012 2/2/2012 Dow Constituent
1.27% -0.14% -0.14% -0.72% 0.74% 0.09% 3M Company
-1.15% 0.68% -1.05% -1.55% 0.39% 2.16% Alcoa Inc.
-0.38% -0.26% -1.46% 2.08% 0.96% 1.07% American Express Company
-2.52% -0.98% 0.62% 0.24% 0.65% 0.64% AT&T Inc.
-0.68% -0.14% -3.02% 0.85% 3.23% 1.22% Bank of America...
2.07% -0.03% -0.78% -1.17% 1.28% -0.17% Caterpillar Inc.
-1.06% -2.47% -0.53% -0.28% -0.32% 0.88% Chevron Corporation
0.00% -1.36% 0.00% 0.36% 0.87% 0.00% Cisco Systems, Inc.
0.69% -0.43% 0.49% -0.16% 1.32% -0.31% E.I. du Pont de Nemours...
-0.52% -1.08% -0.40% -2.05% 0.27% -0.52% Exxon Mobil Corporation
-0.31% -0.21% -0.68% -1.01% 0.32% -0.11% General Electric Company
-1.17% -0.39% 0.00% 0.36% 2.79% -0.90% Hewlett-Packard Company
-0.56% -0.07% 0.04% -1.20% 0.49% -0.23% Intel Corporation
-0.39% -0.27% 1.07% 0.05% 0.01% -0.57% Intl. Business Machines...
0.74% -0.21% 0.23% 0.30% -0.33% -0.15% Johnson & Johnson
-0.29% -0.75% -0.54% 0.78% 0.80% -0.13% JPMorgan Chase & Co.
0.60% -0.34% -0.75% 0.31% 0.44% 0.29% Kraft Foods Inc.
-0.05% -0.49% 0.00% 0.36% -0.66% 0.22% McDonald's Corporation
0.26% -0.67% 0.96% -1.59% 0.94% -0.49% Merck & Co., Inc.
-0.20% -0.92% 1.30% -0.27% 1.22% 0.20% Microsoft Corporation
-0.41% -0.69% 0.47% -0.83% -0.42% -0.94% Pfizer Inc.
-0.67% -1.01% -0.52% 0.03% 1.60% -0.20% The Boeing Company
-0.61% -0.84% 0.03% 0.10% 0.47% -0.03% The Coca-Cola Company
-0.68% -0.18% -0.22% -0.85% 0.18% -0.02% The Home Depot, Inc.
-0.28% -0.77% -1.70% -0.27% 0.27% 0.17% The Procter & Gamble...
-0.76% -1.11% 0.10% 0.33% 1.66% 0.20% The Travelers Companies...
-0.53% -0.25% -0.66% -0.23% 1.11% -1.07% The Walt Disney Company
-0.31% 0.27% -0.01% 0.95% 2.39% -0.25% United Technologies...
-0.93% -0.35% 1.07% 0.13% 0.37% -0.63% Verizon Communications...
-0.81% -0.43% 0.97% 0.10% 1.34% -0.39% Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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