Stock Market News – ConocoPhillips (COP) Walgreen Co (WAG) Yahoo! (YHOO) Lowe’s (LOW) Report

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(Best Syndication News) Nearly all stock exchanges around the world ended lower on Friday, as festering European debt concerns put pressure on equities and commodities (see stock market charts below). The DJIA, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ all started the day lower and ended the session in the red.

Widely Held Winners

Only 16 of the 90 stocks in our widely-held stock index were higher on Friday (see the widely-held stock index chart below). ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was a widely-held winner, up nearly one percent during the trading day.

COP declined several straight days after their earnings release last month, but that changed early February and the share price has been higher seven of the last eight days. The company announced a dividend of $0.66 to be delivered on March 1st for owners of record on February 21st.

Another rare winner was Walgreen Company (NYSE:WAG), up nearly one percent. WAG continued to gain in the after-hours, up seven cents to $34.61. There was a bid of $28.25 and an ask of $35.32 on 100 shares.

All of the S&P sectors were lower on Friday (see the sector chart below). Materials fell 1.76 percent while energy dropped 1.05 percent. The information-technology sector dropped 0.67 percent.

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) did well also during Friday’s session. The stock price jumped nearly nine-tenths of one percent. In the after-hours YHOO dropped nine cents to $16.05 despite a rumor that Alibaba, a Chinese business-to-business marketplace website, was planning to repurchase the stake YHOO owns in their company.

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) was another winner, up nearly 0.7 percent during Friday’s session. In the after-hours the stock fell four cents to $27.05. LOW will release their Q4 2011 earnings results on February 27th.

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) shot up nearly one-half percent Friday on better-than-expected earnings guidance. In the after-hours PM gained another six cents to $80.50. There was a wide range between the bid and asking prices.

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) gained over four-tenths of one percent during Friday’s session. The stock initially jumped after Wednesday’s earnings release, but declined on Thursday. Traders loved the earnings guidance boost on Friday, however, the share price fell 13 cents to $43.05 in the after-hours.

By: Dan Wilson

Widely-Held Stock Chart:

Friday Widely Held
Stocks
One Day One Day Five Day 30-Day 100-Day
2/10/2012 Company Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
2.29 Sprint Nextel Corp -0.10 -4.18% -1.29% -0.87% -31.23% 1
0.3 Federal National... -0.01 -4.15% 23.97% 49.25% 12.36% 2
19.66 Morgan Stanley -0.68 -3.34% -3.20% 29.00% 30.03% 3
10.29 Alcoa Inc. -0.35 -3.29% -4.37% 19.24% -8.53% 4
7.91 Micron Technology, Inc. -0.25 -3.06% -0.50% 26.16% 15.47% 5
26.66 American Intl. Group... -0.69 -2.52% -1.88% 14.72% 8.37% 6
2.14 Sirius XM Radio Inc. -0.05 -2.28% 0.00% 17.58% 20.22% 7
61.82 Hess Corp. -1.43 -2.26% 2.38% 9.47% 3.45% 8
17.79 Weatherford Intl. Ltd. -0.41 -2.25% 2.24% 25.28% 14.33% 9
32.92 Citigroup Inc. -0.74 -2.20% -1.85% 23.02% 22.24% 10
               
               
14.76 Staples, Inc. 0.05 0.34% -0.07% 5.96% 4.46% 80
43.18 CVS Caremark Corp 0.18 0.42% -0.76% 4.91% 20.58% 81
80.44 Philip Morris Intl. Inc. 0.38 0.47% 4.99% 1.69% 17.81% 82
53.32 UnitedHealth Group Inc. 0.26 0.49% 3.92% 4.18% 7.00% 83
27.09 Lowe's Companies, Inc. 0.18 0.67% -0.40% 5.49% 35.99% 84
67.36 Amgen, Inc. 0.52 0.78% -2.77% 4.05% 17.41% 85
16.14 Yahoo! Inc. 0.14 0.88% 1.38% 0.06% 12.40% 86
34.54 Walgreen Company 0.33 0.96% 2.64% 3.32% -6.88% 87
8.33 LSI Corporation 0.08 0.97% 2.71% 39.30% 32.64% 88
72.25 ConocoPhillips 0.70 0.98% 2.54% -0.85% 7.82% 89
33.15 Marathon Oil Corp 0.55 1.69% 2.63% 13.14% 33.83% 90

World Markets:

Friday World Stock Indexes 1 Day 1 Day 1 Week 30-Day 100-Day
2/10/2012 N. & S. AMERICA Pt Change % Change % Change % Change % Change
12,801.23 Dow Jones Industrial -89.23 -0.69% -0.47% 4.78% 15.91%
1,342.64 S&P 500 -9.31 -0.69% -0.17% 6.76% 15.45%
2,903.88 NASDAQ Composite -23.35 -0.80% -0.06% 11.47% 15.38%
12,389.42 S&P TSX Canada -108.52 -0.87% -1.49% 3.63% 5.83%
63,997.86 Brazil Bovespa Stock -1,532.63 -2.34% -1.87% 10.67% 19.07%
38,149.22 IPC MXX - Mexico -93.06 -0.24% 0.15% 2.18% 14.27%
813.33 Russell 2000 Sm-Cap -11.66 -1.41% -2.14% 9.77% 22.19%
798.24 Russell 3000 98% Mkt -6.27 -0.78% -0.35% 7.50% 16.41%
EUROPE
5,852.39 FTSE 100 England -43.08 -0.73% -0.82% 5.03% 14.99%
3,373.14 CAC 40 France -51.57 -1.51% -1.60% 4.68% 17.97%
6,692.96 DAX Germany -95.84 -1.41% -1.09% 10.16% 25.21%
797.35 Athens Greece Comp. -26.61 -3.23% 4.29% 18.35% 1.62%
6,130.66 SSMI - Swiss Market -38.97 -0.63% -0.37% 3.41% 13.51%
885.27 SMSI - Madrid Spain -11.06 -1.23% -0.69% 1.39% 6.89%
17,348.10 FTSE Italia All (Italy) -276.42 -1.57% -0.38% 6.95% 2.80%
ASIA & PACIFIC
2,352.80 Shanghai China 2.95 0.13% 0.96% 6.94% -1.66%
8,947.17 Nikkei 225 Japan -55.07 -0.61% 1.30% 5.82% 6.84%
20,783.86 Hang Seng Hong Kong -226.15 -1.08% 0.13% 12.75% 19.39%
7,862.27 TSEC Taiwan Exchange -48.51 -0.61% 1.56% 13.09% 14.33%
4,245.30 S&P ASX 200 Australia -37.60 -0.88% -0.14% 4.65% 9.87%
17,748.69 BSE Sensex Bombay -82.06 -0.46% 0.82% 14.38% 10.58%
5,381.60 CNX NIFTY NSE India -30.75 -0.57% 1.05% 16.06% 11.30%
1,993.71 Korea Com KOSPI -20.91 -1.04% 1.08% 9.16% 20.63%
2960 STI Singapore -21.17 -0.71% 1.44% 10.55% 11.52%

Sector Chart:

Friday S&P Sector Name (10) One-Day One-Week 30-Day 100-Day
2/10/2012 % Change % Change % Change % Change
542.98 Energy -1.05% -0.06% 4.09% 11.20%
234.5 Materials -1.76% -2.17% 10.73% 10.61%
318.56 Industrials -0.84% -0.80% 8.35% 17.32%
334.61 Consumer Discretionary -0.47% 0.22% 7.84% 12.94%
335.38 Consumer Staples -0.24% 0.26% -0.61% 5.80%
414.31 Health Care -0.29% -0.97% 2.77% 8.43%
196 Financials -1.00% -1.19% 11.16% 16.11%
458.27 Info Tech -0.67% 1.28% 11.29% 14.33%
126.24 Telecom Svc style=
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-0.33% -2.57% 2.00%
176.64 Utilities -0.13% -0.08% -4.09% 1.37%

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