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Stock Market this Week – 100-Day Highs for Amazon (AMZN) and DirectTV (DTV)

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(Best Syndication News) Markets in the United States and Europe were lower Friday while markets in East Asia and Australia advanced (see stock charts below). The BSE Sensex (Bombay India) and the Brazilian exchanges both declined.

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 62.29 points (-0.49%) to 12,657.20 (see world market chart below). The index was down only one day this shortened holiday week. For the week, the Dow was up 1.73 percent.

Stock Market Today – 100-Day Highs for Bristol Myers (BMY) British American (BTI) and Glaxo (GSK)

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(Best Syndication News) Markets around the world were mixed Thursday with declines in the Nikkei 225, the Shanghai, the Canadian and Brazilian markets (see index chart below). Markets in Europe, Australia, India and the U.S. were higher.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. (NYSE:BMY) hit a 100-day high Thursday (see large cap index chart below). The share price has been higher five-days in a row hitting $29.37, up 0.15 (+0.51%).

Bristol Myers is in the Healthcare sector and the Drug Manufacturers – Major Industry (sub-sector). Today the company has a P/E of 15.23 (ttm) in an industry with an average P/E of 17.2.

Stock Market Today – Coke (KO) Hits 100-Day High and Target (TGT) Pops for Week

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(Best Syndication News) Markets around the world were generally lower with the exception of Japan, Australia and the United States (see charts below). The Heng Seng was down more than one percent while the Nikkei was more than one percent higher.

Though Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) advanced 0.89 (1.87%) to $48.44 Wednesday, the company’s weekly gain is 4.19 percent. It was the best performing large cap retailer over the last week (see LG01 chart below).

Target has a trailing twelve month (ttm) P/E of 11.83. The service sector as a whole has an average P/E of 25.78 and the whole Discount, Variety Stores industry (sub-sector) has an average P/E of 12.8. Target’s chief competitor, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has a P/E of 11.73.

Stock Market Today – Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and IBM (IBM) Hit 100-Day Highs

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(Best Syndication News) Stock markets were mixed around the world with gains in some Asian markets and some declines in Europe (see stock charts below).

World Markets

The Nikkei 225 index was up 7.37 points (+0.07%) to 9,972.46 and the Shanghai Composite index advanced 3.42 points (+0.12%) to 2,816.50 on Tuesday (see world markets chart below). On Wednesday the Nikkei was higher again and the Shanghai index was lower.

In India, Australia and Europe stock markets were generally lower. The Canadian S&P/TSX Composite index was higher slightly.

Auto Industry Stocks Lag Market – Ford (F) General Motors (GM) and Toyota (TM) Gain

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(Best Syndication News) The Automotive Industry has not performed as well as the S&P 500 over the last 100 days (see charts below). As a sub-sector, the auto industry is down 3.74 percent while the S&P 500 is up 2.52 percent during the 100-day period.

The auto industry, which is part of the consumer goods sector, was 0.96 percent higher on Friday while the S&P 500 jumped 1.44 percent. Share prices continue to lag the market as a whole.

Over the last 100-days Ford has done better than General Motors. Their stock price has advanced faster.

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