Money News: DOW, US Markets Close Up; London, Asian Markets Down

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The DOW Jones Industrial Average, desperately clinging to the bull market, maintained nearly all the previous week gains, barely closing up with double digit gains to, regain the standing of the previous week and year profits.

The DOW hit its week high at the opening bell Monday, falling steadily throughout the week, a mild rally near week’s end pushed the DOW over the top to close up at 17,712.66 (+34.43/+0.19%). Opening at 17,763.63, the DOW held a day range of 17,630.49-to-17,729.14.

Gainers include Intel Corp (+1.91/+6.35%) with a closing price of $32.00 per share, UnitedHealth Group Inc (+1.79/+1.54%) with a closing price of $118.04 per share, Home Depot Inc (+1.54/+1.37%) with a closing price of $113.90, and Pfizer Inc (+0.34/+1.00%) with a closing price of $34.51.

Losers for the week include Apple Inc closing down at $123.14 per share down (-1.19/-0.96%), Chevron Corp closing down at $104.27 with a loss of (-0.99/-0.94%), Exxon Mobil Corporation also closed down at $83.56 for a loss of (-0.75/-0.89%) and American Express Co closing down at $77.95 per share for a loss of (-0.55/-0.70%)

Active for the week included Intel Corp moved 38.49M shares in mild trading to close up at $32.00 per share for a gain of (+6.35%), Apple Inc  also on mild trading moved 32.45M shares closing down at $123.14 per share with a loss of (-0.96%), Microsoft Corp in mild trading moved 24.40M shares, closing down at $41.00 per share for a loss of (-0.51%),  and General Electric Co in light trading moved 21.36M shares closing up at $24.85 per share with a gain of (+0.16%).

The NASDAQ closed up at 4,891.22 for a gain of (+27.86/+0.57%).

The S&P 500 also closed up at 2,061.02 for a gain of (+4.87/+0.24%).

World Markets

The ten most watched world markets experienced a 60/40 split as the North American Markets, including the DOW Jones Industrial, S&P500, NASDAQ, the European Markets including the CAC 40 of France, Germany’s DAX, SENEX of India and the Shanghai Composite all closed up; Japan’s highly traded Nikkei 225, the Hong Kong Hang Seng, Mexico’s IPC, Canada’s S&P TSX Composite, and London’s FTSE 100 all closed down.

Nikkei 225

The Japanese Nikkei 225, hit its high at the opening bell Monday, bounced slightly, peaking again on Wednesday before falling steadily for the remainder of the week to end the trading week down, with triple digit losses, at 19,285.63 for an loss of (-185.49/-0.95%). 

Gainers for the week include Panasonic Corp (+45.50/+2.98%), Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co Ltd (+8.00/+2.94%), Unitika Ltd (+1.00/1.85%), Teijin Ltd (+6.00/+1.48%).

Losers include Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (-19.00/-5.15%), Advantest Corp (-79.00/-4.93%), Marubeni Corp (-36.10/-4.90%) and Resona Holdings Inc (-29.60/-4.65%).

Active on the Nikkei include Mizuho Financial Group Inc, in 15 straight weeks of strong trading, moved 209.78M shares, the highest active trading stock on the Nikkei and still not enough for a rally, and closed down at ¥215.00 for a loss of (-3.50%), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc in medium trading moved 68.02M shares to close down at ¥750.00 for a loss of (+1.97%), Toshiba Corp also in medium trading moved 62.10M shares to close up at ¥510.10 for a loss of (-4.03%),

FTSE 100

London Markets began the trading week on a climb, peaking for the week high at the opening bell Tuesday, and tumbled from that point to finish the trading week down with middle double digit losses to end the week at 6855.02 with a loss of (-40.31/-0.58%).

Gainers in the FTSE 100 include Carnival PLC (+199.00/+6.58%), InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (+72.50/+2.80%), Shire PLC (+100.00/+1.88%), International Consolidated Airlines Group (+7.82/+1.33%).

Losers include Anglo American PLC (-35.50/-3.30%), Glencore PLC (-9.50/-3.20%), Weir Group PLC (-56.00/-3.15%) and Randgold Resources Ltd (-153.00/-3.12%).

Active on the FTSE 100 included Lloyds Banking Group PLC moving 86.47M shares in strong trading, closed down at €79.03 for a loss of (-0.88%), HSBC Holdings PLC, in medium trading moved 55.69M shares to close down at €577.20 per share for loss of (-0.77%), Vodafone Group PLC, in light trading moved 38.08M shares to close up at €224.40 per share for a gain of (+0.18%), and Glencore PLC also in light trading moved 31.15M shares to close down at €287.70 for a loss of (-3.20).

Hang Seng Index

The Hang Sang Index, moved opposite the Nikkei starting the trading week down, rallying hitting  its peak on Wednesday, bouncing slightly, peaking again Thursday, unable to sustain tripped, in strong trading to closed down with barely double digit losses.

The Hang Seng closed down at 24,486.20 with double digit loses of (-10.88/-0.04%).

Gainers on the Hang Seng Index include China Resources Land Ltd (Hong Kong) (+1.25/+6.00%), China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.95/+3.94%), Belle International Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.13/+1.50%), BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.35/+1.26%).

Active trading on the Heng Seng Hong Kong Index includes Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in intense trading, moved 309.26M shares to close down at HK$5.53 (-0.72%), Bank of China Ltd, in intense trading, 258.11M shares to close down at HK$4.32 (-0.92%), China Construction Bank Corp also in intense trading moved 167.46M shares to close down at HDK$6.33 (-0.78%) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp in medium trading moved 66.17M shares to close down $HK6.02 (-0.50%).

Losers for the week include Lenovo Group Ltd (Hong Kong) (-0.28/-2.48), Hengan International Group Co Ltd (-1.60/-1.74%), Bank of China Ltd (-0.04/-0.92%), PetroChina Co Ltd (-0.07/-0.84%).

Source: Bing Finance

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