Money News: Dow Closes Up, World Markets Split

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The DOW Jones Industrial Average, managed to defy analysts once again and closed the trading week up for the third straight week with mild double digit gains setting a tone despite split showings across the ten most watched market in the world.

The DOW opened the trading week down with sharp declines Monday followed by a incremental rallies with strong gains Thursday followed by a slow steady gains throughout Friday to end the trading week up at 18,272.56 (+20.32/+0.11%). Opening at 18,251.97, the DOW held a day range of 18,215.07-to-18,272.72.

Gainers include Cisco Systems (+0.51/+1.76%) with a closing price of $29.54 per share, Nike Inc (+1.56/+1.51%) with a closing price of $104.99 per share, Home Depot Inc (+1.45/+1.30%) with a closing price of $113.34, and E I du Pont de Nemours & Company (+0.58/+0.83%) with a closing price of $70.24.

Losers for the week include Microsoft Corp closing down at $48.29 per share for a loss of (-0.42/-0.86%), Boeing Co closing down at $146.91 with a loss of (-1.05/-0.71%), American Express Co also closed down at $80.22 for a loss of (-0.52/-0.64%) and Visa Inc closing down at $69.56 per share for a loss of (-0.42/-0.60%)

Active for the week included Apple Inc moved 33.58M shares in medium trading to close up at $128.76 per share for a loss of (-0.12%), Cisco Systems Inc in light trading moved 29.56M shares closing up at $29.54 per share with a gain of (+1.76%), General Electric Co in light trading moved 21.79M shares closing down at $27.29 per share with a loss of (-0.38%) and Microsoft Corp in light trading moved 19.67M shares, closing down at $48.29 per share for a loss of (-0.86%),

The NASDAQ closed down at 5,048.29 for a loss of (-2.50/-0.05%).

The S&P 500 also closed up at 2,122.73 for a gain of (+1.63/+0.08%).

World Markets 60/40 split

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

Nikkei 225

The Japanese Nikkei 225, began the trading week down and continued to fall throughout Monday and into Tuesday when the Nikkei fell sharply followed with mild rallies for the remainder of the trading week, the Nikkei hit the week high after a steady rally on Friday and closed up at 19,732.92 with double digit gains of (+162.92/+0.83%). 

Gainers for the week include Dentsu (+750.00/+13.84%), Marui Group Co Ltd (+69.00/+4.98%), Kao Corp (+251.00/+4.62%), Nitto Denko Corp (+362.00/+4.30%).

Losers include Nikon Corp (-210.50/-12.24%), Sharp Corp (-14.00/-7.00%), Sumco Corp., Ltd (-108.00/-5.79%) and T&D Holdings Inc (-94.00/-5.32%).

Active on the Nikkei include Sharp Corp moving 233.95M shares to close down at ¥186.00 for a loss of (-7.00%),  Mizuho Financial Group Inc, in 22 straight weeks of strong trading, moved 159.20M shares to closed up at ¥235.00 for a gain of (+2.31%), Toshiba Corp, also in strong trading, moved 114.69M shares to close up ¥412.00 for a loss of (-3.35%), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc, in medium trading moved 110.55M shares to close up at ¥878.60 for a gain of (+4.10).

FTSE 100

London Markets opened the trading week up hitting the week high at the opening bell on Monday followed by sharp declines and gradual rallies to finish down at 6,960.49 with small double digit losses of (-12.55/-0.18%).

Gainers in the FTSE 100 include Carnival PLC (+68.00/+2.21%), Aviva PLC (+9.50/+1.78%), Compass Group PLC (+19.33/+1.72%) and ITV PLC (+4.20/+1.62%).

Losers include Glencore PLC (-6.00/-2.01%), Coco-Cola HBC AG (-24.00/-1.69%), Anglo American PLC (-18.50/-1.67%) and Babcock International Group PLC (--18.00/-1.64%).

Active on the FTSE 100 included Lloyds Banking Group PLC moving 133.20M shares in strong trading, closed up at €88.88 for a gain of (+0.07%), Vodafone Group PLC, also in strong trading moved 50.70M shares to close up at €234.55 per share for loss of (-0.36%), Barclays PLC, in medium trading moved 30.82M shares to close even at €262.10 per share for a gain/loss of (+0.00%), and Glencore PLC in mild trading moved 20.83M shares to close down at €292.70 for a loss of (-2.01%).

Hang Seng Index

The Hang Sang Index began the trading week up with a strong showing at Monday’s opening bell followed by gradual declines and steady rallies throughout the remainder week until spiking Friday with the high for the week closing up with strong triple digit gains.

The Hang Seng closed up at 27,822.28 with triple digit gains of (+535.73/+1.96%).

Gainers on the Hang Seng Index include China Merchants Holdings (International) (+1.55/+4.81), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (Hong Kong) (+13.20/+4.79%), Hutchison Whampoa Ltd (Hong Kong) (+4.50/+4.07%), CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong) (+6.50/+4.01%).

Active trading on the Heng Seng Hong Kong Index includes Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in strong trading, moved 359.32M shares to close up at HK$6.60 (+1.69%), Bank of China Ltd, also in strong trading, moved 264.97M shares to close up at HK$5.15 (+1.78%), China Construction Bank Corp, in strong trading moved 262.64M shares to close up at HDK$7.42 (+1.50%), and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Co Ltd in medium trading moved 91.23M shares to close up $HK6.91 (+0.14%).

Losers for the week include Lenovo China Ltd (Hong Kong) (-0.32/-2.33), Kunlun Energy Co Ltd (Hong Kong) (-0.14/-1.51%), Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp Ltd (-0.10/-0.62%).

Source: Bing Finance

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