Money News: North American, European Markets Close Down; Asian Markets, Mexico Up

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The DOW Jones Industrial Average, wrestling the Bear took a hit for the fourth straight week, closing down and setting a global tone across the European Markets with the Asian Markets breaking away to close up.  

The DOW opened the trading week down, barely exhibiting a pulse over the first two days of the trading week. A Wednesday rally saw a strong serge where the DOW remained with only a mild end of week dip.  Unfortunately, the late week surge was not strong enough to carry the limping DOW. The DOW ended the trading week down at 17,898.84 (-140.53/-0.78%). Opening at 18,035.83, the DOW held a day range of 17,857.07-to-18,035.83.

Gainers include Benefitfocus Inc (+5.20/+13.36%) with a closing price of $44.11 per share, Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC (+1.88/+10.80%) with a closing price of $19.29 per share, Atara Biotherapeutics Inc also closed up at $48.00 for a gain of (+3.85/+8.72%) and Amicus Therapeutics Inc closing up at $14.34 per share for a gain of (+1.05/+7.90%)

Losers for the week include Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc closing down at $110.13 per share for a loss of (-12.46/-10.16%), CIM Commercial Trust Corp closing down at $17.65 with a loss of (-1.44/-7.54%), Foundation Medicine Inc (-2.45/-6.93%) with a closing price of $32.90, and Exact Sciences Corp (-1.90/-6.68%) with a closing price of $26.55.

Active for the week included Apple Inc moved 36.89M shares in medium trading to close down at $127.17 per share for a loss of (-1.10%), Intel Corp in light trading moved 31.63M shares closing down at $31.32 per share with a loss of (-1.66%), Microsoft Corp in light trading moved 23.93M shares closing down at $45.97 per share with a loss of (-1.01%) and Cisco Systems Inc in light trading moved 21.92M shares, closing up at $28.54 per share for a loss of (-1.11%),

The NASDAQ closed down at 5,051.10 for a gain of (-31.41/-0.62%).

The S&P 500 also closed down at 2,094.11 for a loss of (-14.75/-0.70%).

World Markets 50/50 Split

The ten most watched world markets closed the trading week with a 50/50 split. The North American Markets including the DOW Jones Industrial, S&P500, NASDAQ, Canada's S&P TSX Composite, Central European Markets London's FTSE 100, CAC 40 of France and Germany's DAX and all closed down.  Asian Markets, Hong Kong Hang Seng, Japan's highly traded Nikkei 225, Shanghai Composite and SENEX of India as well as Mexico's IPC closing up.

Nikkei 225

The Japanese Nikkei 225, began the trading week with a gradual declines with a mild rally beginning midweek which carried the Nikkei throughout the remainder of the week and continued with a slight rally on Friday closing the trading week up at 20,407.08 with double digit gain of (+24.11/+0.12%). 

Gainers for the week include Minebea Co Ltd (+91.00/+4.28%), Okuma Corp (+44.00/+3.15%), Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co Ltd (+72.00/+3.14%), Fujitsu Ltd (+18.80/+2.64%).

Losers include Osaka Gas Co Ltd (-19.10/-3.63%), Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co Ltd (-13.00/-3.49%), Chubu Electric Power Co Inc (-61.50/-3.25%) and Toho Zinc Co Ltd (-14.00/-3.15%).

Active on the Nikkei include Mizuho Financial Group Inc, in 26 straight weeks of strong trading, moving an impressive 246.47M shares to close up at ¥261.80 for a gain of (+261.80%), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc, in strong trading moved 95.39M shares to close down at ¥885.90 for a loss of (-0.67%), Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc in medium trading, moved 50.43M shares to break down at ¥669.00 for a loss of (-1.33%), and Toshiba Corp, also in mild trading, moved 39.01M shares to close down ¥436.90 for a loss of (-1.02%).

FTSE 100

London Markets opened the trading week with a series of small gains and strong declines, with a strong rally by midweek the FTSE nearly recouped all losses. The gains were followed with a end of week decline rally to close the trading week down at 6,784.92 with double digit losses of (-61.82/-0.90%).

Gainers in the FTSE 100 include Royal Mail PLC (+12.70/+2.57%), BT Group PLC (+7.45/+1.67%), ITV PLC (+3.20/+1.20%) and easyJet PLC (+13.00/+0.82%).

Losers include Johnson Matthey PLC (-102.00/-3.19%), Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (-50.00/-2.55%), CRH PLC (-48.00/-2.55%) and Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (-9.60/-2.25%).

Active on the FTSE 100 included Lloyds Banking Group PLC moving 87.99M shares in strong trading, closed up at €87.22 for a gain of (+0.11%), Glencore PLC in mild trading moved 23.34M shares to close up at €282.75 for a gain of (+0.53%), Vodafone Group PLC, in mild trading moved 23.13M shares to close down at €234.25 per share for a loss of (-1.16%), and Barclays PLC, in light trading moved 22.67M shares to close up at €269.80 per share for a gain of (+0.39%),

Hang Seng Index 

The Hang Sang Index began the trading week with a mild decline and roared back throughout the week with a strong and impressive rally. Sustaining a second small decline mid-week, the Hang Seng again rallied back with determination and closed the week up with impressive triple digit gains.

The Hang Seng closed down at 27,280.54 with triple digit gains of (+372.69/+1.39%).

Gainers on the Hang Seng Index include China Resources Land Ltd (+1.10/+4.56), China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd (Hong Kong) (+1.15/+4.17%), Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp (Hong Kong) (+0.56/+3.67%), Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (+10.40/+3.56%).

Active trading on the Heng Seng Hong Kong Index includes China Construction Bank Corp, in impressive trading moved 312.96M shares to close down at HDK$7.71 (+0.39%), Bank of China Ltd, in strong trading, moved an impressive 277.25M shares to close down at HK$5.32 (+1.33%), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd, also in strong trading, moved 168.73M shares to close down at HK$6.66 (+1.22%), and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp in medium trading moved 75.91M shares to close down HK$6.50 (+1.72%).

Losers for the week include Belle International Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong) (-0.18/-1.74), China Resources Power Holdings Co Ltd (Hong Kong) (-0.25/-1.15%), Cathay Pac Air (Hong Kong) (-0.10/-0.54%).

Source: Bing Finance

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