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Money News: DOW, NASDAQ, S&P Close Up; London Hits New Record; European Markets Close Up; Nikkei Falls

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The DOW Jones Industrial Average, managed once again to keep the bear market at bay, and closed the trading week up with double digit gains as the upswing carried over into European Markets with London closing with a record high.

The DOW had a roller coaster week, moving up and falling throughout the week, rallying in earnest Thursday near the closing bell Thursday and continued to gain all day Friday ending the trading week up at 18,057.65 (+98.92/+0.55%). Opening at 17,956.73, the DOW held a day range of 17,945.55-to-18,066.76.

Gainers include General Electric (+2.78/+10.78%) with a closing price of $28.52 per share, Caterpillar Inc (+1.92/+2.38%) with a closing price of $82.60 per share, Intel Corp (+0.70/+2.22%) with a closing price of $31.94, and Cisco Systems Inc (+0.43/+1.56%) with a closing price of $28.06.

Losers for the week include Nike Inc closing down at $100.00 per share down (-0.68/-0.68%), Coco-Cola Co closing down at $40.88 with a loss of (-0.14/-0.34%), Merck & Co Inc also closed down at $57.25 for a loss of (-0.18/-0.31%) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc closing down at $80.66 per share for a loss of (-0.17/-0.21%)

Active for the week included General Electric Co  moved in intense trading 323.57M shares closing up at $28.52 per share with a gain of (+10.78%), Apple Corp moved 35.65M shares in mild trading to close up at $127.10 per share for a gain of (+0.43%), Microsoft Corp in light trading moved 22.06M shares, closing down at $41.72 per share for a gain of (+0.58%),  and Intel Corp in light trading moved 21.93M shares closing up at $31.94 per share with a gain of (+2.22%).

The NASDAQ closed up at 4,995.98 for a gain of (+21.41/+0.43%).

The S&P 500 also closed up at 2,102.06 for a gain of (+10.88/+0.52%).

World Markets

The ten most watched world markets experienced a 70/30 split as the North American Markets, including the DOW Jones Industrial, S&P500, NASDAQ, Canada's S&P TSX Composite, the European Markets including London's FTSE 100, CAC 40 of France, and Germany's DAX, and the Asian Markets including the Shanghai Composite and Hong Kong Hang Seng, all closed up. Mexico's IPC, SENEX of India and Japan's highly traded Nikkei 225 all closed down.

Nikkei 225

The Japanese Nikkei 225, began the week down, slowly climbing hitting its week high at Friday's opening bell and quickly plummeted evening out and slowly gaining until the close to end the trading week down, at 19,907.63 for a double digit loss of (-30.09/+0.15%). 

Gainers for the week include Aeon Co Ltd (+77.50/+5.37%), Pioneer Corporation (+11.00/+4.96%), Alps Electric Co Ltd (+137.00/+4.63%), Unitika Ltd (+2.00/+3.57%).

Losers include Shinsei Bank, Ltd (-5.00/-2.08%), Furukawa Co Ltd (-4.00/-1.87%), Hino Motors Ltd (-30.00/-1.79%) and Nippon Soda Co Ltd (-12.00/-1.69%).

Active on the Nikkei include Mizuho Financial Group Inc, in 17 straight weeks of strong trading, moved 81.08M shares, the highest active trading stock on the Nikkei and still not enough for a rally, closed down at ¥214.10 for a loss of (-0.09%), Unitika Ltd also in medium trading moved 55.46M shares to close up at ¥58.00 for a gain of (+3.57%), Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc in medium trading moved 48.60M shares to close down at ¥782.20 for a loss of (-0.46%) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, in light trading, moved 29.79M shares to close down ¥311.00 for a loss of (-2.20%).

FTSE 100

London Markets began the trading week on a climb peaking mid-week with a record high, and immediately fell tumbling slightly and rallying again, climbing slowly to finish the trading with a record high close of 7089.77 and solid double digit gains of (+74.41/+1.06%).

Gainers in the FTSE 100 include Shire PLC (+265.00/+4.89%), Aberdeen Asset Management PLC (+21.00/+4.33%), ITV PLC (+8.80/+3.37%) and Randgold Resources Ltd (+129.25/+2.72%).

Losers include Kingfisher PLC (-4.10/-1.12%), Rio Tinto PLC (-28.00/-0.98%), CRH PLC (-16.00/-0.88%) and Anglo American PLC (-6.00/-0.59%).

Active on the FTSE 100 included Lloyds Banking Group PLC moving 79.60M shares in strong trading, closed down at €79.29 for a loss of (-0.49%), HSBC Holdings PLC also in medium trading moved 63.34M shares to close up at €611.10 per share for a gain of (+1.18), Barclays PLC, in light trading moved 37.49M shares to close down at €256.95 per share for loss of (-0.39%), Vodafone Group PLC, in light trading moved 32.22M shares to close up at €229.03 per share for a gain of (+1.47%).

Hang Seng Index

The Hang Sang Index began the trading week down and slowly rallied, hitting the week high on Thursday before falling slightly, a second rally came on Friday and continued through until the closing bell to close the trading week up with strong triple digit gains.

The Hang Seng closed up at 27,272.39 with triple digit gains of (+328.00/+1.22%).

Gainers on the Hang Seng Index include Ping An Insurance Group (Hong Kong) (+5.60/+5.70%), Belle International Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.46/+4.36%), Power Assets Holdings Ltd (Hong Kong) (+2.20/+2.84%), Hang Lung Properties Ltd (Hong Kong) (+0.60/+2.56%).

Active trading on the Heng Seng Hong Kong Index includes Bank of China Ltd, in intense trading, moved 490.62M shares to close up at HK$5.00 (+1.83%), China Construction Bank Corp also in intense trading moved 474.69M shares to close up at HDK$7.09 (+1.00%), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, in intense trading, moved 465.20M shares to close up at HK$6.25 (+0.64%),  and PetroChina Co Ltd in strong trading moved 177.01M shares to close breaking even $HK9.93 (+0.00%).

Losers for the week include China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd (Hong Kong) (-2.05/-4.54), China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd (-0.32/-2.30%), Want Want China Holdings Ltd (-0.21/-2.29%), China Resources Land Ltd (-0.50/-2.00%).

Source: Bing Finance

 

 

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