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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-11-04 04:10 PM
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32. closing numbers
Dow 10,469.84 +84.36 (+0.81%)
Nasdaq 2,061.27 +26.71 (+1.31%)
S&P 500 1,173.48 +10.57 (+0.91%)

10-Yr Bond 4.254% +0.000

NYSE Volume 1,397,064,000
Nasdaq Volume 1,755,370,000

and outdated blather (closing blather not in yet)

3:30PM: Market showing no signs of slowing going into the close... The renewed wave of buying has inched the Dow closer to its best levels since June, which is less than 300 points off its February highs,while the Nasdaq has just broken through its 2055 resistance level... But while the most active on the Nasdaq has been Microsoft (MSFT 29.92 +0.19) to the upside, the volume leader on the Big Board has been Nortel (NT ), which is off more than 6.0% late in the day after announcing plans to delay the release of its quarterly release and restate $3.1 bln in revenues...

Speaking of results, there are just a handful of companies reporting quarterly earnings after the close, and all eyes will be on Dell (DELL 37.20 +0.35)... Analysts expect Dell to report EPS of at least $0.33 on revenues of $12.5 bln... Other notable mentions are Kohl's (KSS 52.77 +0.57), Pixar (PIXR 79.34 +2.08) and Agilent (A 25.59 +0.54)... NYSE Adv/Dec 2314/948, Nasdaq Adv/Dec 1879/1163

3:00PM: Market breadth continues to widen as advancing issues on the Big Board enjoy a more than 2 to 1 edge over decliners while on the Nasdaq advancing issues are clearly outpacing decliners... Blue chips are on the move and even battery makers are getting in on the action flirting with new 52-week highs... Rayovac (ROV 28.15 +3.18), third in line behind industry leader Gilette (G 44.16 +0.22), beat analysts' expectations this morning with earnings of $0.60 per share on revenues of $351 mln...

Gilette, which owns Duracell, hasn't hit $44 a share since June while No. 2 battery maker Energizer Holdings (ENR 46.45 +1.19) is now just two bucks off its highs for the year...
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