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Recent Mergers

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    Daily Market Commentary for February 7, 2011

    Recent Mergers

    Things were off to a good start in today's session after investors got wind of some recent mergers. (Read more at Millennium-Traders.Com)

    Economic data released today:

    Consumer Credit:
    U.S. Consumers Increase Credit-Card Use For First Time Since August 2008.

    At the NYSE closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange, here is how the major world indices and major U.S. stock indices ended the trading session on the world markets as well as the emerging markets including the stock market closing bell price:
    DOW (Dow Jones Industrial Average) gain 68.42 points, EOD 12,160.57
    NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) gain 46.64, EOD 8,335.14
    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) gain 14 points, EOD 2,783.30
    S&P 500 (SPX) gain 7.79 points, EOD 1,318.66
    BEL 20 (BEL20) gain 32.11 points, EOD 2,724.47
    CAC 40 (CAC40) gain 43.59 points, EOD 4,090.80
    FTSE100 (UKX100) gain 53.65 points, EOD 5,051.03
    NIKKEI 225 (NIK/O) gain 48.52 points, EOD 10,592.04

    New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 2,076, declined stock prices 1,003, unchanged stock prices 104, stock prices hitting new highs 343 and stock prices hitting new lows 20. NYSE quotes for volatile stocks and market trends, as well as stock quotes, stock prices and stock symbols of Day Trading Stock Picks on the New York Stock Exchange stock market for Day Trading online and active Day Trading for those who are or would like to be Day Trading for a living: ESI gain 1.69, HOD 67.39, LOD 64.63, EOD 66.23; CHK gain 1.21, HOD 32.17, LOD 30.97, EOD 31.27; CME shed 1.15, HOD 306.16, LOD 301.50, EOD 303.03; LVS gain 0.05, HOD 46.90, LOD 45.51, EOD 46.08; WY shed 0.72, HOD 23.73, LOD 22.58, EOD 23.58; CF gain 3.64, HOD 147.35, LOD 143.28, EOD 146.30.

    National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 1,826, declined stock prices 880, unchanged stock prices 95, stock prices hitting new highs 261 and stock prices hitting new lows 20. NASDAQ quotes, volatile stocks and market trends, as well as stock quotes, stock prices and stock symbols of Day Trading Stock Picks on the NASDAQ stock market for Day Trading online and active Day Trading for those who are or would like to be Day Trading for a living: FFIV gain 0.55, HOD 127.96, LOD 123.41, EOD 124.19; APKT gain 0.55, HOD 73.22, LOD 69.61, EOD 70.54; NFLX shed 2.08, HOD 222.81, LOD 217.95, EOD 217.99; AAPL gain 5.37, HOD 353.25, LOD 347.64, EOD 351.87.

    Market trends on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and stock market indicators for the trading session today:
    Advanced stock prices 292, declined stock prices 187, unchanged stock prices 30, stock prices hitting new highs 26 and stock prices hitting new lows 2.

    Chicago Board of Trade Futures Market for the day, at time of this posting:
    E-mini S&P 500 (ES) Mar 10: EOD 1315.75; Change 8.50
    E-mini NASDAQ-100 (NQ) Mar 10: EOD 2,346.50; Change 9.00
    E-mini DOW $5 (YM) Mar 10: EOD 12,109; Change 64
    Nikkei 225 (Yen) Mar 10: EOD 10,645; Change 15

    World Currencies for the Forex Market, for Forex Trading by active Forex Traders, at time of this posting:
    Euro 0.7359 to U.S. Dollars 1.36
    Japanese Yen 82.3050 to U.S. Dollars 0.0121
    British Pound 0.6206 to U.S. Dollars 1.6100
    Canadian Dollar 0.9902 to U.S. Dollars 1.01
    Swiss Franc 0.9554 to U.S. Dollars 1.05

    COMMODITY MARKETS:
    Energy Sector - Nymex:
    Light Crude (March 11) shed $1.55, EOD $87.48 per barrel ($US per barrel)
    Heating Oil (March 11) shed $0.01, EOD $2.71 a gallon ($US per gallon)
    Natural Gas (March 11) shed $0.20, EOD $4.10 per million BTU ($US per mmbtu.)
    Unleaded Gas (March 11) shed $0.01, EOD $2.45 gallon ($US per gallon)

    Metals Markets - Comex:
    Gold (April 11) shed $0.80, EOD $1,348.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Silver (March 11) gain $0.28, EOD $29.34 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Platinum (April 11) shed $1.60, EOD $1,844.20 ($US per Troy ounce)
    Copper (March 11) shed $0.00, EOD $4.58 ($US per pound)

    Livestock and Meat Markets - Chicago Mercantile Exchange (cents per lb.):
    Lean Hogs (April 11) gain $0.17, EOD $91.82
    Pork Bellies (February 11) unchanged, EOD $113.00
    Live Cattle (April 11) shed $1.27, EOD $113.00
    Feeder Cattle (March 11) shed $0.42, EOD $124.57

    Other Commodities - Chicago Board of Trade (cents per bushel):
    Corn (March 11) shed $3.75, EOD $674.75
    Soybeans (March 11) shed $9.00, EOD $1,424.50

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