Market Overview

Hottest and Coldest Sectors for Friday 7/8/11

The S&P 500 lost 9.4 points, or 0.7%, in Friday's trading session, as a weaker-than-expected jobs report put an end to the recent market rally. The SPX is now 26.78 points lower than its 52-week high of 1370.58, which was set on May 2nd.

The Sector breakdown for Friday's session is as follows:

The S&P 500 Consumer Goods Sector was the strongest area of the index in Friday's session, losing 0.31% on the day. The Sector has gained 4.6% over the past 30 days. The worst performing stocks in the S&P Consumer Goods Sector in today's action were:

1) Dean Foods (NYSE: DF): Shares of Dean foods finished down 2.7% from Thursday's close to $12.09.

2) Leggett and Platt (NYSE: LEG): Shares of Leggett and Platt finished down 2.3% from Thursday's close to $24.23.

3) Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS): Shares of Hasbro finished down 2.3% from Thursday's close to $44.65.

Strength in the Sector: The following Consumer Goods showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM): Shares of Archer Daniels finished up 1.9% from Thursday's close to $31.04.

2) Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS): Shares of Electronic Arts finished up 0.9% from Thursday's close to $25.05.

3) Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS): Shares of Dr. Pepper Snapple finished up 0.7% from Thursday's close to $41.92.

The S&P 500 Telecomm Sector lost 0.33% in Friday's trading session. The Sector has gained 3.3% over the past 30 days. The worst performing stocks in the S&P Telecomm Sector in today's action were:

1) Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S): Shares of Sprint Nextel finished down 2.8% from Thursday's close to $5.49.

2) Leucadia National (NYSE: LUK): Shares of Leucadia National finished down 1.5% from Thursday's close to $35.32.

3) Centurylink (NYSE: CTL): Shares of Centurylink finished down 1% from Thursday's close to $40.31.

Strength in the Sector: The following Telecomm stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Metropcs Communications (NYSE: PCS): Shares of Metropcs finished up 0.3% from Thursday's close to $17.40.

2) Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR): Shares of Frontier finished up 8.2% from Thursday's close to $8.20.

3) Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ): Shares of Verizon finished up 0.2% from Thursday's close to $37.48.

The S&P 500 Health Care Sector lost 0.34% in Friday's session. The Sector has gained 2.3% over the past 30 days. The weakest performing stocks in the S&P Health Care Sector in today's action were:

1) Tenet Healthcare (NYSE: THC): Shares of Tenet Healthcare finished down 2.5% from Thursday's close to $6.30.

2) Zimmer Holdings (NYSE: ZMH): Shares of Zimmer Holdings finished down 1.8% from Thursday's close to $64.52.

3) Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX): Shares of Quest Diagnostics finished down 1.6% from Thursday's close to $59.61.

Strength in the Sector: The following Health Care stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK): Shares of Merck finished up 1.1% from Thursday's close to $36.12.

2) Watson Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: WPI): Shares of Watson Pharmaceuticals finished up 1% from Thursday's close to $69.85.

3) Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB): Shares of Biogen Idec finished up 0.8% from Thursday's close to $107.39.

The S&P 500 Utilities Sector lost 0.37% in Friday's trading session. The Sector has gained 2.7% over the past 30 days. The weakest performing stocks in the S&P Utilities Sector in today's action were:

1) Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE): Shares of Spectra Energy finished down 1% from Thursday's close to $27.66.

2) Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED): Shares of Consolidated Edison finished down 0.9% from Thursday's close to $53.56.

3) Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG): Shares of Public Service Enterprise finished down 0.9% from Thursday's close to $32.54.

Strength in the Sector: The following Utilities stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Edison International (NYSE: EIX): Shares of Edison International finished up 0.7% from Thursday's close to $39.05.

2) Nicor (NYSE: GAS): Shares of Nicor finished up 0.3% from Thursday's close to $56.28.

The S&P 500 Technology Sector lost 0.5% in Friday's trading session. The Sector has gained 6.1% over the past 30 days. The weakest performing stocks in the S&P Technology Sector in today's action were:

1) JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU): Shares of JDS Uniphase finished down 4.6% from Thursday's close to $15.94.

2) Motorola Mobility Holdings (NYSE: MMI): Shares of Motorola Mobility finished down 4.4% from Thursday's close to $21.64.

3) Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD): Shares of Advanced Micro finished down 2.8% from Thursday's close to $6.95.

4) Google (NASDAQ: GOOG): Shares of Google finished down 2.7% from Thursday's close to $531.99.

Strength in the Sector: The following Technology stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL): Shares of Apple finished up 0.7% from Thursday's close to $359.71.

2) Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT): Shares of Microsoft finished up 0.6% from Thursday's close to $26.92.

3) Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM): Shares of Akamai finished up 0.4% from Thursday's close to $31.66.

The S&P 500 Consumer Services Sector lost 0.54% in Friday's trading session. The Sector has gained 6.7% over the past 30 days. The weakest performing stocks in the S&P Consumer Services Sector in today's action were:

1) News Corp (NASDAQ: NWSA): Shares of News Corp finished down 3.9% from Thursday's close to $16.75.

2) Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI): Shares of Scripps Networks finished down 3.5% from Thursday's close to $47.39.

3) Gannett (NYSE: GCI): Shares of Gannet finished down 2.9% from Thursday's close to $14.18.

Strength in the Sector: The following Consumer Services Stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ: WYNN): Shares of Wynn finished up 2.3% from Thursday's close to $161.15.

2) Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE): Shares of Expedia finished up 1.4% from Thursday's close to $30.68.

3) Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX): Shares of Netflix finished up 0.9% from Thursday's close to $295.14.

The S&P 500 Oil & Gas Sector lost 0.65% in Friday's trading session. The Sector has gained 3.8% over the past 30 days. The worst performing stocks in the S&P Oil & Gas Sector in today's action were:

1) Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR): Shares of Denbury finished down 2.7% from Thursday's close to $19.86.

2) Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB): Shares of Williams Companies finished down 2.3% from Thursday's close to $29.58.

3) Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR): Shares of Nabors finished down 2% from Thursday's close to $24.43.

Strength in the Sector: The following Oil & Gas stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK): Shares of Chesapeake finished up 0.2% from Thursday's close to $30.58.

2) EQT (NYSE: EQT): Shares of EQT finished up 0.1% from Thursday's close to $54.51.

The S&P 500 Basic Materials Sector lost 0.9% in Friday's trading session. The Sector has gained 7.8% over the past 30 days. The worst performing stocks in the S&P Basic Materials Sector in today's action were:

1) Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR): Shares of Alpha Natural finished down 2.7% from Thursday's close to $45.29.

2) AK Steel Holding (NYSE: AKS): Shares of AK Steel finished down 2.4% from Thursday's close to $16.22.

3) Dow Chemical (NYSE: DOW): Shares of Dow Chemical finished down 2.1% from Thursday's close to $36.38.

Strength in the Sector: The following Basic Materials stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) CF Industries (NYSE: CF): Shares of CF Industries finished up 2.3% from Thursday's close to $149.01.

2) Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF): Shares of Cliffs finished up 0.9% from Thursday's close to $97.42.

The S&P 500 Industrials Sector lost 1.16% in Friday's trading session. The Sector has gained 6.7% over the past 30 days. The weakest performing stocks in the S&P Industrials Sector in today's action were:

1) Vulcan Materials (NYSE: VMC): Shares of Vulcan finished down 4.2% from Thursday's close to $38.03.

2) Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A): Shares of Agilent finished down 4.1% from Thursday's close to $50.23.

3) Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI): Shares of Robert Half finished down 4% from Thursday's close to $26.68.

Strength in the Sector: The following Industrials stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Ball Corp (NYSE: BLL): Shares of Ball finished up 0.7% from Thursday's close to $40.36.

2) Fluor (NYSE: FLR): Shares of Fluor finished up 0.3% from Thursday's close to $66.99.

3) Fastenal (NASDAQ: FAST): Shares of Fastenal finished up 0.2% from Thursday's close to $36.63.

The S&P 500 Financials Sector was the worst performing area of the index in Friday's session, losing 1.24% on the day. The Sector has gained 5.9% over the past 30 days. The weakest performing stocks in the S&P 500 Financials Sector in today's action were:

1) BB&T (NYSE: BBT): Shares of BB&T finished down 3.3% from Thursday's close to $26.09.

2) Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW): Shares of Charles Schwab finished down 3.2% from Thursday's close to $15.60.

3) Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN): Shares of Huntington finished down 3.1% from Thursday's close to $6.53.

4) Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS): Shares of Morgan Stanley finished down 3% from Thursday's close to $22.30.

5) CB Richard Ellis (NYSE: CBG): Shares of CB Richard Ellis finished down 3% from Thursday's close to $25.28.

Strength in the Sector: The following Financials stocks showed signs of strength in Friday's session, despite negative overall Sector performance:

1) Kimco Realty (NYSE: KIM): Shares of Kimco finished up 0.7% from Thursday's close to $19.50.

2) Western Union (NYSE: WU): Shares of Western Union finished up 0.5% from Thursday's close to $19.77.

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