Even though the drop was minor the bears seem to be winning with declining issues
beating advancing by a wide margin with 36 stocks down versus six up for the week.
outnumbered rising ones 435 to 400, with 49 closing unchanged.
outnumbered advancers for a 1.47-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and for a 1.71-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.
outnumbered advancers for a 2.22-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and for a 1.69-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.
Advancing issues dominated declining issues
by a 25-to-6 count.<br />Orchids Paper closed out the week with a strong showing, with over 195,000 shares traded, versus an average daily volume of just over 132,000.
outnumbered advancing ones 981 to 482 on the First Section, while 202 remained unchanged in the morning.
overwhelmed rising ones 475 to 326, with 75 others closing unchanged.
outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 3.90-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.96-to-1 ratio favored decliners.
Advancing issues outpaced declining issues
by a better than 2-to-1 margin.<br />Williams Partners jumped $3.74, or 9.98 percent, after parent Williams Cos.
On the TSE's First Section, declining issues
outnumbered advancing ones 1,042 to 450, while 164 remained unchanged in the morning.
led rising ones 418 to 398, with 62 others closing unchanged.
outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 2.22-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 2.95-to-1 ratio favored decliners.