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From Between the Hedges:

Stocks Finish Slightly Higher, Led by Energy Shares


Indices
S&P 500 1,284.13 +.20%
DJIA 11,076.02 unch.
NASDAQ 2,267.03 +.22%
Russell 2000 728.04 +.23%
Wilshire 5000 12,914.81 +.22%
S&P Barra Growth 606.82 +.15%
S&P Barra Value 673.86 +.25%
Morgan Stanley Consumer 611.68 +.32%
Morgan Stanley Cyclical 780.99 -.35%
Morgan Stanley Technology 529.87 +.27%
Transports 4,454.02 -.05%
Utilities 400.81 +.22%
Put/Call .85 -2.30%
NYSE Arms .75 -.43%
Volatility(VIX) 11.37 -4.05%
ISE Sentiment 118.00 -24.36%
US Dollar 90.54 -.34%
CRB 322.99 +1.12%

Futures Spot Prices
Crude Oil 61.95 +.30%
Unleaded Gasoline 176.85 +1.45%
Natural Gas 7.07 +.91%
Heating Oil 174.93 +.66%
Gold 547.20 -.05%
Base Metals 165.75 +.66%
Copper 224.50 -.02%
10-year US Treasury Yield 4.71% -.36%

Leading Sectors
Oil Service +1.99%
Energy +1.97%
Computer Hardware +1.47%

Lagging Sectors
Oil Tankers -.91%
Steel -1.07%
Airlines -1.16%

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Afternoon Recommendations
Goldman Sachs:
- Lowered STTX to Underperform.

Afternoon/Evening Headlines
Bloomberg:
- Bill Gross, CIO at PIMCO, told CNBC he expects one or two more interest-rate increases from the Fed.
- AstraZeneca Plc’s(AZN) cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor reduced artery-clogging plaque in test patients, the first time a pill has ever reversed the years of damage that lead to heart attacks, researchers said.
- Rambus Inc.(RMBS), after six years of pursuing patent litigation against memory chip makers, presents its first case to a jury this week at a trial against Hynix Semiconductor.
- General Motors(GM) will offer buyers as much as $1,000 per vehicle on older cars and trucks in US dealer inventories.
- Australian troops will stay in Iraq “well into

Source: Monday's US Market Wrap