Today’s Financial Outlook

….Wallstreet ended the week with modest gains after a report saying that jobless claims were down helping boost consumer sentiment-the dow gained over 74 points while the Nasdaq was up 16.5 points & the S&P stayed ahead by just over 9 points..


Stocks of local interest..were mixedin very narrow trading..movement was marginal led by a 1.5% increase at ameritrade which closed at 32.18 at&t was up a percent at 33.83..McDonalds posted a gain of over a percent finishing at  104.82  & Kimberly clark ended the week ahead by a percent at 117.28….while Fairchild semiconductor slipped a percent closing at 16.55 a fell 82 cents to 111.04..wal-mart continued to slide down 44 cents at 58.89..& idexx fell slightly ending trading at 73.70..