Financial news on April 18, 2006

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By HEATHER TIMMONS - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.24 19.48 18.60 19.39 78.1M
Microsoft MSFT 26.90 27.50 26.82 27.22 56.3M
Cisco Systems CSCO 20.94 21.50 20.73 21.47 50.5M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 52.65 52.93 49.51 49.67 41.6M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 13.75 14.01 13.69 14.00 41.1M
General Electric GE 33.52 33.97 33.21 33.87 33.3M
Apple AAPL 65.00 66.47 64.79 66.22 28.4M
Pfizer PFE 24.45 24.93 24.42 24.93 25.6M
ExxonMobil XOM 62.49 63.80 62.45 63.54 22.3M
Comcast CMCSA 28.22 29.05 28.15 28.83 21.4M
Alphabet GOOGL 407.54 409.83 401.50 404.24 16.3M
AT&T Inc. T 25.59 26.02 25.45 25.94 15.6M
ConocoPhillips COP 69.15 70.81 68.98 70.64 15M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 57.70 58.14 57.67 58.13 12.7M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.60 33.38 32.60 33.20 12.5M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.05 33.65 32.00 33.48 11.6M
Procter & Gamble PG 55.94 56.37 55.84 55.85 11.2M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.14 42.75 42.07 42.60 11.1M
Schlumberger SLB 63.20 64.66 63.11 64.48 10.7M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.14 46.52 46.07 46.40 10.5M
Amgen AMGN 69.94 71.20 69.60 70.97 10.5M
Home Depot HD 40.37 41.44 40.24 41.32 9.38M
Altria MO 68.70 69.52 68.40 69.44 9.27M
Chevron CVX 59.85 60.96 59.85 60.87 9.22M
Merck MRK 33.73 34.49 33.72 34.48 9.1M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41.07 41.75 41.07 41.68 9.04M
International Business Machines IBM 81.89 83.53 81.70 83.31 7.91M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.47 24.90 24.47 24.83 7.57M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.74 28.19 27.70 28.09 7.36M
United Technologies UTX 57.75 59.05 57.05 58.90 6.1M
Coca-Cola KO 41.05 41.49 41.05 41.30 5.76M
Gilead Sciences GILD 61.31 62.48 60.76 61.84 5.6M
McDonald's MCD 34.32 34.68 34.11 34.48 5.44M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 64.39 65.18 63.80 65.06 5.22M
Amazon AMZN 35.48 36.45 35.20 36.28 4.6M
3M MMM 80.36 82.20 80.34 81.59 4.37M
Boeing BA 82.35 83.37 81.88 83.30 4.34M
Pepsico PEP 57.79 58.29 57.55 58.08 3.29M
Union Pacific UNP 92.69 96.00 92.69 95.98 1.69M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2862.00 2870.00 2839.00 2850.00 45.7K
Exchange Rates of April 18, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.060 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.140 CAD 1 CAD = 0.877 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.267 CHF 1 CHF = 0.789 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.022 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 144.700 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.693 GBP 1 GBP = 1.443 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.665 AUD 1 AUD = 0.601 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.409 CAD 1 CAD = 0.710 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.567 CHF 1 CHF = 0.638 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.401 AUD 1 AUD = 0.417 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.033 CAD 1 CAD = 0.492 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.260 CHF 1 CHF = 0.443 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.846 CAD 1 CAD = 1.182 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.941 CHF 1 CHF = 1.063 AUD

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