Financial news on April 20, 2006

Business and Financial news
Rising Yuan Pushes China Upmarket

If the United States persuades China to push up the value of its currency, there could be some unintended consequences. Read more..

By KEITH BRADSHER - The New York Times

Stock Markets

Values are reported in US Dollars

Stock Ticker symbol Open High Low Close Volume
Intel INTC 19.78 19.94 19.40 19.45 127M
Apple AAPL 69.50 70.00 66.20 67.63 59.5M
Microsoft MSFT 27.04 27.19 26.70 27.03 45.6M
Cisco Systems CSCO 21.14 21.47 20.92 21.03 36.8M
Oracle Corp. ORCL 14.31 14.31 14.10 14.15 32.8M
General Electric GE 33.80 34.18 33.63 34.12 25.4M
Pfizer PFE 24.73 24.99 24.71 24.95 25M
Alphabet GOOGL 411.90 436.99 408.20 415.00 24.5M
ExxonMobil XOM 64.00 64.78 63.33 63.92 23.2M
Gilead Sciences GILD 65.62 66.20 64.70 65.16 21.4M
UnitedHealth Group UNH 49.35 50.78 49.05 50.12 19.3M
Schlumberger SLB 68.30 68.76 66.29 68.07 16.8M
AT&T Inc. T 25.75 25.78 25.34 25.34 15.9M
Procter & Gamble PG 56.16 56.80 55.77 56.26 15.6M
Amgen AMGN 68.00 69.01 66.67 68.51 15M
ConocoPhillips COP 70.25 70.90 69.00 69.86 14.6M
Abbott Laboratories ABT 41.29 41.97 40.90 41.91 13.2M
Verizon Communications VZ 32.67 32.91 32.42 32.56 12.2M
HP Inc. HPQ 32.80 33.92 32.62 33.81 11.1M
Chevron CVX 60.70 60.93 59.39 60.03 8.97M
Wal-Mart Stores WMT 46.37 46.71 46.26 46.40 8.84M
Comcast CMCSA 28.70 29.01 28.54 28.58 8.46M
JPMorgan Chase JPM 42.50 42.95 42.38 42.60 8.44M
Merck MRK 34.62 35.26 34.52 35.00 8.37M
Altria MO 69.50 70.34 69.15 70.04 8.02M
Walt Disney & Co. DIS 27.46 27.54 27.29 27.34 8.01M
United Technologies UTX 63.29 64.27 63.04 64.21 8M
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 58.06 58.50 58.02 58.22 7.62M
International Business Machines IBM 81.65 82.85 81.64 82.02 6.24M
Pepsico PEP 58.02 58.21 57.30 57.30 6.2M
Coca-Cola KO 41.74 42.24 41.55 41.81 6.12M
Bristol-Myers Squibb BMY 24.83 25.00 24.50 24.69 5.45M
Amazon AMZN 36.70 37.20 36.23 36.34 5.39M
Home Depot HD 40.85 41.18 40.37 40.81 5.35M
McDonald's MCD 34.55 35.11 34.55 35.08 5.01M
Boeing BA 84.71 86.26 84.71 85.50 4.45M
3M MMM 81.85 82.97 81.37 82.60 4.28M
Wells Fargo & Co. WFC 64.70 65.43 64.61 65.03 3.78M
Union Pacific UNP 95.75 96.18 93.50 94.51 1.64M
Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B 2872.00 2879.00 2861.00 2870.00 29.5K
Exchange Rates of April 20, 2006
CurrenciesExchange Rates
US Dollar Japanese Yen 1 USD = 117.470 JPY 1 JPY = 0.009 USD
US Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 USD = 1.140 CAD 1 CAD = 0.878 USD
US Dollar Swiss Franc 1 USD = 1.278 CHF 1 CHF = 0.782 USD
US Dollar Chinese Yuan 1 USD = 8.011 CNY 1 CNY = 0.125 USD
Euro Japanese Yen 1 EUR = 144.660 JPY 1 JPY = 0.007 EUR
Euro Pound Sterling 1 EUR = 0.692 GBP 1 GBP = 1.444 EUR
Euro Australian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.671 AUD 1 AUD = 0.599 EUR
Euro Canadian Dollar 1 EUR = 1.403 CAD 1 CAD = 0.713 EUR
Euro Swiss Franc 1 EUR = 1.574 CHF 1 CHF = 0.635 EUR
Pound Sterling Australian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.412 AUD 1 AUD = 0.415 GBP
Pound Sterling Canadian Dollar 1 GBP = 2.026 CAD 1 CAD = 0.493 GBP
Pound Sterling Swiss Franc 1 GBP = 2.273 CHF 1 CHF = 0.440 GBP
Australian Dollar Canadian Dollar 1 AUD = 0.839 CAD 1 CAD = 1.191 AUD
Australian Dollar Swiss Franc 1 AUD = 0.942 CHF 1 CHF = 1.062 AUD

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