|S&P 500 WEEK TOP 10
(07 JAN -13 JAN)
|Ticker||Weekly Price Change (%)||Close Price 13Jan11||Close Price 07Jan11||Market Cap($Mil)|
|Apollo Group Inc||APOL||11.6||42.39||37.98||6047.7|
|Micron Technology Inc.||MU||11.4||9.63||8.65||9593.8|
|Marathon Oil Corp||MRO||11.3||42.98||38.63||30512.0|
|Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.||JEC||7.7||48.75||45.27||6149.8|
|Whole Foods Market Inc||WFMI||7.6||52.31||48.60||9047.2|
|JDS Uniphase Corp||JDSU||7.5||17.46||16.24||3813.0|
|Cliffs Natural Resources Inc||CLF||7.5||87.40||81.33||11839.1|
Source: Capital IQ
Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) made the strongest move up of the week on the assumption that its small, inexpensive chips would power many of the new superphones including the new Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone and a number of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android-powered handsets–some of them made for 4G networks.
ITT (NYSE: ITT) rose as it announced that it would break itself into four pieces. Some consider this the beginning of the end of conglomerates. A better way to view it is that ITT should never existed in the first place.
Apollo Group (NASDAQ: APOL) is one of the unloved paid education companies. It posted better-than-expected earnings. Any news is good news for Apollo.
And, finally, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) keeps rising no matter what the reason. Its competition, the Redbox chain owned by Coinstar (NASDAQ: CSTR) had a bad quarter. So, Netflix probably had a good one.
Douglas A. McIntyre