The dollar index, a measure of the US currency against a weighted basket of peers, rallied 0.8 per cent to 98.37 after the previous day’s 2.4 per cent slide. The gauge hit a 12-year high on Wednesday of 100.51.
Friday’s moves in the US fixed income arena were viewed by many as a response to the previous day’s action, rather than the payrolls data.
The yield on the policy-sensitive two-year Treasury, which moves inversely to its price, initially climbed to within a whisker of 1 per cent, the highest for five years, before retreating to 0.95 per cent, down 1bp on the day. That left it flat on the week.
Meanwhile the US 10-year was down 5bp at 2.27 per cent — off the day’s peak of 2.36 per cent and 5bp up over the five days. The German 10-year yield rose 3bp to 0.69 per cent on Friday, for a weekly gain of 23bp.
Despite the dollar’s rebound, gold bounced $23 to $1,085 an ounce — a day after it hit a five-year low of $1,046. Over the week the precious metal was up $27.
BlackBerry Ltd(NASDAQ:BBRY)rose0.65% or 0.05 points on Friday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $7.71 the stock was seen hitting $7.85 as a peak level and $7.65 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $7.76. The daily volume was measured at 3.01 million shares. The company has a market cap of $4.05billion. The mean estimate for the short term price target for BBRY stands at $7.14 according to 21 Analysts. The higher price target estimate for the stock has been calculated at $11.00 while the lower price target estimate is at $5.00. On Jan 14, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $12.63 and the one year low was seen on Sep 29, 2015. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $7.54 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $7.86.
Community Health System(NYSE:CYH)witnessed a rise in the market cap on Fridayas its shares jumped0.65% or 0.18points. After the session commenced at $27.54, the stock reached the higher end at $28.07 while it hit a low of $27.27. With the volume soaring to 1.26 million shares, the last trade was called at $27.83. The company has a 52-week high of $65.00. The company has a market cap of $3.27billion and there are 118.19 million shares in outstanding. The 52-week low of the share price is $25.36. CYHhas dropped-46.98% during the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at -48.39%. The stock price is expected to reach $42.65 in the short term. The number of analysts agreeing with this consensus is 20. The higher estimate for the short term price target is at $83.00 while the lower estimate is at $29.00. On Jun 29, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $65.00 and the one year low was seen on Oct 22, 2015. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $29.91 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $48.18.
First Solar Inc.(NASDAQ:FSLR) traded up0.64% during trading on Friday, hitting $62.03. The stock had a trading volume of 1.54 million shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $54.80 and a 200-day moving average of $49.70. The stock has a market cap of $6.00billion.FSLRhas surged27.48% during the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 34.19%. The stock price is expected to reach $64.30 in the short term. The number of analysts agreeing with this consensus is 18. The higher estimate for the short term price target is at $81.00 while the lower estimate is at $38.00. On Apr 24, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $65.50 and the one year low was seen on Jan 20, 2015.