Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 21:24 EDT

Latest Price index Stories

2011-08-16 08:46:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through July 2011, released today by S&P Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed that second mortgages default rates experienced the largest decrease in July from 1.40% to 1.25%. First mortgage and bank card default rates decreased to 1.93% and 5.64%, respectively, from June rates of 2.02% and 5.69%. Auto loan default rate went down...

2011-08-16 03:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain declined 0.2 percent in June to 106.9 (2004 = 100), following no change in May, and a 0.2 percent decrease in April. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity decreased 0.1 percent in June, to 100.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decrease in May and a 0.1 percent...

2011-07-26 08:52:00

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through May 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed a second consecutive month of increase in prices for the 10- and 20-City Composites. The 10- and 20-City Composites were up 1.1% and 1.0%, respectively, in May over April. Sixteen of the 20 MSAs and both Composites posted positive monthly increases; Detroit, Las Vegas and Tampa were down over the...

2011-07-21 08:33:00

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.58% over the 12-months ending May 2011. The annual growth rate for the Composite accelerated from its all-time low of +5.37% posted in April 2011. This is still 3.16 percentage points below the highest rate for the Composite...

2011-07-20 02:00:00

LONDON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following extensive research and development, CRU will officially increase the frequency of their monthly US Midwest Plate (A36) price index to weekly from July 20th. "With the continued success of our weekly hot-rolled, cold-rolled and galvanised coil price indices in North America, plate is a natural extension of our flat products portfolio", commented Robert Edwards, CRU's North American flat products analyst. He went on to say, "A...

2011-07-19 08:30:00

NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through June 2011, released today by S&P Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed first and second mortgages default rates decreased in June to 2.02% and 1.40%, respectively, from May rates of 2.09% and 1.42%. Auto loans default rate went down from 1.34% in May to 1.29% in June; and bank cards experienced the largest decrease in June...

2011-07-19 08:10:00

NEW YORK, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P 500 companies with full reporting information posted 46.3% of their sales from outside of the United States in 2010, down slightly from the 46.6% posted in 2009 and significantly below the 47.9% recorded in 2008, according to research published today by S&P Indices. The data is derived from the 255 companies within the S&P 500 that have full reporting information. "While the percentage of foreign sales posted a slight tick-downward...

2011-07-14 03:00:00

NEW YORK, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain was unchanged in May at 107.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.2 percent decrease in April, and a 0.5 percent decrease in March. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity decreased 0.1 percent in May, at 101.0 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decrease in April and a 0.1...

2011-06-29 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Indices announced today that preliminary results show that S&P 500 stock buybacks increased 62.6% to $89.8 billion during the first quarter of 2011, up from the $55.3 billion registered during the first quarter of 2010. The quarter represents the seventh consecutive quarterly increase for buybacks, but only a modest 4.0% increase over the fourth quarter of 2010 ($86.4 billion). "The 4.0% increase in buybacks from last quarter is...

2011-06-28 08:54:00

NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through April 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller(1) Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, show a monthly increase in prices for the 10- and 20-City Composites for the first time in eight months. The 10- and 20-City Composites were up 0.8% and 0.7%, respectively, in April versus March. Both indices are lower than a year ago; the 10-City Composite fell 3.1% and the 20-City Composite is down...