Vladimír Urbánek (Kurzy.cz)
World markets  |  March 05, 2013 16:18:35, updated

Dow Jones at the beginning of the day reached new historic highs

Leading U.S. stock index Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) at the beginning of today's trading rose to its new all-time high at 14 226.2 points, beating the previous high established before the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, at 14 164.3 points . In 2008, the index fell by as much as 38%, which represents the worst result for the last 77 years. Since its minimum at the height of the crisis to date index improved by more than 116%. Nevertheless awards companies from its base remains about 20% below the previous peak before the crisis, and as many as 15% below 20 years of average. During the market growth was restored about 10 billion market capitalization.

The Dow Jones was founded 116 years ago.Only title from the base of the index from the peak of the crisis in the spring of 2009, losing, Hewlett-Packard, who could not cope with the aggressive onset of popularity of smartphones and tablets, which considerably reduced the interest in traditional PCs. Title against the said day loses about 22%. The second worst title of a mere thirty elect is the world's largest company by market capitalization as a down Exxon Mobil, whose shares from the bottom of the spring of 2009 only strengthened by 38%. Among the best are companies such as American Express, Caterpillar and Home Depot with growth at 275%.

The market for this year is to increase the profitability of companies in the index base rate of 9.2% and 9% in 2014. Next year, the amount of profits expected to reach the index of about 120 USD per share, which exceeds more than twice the level of 2008.Such will be the highest earnings growth of 142%, which rose in the years 1993 to 1999 profits.

The average award for PE-based index of the last year was at 13.8. In 2007 it was 17.1 and 25.9 before break. "Com" bubble in 2000.

Current average dividend yield of the index in the range of 2.5%.

Chart of the Dow Jones
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