Friday, June 27, 2008
Shares in fluffy white cats rally.
The Dow Jones dived a further 350 points yesterday, giving America’s key economic benchmark its worst June performance since the Great Depression, as oil hit a record and analysts said that the fallout from the credit crunch was far from over. Citigroup’s shares fell by $1.18, or 6.26 per cent, to $17.67 in New York, their lowest since October 1998, after William Tanona, a Goldman Sachs analyst, tripled the net loss he expects the group to make in its second quarter to 75 cents a share, or $3.75 billion (£1.9 billion). Shares in Merrill Lynch tumbled by $2.41, or 6.8 per cent, to $33.05, as Brad Hintz, an influential analyst with Sanford Bernstein, changed his second-quarter forecast for the group from an 82 cents a share profit to a loss of 93 cents a share, or $832 million.