Dow Power: Market Close for Monday, August 20, 2012

The Dow was down nearly 40 points this morning but powered it’s way back to close near unchanged.

The Dow closed down -3.56 (-0.03%) at 13,271.64.

Dow gainers, 11 of them, were led by HPQ (+2.92%), BAC, JPM, MRK and MCD,

Losers were ed by AXP, VZ, T, CSCO and MSFT.

The dollar was up against the euro and British pound, but dropped against the Japanese yen.

Oil for September delivery slipped 4 cents to $95.97 a barrel.

Gold futures for December delivery added $3.60 cents to $1,623.00 an ounce.

The price on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury was unchanged, leaving the yield at 1.82% from late Friday.

Tomorrow before the open, notable stocks expected to report earnings include AMWD, BKS, BBY, DAKT, DSW, GLOG, GSM, MDT, TECD, and TSL.

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