DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, August 29, 2016

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Cisco (CSCO), Microsoft (MSFT) and Procter & Gamble (PG).There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +10 points.

Friday the Dow was down -33.07 (-0.18%) at 18,448.41.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +5.57%.

There were 9 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Merck (MRK) +0.85% and Intel (INTC) +0.48%.

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Verizon (VZ) -1.29% and McDonald’s (MCD) -0.86%.

Friday brings us The Jobs Report.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mostly lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up one-tenth of a cent at $2.215 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Wal-Mart (WMT)

Wal-Mart (WMT) is up +16.05% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jul personal spending expected +0.3%, Jun +0.4%. Jul personal income expected +0.4%, Jun +0.2%.

0830 ET Jul PCE deflator expected unch m/m and +0.8% y/y, Jun +0.1% m/m and +0.9% y/y. Jul core PCE deflator expected +0.1% m/m and +1.5% y/y, Jun +0.1% m/m and +1.6% y/y.

1030 ET Aug Dallas Fed manufacturing outlook level of general business activity expected -1.7 to -3.0, Jul -1.3.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1600 ET USDA Weekly Crop Progress.

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