The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, December 23, 2016

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include JPMorgan (JPM) and Microsoft (MSFT). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -24 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -23.06 (-0.12%) at 19,918.88.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +14.31%.

There were 13 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Verizon (VZ) +1.28% and Chevron (CVX) +0.73%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Wal-Mart (WMT) -2.32% and Home Depot (HD) -1.02%.

It’s the last and full trading day before Christmas. Merry Christmas to all!

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.1 cents at $2.271 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/20/16 after the market close of $0.50, beating estimates calling for $0.431 per share.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Travelers (TRV)

Travelers (TRV) is up +8.20% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1000 ET Nov new home sales expected +2.1% to 575,000, Oct -1.9% to 563,000.

1000 ET Final-Dec University of Michigan U.S. consumer sentiment index expected unch at 98.0, prelim-Dec +4.2 to 98.0.

1200 ET USDA Nov Cattle on Feed.

1200 ET USDA Q4 Hogs & Pigs inventory.

1500 ET USDA Nov Cold Storage.

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