There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -31 points.
Thursday the Dow was up +14.80 (+0.07%) at 20,662.95.
Year-to-date the Dow is up +4.56%.
There were 16 Dow stocks up Thursday.
The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) +1.68% and Chevron (CVX) +0.60%.
The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Procter & Gamble (PG) -0.63% and Intel (INTC) -0.52%.
Wal-Mart (WMT -0.81%) was upgraded to ‘Outperform’ from ‘Market Perform’ at Telsy Advisory with a price target of $82.
US employers added 98,000 nonfarm payrolls in March, far fewer than forecast. Economists had expected the US economy to add 180,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell to a post-crisis low of 4.5%, and the number of people who were working part-time but preferred full-time jobs fell by 151,000 to 5.5 million.
European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mostly higher.
The national average price of gasoline is up 1.2 cents at $2.381 per gallon.
Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/21/2017 after the market close of $0.68, beating estimates calling for $0.524 per share.
JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 4/13/2017 before the market open.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 4/18/2017 before the market open.
Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 4/18/2017 before the market open.
UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 4/18/2017 before the market open.
IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 4/18/2017 after the market close.
American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 4/19/2017 after the market close.
Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 4/20/2017 before the market open.
Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 4/20/2017 before the market open.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Apple (AAPL) is up +24.04% year-to-date.
n/a President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold talks on Thu-Fri at Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
0700 ET Mar Challenger job cuts, Feb -40.0% y/y.
0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -8,000 to 250,000, previous -3,000 to 258,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -22,000 to 2.030 million, previous +65,000 to 2.052 million.
0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.
0930 ET San Francisco Fed President John Williams (non-voter) speaks on a ECB panel in Frankfurt on Do monetary policy frameworks need to be adjusted in a world of (potentially) low natural interest rates? If so, how?
1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 3-year T-notes (previous $24 billion), 10-year T-notes (previous $20 billion) and 30-year T-bonds (previous $12 billion) to be auctioned Apr 10-12.