Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL) and Caterpillar (CAT). Dow stock 52 week lows include General Electric (GE).
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +46 points.
Wednesday the Dow was up +27.06 (+0.12%) at 21,892.43.
Year-to-date the Dow is up +10.78%.
There were 14 Dow stocks up Wednesday.
The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Cisco (CSCO) +1.62% and Caterpillar (CAT) +1.33%.
The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Travelers (TRV) -0.98% and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -0.86%.
The Labor Department reported that 236,000 people filed claims for jobless aid, up from 235,000 a week earlier. The less volatile four-week average slipped by 1,250 to 236,750, the lowest since May. The number of Americans collecting unemployment checks fell slightly to 1.94 million, down 9.5 percent from a year ago.
US consumer spending was up 0.3 percent in July .
European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly lower.
The national average price of gasoline is up 4.5 cents at $2.449 per gallon.
There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Goldman Sachs (GS) is down -7.11% year-to-date.
0730 ET Aug Challenger job cuts, Jul -37.6% y/y.
0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +4,000 to 238,000, previous +2,000 to 234,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -3,000 to 1.951 million, previous unch at 1.954 million.
0830 ET Jul personal spending expected +0.4%, Jun +0.1%. Jul personal income expected +0.3%, Jun unch.
0830 ET Jul PCE deflator expected +0.1% m/m and +1.4% y/y, Jun unch m/m and +1.4% y/y. Jul core PCE deflator expected +0.1% m/m and +1.4% y/y, Jun +0.1% m/m and +1.5% y/y.
0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.
0945 ET Aug Chicago PMI expected -0.4 to 58.5, Jul -6.8 to 58.9.
1000 ET Jul pending home sales expected +0.4% m/m and +0.5% y/y, Jun +1.5% m/m and +0.7% y/y.