The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include American Express (AXP), Caterpillar (CAT), Home Depot (HD), Microsoft (MSFT) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +43 points.

Monday the Dow was down -12.60 (-0.06%) at 22,761.07.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +15.17%.

There were 22 Dow stocks up Monday.

The Dow stock winners Monday were led by Chevron (CVX) +1.06% and Nike (NKE) +1.04%.

The Dow stock losers Monday were led by United Technologies (UTX) -1.50% and Microsoft (MSFT) -1.11%.

Caterpillar (CAT -0.04%) gained +0.2% in after-hours trading after Goldman Sachs reiterated its ‘Buy’ rating on the stock and raised its 12-month target price to $158 from $143.

Walmart (WMT)just authorized $20 billion in share buybacks, which it could use to boost its stock price.

Walmart (WMT) has unveiled a new process that the company says will significantly shorten the amount of time it takes to return an item, as part of the retail giant’s latest move to gain a foothold in their ongoing e-commerce war against Amazon. Starting in December, Walmart is allowing customers to initiate the return process through the Walmart app and then simply scan a QR code at the store and hand over the product they want to return. In a statement on its website announcing the new service, Walmart said it hopes to make the returns process “fast, easy and maybe even a little enjoyable.”

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down nine-tenths of a cent at $2.485 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 9/26/17 after the market close of $0.57, beating estimates calling for $0.515 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 10/12/2017 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Disney (DIS)

Disney (DIS) is down -2.61% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

1000 ET Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari (voter) speaks at a regional economic conference hosted by his bank.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1600 ET USDA crop conditions and progress report.

2000 ET Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan (voter) speaks in a moderated Q&A at a Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Associates Meeting.

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