DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, March 8, 2019

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -215 points.

Thursday the Dow was down -200.23 (-0.78%) at 25,473.23.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +9.20%.

There were 4 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Verizon (VZ) +1.11%, Exxon Mobil (XOM) +1.11% and Nike (NKE) +0.15%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Walgreens (WBA) -2.14%, Caterpillar (CAT) -1.51% and 3M (MMM) -1.45%.

The United States added just 20,000 jobs in February, way below expectations of a 180,000 gain, and a sign that the job market might be beginning to cool. That was the fewest jobs gained in a month since September 2017. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8% as fewer unemployed people were looking for work. And that’s why the Dow is falling today.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.2 cents at $2.460 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Walgreens (WBA)

Walgreens (WBA) is down -12.50% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Jobs Report

8:30 AM ET Housing Starts

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

10:00 PM ET Jerome Powell Speaks

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