DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, April 5, 2019

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. Dow stock 52 week lows include Walgreens (WBA).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +78 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +166.50 (+0.64%) at 26,384.63.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +13.11%.

There were 19 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Dow (DOW) +4.98%, Boeing (BA) +2.89% and Disney (DIS) +1.98%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Merck (MRK) -1.60%, Walgreens (WBA) -1.26% and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -1.17%.

The US economy added 196,000 jobs in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. That comes after an unexpectedly weak gain of 33,000 nonfarm payrolls a month earlier. Wages rose 3.2% year-over-year, a slightly slower pace than in February.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 1.2 cents at $2.727 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 3/21/2019 after the market close of $0.68, beating estimates of $0.662 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 4/2/2019 before the market open of $1.64, missing estimates calling for $1.732 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 4/12/201 before the market open.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 4/15/201 before the market open.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 4/16/201 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 4/16/201 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 4/16/2019 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft (MSFT)

Microsoft (MSFT) is up +17.52% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Employment Situation

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

3:00 PM ET Consumer Credit

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