DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, September 12, 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 up +81 points.

Wednesday the Dow was up +227.61 (+0.85%) at 27,137.04.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +16.33%.

There were 21 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

The Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Boeing (BA) +3.64%, Apple (AAPL) +3.18% and Caterpillar (CAT) +2.15%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by IBM (IBM) -1.00%, Visa (V) -0.78% and Chevron (CVX) -0.47%.

Unemployment insurance weekly claims in the week ending September 7, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 204,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 217,000 to 219,000. The 4-week moving average was 212,500, a decrease of 4,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 500 from 216,250 to 216,750. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.2 percent for the week ending August 31, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending August 31 was 1,670,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 12,000 from 1,662,000 to 1,674,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,680,250, a decrease of 14,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 3,000 from 1,691,750 to 1,694,750.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up three-tenths of a cent at $2.571 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 9/24/2019 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Caterpillar (CAT)

Caterpillar (CAT) is up +4.74% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET CPI

8:30 AM ET Jobless Claims

10:30 AM ET EIA Natural Gas Report

2:00 PM ET Treasury Budget

4:30 PM ET Fed Balance Sheet

4:30 PM ET Money Supply

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