The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, January 10, 2020

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL), Goldman Sachs (GS), Microsoft (MSFT) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +30 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +211.81 (+0.74%) at 28,956.90.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.47%.

There were 20 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Apple (AAPL) +2.12%, Goldman Sachs (GS) +2.04% and Coca Cola (KO) +1.82%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Walgreens (WBA) -2.06%, Dow (DOW) -1.02% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -0.57%.

The December 2019 nonfarm payrolls increased by just 145,000 while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%. Economists had been looking for job growth of 160,000. The jobless rate met expectations for staying at a 50-year low. In addition to the slow payroll growth, average hourly earnings rose by just 2.9%, below the 3.1% projection. December marked the first time that wage gains were below 3% on a year-over-year basis since July 2018.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down five-tenths of a cent at $2.595 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 12/19/2019 after the market close of $0.52, missing estimates calling for $0.618 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 1/8/2020 before the market open of $1.37, missing estimates calling for $1.416 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 1/14/2020 before the market open.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reports earnings on 1/15/2020 before the market open.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reports earnings on 1/15/2020 before the market open.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 1/21/2020 after the market close.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 1/22/2020 before the market open.

Procter & Gamble (PG) reports earnings on 1/23/2020 before the market open.

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 1/23/2020 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 1/23/2020 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Walmart (WMT)

Walmart (WMT) is down -1.25% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Jobs Report

10:00 AM ET Wholesale Trade

1:00 PM ET Baker-Hughes Rig Count

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