DJIA Market Happenings For Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include Cisco (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Walgreens (WBA). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +32 points.

Tuesday the Dow was down -127.51 (-0.39%) at 32,825.95.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +7.25%.

There were 14 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

The Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Amgen (AMGN) 240.32 (+1.85%), Intel (INTC) 64.78 (+1.55%) and Apple (AAPL) 125.57 (+1.27%).

The Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Boeing (BA) 255.21 (-3.92%), American Express (AXP) 143.30 (-2.51%) and Chevron (CVX) 107.64 (-2.37%).

The 10-year Treasury yield jumped to a new 13-month high ahead of the Federal Reserve’s post-meeting release of new economic and interest rate projections and Chairman Jerome Powell’s news conference.

New daily Covid cases in the U.S. are down about 80% from early January and continue to fall as immunity protection increases from vaccinations. More than 15% of the U.S. adult population have been fully vaccinated.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended lower.

The national average price of gasoline is up six-tenths of a cent at $2.879 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 3/18/2021 after the market close.

Walgreens (WBA) reports earnings on 3/31/2021 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Walmart (WMT)

Walmart (WMT) 133.39 (-0.03%) is down -7.46% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

7:00 AM ET MBA Mortgage Applications

8:30 AM ET Housing Starts and Permits

10:30 AM ET EIA Petroleum Status Report

2:00 PM ET FOMC Announcement

2:30 PM ET Fed Chair Press Conference

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