The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, July 16, 2021 – Merck (MRK) -4.77% YTD

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include Apple (AAPL) and Visa (V). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +90 points.

Thursday the Dow was up +53.79 (+0.15%) at 34,987.02.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +14.31%.

There were 16 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Honeywell (HON) 232.81 (+2.21%), UnitedHealth (UNH) 420.05 (+1.28%) and Home Depot (HD) 322.71 (+1.09%).

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Salesforce (CRM) 237.58 (-2.00%), Walgreens (WBA) 46.25 (-1.34%) and Intel (INTC) 55.81 (-1.26%).

June retail sales came in above forecasts, rising 0.6%, the Commerce Department said Friday morning. Economists had expected a 0.4% decline. In May, retail sales fell more than projected.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she expects “several more months of rapid inflation” before price pressures begin to subside. “I’m not saying that this is a one-month phenomenon. But I think over the medium term, we’ll see inflation decline back toward normal levels.

Los Angeles County, the nation’s largest, is requiring people to wear face masks indoors again due to a rise in coronavirus cases, driven by the highly transmissible delta variant. The mandate, which also applies to people who have been vaccinated against Covid, goes into effect before midnight Saturday.

US futures are higher, European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up eight-tenths of a cent at $3.163 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reported earnings on 6/24/2021 after the market close of $0.93, beating estimates of $0.51 per share.

Walgreens (WBA) reported earnings on 7/1/2021 before the market open of $1.51, beating estimates of $1.114 per share.

Goldman Sachs (GS) reported earnings on 7/13/2021 before the market open of $15.02, beating estimates of $10.24 per share.

JPMorgan (JPM) reported earnings on 7/13/2021 before the market open of $3.78, beating estimates of $3.10 per share.

UnitedHealth (UNH) reported earnings on 7/15/2021 before the market open of $4.70, beating estimates of $4.407 per share.

IBM (IBM) reports earnings on 7/19/2021 after the market close.

Travelers (TRV) reports earnings on 7/20/2021 before the market open.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open.

Coca Cola (KO) reports earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open.

Verizon (VZ) reports earnings on 7/21/2021 before the market open.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 7/21/2021 after the market close.

Dow (DOW) reports earnings on 7/22/2021 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 7/22/2021 after the market close.

American Express (AXP) reports earnings on 7/23/2021 before the market open.

Honeywell (HON) reports earnings on 7/23/2021 before the market open.

Dow (DOW) reports earnings on 7/27/2021 before the market open.

Apple (AAPL) reports earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close.

Microsoft (MSFT) reports earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close.

Visa (V) reports earnings on 7/27/2021 after the market close.

Boeing (BA) reports earnings on 7/28/2021 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Merck (MRK)

Merck (MRK) 77.90 (+0.36%) is down -4.77% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

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