There are no Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +163 points.
Thursday the Dow closed down -151.69 (-0.43%) at 34,879.38.
Year-to-date the Dow is up +13.96%.
There were 7 Dow stocks up Thursday.
The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Nike (NKE) 163.34 (+1.64%), Boeing (BA) 213.94 (+1.21%) and JPMorgan (JPM) 159.19 (+0.44%).
The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Amgen (AMGN) 215.58 (-2.40%), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 168.07 (-2.23%) and Merck (MRK) 73.82 (-2.04%).
On Thursday’s close, the Dow was 2% away from last month’s record close.
The government reported Friday its August producer price index rose 0.7%, a bit more than estimates, after a 1% jump in July. The ex-food and energy core rate increased 0.6%, matching expectations. On an annual basis, the index rose 8.3% for its biggest advance on record.
President Joe Biden outlined a broad plan Thursday to boost Covid vaccination rates in the U.S., pressuring private employers to immunize their workforces as well as mandating shots for federal employees, contractors and health-care workers. The president’s moves were supported by the American Medical Association, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable. However, the Republican National Committee intends to sue the Biden administration over the mandate. Also on Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration said it’s doubling fines for travelers who won’t follow federal mask mandates.
US futures are mostly higher, European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.
The national average price of gasoline is down two-tenths of a cent at $3.179 per gallon.
There are no Dow stocks set to report earnings in the near term.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Walmart (WMT) 146.42 (-0.71%) is up +1.57% in 2021.
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