DJIA Market Close For Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Dow closed up +12.25 (+0.09%) at 13,494.61.

The Dow had 21 stocks up, led by HD (+2.39%), BAC, DIS, T, VZ, PFE, AXP and MRK.

The Dow losers, 9 of them, were led by HPQ (-12.96%), CVX, INTC, AA and MCD.

HPQ lowered its outlook for the fiscal year that ends in October 2013 and was promptly kicked down the stairs for it.

HPQ made a new 52 week low with the -13% slide today.

We got new 52 week highs today from HD and MRK.

The dollar was up against the euro, British pound and Japanese yen.

Oil futures for November delivery slipped $3.75 to end at $88.14 a barrel.

Gold futures for December delivery added $4.20 to settle at $1,779.80 an ounce.

The price on the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury was down from late Tuesday, with the yield rising to 1.62%.

Tomorrow we have earnings from ISCA before the open.

The Mariners just ended their 2012 season with a 12 – 0 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

The presidential debates are running right now too.

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