The Dow Market Happenings For Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dow stocks at new 52 week highs include American Express (AXP), Dupont (DD), Disney (DIS), General Electric (GE), Goldman Sachs, 3M (MMM) and Visa (V) There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket, the Dow was indicated to open up +32 points this last day of 2013.

Monday, the Dow closed up +25.88 (+0.16%) at 16,504.29.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +25.95%.

Its the last day of December and the last day of the year.

I hope everyone has a very Happy New Year!

Boeing (BA) was awarded a $750 million government contract to provide integrated engineering services for the B-1 weapon system.

European stocks are higher and Asian stocks ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up six-tenths of a cent to $3.318 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

American Express (AXP) will report earnings on 1/9/14 after the market close.

Earnings reports from Monday include:

There were no notable earnings reports.

Other stocks expected to report earnings today include:

There are no notable earnings reports expected today.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is up +39.61% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0900 ET Oct S&P CaseShiller composite-20 home price index expected +0.95% m/m and +13.45% y/y, Sep +1.03% m/m and +13.29% y/y.

0945 ET Dec Chicago PMI expected -2.2 to 60.8, Nov -2.9 to 63.0.

1000 ET Dec consumer confidence (Conference Board) expected +5.8 to 76.2, Nov -2.0 to 70.4.

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