Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Chevron (CVX) and Coca Cola (KO). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -5 points.
Wednesday, the Dow closed up +98.13 (+0.58%) at 16,906.62.
Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.99%.
Dow stock winners Wednesday included Coca Cola (KO) +1.56% and Nike (NKE) +1.49%.
Dow stock losers Wednesday included Microsoft (MSFT) -0.07% and Intel (INTC) -0.07%. Those were the only losers today.
Wednesday there were 28 Dow stock winners.
Looks like the market liked what Janet Yellen and the committee had to say today.
The S&P 500 hit another high.
The Labor Department reported initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000 for the week ended June 14. Economists had forecast first-time applications for jobless aid falling to 314,000. The four-week moving average for new claims fell 3,750 to 311,750 last week.
European stocks were higher and Asian markets ended mixed.
The national average price of gasoline is up six-tenths of a cent at $3.675 per gallon.
Nike (NKE) will report earnings on 6/26/14 after the market close.
Notable earnings reports from Wednesday include:
Actuant Corporation (ATU) reported third quarter EPS of $0.70 on revenue of $378.19 million, compared to last yearâ€™s EPS of $0.62 on revenue of $344.20 million.
FedEx (FDX) reported fourth quarter EPS of $2.46 on revenue of $11.80 billion, compared to last yearâ€™s EPS of $2.13 on revenue of $11.44 billion.
Jabil Circuit (BL) reported a third quarter loss of $0.06 on revenue of $3.79 billion, compared to last yearâ€™s EPS of $0.56 on revenue of $4.47 billion.
Red Hat (RHT) reported first quarter EPS of $0.34 on revenue of $424.00 million, compared to last yearâ€™s EPS of $0.32 on revenue of $363.26 million.
Stocks reporting earnings today include:
BlackBerry (BBRY) is expected to report a first quarter loss of $0.25 on revenue of $969.56 million, compared to last yearâ€™s loss of $0.13 on revenue of $3.07 billion.
Kroger Company (KR) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $1.05 on revenue of $32.57 billion, compared to last yearâ€™s EPS of $0.92 on revenue of $30.04 billion.
Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is expected to report fourth quarter EPS of $0.95 on revenue of $11.48 billion, compared to last yearâ€™s EPS of $0.87 on revenue of $10.95 billion.
Rite Aid (RAD) is expected to report first quarter EPS of $0.05 on revenue of $6.43 billion, compared to last yearâ€™s EPS of $0.09 on revenue of $6.29 billion.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Chevron Corp. (CVX) is up +4.30% year-to-date.
0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -5,000 to 312,000, previous +4,000 to 317,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -14,000 to 2.600 million, previous +11,000 to 2.614 million.
0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.
1000 ET Jun Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index expected -1.4 to 14.0, May -1.2 to 15.4.
1000 ET May leading indicators expected +0.6%, Apr +0.4%.
1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 2-year T-notes (previous $31 billion), 2-year floating-rate notes (previous $13 billion), 5-year T-notes (previous $35 billion) & 7-year T-notes (previous $29 billion) to be auctioned Jun 24-26.
1300 ET Treasury auctions $7 billion 30-year TIPS.