Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Boeing (BA) and United Technologies (UTX). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -47 points.
Wednesday, the Dow was down -17.93 (-0.10%) at 18,029.85.
Year-to-date the Dow is up 1.16%.
There were 13 Dow stocks up Wednesday.
Dow stock winners Wednesday included Nike (NKE) +1.92% and American Express (AXP) +0.87%.
Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by Exxon Mobil (XOM) -2.19% and Chevron (CVX) -1.74%.
Wal-Mart (WMT) rreported adjusted earnings of $1.61 per share, compared to $1.60 a share last year. Revenue rose to $131.57 billion from $129.71 billion a year ago. Analysts forecast Wal-Mart would report earnings of $1.53 per share on revenue of $132.36 billion. U.S. same-store sales grew 1.2%, while traffic at U.S. stores gained 1.4%. During the year, Wal-Mart paid $6.2 billion in dividends and repurchased around 13.4 million shares for $1.0 billion.
European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.
The national average price of gasoline is up five-tenths of a cent at $2.273 per gallon.
Wal-Mart (WMT) reports earnings on 2/19/15 before the open.
Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 2/24/15 before the open.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is down -6.29% year-to-date.
0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -14,000 to 290,000, previous +25,000 to 304,000. Weekly continuing claims expected +6,000 to 2.360 million, previous 51,000 to 2.354 million.
1000 ET Feb Philadelphia Fed business outlook survey expected +2.7 to 9.0, Jan -18.0 to 6.3.
1000 ET Jan leading indicators expected +0.3%, Dec +0.5%.
1100 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.
1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 2-year T-notes (previous $26 billion), 2-year floating-rate notes (previous $15 billion), 5-year T-notes (previous $35 billion) and 7-year T-notes (previous $29 billion) to be auctioned Feb 24-26.