The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, February 23, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Boeing (BA), Cisco (CSCO), Disney (DIS), 3M (MMM), Visa (V) and United Technologies (UTX). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -40 points.

Friday, the Dow was up +154.67 (+0.86%) at 18,140.44.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +1.78%.

There were 23 Dow stocks up Friday.

Dow stock winners Friday included Boeing (BA) +2.97% and UnitedHealth (UNH) +2.35%.

Dow stock losers Friday were led by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) -0.44% and Procter & Gamble (PG) -0.40%.

Boeing (BA) was downgraded to ‘Sell’ from ‘Neutral’ at Goldman Sachs.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

Exxon Mobil (XOM) was awarded a $1.01 billion government contract for aviation turbine fuel.

The national average price of gasoline is up eight-tenths of a cent at $2.301 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Home Depot (HD) reports earnings on 2/24/15 before the open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) is up +10.95% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jan Chicago national activity index expected +0.10 to 0.05, Dec -0.05.

1000 ET Jan existing home sales expected -1.8% to 4.95 million, Dec +2.4% to 5.04 million.

1030 ET Feb Dallas Fed manufacturing outlook level of general business activity expected +0.4 to -4.0, Jan -7.9 to -4.4.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

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