Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS) up +13.78% year-to-date and Dupont (DD) up +8.74% year-to-date. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.
Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -39 points.
Thursday, the Dow was up +259.83 (+1.47%) at 17,895.22.
Year-to-date the Dow is up 0.40%.
There was 26 Dow stocks up Thursday.
Dow stock winners Thursday were led Disney (DIS) +4.16% and Goldman Sachs (GS) +3.13%
Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Intel (INTC) -4.73% and Microsoft (MSFT) -2.29%.
Intel (INTC) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Hold’ at Canaccord.
European stocks are mixed and Asian markets mostly higher.
The national average price of gasoline is down two-tenths of a cent at $2.445 per gallon.
Nike (NKE) will report earnings on 3/19/2015 after the market close.
Today’s Featured Dow Stock
Coca-Cola (KO) is down -3.91% year-to-date.
0830 ET Feb PPI final demand expected +0.3% m/m and unch y/y, Jan -0.8% m/m and unch y/y. Feb PPI final demand ex food & energy expected +0.1% m/m and +1.6% y/y, Jan -0.1% m/m and +1.6% y/y.
1000 ET Preliminary-Mar U.S. consumer confidence index (University of Michigan) expected +0.1 to 95.5, Feb -2.7 to 95.4.