DJIA Market Happenings For Thursday, April 2, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs. There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -16 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -77.94 (-0.44%) at 17,698.18.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.70%.

There were 8 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Goldman Sachs (GS) +2.27% and American Express (AXP) +1.04%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were Wal-Mart (WMT) -1.87% and 3M (MMM) -1.47%.

The Labor Department reported jobless claims dropped by 20,000 to 268,000 in the week ended March 28, the lowest since the period ended Jan. 24 and second-lowest in at least a yea. The median forecast of economists called for 286,000.

European stocks are mixed and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is down six-tenths of a cent at $2.401 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reports earnings on 4/14/2015 before the market open.

JMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 4/14/2015 before the market open.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 4/14/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Nike (NKE)

Nike (NKE) is UP +3.54% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0730 ET Mar Challenger job cuts, Feb +20.9% y/y.

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +5,000 to 287,000, previous -9,000 to 282,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -11,000 to 2.405 million, previous -6,000 to 2.416 million.

0830 ET Feb trade balance expected -$41.2 billion, Jan -$41.8 billion.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0945 ET Mar New York ISM expected -1.1 to 62.0, Feb +18.6 to 63.1.

1000 ET Feb factory orders expected -0.4%, Jan -0.2%.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 3-year T-notes (previous $24 billion), 10-year T-notes (previous $21 billion), and 30-year T-bonds (previous $13 billion) to be auctioned Apr 7-9.

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