The Dow Market Happenings For Friday, May 22, 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 -27 points.

Thursday, the Dow was up +0.34 (+0.00%) at 18,285.74.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +2.60%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Thursday.

The Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Caterpillar (CAT) +1.59% and Apple (AAPL) +1.02%.

The Dow stock losers Thursday were led by McDonald’s (MCD)-0.83% and UnitedHealth (UNH) -0.64%.

One time Dow stock Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) rose over 1% in after-hours trading after it reported Q2 EPS of 87 cents, above consensus of 86 cents.

European stocks are lower and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up four-tenths of a cent at $2.735 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

There are no Dow stocks due to report earnings in the near term.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

UnitedHealth (UNH)

UnitedHealth (UNH) is up +19.16% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Apr CPI expected +0.1% m/m and -0.2% y/y, Mar +0.2% m/m and -0.1% y/y. Apr CPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.7% y/y, Mar +0.2% m/m and +1.8% y/y.

0830 ET Apr real avg weekly earnings, Mar +2.2% y/y.

1200 ET USDA Apr Cold Storage.

1300 ET Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivers a speech on the U.S. economic outlook at an event in Providence, RI.

1500 ET USDA Apr Cattle on Feed.

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