The Dow Market Happenings For Monday, August 3, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Disney (DIS), Home Depot (HD), McDonald’s (MCD), Nike (NKE) and Pfizer (PFE).Dow stock 52 week lows include Chevron (CVX), Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Procter & Gamble.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +22 points.

Friday, the Dow was down -56.12 (-0.32%) at 17,689.86.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -0.75%.

There were 15 Dow stocks up Friday.

Dow stock winners Friday were led by Coca COla (KO) +1.28% and Pfizer (PFE) +0.92%.

Dow stock losers Friday were led by Chevron (CVX) -4.89% and Exxon Mobil (XOM) -4.58%.

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

The national average price of gasoline is down one-tenth of a cent at $2.651 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Disney (DIS) reports earnings on 8/4/2015 after the market close.

Cisco (CSCO) reports earnings on 8/12/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Exxon Mobil (XOM) is down -14.32% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Jun personal spending expected +0.2%, May +0.9%. Jun personal income expected +0.3%, May +0.5%. Personal income and spending benchmark revisions.

0830 ET Jun PCE deflator expected +0.2% m/m and +0.2% y/y, May +0.3% m/m and +0.2% y/y. Jun core PCE deflator expected +0.1% m/m and +1.2% y/y, May +0.1% m/m and +1.2% y/y.

0945 ET Final-Jul Markit manufacturing PMI expected unrevised at 53.8, prelim-Jul +0.2 to 53.8.

1000 ET Jun construction spending expected +0.6%, May +0.8% m/m.

1000 ET Jul ISM manufacturing index expected unch at 53.5, Jun +0.3 to 53.5. Jul ISM new orders, Jun +0.2 to 56.0, Jul ISM employment, Jun +3.8 to 55.5. Jul ISM prices paid expected -0.2 to 49.3, Jun unch at 49.5.

1100 ET USDA weekly grain export inspections.

1600 ET USDA weekly crop progress.

n/a Jul total vehicle sales expected 17.20 million, Jun 17.11 million. Jul domestic vehicle sales expected 13.50 million, Jun 13.34 million.

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