The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, August 13, 2015

There are no Dow stocks at 52 week highs.Dow stock 52 week lows include Dupont (DD) and UnitedTechnologies (UTX).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -14 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was down -0.33 (-0.00%) at 17,402.51.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -2.36%.

There were 17 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Intel (INTC) +1.69% and Exxon Mobil (XOM) +1.68%.

The Dow stock losers Wednesday were led by JPMorgan (JPM) -1.45% and Nike (NKE) -1.22%.

Cisco (CSCO -0.43%) climbed over 4% in after-hours trading after it reported Q4 EPS of 59 cents, above consensus of 56 cents.

Microsoft (MSFT +0.71%) was upgraded to ‘Buy’ from ‘Hold’ at Stifel.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up 3.2 cents at $2.618 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

JPMorgan (JPM)

JPMorgan (JPM) is up +7.45% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected unch at 270,000, previous +3,000 to 270,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -10,000 to 2.245 million, previous -14,000 to 2.255 million.

0830 ET Jul retail sales expected +0.6% and +0.4% ex autos, Jun -0.3% and -0.1% ex autos.

0830 ET Jul import price index expected -1.2% m/m and -10.7% y/y, Jun -0.1% m/m and -10.0% y/y.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

1000 ET Jun business inventories expected +0.3%, May +0.3%.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 5-year TIPS to be auctioned Aug 20.

1300 ET Treasury auctions $16 billion 30-year T-bonds.

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