The Dow Market Happenings For Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dow stocks at 52 week highs include Home Depot (HD), McDonald’s (MCD) and UnitedHealth (UNH).Dow stock 52 week lows include Wal-Mart (WMT) and Chevron (CVX).

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open down -91 points.

Tuesday, the Dow was down -33.84 (-0.19%) at 17,511.34.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -1.74%.

There were 12 Dow stocks up Tuesday.

Dow stock winners Tuesday were led by Home Depot (HD) +2.59UnitedHealth (UNH) +1.36%.

Dow stock losers Tuesday were led by Wal-Mart (WMT) -3.38% and Cisco (CSCO) -1.99%.

We get the last FOMC meeting minutes today.

The WSJ reported that JPMorgan Chase (JPM +0.21%) is in advanced discussions with the SEC to settle investment bias charges for $150 million that it inappropriately guided clients to its own investment products.

European stocks are mostly lower and Asian markets ended mixed.

The national average price of gasoline is up eight-tenths of a cent at $2.656 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Nike (NKE)

Nike (NKE) is up +19.42% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0700 ET Weekly MBA mortgage applications, previous +0.1% with purchase sub-index -3.5% and refi sub-index +3.1%.

0830 ET Jul CPI expected +0.2% m/m and +0.2% y/y, Jun +0.3% m/m and +0.1% y/y. Jul CPI ex food & energy expected +0.2% m/m and +1.8% y/y, Jun +0.2% m/m and +1.8% y/y.

1030 ET EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report.

1400 ET Minutes of the Jul 28-29 FOMC meeting.

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