The Dow Market Happenings For Thursday, September 3, 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 up +86 points.

Wednesday, the Dow was up +293.03 (+1.82%) at 16,351.38.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -8.26%.

There were 29 Dow stocks up Wednesday.

Dow stock winners Wednesday were led by Apple (AAPL) +4.29% and Microsoft (MSFT) +3.68%.

The Dow stock loser Wednesday was Chevron (CVX) -0.17%.

Jobless claims increased by 12,000 to 282,000 in the week ended Aug. 29, a Labor Department report showed Thursday. The median forecast called for 275,000 new applications.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended higher. (Note: China is on holiday)

The national average price of gasoline is down nine-tenths of a cent at $2.438 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

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

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Apple (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) is up +1.78% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0730 ET Aug Challenger job cuts, Jul +125.4% y/y.

0830 ET Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +4,000 to 275,000, previous -6,000 to 271,000. Weekly continuing claims expected -14,000 to 2.255 million, previous +13,000 to 2.269 million.

0830 ET Jul trade balance expected -$42.20 billion, Jun -$43.84 billion.

0830 ET USDA weekly Export Sales.

0945 ET Final-Aug Markit U.S. services PMI expected -0.2 to 55.0, prelim-Aug -0.5 to 55.2. Final-Aug Markit U.S. Composite PMI, prelim-Aug -0.7 to 55.0.

1000 ET Aug ISM non-manufacturing PMI expected -2.1 to 58.2, Jul +4.3 to 60.3.

1100 ET Treasury announces amount of 3-year T-notes (previous $24 billion), 10-year T-notes (previous $24 billion) and 30-year T-bonds (previous$16 billion) to be auctioned Aug 8-10.

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