DJIA Market Happenings For Friday, October 2, 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 -208 points.

Thursday, the Dow was down -12.69 (-0.08%) at 16,272.01.

Year-to-date the Dow is down -8.70%.

There were 12 Dow stocks up Thursday

Dow stock winners Thursday were led by Pfizer (PFE) +1.37% and Home Depot +1.33%.

Dow stock losers Thursday were led by Cisco (CSCO) -1..98% and Caterpillar (CAT) -1.48%.

The Jobs Report: Payrolls outside of farming rose by 142,000 last month and August figures were revised sharply lower to show only 136,000 jobs added in August, the Labor Department said on Friday. That marked the smallest two-month gain in employment in over a year. U.S. factories shed 9,000 jobs in September after losing 18,000 in August, according to the Labor Department’s survey of employers. The jobless rate held steady at 5.1 percent. The unemployment rate, derived from a separate survey of households, showed 350,000 workers dropping out of the labor force last month, as well as a lower level of employment. Average hourly wages fell by a cent to $25.09 during the month and were up only 2.2 percent from the same month in 2014.

European stocks are higher and Asian markets ended higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up five-tenths of a cent at $2.294 per gallon.

Earnings Reports.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) will reports earnings on 10/13/2015 before the market open.

JPMorgan (JPM) reports earnings on 10/13/2015 after the market close.

Intel (INTC) reports earnings on 10/13/2015 after the market close.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Pfizer (PFE)

Pfizer (PFE) is up +2.22% year-to-date.

Financial Calendar

0830 ET Sep non-farm payrolls expected +200,000, Aug +173,000. Sep private payrolls expected +198,000, Aug +140,000. Sep manufacturing payrolls expected unch, Aug 17,000. Sep unemployment rate expected unch at 5.1%.

0830 ET Sep average hourly earnings expected +0.2% m/m and +2.4% y/y, Aug +0.3% m/m and +2.2% y/y. Sep average weekly hours all employees expected unch at 34.6 hours.

0945 ET Sep New York ISM, Aug -17.7 to 51.1.

1000 ET Aug factory orders expected -1.2%, Jul +0.4% and -0.6% ex transportation.

1230 ET St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks on monetary policy to the Shadow Open Market Committee at the Princeton Club.

1330 ET Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks at a Boston Fed conference on Macroprudential Monetary Policy.

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